The official website for Shogakukan’s Monthly Coro Coro Comics magazine announced on Friday that Kōsaku Anakubo’s Pocket Monsters manga will end in the magazine’s November issue on October 15 after 23 years of serialization.
The Pocket Monsters manga, based on the Pokémon franchise, premiered in Monthly Coro Coro Comics in 1996. The comedy manga follows Red and his Pokémon Clefairy, who can communicate in human speech.
The manga series’ most recent compiled book volume shipped in September 2018. This volume was the second in the Pocket Monsters Sun・Moon arc, based on the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games. Chuang Yi Publishing Pte Ltd. previously released the manga in English in Singapore.
The new Pocket Monster television anime will premiere on TV Tokyo and its affiliates on November 17 at 5:30 p.m. as an “expanded live broadcast special.” The series will then air on Sundays at 6:00 p.m., the same timeslot as Pokémon Sun & Moon.