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Pokémon (manga)

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Alternative title:
Dengeki! Pikachu (Japanese)
Pokémon Quadrinhos: As Aventuras Elétricas do Pikachu (Portuguese)
電撃!ピカチュウ (Japanese)
포켓몬스터 전격피카츄 (Korean)
Genres: action, adventure, comedy
Themes: creatures, monsters
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: 10-year-old Satoshi, after finding a Pikachu messing with the wiring in his house, is on a journey to become the greatest Pokemon Master and to beat out his rival, Shigeru. Along the way, he meets with many other Pokemon trainers and advisors, including water-based trainer (and gym leader) Kasumi, ground- and rock-based trainer (and gym leader) Takeshi, and others.
User Ratings: 75 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 7 votes (Eng:3, sub:3, dub:1)
 Excellent: 3 votes (sub:1, ?:1, Eng:1)
 Very good: 8 votes (Eng:5, raw:1, dub:1, ?:1)
 Good: 30 votes (Eng:18, dub:10, ?:2)
 Decent: 9 votes (Eng:5, dub:4)
 So-so: 5 votes (Eng:2, ?:1, sub:1, others:1
1 Portuguese
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 Not really good: 4 votes (Eng:4)
 Weak: 3 votes (Eng:2, dub:1)
 Bad: 2 votes (Eng:1, dub:1)
 Awful: 2 votes (edit.dub:1, Eng:1)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (Eng:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 258 users, rank: #331 (of 6113)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.413 (Decent+), std. dev.: 2.2809, rank: #4275 (of 6520)
Weighted mean: 6.351 (Decent+), rank: #4569 (of 6520) (seen all: 6.92 / seen some: 6.16 / won't finish: 4.34)
Bayesian estimate: 6.421 (Decent+), rank: #3068 (of 3336)
Number of tankoubon: 4
Number of pages: 160
Volumes:
#1. The Electric Tale of Pikachu
#2. Pikachu Shocks Back
#3. Electric Pikachu Boogaloo
#4. Surf's Up, Pikachu
Chapter titles: We have 20
Vintage: 1997-04 to 1999-12 (Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic, Apr 1997 - Dec 1999)
Release dates: We have 8
Trivia: We have 1
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Manga Spring preview (Jan 4, 2001)
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Comic book
    Pokémon - Electric Pikachu Boogaloo (Comic 1) 1999-07-00
    Pokémon - Electric Pikachu Boogaloo (Comic 2) 1999-08-00
    Pokémon - Electric Pikachu Boogaloo (Comic 3) 1999-09-00
    Pokémon - Electric Pikachu Boogaloo (Comic 4) 1999-10-00
    Pokémon - Electric Pikachu Boogaloo (Comic 1-4)
    Pokémon - Pikachu Shocks Back (Comic 1-4)
    Pokémon - The Electric Tale of Pikachu (Comic 1-4)
Graphic novel
    Pokémon - Dialga Vs. Palkia Vs. Darkrai (GN) 2008-06-01 (from $1.52)
    Pokémon - The Electric Tale of Pikachu! (GN 1) 1999-09-05 (from $22.46)
    Pokémon - Pikachu Shocks Back (GN 2) 1999-12-06 (from $23.39)
    Pokémon - Electric Pikachu Boogaloo (GN 3) 2000-04-05 (from $95.06)
    Pokémon - Surf's Up, Pikachu (GN 4) 2000-08-10 (from $195.98)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Toshihiro Ono
Original creator: Satoshi Tajiri
(none)
Japanese companies
Original Concept: Nintendo
Publisher: Shogakukan
English staff
English cast
Translation: William Flanagan

Adaptation: Annette Roman
Cover Design: Hidemi Sahara
Director of Sales and Marketing: Oliver Chin
Editing: William Flanagan
Editor-in-Chief: Hyoe Narita
Layout Design:
Sean Lee (Vol. 3-4)
Yuki Shimotoku (Vol. 1-2)
Lettering: Cynthia Bergst
Publisher: Seiji Horibuchi
Touch-up: Cynthia Bergst
(none)
English companies
Licensed by: Viz Media
Korean staff
Korean companies
(none)
Publisher: Daewon C.I.
Korean cast
(none)
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
(none)
Licensed by: Panini Comics (Argentina)
Spanish cast
(none)
Portuguese cast
Portuguese staff
Translation: Marcelo Del Greco
(none)
Portuguese companies
Publisher: Conrad

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