yumi tsukirino

i had to search hard for these ones too - this is the complete set of three volumes of Pokémon Chamo-Chamo ☆ Pretty ♪ created by つきりのゆみ Yumi Tsukirino, also known for Magical Pokémon Journey, to which this is a sequel. Chamo-Chamo Pretty is set in the same universe as Magical Pokémon Journey, and features Pikachu and Clefairy as returning main characters. However, it is set in Hoenn and most of the main characters are new, mainly a Torchic (Achamo, the title “Chamo-Chamo” being the sound an Achamo makes), Poochyena, and a human character named Haruka (a coordinator who shares May’s Japanese name, but not appearance)

Since I’m a big fan of Magical Pokémon Journey, i always really wanted to find these. i ended up getting them on eBay for about $15 each, with free shipping! yeah! i always wanted VIZ Media or Chuang Yi to license this series, especially since both of them did translate Magical Pokémon Journey (though VIZ Media only did first seven volumes). Back when I used to write VIZ’s survey every day I always asked them to relicense Magical Pokémon Journey and/or to license this series, but I don’t think it will happen any time soon since recently when they published Fluffy, Fluffy Cinnamoroll, also by Yumi Tsukirino, they didn’t list either series in her well-known works in the author bio!! Probably they don’t want to license it but don’t want people asking about it. Anyway I thought that was weird :V

spo0ky-julia  asked:

Eee thank you ;w; I was just wondering a few things xD I am thinking of getting the MPJ set, I was wondering if you bought them off of ebay or the chuang yi site? The viz books are so expensive on amazon now :( is there is a huge difference between the two? I always thought the dramatic preview of the next book in the viz ones were cute ;w; asdfghj sorry for bothering you XD

Hi, spookyjulia, thanks for your question! Don’t worry, not bothering at all! :)

The Magical Pokémon Journey volumes I have from Chuang Yi I actually bought a couple years ago through a Bulbagarden forums user who lives in Singapore. At the time, she would take orders for Pokémon manga (mainly Pokémon Adventures), buy it for you at the bookstore, and then charge you for the books + shipping cost. I’m not sure if she’s still doing it, as Chuang Yi has now opened their online shop to users overseas so now I usually order directly through them.

I think their actual web store is still set up for Singapore only, but if you email them and ask nicely with the volumes you want and your address, they’ll send you an invoice from PayPal and ship to you overseas. I got the movie manga adaptations and some Digimon manga this way. The only time I ordered CY volumes from eBay was for Ash and Pikachu since those seem to be out of print so I could only order them third-party. Hope that helps!

As for translation differences, for volumes 1-7, it’s actually made from VIZ Media’s translation anyways XD (like they did with the early volumes of Pokémon Adventures) since VIZ Media stopped at #7, Chuang Yi translated 8-10 on their own, all the existing character names are the same, they just made new English names for new characters like Apricot (Koume in Japanese) and Kiaraway (Caraway in Japanese). The translation quality is excellent, the only thing that bothered me is they occasionally referred to some Pokémon as “it/they” who had confirmed genders in previous volumes. I still enjoyed reading them though, I love the character Apricot ;) I’m sure you’ll have a lot of fun with them!