I don't think a Japanese summary will help a lot of users.......
So I'll just glimpse over the Metallica summary and do a very quick and sketchy TL. I definitely won't do one for the other stories since those summaries may not look like much but that's elusory! (In fact, they are quite long xD)
It's the central city of metalwork/metalsmith, Metal City. 3 years ago the bright young boy Luca came to this city in order to fulfill a promise he made with his father whom he got seperated from years ago. [TN: Kanji actually say "his whole life" but I don't get how he could make a promise then *lol*] His goal is to become a steal searching scholar [read: Minea] for the metal management [read: Metallist] association's headquarters assigned to this very city. And also to broaden the searching sphere of the special metal called "Ultra Metal" that's only been handed to his untraceable father and the Metallica family. Test, Metallist's chief and a Minea himself, orders Luca (accompanied by Shino, a member of the Metallists who shall act as supervisor) to go to Volcano mountain district, a Rank-C danger district, to retrieve the rare metal "Jewelight Metal". They pursue a stinky grotto until they finally discover the metal they were looking for but just next to it lies a shrine of gigantic dragons......
An adventure fantasy manga about a boy who possesses the ability to make metal change its form by his will, searching for the legendary "Ultra Metal" and his feather.
Like I said, it's a speed TL and sketchy...but better than nothing, eh? : )
So Metallica got 1st...looks interesting enough. And Crown! will probably get serialized too since it got 2nd unless there was a huge gap between the votes for 1 and 2...hopefully this will be a decent sports since, imo, there hasn't been a good one debut in quite a while.
The new ones have been great! The Kyoto arc of Mago is the best in thing in the magazine at the moment. Psyren and Toriko are consistantly entertaining, often great, series. Just my opinion, all are welcome to their own, but all three are at least worth trying. Toriko and Psyren took a little while to get going. Mago was a lot of fun from the start and keeps getting better.
Based on art alone this years Golden Cup was a bit boring. The plot of metallica doesn't do much for me, but I guess a synopsis of pretty much any Jump series would look lame, generic, cheesy, or childish. In reality I wouldn't put that many in those categories.
Well, this Golden Future Cup might be boring, but I think Metalica (or other series) can become better when it serialized. I, pesonally, think one shot of Mago was not very good, but it turned into one of best series in Jump when it serialized.
Also, I didn't read Metalica, but based on cover art and summary, it kinds of reminds me Fairy Tail.
Last edited by Negative Syndicate; October 23, 2009 at 11:12 PM.
That's very true. Countless crap one shots went on to be good or at least serviceable series. Naruto comes to mind, Bleach and Death Note too. ITA about Mago. The one shot wasn't bad but I didn't think it had much potential as a series. So I made the mistake of not reading from chapter 1 but waiting a few months.