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so it approaches, and we have to wonder what wonders will be licensed over the new york comic con. so predict away out of a need to make a new topic live!
my only thoughts are on Viz media, who i'm expecting (hoping) will confirm licenses for
Love Trouble (To Love-ru), what with black cat ending this year
Mx0, what with pretty face already being over
Hatsukoi Limited/Lilim Kiss... actually hold that thought, i think strawberry 100% is far off of completion in the US
Bakuman (oh c'mon that one's obvious)
Toriko (latest jump hit, it's feasible for serialisation... VERY UNLIKELY though between this and that)
Cat Street (Yoko Kamio has been a good seller for them with hana yori dango, so this would make sense till matsuri special is long enough to bother with)
Majin Tantei Nogami Neuro (a man can dream that they'd bother)
Embalming (serialisation perhaps... ahahahaha who am i kidding)
-Most Likely: To-Love, Bakuman
-Possibly: Mx0, Neuro, Sket
-Unknown but should: Neuro (), something from Sunday other than Bakegyamon. (Kenichi, ZKC, even something like KamiSekai, Hyde & Closer or something)
Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu, Liar Game, Cat Street, Neuro, Hoshi wa Utau, Elfen Lied
Bloody Monday, Vinland Saga, Monster Hunter Orage (probably to soon), Minami - ke
I'm overestimating the number of titles VIZ plans on releasing. I'm overestimating the good taste of the people at Del Ray. They'll probably license crap series from Shonen Sirius and second rate shojo.
considering fairy tails early strong sales in the us i wouldnt be surprised if something like that short coupla volumes about plue surfaces in their license list
That's assuming any one in their licensing department knows what their doing ^^
Considering they've barely licensed anything from Shonen Magazine yet happily scooped up Dragon Eyes and My Heavenly Hockey Club, I never expect the best from Del Ray.
VIZ licenses announced. Still no Neuro, or any Jump Comics. Lots of seinen coming, all from the Shogakukan side. Nice to see more Inio coming, What a Wonderful World is an amazing series. As it is also two volumes I hope they treat it the same way as Solanin, a single bunko volume with some of the colored pages restored. I'm also looking forward to Natsume Yujin - cho.
As predicted Del Ray adds nothing of consequence. Yen will put out Yotsuba&! volume six, but their license doesn't extend beyond that. Still, more Yotsuba is always welcome!
Last edited by Kaiten; February 08, 2009 at 02:51 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
I don't mind more shojo, it's mostly good shojo. I always forget YGO is (U.S.) Shonen Jump. I just ...... don't care about that series. There is something from Sunday, I didn't post it here but Takahashi's new series is already licensed. Hardly counts though :/ I do wonder why the quick response there, but not to Bakuman. Slap "by the author and artist of Death Note" on it and someone will buy it. I'd have liked to have seen Kenishi or ZKC licensed. Both would do well. Rosario to Vampire has sold well, both series would be popular with fans of that series. No magazine was hardly a surprise; as I said Del Ray's licensing department sucks.
Hopefully VIZ will start bringing over Jump's 2007/2008 survivors. Potentially Bakuman, Toriko, Sket Dance, Psyren, and Mago could all come out that year. I do doubt all will come in one year, but it would be nice.
2. I did comment on "unknown Rumiko Takahashi series" in the Sunday thread...I guess it wasn't mentioned here first.
3. Bakuman seems like a shoo-in if they ever bring it over...but considering that neither Neuro or To-Love have licenses (and they actually are more recent), I really am not that expectant of something like a Sket Dance or a Toriko as of yet. Its like they really don't want to bring out (or rush) the shonen as of lately.
4. I really don't get why they seem so obsessed to avoid Sunday at all costs since that's all they had prior to getting Jump-obsessed. Sure they don't sell as rapidly akin to a Naruto or a Bleach but they are more interesting and still good (saying this while finishing my Ueki collection this week and catching up with Flame of Recca...now I need time to read them) With Kenichi's anime with Funi, I would have expected the manga to follow suit...but it's like they think without the Jump or Shoujo Beat or the "Viz Select" (for something like Urasawa's works) attached, it will be a low seller.
so..... viz are still stupid
What's funny about Sunday is VIZ has such close ties with Shogakukan, I believe the head of VIZ and the head of Shogakukan were college buddies. Kenichi seems to be a shoo in for at least moderate popularity. Jump is even weirder; since Muhyo they haven't licensed anything currently serialized in WSJ. Again, 2010 could be the year, with the newer series hitting that two year mark. One of them will be established enough to come here.
As a fan of both shojo and seinen I've found VIZ's emphasis on both genres refreshing. It's nice to see interesting, eclectic titles brought over that might not have been licensed even two years ago. Whomever is choosing the specific titles has excellent taste, aside from avoiding Young Jump. Being able to buy We Were There, Kimi ni Todoke, Black Lagoon, Solanin, Kurosagi, etc. instead of more second tier shonen makes me happy. That's a subjective personal opinion though, I can understand why those with different fandoms wouldn't see things the same. And god help them they better license Neuro soon.
I'm glad Viz decided to ignore shounen for once. Well, almost.
the seinen does please me. i just want more shonen jump... well... good shonen jump