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    Re: Weekly Oricon Comic Rankings

    December 31 (2012) ~ January 06 (2013)

    01. Naruto #63 (287,331 / 861,704)
    02. Hunter×Hunter #32 (264,810 / 883,874)
    03. Natsume Yuujinchou #15 (227,945)
    04. Ao no Exorcist #10 (225,518 / 589,035)
    05. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu #2 (146,752 / 347,378)
    06. Haikyuu!! #4 (121,256)
    07. Initial D #46 (107,839)
    08. Nisekoi #5 (98,833)
    09. Aoharide #6 (89,072 / 340,989)
    10. Hunter×Hunter #31 (52,177 / 1,009,216)
    11. Hana Yorimo Hana no Gotoku #11 (47,811)
    12. Yu☆Gi☆Oh 5D's #5 (46,931)
    13. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu #1 (45,732 / 503,217)
    14. Soul Eater #23 (43,733 / 219,073)
    15. Kanojo wa Uso o Koishi Sugiteru #10 (42,826 / 122,055)
    16. Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsuraii! #1 (42,110 / 99,949)
    17. Saiki Kusuo no Sainan #3 (41,997)
    18. Meitantei Conan #78 (39,395 / 483,529)
    19. One Piece #68 (39,285 / 2,763,410)
    20. Last Game #3 (39,169)
    21. Koisome Momiji #3 (37,912)
    22. To Love-Ru Darkness #6 (37,060 / 290,870)
    23. Otogi mo You Ayanishiki #3 (35,986)
    24. Owari no Seraph #1 (35,948)
    25. Saint☆Oniisan #8 (35,766 / 725,114)
    26. Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji #5 (35,071 / 125,772)
    27. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou #7 (34,953 / 164,658)
    28. Junjou Romantica #16 (34,720 / 82,719)
    29. Sengoku Ichiryuuki #2 (33,330)
    30. Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaetachi ga Warui! #3 (32,657 / 154,340)
    31. Kurogane #7 (31,145)
    32. Mairunovich #7 (30,488 / 97,012)
    33. Shingeki no Kyojin #9 (29,651 / 563,547)
    34. Kuroko no Basket #20 (27,738 / 614,163)
    35. 3-Gatsu no Lion #8 (23,244 / 401,882)
    36. Daiya no Ace #34 (22,893 / 214,834)
    37. Ayakashi Hisen #7 (21,923 / 63,559)
    38. Terra Formars #3 (21,524 / 208,920)
    39. Terra Formars #1 (21,332 / 237,371)
    40. Kaze Hikaru #33 (21,168 / 70,340)
    41. Pieace #9 (21,015 / 68,456)
    42. Terra Formars #2 (20,671 / 222,903)
    43. Ao no Exorcist #9 (20,493 / 800,839)
    44. Chihayafuru #19 (19,961 / 359,376)
    45. Kaze Densetsu Bukkomi no Taku #23 (19,601)
    46. Magi #14 (19,147 / 413,590)
    47. Toriko #22 (19,140 / 387,958)
    48. Magi #13 (18,947 / 418,397)
    49. Magi #15 (18,846 / 369,579)
    50. Magi #11 (18,830 / 412,477)

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    Re: Weekly Oricon Comic Rankings

    January 7th ~ January 13nd (Credits for Negative Syndicate)

