Cover to Pocket Monsters Special XY Chapter volume 1.
Like VIZ in the USA and Kurokawa in France, Kusaka and Yamamoto will be releasing the XY chapter in mini-volumes. (Well, not mini. They seem to be the same size as a regular Pokespe volume.)
However, they will only collect chapters from CoroCoro Ichiban, and the chapters will be the same as they were when they were first published. As such, when the B2W2 chapter finishes in the proper volumes, the full version of XY will soon follow.
BW and B2W2 arcs
1 - Sketch of the principal characters.
2 - Drawings of Black with Tep as a pignite.
3 - Striaton city gym leaders, keldeo and the shadow triad; art used for one of the bags.
4 - Arc art for the B2W2 arc, given away as a clearfile last summer to people who won it at Pokemon Centre’s across Japan.
DP and Pt arcs
1 - Early art featuring the trio and Prof. Rowan.
2 - “chibi” drawings of Diamond and Pearl; art used for one of the bags.
3 - Platinum, Diamond and Pearl and the starters.
4 - Early concept art. Platinum and Dia’s eye colours are switched, meaning that their names may have been switched in development of the arc.
Ken Sugimori released an artbook. Repeat. Ken Sugimori released an artbook.
This is not a delayed April’s fools joke, Ken Sugimori released an artbook.
It’s only ￥1,998 on Amazon JP.
When I watched Kite vs Jinlon part 1 on Yu-Gi-oh! zexal, Jinlon sounded familiar. I found out he was voiced by Eric Stuart, Kaiba’s voice from the first Yu-Gi-Oh!. Pretty cool.
The pilot getup.