- Paperback: 1504 pages
- Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc (August 7, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781421550060
- ISBN-13: 978-1421550060
- ASIN: 1421550067
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 5.2 x 7.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 Kg
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1.858 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Pokemon Adventures Red & Blue Box Set: Set includes Vol. 1-7 Paperback – Box set, 7 August 2012
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I absolutely love the Pokemon Adventures series (aka Pokemon Special) and this seven volume set contains my two favorite arcs. The story is very different from what you'd expect and follows neither the Pokemon games nor the anime. Sure, it follows the adventures of Red as he tries to defeat all 8 Kanto Gyms and the Elite Four and you'll recognize many familiar faces and scenarios but other parts of the story are completely exclusive to the manga which make it quite refreshing even if you're well-versed in the Pokemon universe.
Just a note to parents of younger children, although not extremely violent, I would say that this series is a bit more violent than what you'd normally associate with the Pokemon series. There are some scenes where Pokemon are actually killed (as opposed to fainting) and the protagonists' lives are actually put in danger as opposed to the comical schemes of Team Rocket in the anime series.
== Value ==
At this price, it's definitely a steal compared to buying all seven volumes individually at ~$10 ea. It was an instant buy for me. If the vast price difference makes you skeptical, let it be known that these are indeed standard sized manga and now where inferior to any way (at least from what I can tell) to other Viz Media manga. I've included photos comparing the product's size and quality with anime Viz Media manga that I had on hand.
One minor irk I had about the product that doesn't really affect my grading was the included poster. The poster's size wasn't specified on the product page when I bought this set and when you read that the set comes with a color poster, you automatically think a full-sized poster. Instead, the included poster is 6 1/2' x 9 3/4'. It's also identical to the art featured on the first volume of the set so it's nothing really special. It's definitely not a big deal and it was an added bonus either way.
My family wasn't well-off and I wasn't afforded many luxuries.
As an adult, I bought the box set to fulfill my childhood wish.
The Kanto adventures are pretty legit, half-way through Johto but I'm pretty disappointed. I might only like this set due to nostalgia, who knows.
As for the actual product, packaging was sturdy, books fit very snuggly into the box and the poster is a bit small, maybe a tad bigger than a regular sheet of paper
Some changes in the manga's localisation, all done in good taste and do not affect the storyline.
Very faithful adaption of the classic games while still writing something new.
Probably my favourite manga and this box set is perfect.