    01. Natsume Yuujinchou #15 (135,185 / 363,130)
    02. Suki-tte Ii na yo #10 (127,385 / 127,385)
    03. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun #11 (118,829 / 118,829)
    04. Naruto #63 (93,181 / 954,885)
    05. Hunter×Hunter #32 (79,139 / 963,013)
    06. A Bride's Story #5 (75,024 / 75,024)
    07. Ao no Exorcist #10 (74,496 / 663,531)
    08. Initial D #46 (70,764 / 178,603)
    09. Btooom! #10 (69,655 / 69,655)
    10. Assassination Classroom #2 (59,466 / 406,844)
    11. Haikyuu!! #4 (57,622 / 178,878)
    12. Nisekoi #5 (51,196 / 150,029)
    13. Shitsuren Chocolatier #6 (45,163 / 45,163)
    14. Baki Gaiden: Kizuzura #1 (40,871 / 40,871)
    15. Ao Haru Ride #6 (39,699 / 380,688)
    16. Kyō no Kira-kun #4 (37,876 / 37,876)
    17. Hyouka Limited Edition #3 (33,082 / 33,082)
    18. Hana Yorimo Hana no Gotoku #11 (31,951 / 79,762)
    19. Biblia Koshodō no Jiken Techō #2 (31,060 / 31,060)
    20. Shiki no Zenjitsu (29,158 / 211,370)
    21. Biohazard ~Marhawa Desire~ #3 (28,855 / 28,855)
    22. Shinryaku! Ika Musume #13 (28,845 / 28,845)
    23. Assassination Classroom #1 (28,809 / 532,026)
    24. Tokyo Alice #10 (27,879 / 27,879)
    25. PSI Kusuo Saiki #3 (27,803 / 69,800)
    26. Sengoku Ittōki #2 (27,676 / 61,006)
    27. Owari no Seraph #1 (26,486 / 62,434)
    28. Noririn #6 (25,836 / 25,836)
    29. Clover #30 (25,807 / 25,807)
    30. Hunter X Hunter #31 (24,974 / 1,034,190)
    31. High School DxD #4 (24,833 / 24,833)
    32. Otogi Moyō Ayanishiki Futatabi #3 (24,427 / 60,413)
    33. Trininty Seven: 7-nin no Mahōtsukai #5 (24,073 / 24,073)
    34. Last Game #3 (23,068 / 62,237)
    35. Crows Zero II: Suzuran x Hōen #1 (22,974 / 22,974)
    36. Seitokai no Ichizon #8 (21,323 / 21,323)
    37. One Piece #68 (21,105 / 2,784,515)
    38. Saint Young Men #8 (20,840 / 745,954)
    39. Kanojo wa Uso o Ai Shisugiteru #10 (20,764 / 142,819)
    40. Hyakko #7 (20,536 / 20,536)
    41. To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness #6 (19,353 / 310,223)
    42. Soul Eater #23 (18,944 / 238,017)
    43. Detective Conan #78 (18,919 / 502,448)
    44. Code Geass Soubou no Oz #2 (18,252 / 18,252)
    45. Black Jack Sōsaku Hiwa: Tezuka Osamu no Shigotoba kara #2 (18,122 / 18,122)
    46. Danshi Kōkōsei no Nichijō #7 (17,715 / 182,373)
    47. Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! #22 (17,687 / 172,027)
    48. Koisome Momiji #3 (17,685 / 55,597)
    49. Ōkami Shōjo to Kuro Ōji #5 (17,485 / 143,257)
    50. Kobayashi ga Kawai Sugite Tsurai!! #1 (17,248 / 117,197)

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    January 14th ~ January 20th (Credits for Negative Syndicate)

