Pokemon Announces All-New Manga Series
Pokemon reigns supreme as one of the most popular franchises of all time. Thanks to its worldwide domination, Pokemon has amassed millions if not billions of fans around the world. This year, those fans came out in droves to support Pokemon's new releases, but their job is far from over. After all, the franchise has more to release before 2019 wraps, and one venture will ask fans to read up on Ash's adventures.
Recently, fans learned the original Pokemon manga would come to an end, and the news shocked plenty. Pocket Monsters has been around for more than 20 years, and it has followed its heroes through some intense journeys. Now, the series is over, but it will not leave Pokemon lacking. It turns out the franchise is kickstarting a new manga, and it will be based on the anime's upcoming season.
According to a recent ad in Japan, Pokemon: The Series will prompt a special manga when it debuts in November. The advert, which can be seen below, shows Ash in his usual clothes while Pikachu celebrates before him. Gou can also be seen in the shot along with his Pokemon partner Scorbunny.
スリラム // Sriram@sriram_chan_
The New Pokemon Anime will also be getting a Special Manga to go along with it. #Anipoke
So far, there are few details out about the manga other than its existence. No official release date has been given for its publication, but fans do expect it to come out shortly. After all, the series' new anime is set to debut on November 17. If all goes well, Pokemon will have a manga back up and running before December, so here's to hoping Ash can make it all work out.
For those curious about Pocket Monsters' status, well - the series finally came to an end today. Last weekend, fans were informed the manga would be ending after 23 years when Monthly Coro Coro confirmed October 15th would be its last release date. The series originally debuted in 1996 and was based loosely off the Pokemon franchise. Following Red and his partner Clefairy, Pocket Monsters gained notoriety for several controversial scenes and its overall darker portrayal of the Pokemon universe.
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My Hero Academia To Get Exclusive Funko Pop Variant of Tokoyami
My Hero Academia has become one of the biggest anime series out there, and it is hard to miss how. Thanks to its superhero flair, the show has thrilled fans all over the world, and it has produced enough merchandise to satisfy them all. Still, there are some students from Class 1-Awho could use some more collectibles, and Funko is here to help the class' edgiest hero up their game.
Over on GameStop, the shop has confirmed its exclusive license of a brand-new Funko bundle featuring Tokoyami. The company's latest wave of My Hero Academia figures included a collectible of Tokoyami with his Dark Shadow out for all to see. Now, the hero is getting a new figure, and it will be must-have for collectors.
According to GameStop, it will begin selling a Funko bundle featuring a metallic Tokoyami this December. The pack comes with the regular-sized Funko figure as well as a t-shirt. The black shirt featuring a print of Tokoyami on it along with some Japanese text which matches the bundle box. Currently, the item is selling for $30 USD, so fans can pre-order the bundle now. The sizes available range from small to 3XL.
Of course, there are plenty of fans who want this figure, and it isn't hard to imagine why. Tokoyami is one of the unsung heroes of Class 1-A who gained fame for all of his 'emo' one-liners. Now, it seems those fans will be able to bring a variant version of Tokoyami home if they already went in on his first Funko, and this sweet bundle will give them a t-shirt to match.
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My Hero Academia was created by Kohei Horikoshi and has been running in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump since July 2014. The story follows Izuku Midoriya, who lives in a world where everyone has powers, even though he was born without them. Dreaming to become a superhero anyway, he's eventually scouted by the world's best hero All Might and enrolls in a school for professional heroes. The series has been licensed by Viz Media for an English language release since 2015. The much anticipated fourth season of the anime will be debuting on October 12th.
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Dragon Ball Gets Cute Makeover from Food Wars Creator
It's been a pretty wild couple of weeks for anime fans as Dragon Ball Super has wrapped up the final episodes of its English dub run on Toonami, but now that's starting look even further back in the rear view mirror as the Fall anime season has introduced a whole new wave of debuting series and returning favorites. One such favorite isFood Wars, with a fourth season return that has been a major hit with fans so far. Although the series has gained a lot of traction from its illustrator, Shun Saeki, did you know its writer could draw some fun art too?
A resurfaced illustration (via @GovetaXV on Twitter) features fun artwork of Kid Goku done by Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma writer Yuko Tsukuda in honor ofDragon Ball's 30th Anniversary. It's a good example of just why Tsukuda has one of the biggest series to come out of Weekly Shonen Jump given the creator is so multi-talented!
Kid Goku Drawn by Yuuto Tsukada(Shokugeki No Souma Manga Writer) for Dragon Ball 30th Anniversary Super History Book : 2016
Food Wars: The Fourth Plate will be sticking around for a while, so there are still plenty of things to look forward to from the rest of the new season. With the fourth season kicking off in the middle of the Regiments de Cuisine, it's likely that this intense Central arc will be wrapped up in due time. This should come across as good news for fans looking for more from the series as the original manga came to an end earlier this Summer.
Although the series has officially wrapped, Yuto Tsukuda spoke to ComicBook.com about potentially returning to the series someday with a sequel or a spin-off story, "I cannot particularly think of writing a sequel for now. Just as the fans, I decided to say bye to Soma and all characters when concluded the story. However, if I would have an opportunity in the future, I’m sure I would be very happy as if I met my old friends."
Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma was originally created by Yuto Tsukuda with illustrations by Shun Saeki for Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in 2012. The story follows Soma Yukihira, a young chef who one days wants to get good enough at cooking to take over his family diner from his father. But when he graduates from middle school, his father shuts down his diner and tells Soma to enroll into Totsuki Academy, an elite cooking school where only one percent of students who enroll actually graduate.