I haven't followed that manga so I don't know the quality, but it's weird that a manga made to promote the anime is ending before the current series.
Wait, it's ending next month? That means it's ending in October. And the following month is November, when BDSP comes out.
Guys, I smell a PokéSpe BDSP arc. I know I said a similar about a New Snap
manga when the Clefairy manga moved online near the release date, but BDSP is a main series game and PokéSpe is the world's most popular Pokémon
This timing is too convenient. We are definitely getting a BDSP arc. And we'll probably get some kind of time travel to connect the BDSP and PLA stories. Also, probably some resolution on Saque (Sird) after, what, a decade?
I have to say, the XY volume delays could actually benefit Kusaka, because Mewtwo can reveal something that sets up the BDSP arc in volume 60 and we'll see the setup one month before the arc.
I just wait for the regular volumes. It's TPC's fault for rushing GameFreak into pushing new games resulting in time constraints for the manga and always ending in a rush along with new pages not in the source material.
Actually, TPC is partially owned by GameFreak, so I don't think they actually get to order them. I used to think they did because people said so, but doesn't actually make sense.
If anyone is pressuring GF for yearly releases, it's probably Nintendo, but I heard other people say Nintendo is not prone to rush games, so I don't know what to think, specially since I don't know much about Nintendo. If anything, it's more like Game Freak is too confident it can release a game a year, because they could during the sprite era, but due to their struggle with 3D they end up not making it in time and only realize they won't be able to put everything in when it's too late to delay the game.
And the reason it's too late to delay the game, is because the next batch of cards and the next anime series's start/current series's end are already planned and entering production (remember making a single anime episode takes months), so delaying the game would force everything else to be delayed at a point when it's no longer feasible.
And the problem is exarcebated by HD development. At least GameFreak is now open to outsourcing Pokémon games.