    01. Gin no Saji #6 (414,297)
    02. Otoyomegatari #5 (143,583 / 218,60)
    03. Sukitte Iinayo。#10 (132,454 / 259,839)
    04. Hajime no Ippo #102 (104,856)
    05. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun #11 (103,830 / 222,659)
    06. Shura no Mon Dai Ni Mon #8 (83,759)
    07. Kimi no iru Machi #11 (55,154)
    08. Sakurahime Kaden #12 (54,647)
    09. Hayate no Gotoku! #35 (52,834)
    10. Hayate no Gotoku! Limited Edition #35 (49,478)
    11. Natsume Yuujinchou #15 (44,714 / 407,844)
    12. Shura no Mon Iden Fudekake #4 (42,548)
    13. Again!! #7 (42,443)
    14. Naruto #63 (42,328 / 997,213)
    15. Hunter×Hunter #32 (40,405 / 1,003,418)
    16. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso #5 (39,006)
    17. Ao no Exorcist #10 (37,869 / 701,400)
    18. Angel Heart 2nd Season #5 (37,685)
    19. Zettai Karen Children #35 (36,798)
    20. Kyou no Kira-kun #4 (36,628 / 74,504)
    21. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu #2 (34,224 / 441,068)
    22. Itsudemo Otenki Kibun #6 (31,871)
    23. Tokyo Alice #10 (30,900 / 58,779)
    24. Btooom! #10 (29,514 / 99,169)
    25. Nobunaga no Chef #6 (29,500)
    26. Tokyo Ghoul #6 (29,464)
    27. Initidal D #46 (28,625 / 207,228)
    28. Kurogane no Linebarrel #21 (28,544)
    29. Gin Gitsune #8 (27,340)
    30. Bakuon Densetsu Kaburagi #4 (27,077)
    31. Hajimari no Niina #4 (26,023)
    32. Otoman #18 (25,734)
    33. Shitsuren Chocolatier #6 (25,358 / 70,521)
    34. Otoman #17 (24,784)
    35. Romantica Clock #1 (24,604)
    36. Kyoukai no Rinne #15 (23,653)
    37. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu #1 (23,340 / 555,366)
    38. Aoharide #6 (22,120 / 402,808)
    39. Wagatsuma-san wa Ore no Yome #4 (21,238)
    40. Haikyuu!! #4 (21,158 / 200,036)
    41. Fantasista Stella #1 (20,926)
    42. Biburia Koshodou no Jiken Techou #2 (19,690 / 50,750)
    43. Curry Naru Shokutaku #49 (19,222)
    44. One Piece #68 (19,196 / 2,803,711)
    45. Kunisaki Izumo no Jijou #12 (18,433)
    46. Samurai Soldier #21 (17,446)
    47. Saint☆Oniisan #8 (17,165 / 763,119)
    48. Hunter×Hunter #31 (16,667 / 1,050,857)
    49. Baki Gaiden Kizutsura #1 (16,594 / 57,465)
    50. Nisekoi #5 (15,993 / 166,022)

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    Despite the bitching about Togashi not redrawing his scribbles in the recent HXH volume, it STILL sells that much. I dunno, If I were a manga artist I'd wonder what the point of me even trying would be when a dude can turn in his sketch pad, not do his job on regular intervals and still sell millions. (Despite this post I am a huge HXH fan, just sayin'.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomber D Rufi View Post
    Despite the bitching about Togashi not redrawing his scribbles in the recent HXH volume, it STILL sells that much. I dunno, If I were a manga artist I'd wonder what the point of me even trying would be when a dude can turn in his sketch pad, not do his job on regular intervals and still sell millions. (Despite this post I am a huge HXH fan, just sayin'.)
    he can only do that because he is popular. its not like a new artist can do that or even lets say the artist of Nisekoi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m3loo View Post
    he can only do that because he is popular. its not like a new artist can do that or even lets say the artist of Nisekoi.
    I know why he can do that, I'm just saying it should discourage work ethic if he's able to do that. I realize that he's getting special treatment so he won't leave, and that it was him who saved Jump in it's dark ages. As I said I love HXH, so I don't have a problem with this per se, it's just me kinda inferring how it probably makes other mangaka feel. For example, I dislike Naruto vehemently, but I respect Kishimoto for actually taking less breaks than Oda who's manga I DO enjoy, and he actually works hard on his art as far as I can tell. Aoyama, Takahashi (Rumiko), Oda, Kishimoto, and Akimoto (Osamu) are all popular mangaka, but they actually do mangaka things. Yet they sell dramatically less than (Except for Oda and Kishimoto), Togashi who does roughly one third the work they do. I love HXH, and intend to follow it as long as it remains (objectively) good, but I can't help but wonder if other new and veteran mangaka get annoyed with what he's allowed to get away with? Obviously he treats manga more as a hobby that you can put down and pick up whenever you have time and or interest, but should he really be allowed THIS much leeway? And if the answer to that is yes, is it really okay for fans to send the message that he can do this sorta thing and we'll still follow him? I realize how hypocritical I sound, but this is an inquiry of curiosity moreso than a criticism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomber D Rufi View Post
    I know why he can do that, I'm just saying it should discourage work ethic if he's able to do that. I realize that he's getting special treatment so he won't leave, and that it was him who saved Jump in it's dark ages. As I said I love HXH, so I don't have a problem with this per se, it's just me kinda inferring how it probably makes other mangaka feel. For example, I dislike Naruto vehemently, but I respect Kishimoto for actually taking less breaks than Oda who's manga I DO enjoy, and he actually works hard on his art as far as I can tell. Aoyama, Takahashi (Rumiko), Oda, Kishimoto, and Akimoto (Osamu) are all popular mangaka, but they actually do mangaka things. Yet they sell dramatically less than (Except for Oda and Kishimoto), Togashi who does roughly one third the work they do. I love HXH, and intend to follow it as long as it remains (objectively) good, but I can't help but wonder if other new and veteran mangaka get annoyed with what he's allowed to get away with? Obviously he treats manga more as a hobby that you can put down and pick up whenever you have time and or interest, but should he really be allowed THIS much leeway? And if the answer to that is yes, is it really okay for fans to send the message that he can do this sorta thing and we'll still follow him? I realize how hypocritical I sound, but this is an inquiry of curiosity moreso than a criticism.
    I know exactly what you mean, I also think its bad to give special treatment to him, I mean I don´t mind if they give a bit special treatment but what he is getting is just WAY too much.
    but I already had a discussion about this on batoto and other people think he should be allowed to do whatever he thinks is ok because he is such a good author.
    I personally think even if he is a good author its not ok, I mean can you go to the company where you work and tell them "I have been working for the last 5 years without taking a vacation now I want to have a half a year vacation", they would immediately laugh at you and fire you.

