People will get to see a different take on Pokemon Sword & Shield’s story, as the first volume of the manga will appear in English on August 10, 2021. This series will continue The Hidenori Kusaka and Satoshi Yamamoto Pokemon Adventures series outside of Japan.
The Pokemon Sword & Shield manga adaptation follows both the male and female trainers from the game. In the English version, the girl is named Casey and the boy Henry. Both are research assistants for Professor Magnolia and have a dream of competing in the Galar League, just like players’ avatars in the Nintendo Switch games.
The first volume involves the two trying to get Leon’s approval so they can start challenging gym leaders. There are also hints alluding to the legendaries from this game, as Henry is trying to learn more about the rusted Sword and Shield connected to Zacian and Zamazenta.
The Pokemon Sword & Shield manga volume 1 will be available in English on August 10, 2021. While Viz Media does have a product page for the first volume online, it doesn’t have a preview of the manga available yet. When it does launch, it will cost $4.99. Stores like Amazon and RightStuf are already accepting pre-orders.