Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder is a 1-volume 2011 manga based off of Pokémon Black and White. It is written and illustrated by Satoshi Kanda.
The manga revolves around a boy named Shin as he confronts Team Plasma. It streamlines the game's narrative down to just N's plot, toning down the gym leader plot.
In 2012, it received a loose sequel named Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~.
These manga provide examples of:
- Adaptation Name Change:
- Touya is renamed "Shin" in Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder.
- Touya is renamed "Hiro" in Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend.
- Kyohei is renamed "Arata" in Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend.
- Alternate Continuity: The sequel doesn't follow the original story. Shin has been replaced with Hiro.
- Artistic Age: Shin looks younger than his video game counterpart, Hilbert.
- Demoted to Extra: Shin's rivals Cheren and Bianca are given minor roles.