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Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea (manga)

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Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea (Japanese: ポケモンレンジャーと蒼海王子 マナフィ Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy) is the manga adaption of the movie of the same name. It was adapted by 溝渕誠 Makoto Mizobuchi.



The first chapter appeared in a mini-volume that was bundled with the May 2006 issue of CoroCoro. This volume, titled ポケモンレンジャーと蒼海の王子マナフィ最強コミックBOOK Pokémon Ranger and the Prince of the Sea: Manaphy Strongest Comic Book, also included supplemental information about the movie of the same name (which was upcoming at the time) and the newly-released Pokémon Ranger video game. The full story was later published in a collected volume.


Edition Country Company Date ISBN
First Edition by Shogakukan First
Japan Shogakukan July 2006 ISBN 4091402232
First Edition by VIZ Media First
United States VIZ Media August 5, 2008 ISBN 1421522888
First Edition by Chuang Yi First
Singapore Chuang Yi August 28, 2007 ISBN 978981276073
First Edition by Sangatsu Manga First
Finland Sangatsu Manga January 13, 2016 ISBN 9789521618512
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Taiwan Chingwin Publishing Group March 11, 2010 ISBN 9789862562123

List of chapters

  1. The Legendary Pokémon Manaphy Is Born!!
  2. Bursting In! Akusha, the Temple of the Sea
  3. Protect the Sinking Temple!
  4. Back Home to the Sea

Differences between the anime and the manga

  • Judy and Kyle are absent in the manga.
  • During May's dream sequence, it is implied that May is naked while in the water while there is obviously no question in the film that she is wearing clothes.
  • After his submarine is destroyed, The Phantom threatens to take May hostage and wields a pillar as a weapon, instead of failing to hold the pillar up and being crushed.
  • Even the newly-hatched Manaphy seemingly became somewhat more precocious in the manga adaptation, unlike it's original anime movie counterpart, which seems to act annoying and ansty about the new world outside of it's egg.
  • Manaphy is happy to see Ash in Jackie's body after using Heart Swap in the anime, while in the manga, Manaphy seems to mellow out a bit after using Heart Swap on Ash and Jackie, but it's still not happy that May is gone.
  • Even May and Manaphy's sad goodbye at the end, and Ash's near-drowning scene before becoming "King Of The Sea" yellow thingy is a lot more lighthearted than it's original anime movie counterpart.

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