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Mewtwo Strikes Back Manga

Discussion in 'Pokémon Manga Discussion' started by Lucreciatwo, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Lucreciatwo

    Lucreciatwo A Mewtwo Fangirl

    I know this exists and I've seen pics. But did they ever do an english translated version of this that doesn't have screenshots in it. LOL
  2. Honeyichigo

    Honeyichigo The manliest

    Nope. As far as I can tell, the earlier movie mangas never got english translations- Chuangi Yi picked them up starting in the third gen, and Viz in the fourth.
  3. Kutie Pie

    Kutie Pie 桜咲くこの坂を今も上っている

    Sorry, there's no official English translation (despite the mangaka being the same person who did Electric Tale of Pikachu). Someone attempted to translate it, but she didn't go through the process of actually putting in translated text in the scans, all she did was just describe what went on in great detail. I believe nearly all of the pages of the manga were scanned. I'd post a link to it if you haven't seen the whole thing.

    To be honest, as tragic as it was, I didn't really care for the manga. It was interesting, and I believe it's more along the CD Drama side than anything else, but it's an adaptation that is otherwise its own continuity.
  4. Lucreciatwo

    Lucreciatwo A Mewtwo Fangirl

    I would love to have a link thank you :)
    BTW did they also make one for when he returned?
  5. lolipiece

    lolipiece Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    A manga based off of Mewtwo Returns?

    Doesn't exist, as far as I know.

    Unless you mean the Genesect movie. If so, then you should know it's not the same Mewtwo and yes, all Pokemon movies have manga adaptations.
  6. Honeyichigo

    Honeyichigo The manliest

    Here you go. Hopefully this doesn't break the no scans rule, because they're not really scans and because no one here will basically ever have a chance of every buying this thing anyway.
  7. Lorde

    Lorde Banned

    Oh Jesus, the art looks so rough. Like seriously what happened to Mewtwo's head? And it seems the illustrator had artistic license and made the manga adaptation a lot different from the movie version. I mean I guess it's interesting since it gives us a different glimpse into the movie, but most of that stuff isn't canon so it doesn't really mean much imo.
  8. 1dbad

    1dbad ~The Blizzard Prince

    It's too bad the earlier movie mangas never got picked up by either company. It's also too bad that we have next to no info about the second, third, fourth and five movie manga adaptations as well.

    It is odd considering they released the Electric Tale of Pikachu and the popularity of the series at the time, but I guess since it was never completed/got a volume release that was why?

    I'm not sure what the exact details of it, but considering it doesn't have an official release here and considering its rarity (it never even got a volume release in Japan either) I think/hope it's okay. Anyways, thanks for posting! I had never seen it before so I'm really pleased to be able to find out more about it. Though is that it? I always figured he adapted the whole movie. I'm a bit disappointed it appears he didn't since his adaptation seems quite interesting...

    They told him he had to include an origin for the manga, but since he only had the movie script to deal with at the time (it was before the movie's release or drama CD), he had to come up with his own. Its canon in its own continuity at least, but yeah, that's about it. :p
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2013
  9. Lucreciatwo

    Lucreciatwo A Mewtwo Fangirl

    ROFL! I know what ya mean! His head looks like it got squashed. XD
    Still, I wish someone would translate the manga though.
  10. Flameboii

    Flameboii Ze Fire Type Trainer

    Never heard of it. Gotta check it out
  11. Satoshi

    Satoshi メイの大切の彼氏

    Good luck with that. It's hard to find, even in Japan. It was never compiled in anything other than its initial magazine released.
  12. Manga Reader X

    Manga Reader X Well-Known Member

    Here's a summary of the Mewtwo Strikes Back! manga: http://www.geocities.ws/kdmewtwo/dengeki.html

    Not as far as I know, it's not impossible though. If there is one, it was only published in a / some out of print magazines.

    There are complete, good quality scans of the second, third and fourth movie manga.

    Fun fact:
    There are two different manga series for at least Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea and Giratina and the Sky Warrior:

    Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea Manaphy: The Feature Film, Quick Comic-ified (ポケモンレンジャーと蒼海の王子マナフィ: 注目の映画を、最速コミック化!!) is a three chapters long manga adaption of the ninth movie that was published in three different magazines in 2006.
    Giratina and the Sky's Bouquet Shaymin: Special Comic Prequel (ギラティナと氷空の花束シェイミ: スペシャルコミック前編) is a three chapters long manga adaption of the eleventh movie that was published in three different magazines in 2008.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2013
  13. 1dbad

    1dbad ~The Blizzard Prince

    I kinda hope there isn't just for the sole fact it would be annoying for more to be out there and us not to have it or know about it. xD;

    Oh wow, I didn't know that. Interesting, I'll try looking for them sometime.

    That's interesting. Do we know if there were any differences compared to the other manga series for said movies?
  14. Manga Reader X

    Manga Reader X Well-Known Member

    Well, there are at least 92 different Pokémon manga series as far as I know. Last time I checked, Bulbapedia covered about 60-70 of those (and one series was even horribly mislabelled as a complete other series), so there's plenty you don't know about. I am listing all known Pokémon manga series here, but I haven't had time to update the list for quite a while (but I plan update it at some point).

    I don't read movie adaptations, so I don't know. I do however have complete scans of Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea Manaphy: The Feature Film, Quick Comic-ified and Giratina and the Sky's Bouquet Shaymin: Special Comic Prequel.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2013
  15. Izanagi

    Izanagi 'Sup!

    This is all very interesting. I been trying to look for the manga myself but considering it rarity it has been very hard to track down. So this thread was very informative.
  16. 1dbad

    1dbad ~The Blizzard Prince

    Oh wow, 92? I knew there were a lot but didn't know it was quite that many, but at the same time not really surprised. I really would like being able to find out more about them, sadly there's only so many we seem to know too much about... And thanks for the link, it's very interesting and I'll be sure to keep tabs on it.

    I actually don't either, but I do enjoy learning of differences between things regardless. :p I might at some point though, but first I would need to catch up on the newer movies. And oh that's cool.

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