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A one volume {{shonen|demographic}} manga based off of ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Pokémon Red and Green]]'' released in April of 1998.

It stars an average boy named "Satoshi" as he adventures through Kanto. ''Zensho'' is considered the most true of the manga to the games, and was the truest adaptation period until ''Anime/PokemonGenerations'', as it delves into more scenes from the games than the other manga and a majority of its characterization is true to the games. Some info is even taken from the [[AllThereInTheManual manuals]].

[[NoExportForYou There has been no official release of this manga outside of Japan.]] It had a {{Scanlation}} project but only the first chapter was released.

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!!''Pokemon Zensho'' provides examples of:

* AdaptationalNameChange: "Red" and "Ookido Green" are called "Satoshi" and "Ookido Shigeru".
* AdaptationalWimp: While personalities are more or less left the same, the art style unintentionally throws away Giovanni's evilness [[spoiler:even when he threatens to kill someone]].
* AndTheAdventureContinues: The story ends with Satoshi and [[spoiler:Shigeru]] heading off to fight [[spoiler:Mewtwo.]]
* AuthorAppeal: The omake above depicts Satoshi with a Poliwhirl, yet [[CoversAlwaysLie he never actually catches one in the story.]] Poliwhirl just happens to be the favorite Pokémon of Satoshi Tajiri, creator of the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' franchise.
* ArtStyleDissonance: The cute art style can make fights and threatening characters seem really awkward.
* CoolBigSis: Daisy, though not to the degree of her ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' version. Arguably an OneeSama.
* ContinuityPorn: This manga thrives on little references to manga and as a true adaptation of the games.
* CoversAlwaysLie: An omake, seen above, has Satoshi surrounded by Pokémon. He never catches the Pidgeot, Diglet, or Poliwhirl.
* DisappearedDad: Satoshi doesn't seem to have one.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "Zensho" roughly translates to "good book", "complete book" or "complete set". It's an one volume manga about ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' that holds a complete story.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Satoshi's mom rarely opens her eyes.
* GratuitousEnglish: Lt. Surge noticeably speaks with random English thrown in.
* JerkAss: Shigeru. He beats Satoshi's Pokémon out of the blue, in ''midair'', when they were already injured. He also [[LackOfEmpathy lacks empathy]] for his own Pokémon.
* ItWasAGift: Satoshi receives most of his Pokémon as gifts for helping gym leaders, and uses most of them.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Satoshi [[spoiler:and Shigeru]] go to find Mewtwo at the end of the manga, however we're only told of it and we never seem them battle it. It would have made a nice tag battle.
* ParentalAbandonment: As with most of his counterparts, Shigeru lacks parents. [[spoiler:They're revealed to have been hit by a car and killed when he was little.]]
* PromotionToParent: Shigeru's older sister Shigeru took over as Green's caretaker after [[spoiler:their parents death]].
* [[DarkIsNotEvil Psychics Are Not Evil]]: This manga quite possibly has the kindest version of Sabrina, to the point of borderlining {{Moe}}.
* ShipTease:
** After Misty saves Satoshi from drowning, [[RescueRomance Satoshi seems to crush on Misty]].
** On the HoYay side, there's when [[spoiler:Satoshi and Shigeru become friends and go to fight Mewtwo]].
* ShrinkingViolet: Satoshi's Pikachu is very shy and fearful at first, but gradually opens up.
* ShownTheirWork: Personalities, roles, and designs are kept more intact then any other continuity, Pokémon have their original designs (ex: Charmander has spikes), scenes and items excluded from other continuities are kept, and little details are kept. Some of Satoshi's first lines are paraphrased from the manual of ''Red and Blue''.
* StockShonenHero: Subverted with Satoshi. Unlike most adaptations of Red, Satoshi lacks most stereotypical shonen protagonist traits and is actually pretty mellow.
* TookALevelInKindness: Shigeru in the last few pages, after [[spoiler:Satoshi saves him from being crushed by a falling pillar.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Pikachu really loves acorns. Satoshi often gives it acorns [[FoodAsBribe to persuade it to do something.]]
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Just like in his original design, Brock doesn't wear a shirt.

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