The Rise of Darkrai (manga)

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The Rise of Darkrai (Japanese: ディアルガVSパルキアVSダークライ Dialga VS Palkia VS Darkrai) is the manga adaptation of the movie of the same name. It was adapted by 鷹岬 諒 Ryo Takamisaki.


Edition Country Company Date ISBN
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Japan Shogakukan July 14, 2007 ISBN 4091403492
First Edition by VIZ Media First
United States VIZ Media June 3, 2008 ISBN 1421522896
First Edition by Chuang Yi First
Singapore Chuang Yi July 20, 2010 ISBN 9789814306812
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Hong Kong Ching Win Publishing Group December 1, 2008 ISBN 9789628981670
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Taiwan Ching Win Publishing Group September 2008 ISBN 9789862095775


  1. Strange Happenings Around Town
  2. The Astonishing Power of Darkrai!!
  3. The Battle That Warped Space-Time!!
  4. Clash of the Three Titanic Forces!!
  5. A Resounding Prayer for Peace

Differences between the anime and the manga

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  • Baron Alberto's role is expanded somewhat.
  • Tonio is Godey's grandson, whereas he was Godey's great-grandson in the film.
  • Maury, Allegra, and Kai have greatly reduced roles.
  • Brock and Dawn are with Tonio in his lab when he discovers that Palkia is within Alamos Town.
  • Team Rocket isn't using disguises while working as Baron Alberto's reporters.
  • In the movie, Tonio finds a photo of Alice's grandmother and gives it to her, whereas in the manga, Alice already had this photo with her.
  • In the manga, the old photo shows only a young Alicia, whereas in the anime, the old photo shows Alicia with Godey.
    • In addition, "Oración" was not recorded on the back of this photo, Alice already knew about the existence of this song and its name in the manga version.
  • Tonio does not tell Alice the truth that it was Darkrai who saved her as a child, whereas he told her in the anime version.
  • The manga ends with Ash's words "I'll be challenge you again someday", when he and his friends see the shadow of the surviving Darkrai.

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