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Pokemon Graphic Novel, Volume 2: Pikachu Shocks Back (Pokemon Graphic Novel #2)

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-- Each volume collects an entire four-issue miniseries
Paperback, 168 pages
Published December 6th 1999 by VIZ Media LLC (first published December 1st 1999)
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Jerry
Jun 30, 2016 Jerry rated it liked it
I've read a couple of the individual comics in this omnibus, and they were good for what they were. Definitely a different take on Ash and crew than you get from the anime.
Danielle Booey
Nov 28, 2016 Danielle Booey rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvenile, manga
Another fun entry in this series. I like that it retells some of the stories and episodes from the anime, but in an even more overtly Japanese way. Fun characterizations of Ash, Misty, Brock, and Team Rocket abound. Plus I don't think Pikachu has ever looked as cute as he does when drawn by Toshihiro Ono.
Karin Yukimura
Jan 17, 2014 Karin Yukimura rated it did not like it
It was Pokémon. What more need be said? Well, I was young, and hooked on the games that my bastard parents had introduced me to at the tender age of 8, which gave all the merchandise associated therewith a certain appeal that it wouldn't otherwise have had. I did not like this manga, but I do like some things the mangaka has done under a different name, which are sadly absent from this site. hehehe
Natalie
My parents somehow won a set of Ono's four-volume Pokemon manga, and my brother and I argued over them for hours. We both loved Pokemon and liked this series - and only liked because it was a lot different from the TV show in content, a surprise both fascinating and confusing. The manga was darker and more violent than the show was, portraying characters a little less cliched and lovable; I appreciate that more now than I did at eight.

This is a fun read for Pokemon fans.
Heather
Mar 31, 2008 Heather rated it liked it
Recommends it for: kids who like pokemon.
I am almost embarrassed to say that I read these, but then again, I was also young and these comics were popular. It's not a good excuse, but what else can I say? The comedy, in retrospect, wasn't all that great, the dialogue pretty much sucked, but I still remember enjoying it. I guess it's a weird thing when you're younger, you enjoy everything.
David
Jan 13, 2015 David rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, read-comics
Somehow Ash has a lot of Pokemon already and it never shows him catching them. Story more about Pikachu.
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So glad I found this. It was fun and quick. Brought me back to childhood.
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