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Though to stay on topic here, I'm sad to see Dobutsu come to an end. Though I really need to catch up on the past chapters so I can really appreciate the story. It's also interesting that Isayama has said he'd end Shingeki within 20 volumes....though lets see if he'll be able to keep that estimation.
I mean, I could be wrong, but I can't think of any foreshadowing that hasn't been resolved yet. Except the ancient deer guy and what happens with Jyu and his motives. I mean maybe some new thing'll happen when this battle's over, who knows. There's still some stuff left to do just this kinda comes off as very "final bad-guy" ish as well.
And yes, Gintama is hard. A lot of the time I don't have time to go through Rufi's translation as well so we just use mine. I'm trying to find time to do that though. I prefer to try to use the best parts of each one. But like I said I don't really have the time. I worked on it from 8PM to 2AM yesterday doing this week's with only a few short breaks in between. And that was only 17 pages, last week's was 19 pages if you count the color page and ad. The chapters being slightly shorter recently is nice. Realize this stuff is what we're doing while working full time jobs or else in school full time and working jobs.
Last edited by kewl0210; September 24, 2013 at 03:40 PM.
I'm kind of glad that Doubutsu no Kuni is wrapping up soon. I can't know for sure, but I have a feeling that it sells like garbage in the U.S. It only made the NYTBSL once, I've never seen it on the Diamond or Bookscan lists, nobody(except me) talks about it on the manga blogosphere, they slowed the release frequency to every 5 months and Kodansha USA never promotes it on there Twitter or Tumblr account. If it went above 20 volumes, I wouldn't be surprised if Kodansha USA stopped releasing it, which would crush me.
I'm still hoping they make an anime. It sells as well as Aku no Hana. And a lot better than a bunch of series that run in Bessatsu Shounen Magazine. Plus it won the Koudansha Manga Award. Anyhow, I'm really gonna try to get that done. At least the parts I can do, in the next couple weeks.
Isayama Hajime (author of Shingeki no Kyojin) appeared in NOTTV (a broadcast for smartphone); from that program, he commented that he wants to conclude Shingeki no Kyojin as soon as possible and he already has his next project in his mind. So, I think this comment has strengthen for Shingeki no Kyojin going to end by volume 20.
actually i love that he has a set end in mind and does everything to write a short and compact story, without adding unnecessary stuff. seeing is blockbuster success i have no doubt his next work will get a green light as fast as you can spell "moneymaker"
BSM #11 Cover:
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Betsumaga #11 (09/10):
Maotometachi no Eden (Lead Color Page, New Series, 57 pg.)
Sonna Mirai wa Uso de Aru
D.D.D. (Color Page)
Doubutsu no Kuni
Shuukan Shounen Girl (Special Chapter from Magazine SPECIAL)
Komori-chan wa Yaruki o Dase (Color Page)
Shingeki no Kyojin (Cover)
Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou
Nakamura Koedo to Daizu Eryou wa Umaku Ikanai
Shinsekai yori (Double Chapter)
Aku no Hana
Slime-san to Yuusha Kenkyuubu (Double Chapter)
Houkago Sword Club
Daidai wa, Hantoumei ni Nidonesuru (Bimonthly Series)
Macmillian Koukou Joshi Koushiki Yakyuubu
Diabolo no Soup (Double Chapter, 59 pg.)
Nemuri no Fuchi
Tanoshikatta bai Betsumaga Kanshasai! (One Shot)
Yozakura Quartet - Bangaihen (Special Chapter from Shonen Sirius)
Baby Worldend (End)
Seisen Cerberus - Mou Hitori no Eiyuu (End)
Kimi o Mawashitai。
Shougi no Watanabe-kun
Mahou Shoujo WEB (Absent)
Cover: Doubutsu no Kuni
Lead CP: Abyss by Ryuuhaku Nagata (New Series, 44 pg.)
CP: Arslan Senki, Tortoise Delivery by Aki Shimizu (New Series, 64 pg.)
For anyone wondering, the end of this month's Doubutsu no Kuni explicitely says "Next month, heading into the final act."
I can sense that the editors for BSM (or Kodansha, itself) are really eager to find a next Shingeki no Kyojin.