Kosaku Anakubo's "Pokémon" Manga Was Super Vulgar (And a Bit NSFW)

Early gag manga offered a unique take on Pokémon

When the Pokémon Origins anime debuted, telling the story of the first Pokémon video gamesPokémon Red Version and Pokémon Blue Version, a number of Japanesefans jokingly asked when an anime version of Kosaku Anakubo's manga would be made.

 

One of the first Pokémon adaptationsAnakubo's work is different from later stories in that the hero's primary Pokémon wasn't just a Clefairy/Pippi (Pikachu joined later as Pippi's younger cousin), couldn't just talk, but was also a super vulgar attention seeker. The series featured plenty of familiar battles and events, but it's Akira Toriyama informed, with lots of fart jokes, trash talk, Pokemon abuse, Pokemon on human violence, and Red mugging for the panel as Pippi screws with Pokemon and their masters.

 

If you want a copy of the gag series in English, it'll be hard to get the out of print release, but there was an official translation from Singapore's Chuang Yi. 

 

 

 

The hero and his lead Pokemon

 

Pippi advising Red on how to capture a Pokemon

 

Teamwork

 

Encounter with the series' Brock

 

Encounter with the series' Misty

 

Encounter with Mew

 

And you though Origin's Squirtle/Charmander assault was bad

 

Encounter with...

 

You won't like Pikachu when he's angry...

 

You really won't like Charmander when he's angry!

 

 

 miscellaneous other bad behavior, like hitchhiking, gambling, cannibalism and torture

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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