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    Ok DanteKoriyu of Serebii has the Black and White volumes early.

    And....

    Poka = Tep (Saw this coming
    War = Brav (Meh..)
    Musha = Musha (DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUH)
    Tula (The volumes end before he is named)

    Bubu = Gigi

    Each chapter has a title that is English only - There are no Japanese names.

    1 Fussing and Fighting (Tep vs Snivy vs Oshawott)
    2 Choices (Black obtains Tep)
    3 A Nickname for Tepig (Black gives Tep his nickname)
    4 Black's First Trainer Battle (Black vs Pedohiker Andy)

    5 Lights, Camera, Action (Black meets White....why was she on the cover of the first one if she wasn't in it?)
    6 An Odd Speech (Black and White see Ghetsis)
    7 Letting Go (Black vs N part 1)


    Back cover for volume 1

    Back cover for volume 2

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    Huh, the books look so small compared to the average volume. I guess this marks the beginning to stop using puns, that or these are just temporary if they decide to release the official volumes once the time (2012-2014?) comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoredPikachu! View Post
    I guess this marks the beginning to stop using puns
    They probably didn't use puns because there were no existing chapter titles to make puns out of. Admittedly they could have just guessed what they might be based on how the Japanese titles work (VS. whatever Pokemon is fought in the chapter) and have made a pun out of that, but they probably thought it better not to risk it. That said however, I still don't think they are going to stop using puns in the pre-BW releases or if/when they release the actual BW volumes from Japan.

    Quote Originally Posted by BoredPikachu! View Post
    the official volumes once the time (2012-2014?) comes.
    Admittedly we don't know how many volumes the Platinum and HGSS arcs will last, but we'll most likely get the first BW volume in 2013. (probably early 2013 too)

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    Wow, some people get it pretty darn early. Mine are still on pre-order.

    At least in the tagline they're acknowledging that it's a part of Adventures.

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    Well, I got my books a couple days back and I love this chapter so far. Even though the volumes are short, I like them for the price. Even though the only major event that has happened was the meeting with N and Team Plasma. I'll be looking forward for volume three and see what it has in store. The only problem I noticed in these volumes is in Adventure 4 has a speech bubble with only the word "Own" in it. The Shadow Triad also don't have the "monkey masks" seen in Nacarene City.

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    Well characters like Lenora and Elesa looked different in their first appearance and more like their game counterparts in their next ones. I guess it's more of a getting used to the character designs.

    I'm sure it'll be fixed in the volumes...the Japanese volumes.

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    If the Tepig used in the movie are supposed to be wild, why is White's still wearing a bow?

    Also, why is Ghetsis suddenly 60? He looks about twice as old as he does in his Sugimori art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackjack Gabbiani View Post
    If the Tepig used in the movie are supposed to be wild, why is White's still wearing a bow?

    Also, why is Ghetsis suddenly 60? He looks about twice as old as he does in his Sugimori art.
    Several characters look slightly different in their first appearance then in their first appearances.


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    Aaaand it wasn't about art evolution. It was about why they made him look so different from his stock art from the getgo.

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    With Elesa, couldn't that have been the editor's doing? The second appearance looks a lot younger; perhaps the editor told Yamamoto to draw out her sex appeal? (May sound incredibly wrong...but she and Skyla have got a lot of 'attention' from the fandom).

    Anyways, my copies are in the mail now! w00t.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackjack Gabbiani View Post
    If the Tepig used in the movie are supposed to be wild, why is White's still wearing a bow?

    Also, why is Ghetsis suddenly 60? He looks about twice as old as he does in his Sugimori art.
    Possibly to make it seem more romantic or make her look more of a girl Tepig. It's probably the illustrator's choice but, he really doesn't look older by the end of the second volume.

    Quote Originally Posted by Homu Homu... View Post
    Well characters like Lenora and Elesa looked different in their first appearance and more like their game counterparts in their next ones. I guess it's more of a getting used to the character designs.

    I'm sure it'll be fixed in the volumes...the Japanese volumes.
    Probably as they are based on the magazine editions.

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    Default Re: Pokémon Black and White volume 1 and 2 review thread

    White's Tepig already has long eyelashes. Does it need a bow in movies as well?

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    Default Re: Pokémon Black and White volume 1 and 2 review thread

    Isn't that just a visual effect to show us that she's a girl. Well, that doesn't explain the bow, but it worked for Minnie, it can work for Gigi too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshawott View Post
    With Elesa, couldn't that have been the editor's doing? The second appearance looks a lot younger; perhaps the editor told Yamamoto to draw out her sex appeal? (May sound incredibly wrong...but she and Skyla have got a lot of 'attention' from the fandom).
    Possibly -- but then again we have to remember her first appearance was only a face shot at an angle, and was also one of Satoshi's first attempts at drawing her. :3

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    Got em, read em, all in 20 minutes....Heh.

    Nice to see that Andy's sweating was for a different reason than what I initially assumed....

    Also,

    Black: This was my first Trainer battle, but it was so much fun! Mr. Andy is sensitive to heat, so he avoids fire, and his judgment as a Trainer is clouded when his opponent attacks with a Fire-type move. Even a little thing like that can affect the course of battle.

    Own (That's all the panel says)

    That's what I learned today.
    WHAT.

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