    @Baseballbat Boy: what you posted, can be seen in a lot of manga + naruto is a weekly manga so I can understand if he does some mistakes, I mean last time I checked Masashi was still human....
    just to make it clear, I am not even a naruto fan.
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    It's to bad I also follow this thread :-)

    From what I remember, the sketchy chapters of last Hunter x Hunter batch were quite well done and even go well with the plot. At least they were nowhere comparable to what he has done before which had no artistic interest. So maybe that's why he didn't feel the need to redraw them.

    And m3loo, have you some notion of work legislation ? First you can't take no holidays during 5 years. There is something called annual leave in modern countries which is compulsory. Second it's not always that easy to fire someone. And most of the time it's one of your right to take a sabbatic leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k-dom View Post
    It's to bad I also follow this thread :-)
    And m3loo, have you some notion of work legislation ? First you can't take no holidays during 5 years. There is something called annual leave in modern countries which is compulsory. Second it's not always that easy to fire someone. And most of the time it's one of your right to take a sabbatic leave.
    not easy to fire people? you obviously don´t know how it works in the USA, plz inform yourself.
    about your annual leave, if you are talking about christmas and so on, thats something everyone gets in modern countries, so yes its holiday but its more like a force holiday, you are not taking it yourself you are getting it.

    about the sabbatic year you mentioned. you know that you need to have worked a lot of overtime to get it right? also a lot of the times you don´t get your full wave, you just get a portion of it during that time. and lets be honest, how many company's would allow that? not really a lot.

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    It's not easy to fire people in the US. I live there. And work there. Don't need to inform myself. Stereotypes are lame.

    It's a shame people need reminding that Weekly Jump is a business. The goal is to make money. Irregular serialization is a common industry practice. If Jump did not allow Togashi breaks he would leave for another publisher that would. But Hunter x Hunter makes Jump a lot of money. Better to let him take his breaks and draw a few sketchy chapters, then allow him to leave for Shogakukan, Kodansha, or Hakusensha.

    In the real world, Togashi has what experts call leverage. He is a successful man who's services would be in demand if he left Shueisha. He has made a lot of money in his career. His wife was also a very successful mangaka, and comes from a wealthy family. He doesn't need to work full time any more, he doesn't need Shueisha. They want him, they want his services, and he got the best deal he could out of them. That is called smart business, not special treatment.

