Picked it up last Saturday. I was surprised to discover my comic shop had it in stock, considering they didn't get Best of Pokémon Adventures or Ginji's Rescue Team. Between this and the premiere of DP Battle Dimension, it felt like a very Pokémonic day.
Pikachu had Misty seeing Ash's penis and a panel depicting Giovanni drunk.
The depictions of some of the characters wasn't what I was expecting. I love Hareta. A Tarzan-style wild boy who can understand Pokémon like Anabel in the anime and jump up to the roof of skyscrapers? Cool!
Hareta (EDIT: uh... Mitsumi) doesn't do much in volume 1, does she? Her design is certainly different than portrayals of Dawn: green hair, a pronounced chest, and being two heads taller than Hareta.
...none of the main characters own a Chimchar? :( Or did I totally miss it?
I see three volumes on Amazon's Japanese site. Has the series been completely released in graphic novel form or is there still more to be released?
Yeah, so I'm a fanboy of Shigekatsu Ihara now. Is it too much to hope for Viz to release the Movie 8 manga and Emerald Challange?