Last edited by 1dbad; 7th October 2012 at 12:24 AM.
I really don't see the point of treating two volumes as a set. As for deviating from the Japanese volumes, they've already done that with the DPPt and BW chapters, and you're suggesting that they do the same with the HGSS chapter. If anything, a numerical deviation is less noticeable.Originally Posted by 1dbad
Last edited by 1dbad; 6th October 2012 at 11:24 PM.
That's pretty insignificant. I assume that the main reason the DPPt volumes are separate is that they have very few references to the previous chapters (with the only notable exception being Sird) and they don't appear to have a solid connection to the HGSS chapter, which makes it excusable to release them at any time.Maybe instead they could have it follow after the DPPT volumes? The final Platinum volume does have a couple of additional pages to seque way it nicely into HGSS anyway.
In case you're wondering, the volume numbers being different isn't the main reason HGSS (and BW?) being included with the other volumes would irk me. The main reason is it would feel weird for everything aside from DPPt to be included in that set.
Last edited by 1dbad; 7th October 2012 at 12:14 AM.
As for HGSS volumes, I would prefer them numbered seperately, instead of put in the wrong order after the end of the Emerald chapter. Really, it's a little messy, but it's already been started with the Diamond & Pearl chapter and the Black & White chapter, so at least it's consistent. It also reminds me of how the series Pokémon Pocket Monsters by Kousaku Anakubo is done even in Japan, there was first the Kanto story arc then the Johto story arc, then the series changed names to Pocket Monsters RS (Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire in Singapore) and the numbers started over, then again for Pocket Monsters DP, Pocket Monsters HGSS, and now Pocket Monsters BW. It also reminds me of the anime series - Kanto, Orange Islands, and Johto was all the original series, then Advanced Generation started when RS came out, then again for the Diamond & Pearl series and the Best Wishes series. It sucks a little I guess to have the numbers changed around from the Japanese version, but it's overall not that uncommon at least in Pokémon for this kind of thing to happen, even in Japan. Hell, VIZ Media has even done this before in other localisations of manga series, like when they did Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z seperately and changed the numbers instead of one continuous series. As long as we eventually see the complete set of volumes translated by VIZ Media (that's kinda my dream :P) I don't care as much what the numbers are as long as we have all the content (at least mostly, because of those well known edits). That's my two cents anyway :P
Anyone subscribe to the theory that they're waiting for the expected release of Ruby & Sapphire remakes to release the Ruby & Sapphire manga?
That might be because the Kanto era is so popular & instantly recognisable as the starting point to Pokémon. The Ruby & Sapphire games weren't as well received by fans (dunno why, I loved it!!) & so maybe they figure they need to release when the games come out so the unpopular region and all about it is more fresh in our minds. I get confused about where Ruby & Sapphire are when I read the rounds online, but I read G/S/C after HG/SS came out so I could picture the route on a small & large scale, meaning I actually enjoyed them more, cus I could picture the landscape from my own ideas!!!
Whether or not Hoenn's "relevant" or not, Pokemon is Pokemon and fans are likely going to check it out no matter what.