    Quote Originally Posted by k-dom View Post
    It's to bad I also follow this thread :-)

    From what I remember, the sketchy chapters of last Hunter x Hunter batch were quite well done and even go well with the plot. At least they were nowhere comparable to what he has done before which had no artistic interest. So maybe that's why he didn't feel the need to redraw them.
    During his last serialization, some of the later chapters looked more like rough drafts than finished manga. He did switch to more of a slightly sketchier style during the last arc, but most of the chapters looked like finished product. It really happened suddenly too. Chapter 325 looked amazing, chapter 326 looked like it had been drawn on a cocktail napkin.
    Last edited by Kaiten; January 24, 2013 at 01:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomber D Rufi View Post
    but I can't help but wonder if other new and veteran mangaka get annoyed with what he's allowed to get away with?
    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 author said the following:
    "I believe we should have popularity rankings for comics because I work really hard and I can't believe that some others are even allowed to be called 'mangaka'."
    According to him this sentence was quite harsh in Japanese and everyone assumed he was talking about Togashi even though he didn't mention a name. There was also supposedly a little movement who actually tried to get Oda fired because of that sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiten View Post
    It's not easy to fire people in the US. I live there. And work there. Don't need to inform myself. Stereotypes are lame.

    It's a shame people need reminding that Weekly Jump is a business. The goal is to make money. Irregular serialization is a common industry practice. If Jump did not allow Togashi breaks he would leave for another publisher that would. But Hunter x Hunter makes Jump a lot of money. Better to let him take his breaks and draw a few sketchy chapters, then allow him to leave for Shogakukan, Kodansha, or Hakusensha.

    In the real world, Togashi has what experts call leverage. He is a successful man who's services would be in demand if he left Shueisha. He has made a lot of money in his career. His wife was also a very successful mangaka, and comes from a wealthy family. He doesn't need to work full time any more, he doesn't need Shueisha. They want him, they want his services, and he got the best deal he could out of them. That is called smart business, not special treatment.



    During his last serialization, some of the later chapters looked more like rough drafts than finished manga. He did switch to more of a slightly sketchier style during the last arc, but most of the chapters looked like finished product. It really happened suddenly too. Chapter 325 looked amazing, chapter 326 looked like it had been drawn on a cocktail napkin.
    Yup, Kaiten is right. I'm preeeeeeeeety lazy, yet I still have employment. Gotta love the good US of A. Seriously though, it is hard to find a job, and (usually) pretty hard to lose it unless you're a slacker. Even then you gotta go through all kinds of shit to fire someone without them suing your ass.

    Yeah. I mean as I said I realize that he (Togashi) was Jump's salvation for a while and that they know by giving him what he wants, including an ideal schedule it cements him staying with them opposed to going to one of the other publishers. (I think I posted as much earlier.) I also realize you're not singling me out, but my line of reasoning was in regards to how other mangaka feel about this arrangement. As a writer myself, I can completely understand needing time to just not write, so on that level I can appreciate Togashi's schedule, and as I keep saying I do really like HXH. That being said, I wasn't even looking for an answer to my inquiry, I was merely thinking out loud. If I were a mangaka and saw Togashi's success, I'd be at least be a little annoyed.

    You are right though, during the last run Togashi did hand in what seemed to be finished products, and for the most part he's got an incredibly minimalist style anyway. The chapters themselves sorta decreased in quality towards the end of the arc though, and not so much good chapter and then *bam* bad chapter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josl View Post
    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 author said the following:
    "I believe we should have popularity rankings for comics because I work really hard and I can't believe that some others are even allowed to be called 'mangaka'."
    According to him this sentence was quite harsh in Japanese and everyone assumed he was talking about Togashi even though he didn't mention a name. There was also supposedly a little movement who actually tried to get Oda fired because of that sentence.
    I saw that on the AP forums, and that's exactly what I'm talking about. Whether he directly means Togashi, or anyone else I would think people would look at Togashi's effort=sales, and kinda be like 'dude, WTF?' Jump's a business, and how their other talents feel about Togashi isn't going to change how they treat him (though I guess they could riot or something, I dunno.) though I just sorta feel like to a guy or gal who's doing the weekly thing and struggling to be successful it's gotta suck to see that happen.
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    Yeah. I mean as I said I realize that he (Togashi) was Jump's salvation for a while and that they know by giving him what he wants, including an ideal schedule it cements him staying with them opposed to going to one of the other publishers. (I think I posted as much earlier.) I also realize you're not singling me out, but my line of reasoning was in regards to how other mangaka feel about this arrangement. As a writer myself, I can completely understand needing time to just not write, so on that level I can appreciate Togashi's schedule, and as I keep saying I do really like HXH. That being said, I wasn't even looking for an answer to my inquiry, I was merely thinking out loud. If I were a mangaka and saw Togashi's success, I'd be at least be a little annoyed.
    That's kind of a fact of life though. Shueisha and Togashi need to do whats best for themselves. Manga is business, the other mangaka need to understand it is a business agreement. Obviously Shueisha does not want to destroy office morale over one mangaka. Part of being the boss is knowing you can't make everyone happy. It's not like Hunter x Hunter is that out of the ordinary anyway. Look at Berserk, for example. Veteran manga get these type of deals all the time. If I were his editor, I'd personally have been pissed about the quality of some of those chapters. I might even have said something, if not to him, then to my boss.

