Dengeki! Pikachu
Pokémon: The Electric Tale of Pikachu
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Dengeki! Pikachu

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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
English: Pokémon: The Electric Tale of Pikachu
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 20
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 1997 to Dec 1999
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Comedy Comedy, Fantasy Fantasy
Demographic: Kids Kids
Authors: Ono, Toshihiro (Story & Art)


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Ranked: #73192
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Popularity: #3973
Members: 4,831
Favorites: 110


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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.


Dengeki! Pikachu was published in English as The Electric Tale of Pikachu by Viz Media, first in sampler editions included with home video releases of Pokemon, then as sixteen monthly issues, from November 1998 to February 2000 and, finally, in four volumes, from September 5, 1999 to August 10, 2000.

Aside from the home video samplers, the first two chapters were released in a collection entitled Special Signature Edition Red Version, included with a Pokemon Video Suitcase promotional set.

At the time of its release, the first volume was the best-selling manga and best-selling comic book of any type in the United States.

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Sep 1, 2022
I’d predict that most people reading this will be familiar with the well liked other Pokemon manga, following Red and Blue and all those other characters. There is little in common between these two, with this entry being an extremely loose adaptation of the beginning of the anime with Ash Ketchum. And it's Crazy Go-Nuts. This short series can be hilarious, intentionally and unintentionally, and on that token, I’d like to recommend it. However, in terms of actual artistic quality, there isn’t too much good I can say.

Ash and his Pikachu (named Jean Luc Pikachu; This series likes its puns) travel all over the Kanto ...
Nov 27, 2012
Preliminary (19/20 eps)
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 ...
Nov 22, 2012
Preliminary (20/20 eps)
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. Pidgeoto 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 ...

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Aug 31, 2020 10:27 AM
Doesn't this have 15 chapters with 4 volumes?
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