Pokemon Story is a massive, 500+ page book co-written by Kenji Hatakeyama and Masakazu Kubo. It was first released on 10 December 2000. The book covers the origins of Pokémon and chronicles the first four years of the franchise's history. Main author Hatakeyama interviewed numerous people involved with the creation of Pokémon. Co-author Masakazu Kubo, himself a core person within the franchise, provides commentary at the bottom of the pages. This makes it difficult to put the book's text in a digital document in such a way that it can be interpreted correctly by machine translators.
The book was also released as two bunkobon (pocket books), released on 25 April 2002.
Table of contents
- Big book: Google Books, amazon.com, amazon.co.jp (ISBN: 978-4822241995);
- Pocket book, volume 1: Google Books, amazon.com, amazon.co.jp (ISBN: 978-4043645015);
- Pocket book, volume 2: Google Books, amazon.com, amazon.co.jp (ISBN: 978-4043645022).
The big book and the pocket books do not differ in terms of text.
Note that Google Books incorrectly labels the second bunkobon as "Volume 3". This is wrong; there is no volume 3.
I can create a PDF document of the book if all pages have been proofread.
Similarly, I can create a PDF document of the book if all pages have been translated.