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Can someone explain the Manga?

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What is it?
What is the point of it?
Who are the main characters?
What is the story?
How much of it is there?
Do they cost money?
Is it worth seeing?

Also, don't give a crappy 1:,2:,3:,4: answer. Please explain these thoroughly with good details. You can leave more if you want to.

asked May 15, 2012 by Nindzya
reopened Jun 8, 2012 by Nindzya
Wow, this is the first Manga related question. That surprises me.

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Pokémon manga (Japanese: マンガ), unlike the Pokémon anime, does not actually refer to one specific manga or one particular piece of Pokémon canon but, rather, an entire subcategory of comics written with their own storylines and interpretations of the Pokémon world. These frequently have no connection to one another beyond their medium.
Many Pokémon manga are never translated into English. This is likely because of manga being more traditional in Japan. Additionally, some series contain scenarios and artwork considered inappropriate for Western audiences. Sometimes the artwork is cleaned-up for foreign publishing, as was the case with The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga, but some Japanese publishers prefer not to have the artwork changed.
That's the definition of the Pokemon Manga from Bulbapedia.

Manga have 7 different types: Main Game Adaptions, Spin-off Game Adaptions, Anime Adaptations, Movie Manga Adaptations, Original Stories, Pokemon TCG Related, and 4-Koma.

Main Game Adaptions
Isamu Akai and his adventures with is rude Clefairy

Spin-off Game Adaptions
Adaptations of Spin-off Games such as Pokemon Mystery Dungeon

Anime Adaptions
A stylized adaptation of several select episodes from the Pokémon anime, although set in its own slightly different continuity

Movie Manga Adaptions
Direct adaptations of the Pokémon anime movies, sometimes with small changes in the story or Pokémon featured

Original Stories
Pokemon Mangas on any topic
ex: Magical Pokemon Journey A girl's oriented romance manga featuring the romantic lives of several trainers and their Pokémon

Pokemon TCG Related
Manga about children in the real world who compete in playing the Pokémon Trading Card Game

4-Koma
Gag comic strips layed out in four panels all the same size

Basically Mangas are Asian comic books you read backwards, which means you will have to pay to get one.
Source: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Manga

answered May 15, 2012 by Danny
selected Jun 8, 2012 by Nindzya
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Pokémon manga, unlike the Pokémon anime, does not actually refer to one specific manga or one particular piece of Pokémon canon but, rather, an entire subcategory of comics written with their own storylines and interpretations of the Pokémon world. These frequently have no connection to one another beyond their medium.
Many Pokémon manga are never translated into English. This is likely because of manga being more traditional in Japan. Additionally, some series contain scenarios and artwork considered inappropriate for Western audiences. Sometimes the artwork is cleaned-up for foreign publishing, as was the case with The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga, but some Japanese publishers prefer not to have the artwork changed.

-Bulbapedia

If You are really interested in the Pokemon story line I suggest you read some sometime.
(I have never really read any but it seems interesting) Hope this helps :D

answered May 15, 2012 by I_MISS_HOENN_T-T