I Choose You! (manga)

Logo of the manga

Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! (Japanese: 劇場版ポケットモンスター キミにきめた! Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You!) is a manga adaptation of the movie of the same name. It is adapted by Ryo Takamisaki. It started serializing on July 2, 2017 in MangaONE, a Japanese manga smartphone app by Shogakukan. The English release combines both parts of the Japanese release into one volume and was released on December 11, 2018.

List of volumes

Cover Shogakukan VIZ Media Shogakukan Asia
      Volume 1 ISBN 9784091424587 August 28, 2017 ISBN 9781974703838 December 11, 2018 ISBN 9789811403507 May 24, 2019
    Volume 2 ISBN 9784091425980 December 27, 2017 ISBN 9789811403514

Differences between the anime and the manga

  • Ash and Cross first encounter each other at Professor Oak's Laboratory.
  • Cross received his Charmander from Professor Oak.
  • With the exception of capturing Caterpie, the montage of Ash and Pikachu's journey before going to the Pokémon Center is skipped over entirely.
  • In the movie, Ash never meets Team Rocket. In the manga, he briefly sees them at the Pokémon Center, though he never encounters them again.
  • Verity and Sorrel are first seen when Ash encounters Entei instead of showing up at the Pokémon Center.
  • Verity's mother is never brought up.
  • Cross does not learn that Ash possesses the Rainbow Wing at the library.
  • Agatha's cameo appearance as Ash's teacher in the nightmare sequence is omitted.
  • The brief battle between Ash and Pikachu against Ho-Oh is not shown.

Translation edits


  • In the English version, Sorrel erroneously refers to Ash's Charmeleon as Charmander during its battle with Cross's Incineroar.

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  This article is part of Project Manga, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each series of Pokémon manga.