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    [Discussion] Re: Hiatus X Hiatus - To Resume June 2014!

    It is true that Oda is one of the hardest working people in the business but he also has a team of assistants. I think it was nine or maybe a dozen. I don’t remember the exact number but it was quite...
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    [Discussion] Re: Hunter x Hunter Chapter 349 Discussion/ 350 Predictions

    Least demanding?? In which kind of dream world do you live? Seriously. Do you not know anything about the schedule of a weekly manga artist? They work 7 days a week, yes no days off and usually sit...
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    Sticky: [Chapter] Re: One Piece 757 Spoiler Discussion

    You really should read more or pay more attention to the stuff you read. This trope is used in every battle manga multiple time. Hell in the first chapter of One Piece it is used and after that...
  4. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2014] - Discussion and TOC Talk - Part 6

    I thought so once too but now I doubt it. During the 1 month break Oda took before the time skip circulation only fell 50 000 which is insignificant. Oda also takes regularly breaks and circulation...
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    [Hangout] Re: One Piece Mega Convo Thread

    He didn’t plan it to be 5 years. He thought he will need 5 years to tell the story he had planned. The three powers, what one piece is, the straw hats, the war on marineford and Ace’s death are all...
  6. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2014] - Discussion and TOC Talk - Part 5

    He is on a lighter schedule. The schedule is 4 chapters, 1 week break, 4 chapters, 1 week break and so on bearing no magazine breaks.
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    [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2013-2014] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    Dragon Ball has sold 230 Million worldwide. So 150 Million in Japan and 80 Million in the rest of the world.
    The official site for Battle of Gods said so. Here is the ANN article:...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 723 Discussion/ 724 Prediction

    Just wanted to say that one should never ever use Mangastream or Mangapanda as translation sources. Usually there are more likely wrong than right.
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 722 Spoiler Discussion

    He did:
    http://www.batoto.net/read/_/189027/one-piece_ch717_by_powermanga/15

    Fujitora bombed him with meteors and showed absolutely no mercy
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 722 Spoiler Discussion

    Well the Reverie is probably a meeting of all the leaders of the 169 countries/Islands that belong to the WG. The original founders of the WG were 20 and 19 of them became World Nobles. The World...
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    [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2013-2014] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    I am one of those people that argues that quality does indeed sell but please let me clarify what I mean with it. With quality I mean being good in what it tries to be at least at some point in time....
  12. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2012-2013] - Discussion and TOC Talk - Part 1

    You mean something like that? It is a little older and I think there is a more recent version but it should do.
    http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/7730/copies.png
  13. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2012-2013] - Discussion and TOC Talk - Part 1

    He looks or at least looked like this

    http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/4062/ya40.jpg
  14. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2012-2013] - Discussion and TOC Talk - Part 1

    It is in the text : (keep in mind these values are ROUGHLY in dollars)
  15. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2012-2013] - Discussion and TOC Talk - Part 1

    There was a Television show in Japan that once tried to estimate how much Oda made in 2009(?). So it includes all the sources of moneyincome. Bear in mind that Oda is very succesfull and that most...
  16. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2012-2013] - Discussion and TOC Talk - Part 1

    Well a Mangaka gets 10-15% for every printed (not sold) copy. A Volume costs 420 yen which means he earned something between 125.784.601,19 USD and 188.703.287,24 USD with the current yen dollar...
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    [Publisher] Re: Weekly Oricon Comic Rankings

    Those ARE print numbers. Japanese companies publish them instead for „sales“ numbers becuase of several reasons. One of them is that Japanese mangaka get paid per printed volume and not per sold...
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    [Publisher] Re: Weekly Oricon Comic Rankings

    I searched a thread in AP forums because I remembered something and found it
    http://www.apforums.net/showthread.php?t=159&page=339
    According to Greg Oda once in an interview with the Liar Game...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: One Piece 690 Discussion / 691 Prediction

    Ok I feel obligated to say a few things regarding this ridiculous power level discussion.

    The first thing is about Law. For some reason everyone here assumes that Law was as strong (or weaker)...
  20. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2012] - Discussion and TOC Talk - Part 4

    For US American sales I googled a bit and found this site:
    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=36900
    This guy analysis bookscan reports every year. It is an interesting read.
    For...
  21. [Anime] Re: So I started watching the anime the other day.....

    I didn’t check all but the list seems pretty accurate

    You should watch the beginning of Episode 225. Not the end. After the scene at the beginning and you will know which scene you can skip the...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: One Piece 676 Discussion/ 677 Prediction

    You should SERIOUSLY reread that part.
    http://www.batoto.net/read/_/5009/one-piece_ch385_by_null/3
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    [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2012] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    I’m an economic student. I didn’t mean it in a negative way. I meant that the main driving force for doing something for authors and artist doesn’t have to be money especially if they have already a...
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    [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2012] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    I have read a lot of the interviews of Oda. In the ones regarding strong world he mentions repeatedly how much work it took and that he never intends to do it again and that he was talked into it by...
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    [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2012] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    I thought it is pretty obvious why more (especially) Mangaka from WSJ are involved with the film production. I’m 99% sure it is because of the success of Strong World.

