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New Pokémon Anime Gets Manga 1-Shot in Coro Coro Comics (Updated)

posted on by Joanna Cayanan
9-page preview manga published

The April issue of Shogakukan's Monthly Coro Coro Comics magazine published on Wednesday a nine-page preview manga of Kei Yamadaka's manga adaptation of the new anime in the Pokémon franchise. The manga's full one-shot will release in the magazine's May issue on April 14.

The new anime will premiere on April 14 and will have a one-hour first-episode special. The show will air on Fridays at 6:55 p.m. JST.

The anime will follow completely new dual protagonists, who are named Liko and Roy. The anime will feature Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly from the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games, and will also feature the Legendary Pokémon Rayquaza in its Shiny form. The anime will also feature the new characters Friede and Captain Pikachu, who are a Pokémon professor and Pokémon partner duo who will battle alongside Liko and Roy.

Pocket Monster Mezase Pokémon Master (Aiming to be a Pokémon Master), a collection of 11 special episodes to conclude Pokémon Ultimate Journeys: The Series, premiered in Japan on January 13. The series is the "final chapter" for Ash and Pikachu.

Update: The manga is a one-shot, not a serialization. Source: Monthly Coro Coro Comics May issue

Source: Monthly Coro Coro Comics April issue

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