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Several releases projected for October, November
- Saturday, October 4, 2014
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Autumn 2014 will be an exciting time for Pokémon manga fans, with several forthcoming releases worldwide for different series.
In North America, Pokémon Black and White volume 18 is due to be released on October 7 (ISBN 1421576023). This is the latest volume in VIZ Media's release of the magazine version of the Black & White chapter of the Pokémon Adventures manga created by 日下秀憲 Hidenori Kusaka and 山本サトシ Satoshi Yamamoto. Also forthcoming on November 4 are VIZ Media's releases of Pokémon Adventures volume 25, their latest release in the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter (ISBN 1421535599); and Pokémon Adventures volume 47 (ISBN 9781421561813), which is volume five of a separately numbered series, "Pokémon Adventures: Black & White". Distinct from "Pokémon Black and White", "Pokémon Adventures: Black & White" is an English translation of the volume version of Pokémon Adventures. Also of note is the release of the Pokémon Adventures: Diamond and Pearl/Platinum boxed set, also releasing on October 7 (ISBN 1421577771).
In Japan, two volumes will be released on November 28. One release is Pocket Monsters Special XY volume 2 (ISBN 4091418376), the second volume in Shogakukan's separately numbered series compiling the magazine version of the X & Y chapter of Pokémon Adventures. The other release is Pocket Monsters XY volume 2 (ISBN 4091418279), the latest installment in the Pocket Monsters XY manga created by 穴久保幸作 Kosaku Anakubo, a continuation of the popular Pokémon Pocket Monsters series.
In France, Pokémon Black and White volume 9 is due to be released on October 9 (ISBN 2368520082). Like VIZ Media's "Pokémon Black and White" series, these releases by French publisher Kurokawa collect the magazine version of the Black & White chapter of Pokémon Adventures, though they are compiled and published independently of VIZ Media. Also forthcoming in France is Pokémon Adventures omnibus 3, due to be released on November 13 (ISBN 2368520155). This installment is expected to complete the Yellow chapter, including the rounds originally collected in Pokémon Adventures volume 7, which have not been previously released in France. It is not currently known if Kurokawa will be releasing any future omnibus releases of later chapters, or if they will stop upon the conclusion of the Yellow chapter.
Shogakukan Asia have not yet announced any releases in Singapore for October or November. Their most recent release is Pokémon Adventures volume 44, released on September 24 (ISBN 9789810795887).