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Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 (Japanese: 快盗!ポケモン7 Phantom Thief! Pokémon 7), is a one-volume Pokémon manga based on the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl games. It is written by Miho Asada, the author of the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga. A sequel manga, Phantom Thief! Pokémon V, was later released.
The series is about a young boy named Hiori who leads a double life as the mysterious thief known as "Pokémon 7". Pokémon 7, along with his trusty partner Lucario, retrieves stolen objects from other thieves and returns them to their rightful owners.
During the day, Hiori works at the bread shop "Sun Sun". He poses as a mild-mannered boy with limited battling prowess, purposely hiding his Lucario's fighting power and his strategic ability, defending himself by saying he hates battling. His co-worker, Nazuna, has fallen in love with Pokémon 7, but doesn't think highly of Hiori. The series seems to deal with Pokémon 7's various encounters with criminals while Hiori tries desperately to keep his secret identity safe from Mako, a magazine reporter eager to uncover Pokémon 7's true identity. However, the story quickly develops into a conflict between Hiori, his self-proclaimed rival Rocco, and Team Galactic, in order to rescue Hiori's kidnapped twin sister, Lily.
The series follows the conventions of various other Kaitou stories which feature daring and stylish criminals who steal from other criminals, such as Magic Kaito and Saint Tail.
The first half of the series was released as one collected volume. The second half remains unreleased in a collected volume, only ever being published in MaruMaru Comic.
List of chapters
- Behold The Phantom Thief Of Justice!
- Seven's Real Identity In Peril
- Challenge From A Rival
- A Fated Reunion
- Escape From Team Galactic
- Showdown With An Assassin
- Stolen Memories
- Lily Regains Her Memories!
- A World Covered In Darkness
- Breaking Into An Enemy's Lair!
- Into The Hands Of Evil?!
- Stopping Darkrai!!