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Welcome to the Pokemon - The Legend of the Ryuu-Oh page of the Manga section!
Pokemon - The Legend of the Ryuu-Oh (ポケモン竜王伝) is a "fierce fighting story manga" (激闘ストーリーまんが) that debuted as a "special sneak peek" in the November 2013 issue of CoroCoro Comics. The series got its proper start in the December 2013 issue.
The manga is about a young Lizardon Trainer named Akira whose goal is to enter the Ryuu-Oh Tournament with his Lizardon. But how can his pokemon, a Flying and Fire-Type, enter a tournament set up specifically for Dragon-Types?
The word Ryuu-Oh (竜王) in the series' title can have two different meanings. One is "Dragon King," which is obviously a reference to the characters all training Dragon-Type pokemon, while the second meaning comes from the game shougi (Japanese chess) and is used to describe a promoted rook. "Promoted rooks" are rooks that are able to move as both a rook and a king after being "promoted," which one could interpret as being a reference to Pocket Monsters' Mega Evolution. The official website for the real world Pokemon Ryuu-Oh tournament pointed out the shougi connection as well.
The manga is written and drawn by Ishii Takashi (石井敬士). This is Mr. Ishii's first Pocket Monsters manga.
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