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Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You! (manga)

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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 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 version will be both volumes in one, and will be released December 11, 2018.

List of volumes

Cover Shogakukan VIZ Media
Volume 1 Volume 1 ISBN 9784091424587 August 28, 2017 ISBN 978-1974703838 December 11, 2018
Volume 2 Volume 2 ISBN 9784091425980 December 27, 2017

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.
  • The brief battle between Ash and Pikachu against Ho-Oh is not shown.

Related articles


Movie manga adaptations
M01M02M03M04M05M06M07
M08 longM08 short (Yoshino Emiko)M08 short (Miho Asada)M09 longM09 shortM10M11M12
M13M14M15M16M17M18M19M20 (1)M20 (2)M21


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