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Dengeki! Pikachu (Manga)

Dengeki! Pikachu

Alternative Titles

English: Pokémon: The Electric Tale of Pikachu
Synonyms: Pocket Monsters: Dengeki Pikachu, Pokemon: The Electric Tale of Pikachu, Pikachu Shocks Back, Electric Pikachu Boogaloo, Surf's Up, Pikachu
Japanese: 電撃!ピカチュウ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 20
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 1997 to Dec 1999
Authors: Ono, Toshihiro (Story & Art)


Score: 7.431 (scored by 1129 users)
Ranked: #47512
Popularity: #2029
Members: 2,165
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adventure shounen


10-year-old Satoshi, after finding a Pikachu messing with the wiring in his house, is on a journey to become the greatest Pokemon Master and to beat out his rival, Shigeru. Along the way, he meets with many other Pokemon trainers and advisors, including water-based trainer (and gym leader) Kasumi, ground- and rock-based trainer (and gym leader) Takeshi, and others.

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Alternative version: Pocket Monsters Zensho, Ash & Pikachu
Adaptation: Pokemon


Okido, Shigeru

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Nov 27, 2012
Funny story about this one; Many people will say that you must have watched the Anime to understand the manga adaptation, otherwise you will be lost. I came into this read expecting to know nothing and get nothing, because I had not been a watcher of the show in my child years and knew only a few bits and pieces from what I had managed to tune into; I was more familiar with the games.

And yet, out of the all the Pokemon manga, this one turned out my favorite (Special fans, please don't stone me).

Story: For a comic that was supposed to be an read more
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Nov 22, 2012
Dengeki Pikachu is based off the Pokemon Anime, but with a handful of twists that, in my opinion, make it more enjoyable.

One of my favorite things about Dengeki Pikachu is that the author makes it more "realistic". By that I mean Ash has to pass a test to get his trainer's license, going to school is discussed, and the more "technical" aspects of being a trainer are further explained.
Also, the artwork is more realistic. Pidgeotoo looks much more like a bird, and Butterfree looks a lot more like a real butterfly

The characters are developed more than they are in the anime. Its still read more
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