So, I've read the first two chapters and looked at the raw of the third. Before reading it I was thinking that Jump staff wanted to extend their reader perimeter and increase sales by adding new sport mangas no matter what. So, that's why I thought that Kuroko was considered as a sure value that will continue and Hoop Men would be protected like Double Arts was at the beginning and would reach 20 chapters easily.
When I first looked at the raw of the first chapter, the drawings make me think again about my theory on their strategy, because it looked more like a gag manga than a traditional sports manga. But with the scans the manga appeared to me more like the traditional sports manga but with a light-hearted tone (it even began to build some rivalry and tensions between teammates (over a girl)).
I did not find the first two chapters funny and the art does not capture players' movements well during basketball phases. Kuroko's mangaka does a better job in my opinion.
So, I am not very interested in it, but what would have interested me is that actually the girl and her childhood were actually a couple and the hero stole the girl ;)
Finally got around to reading the translated chapters and I liked it a lot better than I expected. It's got a lot going against it's survivability, but I would really like to see it go somewhere.
For those waiting on chapter 3, it's a little delayed as I'm having assessments this week, sorry once again.
Well, duh, since I'm not listed as a scanlator, I can only post my release here @.@
There you go, Hoop Men chapter 4
Anyway, I'll be doing chapter 5 too, provided there's a public translation available
EDIT: Well, it's been listed on MH now ^^ http://mangahelpers.com/s/legacy/details/18808
It will only take a minute ^^
um, yeah, I just have, but I haven't been approved @.@
And don't I need 5 releases to put my releases on the database?
(duh, this is kinda off topic)
Approved you ^^
(And yes, let's stop the offtopic now. If there're further problems, PM me >.<)
I really liked the last chapters of this one and I think it has some nice flow...
Therefore I hope it can stick around for some time!
Hoop men has to succeed, it's just too much of a quality series NOT to!
also it just occured to me i'm a scanlator without an awesome green name... what gives with that? :S
Any news on whether CxC is still doing the series?
We are, the thing is our typesetter has been having computer trouble for some time now, so things are a bit delayed.
As a big fan of Slam Dunk, I can't help but notice the similarities between Slam Dunk and Hoopmen.
A lot of the vocab and themes are really similar... Like, really similar.
I do like this series, but I like Slam Dunk far better :p
I haven't read kuroko yet, I might have to check it out!
I think there is no basketball manga to beat Slam Dunk and never well. Hoopmen does have similarities, but it going to be cancel in matter of time.