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I guess so. (Y)
I dunno about that. (N)
Can't tell. Damn you Ohba! (?)
I bet the next manga they write will be called "Bakuman"... i have a feeling this manga is going to end soon
the people in the last thread predicted right about hattori suggesting they do a mainstream next
Well I would be sad if the manga ended in a 100ish number because you can easily squeeze out a few plots that are very fun.
Was a good chapter, didn't expect Miura to take Hattori with him to the studio though
Best pages of the chapter were 14 and 17.
"I don't know about that" Yesssssss. That joke still makes me laugh
"That was your own idea." Seriously. Can you imagine if their wager had been even worse? We have to get serialized before the year ends, it has to rank higher than Eiji's two series before the 10th chapter, AND the first volume has to beat One Piece in sales.
I wish we had gotten an idea of the art in Magma Stopper. I'd love to see the young hero on his quest to throw the one ri-sword into the volcano. One does not simply manga their way into Mordor.
I kinda imagine that Saiko and Shujin will separate after they do a good manga together, and will compete.
Bakuman isn't coming to an end for at least a little longer, considering that it was announced to be animated (correct me if I'm wrong) on tv.
Frankly, though, Saiko and Shujin are pissing me off recently... but I don't want to start a flame war, so I'll remain silent on those issues.
But one thing that bothered me (and I hope flame free) is that, does anyone else get the feeling that the manga the two want to create isn't very tailored towards the general audience of "shounen jump"? There are a lots of great dark / mysterious / etc etc type manga that just doesn't belong on "shounen" category, such as Berserk or Gantz.
You can't compare those seinen with the work of Ashirogi muto. Sure, ashirogi muto is more seinen, but a complete different seinen style than berserk or gantz. Ashirogis are seinen because of their story and theme, while berserk and gantz are mainly seinen because they are heavy in gore.
They only have 1 last chance to make a great manga and they have to incorporate everything they have learned. Seems kinda forced, is anyone doubting they wont make a great manga?
Agree about this mangaka's predilection for finite endings. I actually like it even if it's a little bit forced like all those titles kibate mentioned (esp deathnote). At least he knows when enough is enough. Stories don't need to be 500+ chapters to be good. Even good stories like one piece loses some enthusiasm at some point, and lets face it, most readers don't want to be on the same story for over 10 years!
They may produce an end product inferior to niizuma but I doubt it seeing as to how most of the other titles by this author have "happy" endings. At the very least, the editors, niizuma, and team fukuda will acknowledge saiko and shujin as the best in japan (i think).
it'll be interesting to see how their "masterpiece" takes shape next chap
Chapter 82 RAW now out. Get it here!
Last edited by Akiyama; April 15, 2010 at 07:41 PM. Reason: updated to RTS
nice to see more pages of those fictional manga, especially otters!
the chapter is out in OM...
O think Shoujin got it right when he thought about Hattori being "plotting" but looks like he's having a really hard time to create something.
I'm curious about Hattori letter... and they're in 2013!!!!
I agree. He is definitely plotting something but I can't figure out what. Maybe the takeover of jump.
And I think Shujin is having a hard time writing because of it.