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Yeah, I know it's in Evening. I was saying it doesn't have the titles that Afternoon has, that's all. No idea what circulation is for the Kodansha trio, but Afternoon always seemed the most popular.
And yeah, not sure about the magazine raws, should have clarified. If it was someone unknown behind it and not Oka and Yamamoto, then I'd doubt it'd get much attention.
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I suppose so, yeah. Afternoon has better name recognition online. Probably the result of four or five manga. It's more of a hipster magazine. Ah My Goddess, Vinland Saga and Historie are not the norm, for Afternoon (Musishi and Blade of the Immortal are closer) Morning and Evening are the more mainstream magazines.
For anyone interested, there is Japanese manga variety program, called Mandou Kobayashi, has presented their own manga award for 2013. BUT, this award is mostly decided by Kendou Kobayashi (MC of the program; popular comedian in Japan and well known for manga/anime otaku) himself, so this awards doesn't really have much power and recognition on the manga industry......I think.
So, here is a list:
Tsuini Kanketsu Shou (this award is for series that serialized long time and finally ended on 2013):
- Mugen no Juunin from Afternoon
Ore wa Sukidatta Shou (this award is for series that axed early but Kobayashi enjoyed it):
- Cross Manage from Weekly Shounen Jump
Kitai no Shinrensai Shou (this award is for series that started on 2013):
- Yankee Juku e Iku from Weekly Young Magazine
Best Supporting Male Character Award:
- Chan to Mario (characters from Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji Kazuya-hen from Weekly Young Magazine)
Best Supporting Female Character Award:
- Yachi (character from Haikyuu!! from Weekly Shounen Jump)
Best Hairstyle Award:
- Higashikata Joushuu (character from Jojolion from Ultra Jump)
Best Surprise Award (this award is for the character that brought biggest surprise to the readers):
- Uumen Umeda (character from Toriko from Weekly Shounen Jump)
Toriaezu Mada Yondenai Shou (this award is for series which is popular but Kendou Kobayashi hasn't read yet):
- Marmalade Boy Little from Cocohana
Imasara Hajimete Yondara Omoshirokatta Shou (this award is for series which is seriazlie for long time, but Kendou Kobayashi recently started to read and he enjoyed it):
- Glass no Kamen from Hana to Yume
Sorosoro Rensai Saikai Shite Kudasai Shou (this award is for series which Kendou Kobayashi wants to resume):
- Hunter x Hunter from Weekly Shounen Jump
- Kingdom from Weekly Young Jump
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Random House is currently listing that Vertical will release Witch Craft Works on September 30, 2014, retailing for $12.95. Amazon has also posted the same listing with the same release information. Vertical has not confirmed or denied the license. An anime adaption of Witch Craft Works is currently airing in Japan.
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Nominees for the 2014 Manga Taisho Award:
- Ashizuri suizokukan
- Sakamoto Desu ga?
- Sayonara Tama-chan
- Juuhan Shuttai!
- Nanatsu no Taizai
- Hikidashi ni Terrarium
- Boku dake ga Inai Machi
- One Punch Man
No Koe no Katachi?
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Otoyomegatari nominated three times. it would be something so special.
Shogakukan Manga Award 2013 - 59th Edition:
Children: Zekkyou Gakkyuu (Ribon)
Shojo: Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru (Cheese!)
Shonen: Magi (Shonen Sunday)
General: Mogura no Uta (Big Comic Spirits)
Special: Asari-chan (Shougaku Ninensei)
Chapter one can be read on crunchyroll in english, they added it on last night. Pretty great supernatural manga.
The compiled volume of Mushishi - Tokubetsu-hen Hihamukage will go on sale April 23, 2014. Blu-Ray of the anime special go on sale the same day.
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Giant Killing player card set from Bandai. Illustrated by mangaka Tsujitomo, retailing for ¥7140. Includes 72 cards, a storage binder, 20 stickers, and a special serial code to use players in the Panini Football League online game.
Is Giant Killing that big of a franchise or its just because?
I hope Haikyuu!! gets such merchandise treatment, Id buy.
It's popular. Don't forget that popularity is not an on/off, binary designation. The manga industry is massive, earning ¥270.70 billion (roughly $260 million or €191 million) in 2013. 494,116,000 volumes of manga were released in 2013. There are a lot of different levels of popularity, and a lot of manga marketed at specific niches. Popularity has never been the simple, linear, sales based hierarchy that is discussed in the Oricon thread. It is heavily nuanced and highly varied. There is a lot of space below One Piece, and a lot of different manga that appeal to a wide variety of people.
Giant Killing and Haikyuu are not marketed towards the same audience. Giant Killing is written with readers in their early 30's in mind. They are not really analogous. Haikyuu probably has a nice amount of merchandizing already, as a successful Jump manga. You could probably find something by searching Amazon Japan.
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Shingeki no Kyoujin memo stands. Included with Cup Noodle at Lawson's for ¥498. Starts January 28, lasts until merchandise is sold out.
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Vertical has licensed Tonari no Seki-kun. Volume one will come out "this fall" (date not specified). They plan to release a volume "every two months or so".
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A new series by Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou mangaka Ashinano Hitoshi debuted in the new issue (on sale January 25) of Kodansha's monthly Afternoon seinen magazine. The series is title Kotonoba Drive.