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    I know you don't, but some people though seem to forget this is a business, and Togashi has leverage. He is doing what any good businessman would: using what leverage he has to get himself the best deal possible. One can hardly fault him for being smart and playing his hand so perfectly. He has had irregular serialization for a long time now, going back to Level E.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiten View Post
    That's kind of a fact of life though. Shueisha and Togashi need to do whats best for themselves. Manga is business, the other mangaka need to understand it is a business agreement. Obviously Shueisha does not want to destroy office morale over one mangaka. Part of being the boss is knowing you can't make everyone happy. It's not like Hunter x Hunter is that out of the ordinary anyway. Look at Berserk, for example. Veteran manga get these type of deals all the time. If I were his editor, I'd personally have been pissed about the quality of some of those chapters. I might even have said something, if not to him, then to my boss.
    I guess another part of this scenario I'm curious about is the fans themselves. Tsubasa Fukuchi (Ueki, Takkoku, and Anagle Mole), has gone on a hiatus spanning more than a few months twice in his young career. The fans in Japan immediately labeled him as having 'Togashi-sickness', though later it was found he has a poor physical condition. A lot of the reviews on Amazon for HXH 32 bitch about Togashi not having the right to be a mangaka anymore, yet look at it outrun other manga. Although places like 2ch are really not representative of the population as a whole, I do wonder if enough people are getting sort of tired of the hiatuses? Though as you said, it's not that weird for manga to have irregular serializations, or to disappear for a while. In Japan I guess it's an unwritten taboo to ask a mangaka why he or she doesn't draw normally, or if he or she is too sick to sustain a normal serialization.

    Though yeah Togashi's got it good, and arguably you could say he earned it.
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    I can only really guess, but with volume sales rising, the breaks don't really seem to hurt HxH. The new anime and upcoming movie seem to have increased popularity, while none of the hiatus have had any effect. Fans here don't like them either, but even on break Hunter x Hunter is one of our most popular forums. It's hard comparing HxH to other manga. Togashi has been around so long, and produced enough popular manga, that his situation is a little different. That's why I used Berserk as a comparison. While it doesn't sell as many books, it is similarly high profile, long running, and critically well regarded. It also has had a recent anime reboot. Numerous breaks don't really seem to effect it's popularity either.
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    Re: Weekly Oricon Comic Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiten View Post
    I can only really guess, but with volume sales rising, the breaks don't really seem to hurt HxH. The new anime and upcoming movie seem to have increased popularity, while none of the hiatus have had any effect. Fans here don't like them either, but even on break Hunter x Hunter is one of our most popular forums. It's hard comparing HxH to other manga. Togashi has been around so long, and produced enough popular manga that his situation is a little different. That's why I used Berserk as a comparison. While it doesn't sell as many books, it is similarly high profile, long running, and critically well regarded. It also has had a recent anime reboot. Numerous breaks don't really seem to effect it's popularity either.
    Necessary evil huh? Well, as long as the story stays up there....Togashi's imaginative and I'd hate to see a schedule contain that. I don't read Berserk, so I dunno about it as a manga, but I do know it's known for it's hiatuses. I guess we should just be thankful that not all popular manga are irregularly serialized. It's also good to remember that there's plenty of manga out there to read when one or two end or go on hiatus.
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