Yea so weird the last chapter was like a parody. Seems that the main character was put on a bus.
Seems odd. I subscribe to Young Jump, Nono no No usually ranks around the lower half but it's not last or anything. It usually ranks around the same range as Kokou no Hito. But then again, the TOCs in YJ are much less effectual than in the really competitive magazines like Jump where being near the bottom means you'll get canceled if you stay there for 10 weeks.
I think what's usually at the top is Gantz (which is always first if it's in the magazine), Kingdom, B Kata H Kei, Shin Salaryman Kintarou, Usogui, Deliver Cinderella, and REAL (When it's in the magazine).
I think Zetman is usually around the middle. Though that one has infrequent serialization, too. So does Rozen Maiden. Captain Tsubasa is in that area, too.
But I don't read most series besides Kokou no Hito and Gantz, and ordering subscriptions online end up not showing up until a week after the street release date, sometimes a few days later.
Hm. Ok, well I'm checking the Japanese YJ wikipedia page. This seems to be the current status of each current series as of last issue, in order of when they started:
REAL (Inoue Takehiko) 1999 Issue 48 (Irregular serialization)
GANTZ （Oku Hiroya） 2000 Issue 4-5 (Mid-way it became bi-weekly)
Kareinaru Shokutaku/Addicted to Curry （Funatsu Kazuki） 2001 Issue 7
ZETMAN （Katsura Masakazu） 2002 Issue 48
TOUGH （Saruwatari Tetsuya） 2003 Issue 35 (A continuation series of Koukou Tekken Den Tough)
B Kata H Kei （Sanri Youko） 2004 Issue 20
Countach （Umezawa Haruto） 2004 Issue 41
LIAR GAME （Kaitani Shinobu） 2005 Issue 12 (Irregular concentrated serializaion)
Kingdom （Hara Yasuhisa） 2006 Issue 9
Usogui （Sako Toshio） 2006 Issue 24
81 Diver （Shibata Yokusaru） 2006 Issue 41
Beshari-Gurashi （Morita Masanori） 2007 Issue 7 (Moved from Weekly Shonen Jump. Biweekly.)
Hetakoi （Nakano Jyunko） 2007 Issue 8 (Monthly)
Nono no No （Okamoto Lynn） 2007 Issue 47- 2011 Issue 23
Kokou no Hito （Based on Original Story by: Nitta Jirou, Original Authors: Nabeta Yoshio - Takano Hiroshi, Artist: Sakamoto Shinichi） 2007 Issue 48 (The story author changed a couple times early on. Since Volume 5 Sakamoto Shinichi has done everything. The series has a tenancy to take off a week every 5-10 weeks.)
Samurai Soldier （Yamamoto Yuuichirou） 2008 Issue 13
Rozen Maiden （PEACH-PIT） 2008 Issue 20 (Monthly, moved from Comic Buzz)
Delivery Cinderella （NON） 2010 Issue 6
Heisei Policemen!! （Inaba Soohee） 2010 Issue 8
Captain Tsubasa - Kaigai Kekidou-Hen - En La Liga （Takahashi Yoichi） 2010 Issue 11
Shin Salaryman Kintarou Jyunfudou （Motomiya Hiroshi） 2010 Issue 18
Otome no Hozoshita （Madoka Machiko） 2010 Issue 19
Bakamono no Subete （Muraoka Yuu） 2010 Issue 23
Hana to Shura (Original Author：Tanimoto Kazuhiro, Manga:Inoue Noriyoshi） 2010 Issue 29
Sekiei Ayakashi Mangatan （Kawai Takanori） 2010 Issue 32
Youki no Chokkyuu (Nobe Toshio） 2010 Issue 34
Shuukan Hajimete no Hatsune Miku (Hayashi Kentarou） 2010 Issue 40
Destroy and Revolution （Mori Kouji） 2010 Issue 47
Gowlingirl （Fujii Yoshiya） 2010 Issue 49
Hm, so actually quite a few are very recent. I hadn't realized that. I guess it's because Young Jump usually reserves their covers for models rather than stuff about series. With a few exceptions like when a series that was on hiatus comes back.
Nakayama Atsushi is looking for assistants for his next serialization. I dunno if it's for Young jump or anything like that, but since it's advertised on their site, I think it's safe to assume he's going to be headed here. Perhaps he plans to serialize that one shot from a while back?
Guys around 30 (Or lower) preferred.
Proficiency in Comic studio preferred.
Be prepared to work 3~4 days a week. (Stay overs possible.)
Anyone here up for it? :-P Lol.
It's not really a news... But Young Jump had a spin-off magazine called "Miracle Jump" that's been going on for two volumes now. It's a bit over-priced (450 yen for something that's maybe 1/3 size of SQ = ="), but some of the 1-shot's are pretty decent.
Though, like typical seinen stuff, too many characters gets killed in the first 2 chapters (for at least 3 of the running "series") :P
Here's its official site
Supinamarada! new series starting in issue #33 about ice hockey, looks good.
Anyone know Raws of Nejimaki Kagyu?
Kingdom going to have anime-adaptaion.
I am really excited for the return of Liar Game as said here. Oh and I have a question since I read it last year and I have never been following it with it's releases when they were going on regularly before the hiatus. The series is bi-weekly right?
Great to see Kingdom FINALLY getting an anime. It's sold pretty well for a long time and already has 23 volumes.
By the way Kokou no Hito ended about 2 weeks ago. The last volume comes out... I think next month, December.
Ok, it was this month then.
I've been reading it in the magazine issues, the ending was awesome. It probably won't get an anime or anything, but it's definitely been my favorite seinen manga. I've got to get around to translating the rest soon.