Manga: Pokémon RéBURST
Pokémon RéBURST is a manga series adapting the Pokémon franchise, focusing on the mons of Pokémon Black and White and published in Weekly Shonen Sunday. It's probably the biggest departure from the basic Pokémon concept in the franchise's history, utilizing the gijinka as a main focus, and further expanding it.The main protagonist is Ryouga, a boy with superhuman strength. Joining Ryouga is Miruto, a girl who works for an organization that tracks down people who use Pokémon for evil, Yappy, a journalist who resembles a Pansage, Karuta, a Ninja, and Rug, a thief. The plot centers around "Burst", the ability to use special gems called Burst Hearts that contain Pokémon stored inside of them to transform into human-Pokémon hybrids. Ryouga's Burst is Zekrom, Karuta's is an Accelgor, and Rug has a Purrloin.On rare occasions they actually use Pokémon in the traditional way.More information is available at Dogasu's Backpack.
Contains examples of:
- Bishōnen: Depending on personal taste, Karuta or Ryouga.
- BFS: Not a sword, per se; its actually an Akebo. Still freakin' big, however. And it can be set on fire!
- Bullet Time: A power Human!Ryouga has.
- Dark Is Not Evil/Light Is Not Good: Ryouga with his Zekrom and Fraud with his Reshiram
- Darker and Edgier: Is stated to be this, in comparison to all the other manga. It's... Edgier all right.
- Disappeared Dad: Ryouga aims to find his missing father, Garyuu.
- Dynamic Entry: By Ryouga in the first chapter.
- Elemental Powers: An ability given to those who can use Burst.
- Faux Action Girl: Miruto
- Hearing Voices: Ryouga, from someone named Arcades.
- Hot-Blooded: Ryouga is a great example. Even mentioning the word "Impossible" makes him want to do it.
- Master of Illusion: Hariru.
- Moe Anthropomorphism: The manga is an unusual expansion of the idea of Pokémon gijinkas.
- Ninja: Karuta.
- Out of Focus: Pokemon themselves.
- Panty Shot: In the first chapter, Miruto avoids this by having her leg block it.
- Done straight in chapter 10 where we clearly see her or, at least someone transformed into her underwear.
- Prophetic Names: The Village of Protecting Time, anyone?
- Shōnen (Demographic)
- This Is a Drill: Major Hilgreitz can make drills on his hands in Burst Mode.
- Tournament Arc: Burst Heart Survival.
- Transformation Sequence: Ryouga into his Burst form.
- Transformation Trinket: The Burst Hearts.
- X Meets Y: It's Digimon Frontier and Dragon Ball WITH POKÉMON in it!