    Strong World was a mega...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: One Piece 671 Discussion/ 672 Prediction ~ One Piece is on break next week T_T ~

    It could be more complicated than you think. For all we know Law might have his powers since he was a child like Robin or Luffy. At some point he might have been forced to give his heart to this...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: One Piece 671 Discussion/ 672 Prediction ~ One Piece is on break next week T_T ~

    I do not support the Haki theory but that monet wasn’t effected is no argument against it because:

    D: Luffy's haoushoku haki was able to effect 50,000 men, but how many would Shanks and the...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: One Piece 667 Spoiler Discussion

    What if Luffy says no? With the body switch he gained leverage to blackmail Luffy plus he weakened them if he has to fight them.
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    [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2012] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    Well the readership of OP is well known. Here is the link:
    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2011-02-09/nhk/9/10ths-of-one-piece-manga-buyers-are-adults
    However I never knew that something...
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    [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2011] - Discussion and TOC Talk - Part 3

    Gintama first is certainly deserved.
    lol at One Piece. Never thought it would rank outside of the top 3 during this arc.
    Nisekoi seems to be a keeper. It ranks constantly REALLY well.
    I'm glad...
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    Sticky: [Anime] Re: One Piece / Last Episodes Discussion

    They are going with 1 chapter(sometimes even less) = 1 Episode pace since Impeldown I believe. So why are you expecting fillers? They might do some specials like with toriko next week or some movie...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: One Piece 659 Discussion/ 660 Prediction

    The "buh" sound is Japanese for fart. He is literally talking out of his ass.
    Here is a picutere that someone at AP did:

    http://im.bilderkiste.org/7133113590787/Samurai.png
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: One Piece 657 Discussion/ 658 Prediction ~ One Piece will be back around 29th february ~

    Let me guess. You were an Anime only person and then you switched to the Manga at some point?
    You missed the Cover stories. Oda does them very often. They usually explain what happened with certain...
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    Sticky: [Anime] Re: One Piece / Last Episodes Discussion

    You could also ask why don't they make is seasonal or why don't they animate it better. The answer to why a company does what it does is MONEY.
    Why should they do a filler arc? Will they gain more...
  35. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2011] - Discussion and TOC Talk - Part 2

    Can somebody tell why they are STILL pimping the hell out of Kuro? I could understand it when it was the only sports series and they wanted to at least establish ONE sport series. But now there is...
  36. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2011] - Discussion and TOC Talk - Part 2

    Well I don't know how you define huge but WSJ has a female readership of 20%. That makes around 600 000 female readers of WSJ.



    My personal theory is that Mago simple isn't anything special. It...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: One Piece 657 Discussion/ 658 Prediction

    Wrong translation.

    Here is the right one from Stephen(best OP translator there is and now offical translator for VIZ):
  38. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2011] - Discussion and TOC Talk - Part 2

    Greg from OP Podcast posted this a while ago:
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    Sticky: [Anime] Re: One Piece / Last Episodes Discussion

    The eating scene was animated by Tate. He is one of the best Animators OP has. Some people don't like his drawing stlye.

    Here is a video composition of scenes he did. Not soley for One Piece but a...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: One Piece 653 Spoiler Discussion

    Anyone remember the "oh god I screwed up, let me invent a deus ex plot device" explanation of Oda regarding how mister 3 could float even though he ate a Devil fruit?:



    Now he made it "canon"....
  41. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2011] - Discussion and TOC Talk - Part 2

    Series that have the cover BUT not a color page are usually around that spot.
    Here are two examples:
    http://weeklyjump.livejournal.com/190819.html#comments...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: One Piece 651 Discussion / 652 Prediction - No chapter until around January 11th (read the OP!)

    I think we are not on the same page.
    In this scene Moria took a punch from Jinbei.
    In this scene Magellan took a punch.
    Both have white eyes and it SEEMS they are KO. Both are not
    Because in this...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: One Piece 651 Discussion / 652 Prediction - No chapter until around January 11th (read the OP!)

    I'm not disregarding any facts. It was not 100 Shadows Moria took but 1000. This is a big difference and Moria was surely much more tired than Luffy after getting hit with dozens of punches with the...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: One Piece 651 Discussion / 652 Prediction - No chapter until around January 11th (read the OP!)

    I spoke in general. I said those people are underrated by a lot of fans. Moria is not taken seriously by a lot of fans. He is more taken like a joke villain and in general considered the weakest...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: One Piece 651 Discussion / 652 Prediction - No chapter until around January 11th (read the OP!)

    Do you know what the difference between titles like:
    Emperor, Pirate King, World strongest swordsman, world strongest man etc.
    and titles like:
    Admiral, Shichibukai, Vice Admiral, Rear Admiral and...
  46. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2011] - Discussion and TOC Talk - Part 2

    Here is the Schedule for WSJ:

    12/19 : Shônen Jump #03-04 (Raw around 12/14)
    12/26 : No Shônen Jump
    01/04 : Shônen Jump #05-06 (Raw around 12/24)
    01/09 : No Shônen Jump
    01/16 : Shônen Jump...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: One Piece 650 Discussion / 651 Prediction

    Read this scene:
    http://mangastream.com/read/one_piece/64985431/10

    Luffy asks Zoro and Sanji if they SENSE a wild animal in the castle
    One Replies with:" Now that you mention it" the other...
  48. [Discussion] Re: What's the typical depiction of women in manga?-Discussion

    I pretty much agree completely with Kaiten.

    How female characters are portrayed is heavily depending on the genre and the demographic. In most Shonen the Women are either the “princesses in the...
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    [Publisher] Re: Weekly Oricon Comic Rankings

    How many days had those WSJ Manga time to list?
  50. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2011] - Discussion and TOC Talk - Part 2

    I took the five longest running series in WSJ(minus HxH and Kochikame) to be able to so the “long time trends” of the series.

    2008 Jump Comic Series Sale Rankings
    1. ONE PIECE - 5,956,540
    2....
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