3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This second volume of the `Pokémon Adventures' sees read continue with his journey and run into a variety of trouble along the way. In this volume Red encounters the crook and con-artist Green (Blue in the original Japanese) and continues to interfere with the actions of the villainous Team Rocket. As well as this Red continues to challenge Gym Leaders, gets lost in the Safari Zone and meats a strange man in the Diglett's Cave.
This is another great volume of `Pokémon Adventures'. The Pokémon battles are good and some good artwork. The plot of the series is still a bit fragmentary but it is increasingly coming together and leaves things in an interesting place for the next volume, the last of the Red/Green/Blue arc. I still have a few issues with the translation but it is definitely not as bad as some other manga I have read. The `Pokémon Adventure' manga was what got me starting playing the game again for the first time since the original game was released and if anything I enjoy this manga far more than the game and it is infinitely superior to the anime.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 29 June 2012
In the second of the Red/Blue era adaptation Red's journey continues from Celadon City all the way back to Professor Oak's lab back in Pallet Town .
In this volume Red meets Green, a female trainer and con artist who's on a mission to capture Mew so she can sell it to collectors for big money, this however puts her in competition with Team Rocket who also seem to have their own plans involving Legendary Pokemon.
Red runs into Blue again and the pair have their Pokemon swapped which is not as entertaining as it sounds.
Red's team continues to develop, Saur evolves to Ivysaur and the aquires Eevee, a tragic victim of Team Rocket's experiments, Gyarados, traded to him by Cerulean gym leader Misty, and Aerodactyl.
If I have one complaint is that this volume feels less focused then the previous one, the chapters tend to bounce around from one location to another so fast it can cause whiplash but its still is a solid read and the cliff hanger at the end sets up the final volume well.
on 22 July 2010
In this volume Red meets Green, a thief and conman (congirl?). She tricks him and their paths keep crossing each other throughout the next 2 volumes. Green has an agenda of her own.
This volume follows Red on his adventures in Celadon City, the Safari Zone, Seafoam Islands and Cinnabar Island.
At one point he ends up with Blue's Pokémon, due to an accident, while Blue gets Red's Pokémon. I'd like to have seen more about this exchange, more about how both fared with the wrong Pokémon and more about the Pokémon's reactions to it.
Just like in the first one, there are scenes I'd like to have seen in much greater detail.
This one ends with a cliffhanger...
Volumes 1-3 of the Pokémon adventures manga contains Red's story.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 21 June 2000
The artwork is nice and the story is simple, straigthforward and often very funny. HOWEVER, this is the original Japanese series, which has almost no bearing to the popular TV series. Ash is not Ash, he's called RED. And this is the part where he meets Pikachu, as opposed to him being 'given' a Pikachu at the beginning of his road trip. Also inside this issue, RED meets and battles Brock and his Onix, and right at the end, meets Misty. Overall...good, but parents probably got a bit of explaining to do.
on 28 November 2012
I'd recommend this to any fan of the Pokémon franchise who want to get something a little more in depth and "adult" than the anime. Brilliant and ridiculously gripping storyline, excellent characters, and another way of looking at the Pokémon universe. Good prices on Amazon too; everywhere I've seen these on the high street they've been almost double the price.