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Translations: Bleach 600 (2)
One Piece's has a surprising amount of detail, and Bleach's has a surprising lack of detail (as usual). After Volume 40's awesomeness I thought the covers would start getting better, but I was dead wrong.
I'm more excited for the other Jump covers. Even though it's in SQ, Tegami Bachi never disappoints with its covers. Those things are like eye crack. My eyes always get lost in the thousands of shades of blue and purple. D.Gray-man's cover was already shown in a black-and-white thumbnail, and I'm extremely disappointed in it.
Pretty sweet Reborn! cover! I like the composition and how the seven guardians are in formal attire, not to mention the fact that Chrome's there and not Mukuro!
Pretty good Reborn cover. Amaon delivered on this one. Now if only I could say that on anything since the Byakuran fight. -____-
The Deicide chapters will start being ranked next issue, I expect a rebound. The chapter this week was Aizen talking, the last page was epic though. To be honest I've enjoyed the last month of Bleach more than at any time since Turn Back The Pendulum ended. One Piece has also been epic the last few months.
Anyway, not reading Metallica. Seems pointless, more Jump action. If Komi Naoshi or Matsui ever come back wake me up
I don't really want to defend Amano, tbh; however, it's not all her fault. In my opinion, at least. Look, even fairly bad chapters like the ones dealing with the fight against Byakuran were very high-ranking; her volumes are selling better and better again, too, surprisingly. And actually, I was expecting that she'd get a proper ticking-off, meaning pretty low TOC rankings and worse volume sales. However, as I already mentioned, the exact opposite happened. Sadly. So, as far as I'm concerned, the Japanese readership being responsible for said positive trend is to blame. They should stop buying her volumes & voting for Reborn! when it comes to TOC rankings until clear improvements can be noticed :IQuote:
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After some more thinking, I believe sometimes we can be a bit harsh on the action manga. Sure you get utterly bland ones like Kagijin or the clear Part 2 Dragonball/YYH successors in Bleach.Quote:
But I feel that if something is attempting to build a story outside of the typical conventions or at least builds unique characters it should probably be given some more slack.
If Metallica appears to do that in its first year without getting the axe I won't complain too much about it.
Unlike a good portion of the base, I actually enjoyed parts of the future arc and didn't completely give up on it. But at the end when it got rushed after spending such a long time building it up only disappointment can describe what I felt there.
And the recent chapters have just been utterly boring for me. I don't care for the parallel minor mafia family that is being introduced. Only Adelheid remotely interests me and that is because she had the audacity to bust into Hibari's office and tried to take over from him.
I know, I know. But you get my point, right? Being a mangaka is also a job! Having said that, as long as your readers are seemingly pleased with your work, there's most likely nothing that could make you doubt your work.Quote:
I can't agree with you on that D: Sometimes I do think that she's simply lost her touch.Quote:
Really? I don't know, but to me this recent arc has been a breath of fresh air. Its got interesting plot developments, an interesting story premise, cool new characters and some actual comedy which I so very missed. The future arc just dragged on for too long.
Metallica was pretty... unspectacular. The synopsis actually had me interested, but the 1st chapter (including the art) just felt like the same old, same old... I'm still digging the whole metal theme, but I was expecting a more steampunk story. To me this just seems like MAR (which I never actually read/saw except for some parts).
I was kind of glad to hear about the new sports series, and even more when I heard it was going to be about football, but Shonen Shiku just seems unimpressive. I'm actually interested in reading Kuroko now that the art seems to have gotten pretty cool. Well that and the fact that I'm interested in seeing what the colour whored series has to offer after getting so many CPs .
As a huge Reborn fan, I saved both of the HQ covers. Thank you!
I have a question. In the top left circle, it says that this issue is the June 14 edition when it's actually released on the 31st. Does anyone know what "June 14th" means?
I'm just curious. Sorry for the stupid question!
There is no koneta today, maybe tomorrow. But it is confirmed that Yotsuya and Medaka are in bottom 5.Quote:
Issue 27 Bottom 5:Quote:
Lead CP: One Piece
CP: Kochikame, One Shot by Nishi Yoshiyuki (author of Muhyo to Roji)
Issue 29: One Shot by Murata Yuusuke (illustrator of Eyeshield 21)
Issue 30: One Shot by Inagaki Riichiro (story author of Eyeshield 21) + Bonjae (?)
Last edited by Negative Syndicate; May 31, 2010 at 03:30 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost