kusaka hidenori

reasons to read pokemon special

- unlike other adaptations which make changes in order to facilitate a better story, pokespe is incredibly faithful to the source material, to the point where satoshi tajiri once said that it best portrayed the world he was trying to convey

- the characters may not be the deepest in the world, but they’re all done well and are consistent across arcs and volumes

-unlike pokeani, which forcibly resets ash every region and makes him look a lot dumber than he really is, different arcs in pokespe are handled by new characters. while this does introduce a problem of too many characters, it also means old characters returning will lead to serious ass-kicking

- again, i need to mention the amount of detail put in. nearly every insignificant thing from the games is mentioned in some form or another, from contests to secret bases to unique mons like spiky eared/cosplay pikachu to apricorn balls to the finer points of battling…i could go on and on

- excellent character development on the part of some characters, especially Silver

- i swear to god, hidenori kusaka is a god damn time traveler. he has predicted so many vital game mechanics, it’s actually a little creepy. black and white’s antagonists, critical captures, the cave behind tojo falls in hgss, the moves magnet rise, electroweb and psystrike, the green orb, the pokemon world tournament, pokemon amie, and probably more, were all predicted in some form by pokespe

- seriously, if you like pokemon, read this manga

anonymous asked:

Still don't get it how are they a Electrode and Swalot?

I could probably show you better than I could tell you. 

The author and illustrator of PokeSpe. In the authors’ notes they’re Swalot and Electrode respectively. Believe it or not, they aren’t actually Pokemon. The cool guy with the glasses is Satoshi Yamamoto, that man with that awesome Tepig hat is Hidenori Kusaka. They simply use those two Pokemon as their avatars in their notes. 

Source for second pic. 

Funny thing is they’ll make little cameos together in the stories at times, though a lot of people usually don’t spot the PokeSpe Electrode + Swalot avatar pairing. So they’re nice little Easter eggs. 

The reason I was so happy over Luoqin’s art is because she went to the trouble of including an Oddish(Which represents Mato, iirc. The former leading lady artist of crafting  PokeSpe.) and an Electrode and Swalot of course. It’s just small little details like that that are pretty cool to see. 

Pokemon Survey!

By scolipede!

  • I started with the anime
  • I started with the games
  • My first starter was a water type
  • I still remember Team Rocket’s first motto
  • I care formy Pokémon
  • The only shiny I’ve ever had was the red gyarados from HG/SS
  • I’m the only one in my family who likes Pokémon
  • Eeveelutions aren’t that cool
  • Someone introduced me to Pokémon
  • I have at least one thing with Pokémon stickers on it
  • I bought a 3DS just because of Pokémon
  • I honestly don’t know who Junichi Masuda is (bet you don’t know who Satoshi Tajiri, Ken Sugimori, Mato, Hidenori Kusaka, and Satoshi Yamamoto are though!!)
  • I used to pretend that animals were Pokémon
  • I’ve read the manga at least once (I’ve read some of them over 30 times over. That’s not an exaggeration.)
  • Once I beat the Champion, I never touch the game anymore (ehhhhh,,, nahh I love my pokemon too much)
  • Once in my life, I got Pokémon stuff as birthday gift
  • I found/hatched a shiny today
  • Milotic is the most beautiful Pokémon in the world (calm down Ruby)
  • I like to think that I’m good at battling but I never battle that one person because I think they’re better than me (What can I say? I’m Red!)
  • I haven’t watched all of the movies
  • I have Pokémon Y (and X!)
  • My last starter was a fire type
  • I beat Whitney in the first try (I think either Watage the flaaffy or Jigoku the Typhlo took her down)
  • I still watch the anim
  • I actually have a pet named after a Pokémon
  • Team Magma rules
  • Nah, Team Aqua is better (Sorry, I like Plasma and Rocket…)
  • Smogon needs to stop banning everything
  • I don’t even know what Smogon is
  • I like Latios over Latias
  • I don’t nickname my Pokémon
  • I have more than 10 shinies
  • I believe in Gengar and Clefable’s theory
  • N is so irrelevant now
  • I never liked N that much anyway
  • I think about how cool my life would be if Pokémon were real
  • Arcanine needs a Mega Evolution
  • I know the japanese name of at least 5 Pokémon
  • I’ve never had a Pikachu
  • I like Red over Ash( I should just not highlighted this omfg)
  • I killed a legendary on purpose
  • I have a Pokémon plush
  • I liek Mudkipz
  • Flygon should be part bug
  • I’d be 80 and I’d still like Pokémon
  • I swear I don’t understand the Pokemon trading card game
  • I own every single Pokémon game, like,  all of them, every single one. (658 OUT OF 719 HELL YEAH)
  • If Pokémon were real, I would make a blog just to post about my journey. (sounds about right)
  • Whimsicott or Lilligant
  • I have a Pokémon tattoo