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Pokémon Adventures volume 53 could be released soon

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  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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After a long wait, Pokémon Adventures volume 53 could be finally arriving on store bookshelves soon. As previously reported on Bulbanews, Pokémon Adventures volume 52 has been licensed by VIZ Media as "Pokémon Adventures Black 2 & White 2 volume 1", with a projected release date of January 3, 2017. In addition to this, however, listings have begun to appear on online shopping sites such as and Simon & Schuster for a "Pokémon Adventures Black 2 & White 2 volume 2", which would logically be equivalent to Volume 53. This volume, which is ISBN 1421584387, has a projected release date of April 4, 2017. No cover image has been released for this volume yet.

Since there has not yet been any official announcement by Shogakukan in Japan or by VIZ Media in the US, it is not currently known what date the Japanese version will be released or whether the Japanese version will be released before or after the English version. As is typical for Japanese releases, few if any details will be known until much closer to the release date. When it is finally released, Volume 53 will be the first new volume in the main Pokémon Adventures chronology in almost two years — Volume 52 was released in Japan in December 2014.