List of Pokémon Adventures omnibus volumes
In manga, an omnibus edition is a volume release collecting multiple volumes or chapters which were originally released separately. Manga publishers release omnibus collections typically of older works, combining them in a bargain format and often collecting a particular story arc, although some omnibus releases cover an entire manga series.
List of Pokémon Adventures omnibus volumes
In 2011, a series of omnibus releases were announced in Japan, collecting the Ruby & Sapphire chapter. The Ruby & Sapphire chapter was chosen due to its high popularity in Japan. These volumes were issued under Shogakukan's "My First WIDE" brand.
While Volume 1 was released in March 2011, the other two planned volumes were cancelled and Volume 1 was quietly discontinued. This is believed to be due to the depictions of earthquakes and tsunami in the Ruby & Sapphire chapter, which were deemed inappropriate following the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
|Volume 1||ISBN 4091410693||March 31, 2011|
|Volume 2 (unissued)||ISBN 4091626874||Projected for April 27, 2011|
|Volume 3 (unissued)||ISBN Unknown||Unissued|
In 2014, Shogakukan announced that they would be releasing a new omnibus edition of the Ruby & Sapphire chapter, in commemoration of the release of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. The volumes will be released under Shogakukan's "My First Series" brand, which are bargain-priced volumes sold only in Japanese convenience stores. A total of four volumes will be released, beginning with volume one on October 24. All four volumes are expected to be released by the end of December.
|Volume 1||ISBN 4091196292||October 24, 2014|
|Volume 2||ISBN 4091196330||November 7, 2014|
|Volume 3||ISBN 4091196462||November 21, 2014|
|Volume 4||ISBN 4091196667||December 5, 2014|
In January 2015, a new series of omnibus volumes was announced by Shogakukan Asia, publishers of the Pokémon Adventures manga in Singapore. The new omnibuses will collect the Ruby & Sapphire chapter, originally found in Volume 15 through Volume 22, over a series of four volumes. These releases use VIZ Media's translation.
|Volume 1||ISBN 9789810926960||January 28, 2015|
|Volume 2||ISBN 9789810926977||February 25, 2015|
|Volume 3||ISBN 9789810926984||April 22, 2015|
|Volume 4||ISBN 9789810926991||May 27, 2015|
Red, Green & Blue chapter and Yellow chapter
Beginning in June 2014, European French publisher Kurokawa began releasing the Red, Green & Blue chapter and the Yellow chapter together as a series of three omnibus volumes. While the Red, Green & Blue chapter and the Yellow chapter had been previously released in France by publisher Glénat, these volumes feature a new translation. Kurokawa's omnibus volumes contain all the adventure route maps from the original Japanese volumes, but lack the character introduction pages from the beginning of the volumes.
|Volume 1||ISBN 2368520139||June 12, 2014|
|Volume 2||ISBN 2368520147||August 28, 2014|
|Volume 3||ISBN 2368520155||November 13, 2014|
Ruby & Sapphire chapter
Following the completion of the Yellow chapter, Kurokawa announced an omnibus release of the Ruby & Sapphire chapter to tie in with the newly released remake games, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. The chapter is planned to be released as three omnibus volumes, the first of which was released on December 11, 2014.
|Volume 1||ISBN 2368520899||December 11, 2014|
|Volume 2||ISBN 2368520872||March 12, 2015|
|Volume 3||Volume 3||ISBN 2368521542||July 2, 2015|
In October 2015, Spanish publisher Norma Editorial announced they would be publishing the entirety of the Pokémon Adventures manga. Due to the length of the series (52 volumes at the time of announcing the license) and due to different story arcs often starting and ending partway through volumes, Norma Editorial has opted for an omnibus format, with 30 volumes expected so far. The volumes will have double numbering to accommodate fans who may wish to begin reading from a particular story arc. For example, the Yellow chapter, which will be published over two volumes, will be numbered as Yellow Volume 1 and Yellow Volume 2, and Volume 3 and Volume 4 of the series overall.
The first volume to be released was Pokémon Rojo, Verde y Azul volume 1 on October 29, 2015. For their first releases, Norma Editorial will be alternating between the Red, Green & Blue chapter and the Black & White chapter.
|Story arc||Collected in volume #s|
|Red, Green & Blue chapter||1-2|
|Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter||5-8|
|Ruby & Sapphire chapter||9-12|
|FireRed & LeafGreen chapter||13-14|
|Diamond & Pearl chapter||17-21|
|HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter||24-25|
|Black & White chapter||26-30|
- Pokémon Memo (Japanese language) (retrieved October 10, 2014)
|This article is part of Project Manga, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each series of Pokémon manga.|