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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pokemon Special BW ch 05

Strangely enough, Viz is publishing 2 volumes of Pokemon Special Black and White this July, which is an interesting move on their part. I've only translated about 100-120 pages of BW, which is half of a volume. I don't think I've missed 300 pages of BW by forgoing the two other magazines, but I have no idea.

Pokemon Special BW ch 05 2400p (IF)
Pokemon Special BW ch 05 2400p (MU)
Pokemon Special BW ch 05 2400p (115)
Pokemon Special BW ch 05 2400p (JSharer)

Pokemon Special BW ch 05 1200p (IF)
Pokemon Special BW ch 05 1200p (MU)
Pokemon Special BW ch 05 1200p (115)
Pokemon Special BW ch 05 1200p (JSharer)

Pokemon Special BW ch 05 PSD source (IF)
Pokemon Special BW ch 05 PSD source (MU)
Pokemon Special BW ch 05 PSD source (115)
Pokemon Special BW ch 05 PSD source (JSharer)


  1. ...maybe Viz made a mistake? Either in the volume they are talking about or the date. Or it's a prank. isn't even April's Fool yet. We'll see, I guess.

    Thank you for the fast scanlation. This was finished in a matter od a few days, and that even after the missed RAW page scans. Haven't read it yet but thank you nevertheless~ Makes my day, so shortly before my final exams.

  2. I don't know if the source is reliable enough since I haven't found any confirmation on that. And I don't think that's the cover by Viz either, because I think Viz would put the Black&White logo under the Pkm Adventure logo like they did with Plat. Thus, I think it's something fan made (the picture/cover thingie).
    On the other hand, I think Viz just say that they gonna release a Pkm Adventure BW, which may not really be Pkm Special, rather some other adventure manga like DP Adventure (since as far as I know, at least 2 other concurrent manga about BW is also going on in Japan right now, not including ReBURST & Special).

    And of course, thanks for the scanlation of this chapter, you are the best!!

    P/S: no more "discontinued" in this chapter right? So probably Special will keep going in Sho4 after all ^^

  3. It's a fucking press release. Just look up "PR: Viz Media Details New 2011 Manga Acquisitions"

  4. Looks like you finally changed.

    I noticed a mistake, however...

    On page 5, the accordion player's second text bubble was empty.

  5. Its magic, they don't got to explain shit

  6. Japan hasn't started releasing them in bound format yet, but apparently VIZ has gotten the rights to publish Pokémon Special in English.

    What they're doing (and I'm really gonna be pissed at them if they don't go back and fix this silliness later) is they're going to release about 90 pages worth of manga in each "volume", and release them in pairs of two. I guess they're trying to make up for the fact that they're a solid twenty-six volumes behind Japan at the moment.

    IMHO, this is really stupid. If VIZ Media really want to catch up with Japan, they should start releasing the current volumes more rapidly for the next year or two, then just giving us each volume a month or two after it comes out in Japan. In my opinion, that would be the more sensible thing to do than start screwing up the volume list.

  7. Just DL'd. Thanks for the release.
    I found no errors. I see that you're using the English names now... Not that I mind though.

  8. See, I feel like switching to the English names (while I greatly approve of it) is as drastic a change as putting the accented e in "Pokémon". I feel that starting with volume 38, you should put that accented e in there. Not only would it match the Pokédex entries (they've had that accented e from the very start), it'll cure the OCD of many readers. In my opinion, the trade-off of a consistent mistype for consistency in the translation itself is worth it.

    Other than that, everyone's mentioned everything else that needed to be said. Thank you so much for the scanlations, dude :D!

  9. If you go to the forum, find the pokémon manga discussion subforum, and look at "Pokespecial Monthly Summary Archive", you'll see that you've missed 5 BW chapters.

  10. That's still 10 chapters = ~200 pages. Unless each volume is 100 pages (which is possible) or Viz got more chapters ahead of time (more probable), it doesn't explain anything.

  11. I meant to say at least 5 BW chapters, and according to a follow-up post from the link you put up, the volumes will be about "80-96" pages long.

  12. Oh, I guess that explains it.

  13. Yay, thanks!

    By the way, any chances for first 2 chapters release? You've started with third chapter, right?

  14. On page 18, in the middle panel, White says, "But I'll make you learn how do business." instead of "But I'll make you learn how TO do business."

  15. do u have jap ver????(if got,could u upload at ....)


      It was uploaded here.

    2. ありがと