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Dogasu's Backpack | Old Updates Archive | August 2021

Introducing the Magazine Guide
August 27th, 2021

Dogasu @ 10:11 JST -- Today I present something that I've had rattling around in my brain for a few years but never go around to actually making. It's the newest addition to the Features section of this website, the Magazine Guide!

Magazine Guide (2021)

The Magazine Guide is, as you can probably guess, a breakdown of the various magazines that report on the Pocket Monsters animated series here in Japan. I'm probably one of the few Western fans of this franchise who actually buys these magazines month after month and so I wanted to take what I've been able to learn about them and share that with everyone else. The Magazine Guide covers each magazine's name, release schedule, descriptions of what the Pocket Monsters content looks like on any given month, information on how to actually buy each publication, if you're so inclined, and much, much more! I've never seen anyone gather all this information in one place like this and so I hope it can become a useful tool to those of you who rely on the content printed in these magazines for news updates.

As stated in the page itself, I'm planning to make new versions of this guide about every year or so. Any feedback you have that'll make next year's version even better will be greatly appreciated!

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Event Report:  "I Wanna See it on the Big Screen Again! Movies from Summer Vacations Past"
August 15th, 2021

Dogasu @ 11:50 JST -- About two weeks ago I went to one of those showings of Pocket Monsters The Movie "Mewtwo Strikes Back!" & "Pikachu's Summer Vacation" I had reported on previously and so today I'd like to archive my experiences in an event report.

What was shown at this film festival, exactly? What was the presentation like? Is this what it would've been like to watch this movie in Japanese theaters in July 1998? And what does the mere existence of a showing like this mean for future home video releases? There's information in my write-up you're not going to find anywhere else so be sure to give it a read!

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"Pocket Monsters ~ The Story of Satoshi & Gou! ~" Chapter 22 Summary
August 13th, 2021

Dogasu @ 18:50 JST -- Today I'm dusting off a long-neglected section of the site, the page for the Pocket Monsters ~ The Story of Satoshi & Gou! ~ manga, to bring you a summary of the chapter that was printed in the latest issue of CoroCoro Comics.

"Pocket Monsters ~ The Story of Satoshi & Gou! ~" Chapter 22

The reason I'm doing this now is because 1) well, it's about time, and 2) for only the second time in the series' history the
Pocket Monsters ~ The Story of Satoshi & Gou! ~ manga chapter is covering an episode that hasn't even aired yet! Chapter 22 retells the events of an episode that won't air until August 27th and so the whole thing is basically one big spoiler after the other. So if you want to know what happens a few weeks ahead of time then go ahead and click on the image above!

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