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You are partially right.I remember reading somewhere,maybe even in Bakuman,that you have to somehow manage this and that it's one of the challenges of being a weekly manga-ka.But i also remember that once,Kishimoto extended the amount of chapters in volume 43 from 11 to 13,because he felt that it had a better conclusion this way.It ended up costing more and he even apologized,but it was still possible.So i guess,if you are as influential as Kishimoto,Oda or Togashi,you will be allowed to do stuff like that.I don't know for sure either...
At least Nura is the bigger of the characters from the other series with a color page on this issue, it's something.
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Originally Posted by Sasaki-Hisashi
I can't belive such a cool gintama cover
I as a gintama fan am always unsatisfacted with its covers but this one is pretty awesom
2 new series at once is never a good thing imo.
Its either one of them getting butcher or both.
I hope that at least it lasts long.
That's what now, the 6th and 7th new series this year?
WSJ's strategy is to keep flinging new series at the wall until they stick. Enigma and Magico stuck, but everything else fell to the floor, so they're just going to keep trying again. I don't think they care if new series end up cannibalizing each other. WSJ is sort of a survival of the fittest type of magazine.
Two new series means that another series is a goner. Most likely Grimm. And there's a reeeeally good chance that one of those new series is a soccer manga (which would be... the fifth one in a row?).
Magazine and Sunday have too many ongoing series and they just keep adding more new series without ending anything. It is not good just giving chance to mangakas.
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I'll go into hibernation for 15-17 weeks (the time it usually takes for a new manga to end) if one of the new series is a soccer manga. We've had enough of it. Soccer in manga isn't as interesting as other sports, because it's so damn normal. Would be cool to have a really good soccer manga though, but evidently nobody manages to make one.
End of "soccer-manga-rage".
Gintama cover was really cool. I don't really look forward to the new series anymore. It's been so many bad ones, and they're all ended before reaching 20 chapters. With Enigma and Magico as exceptions for now of course.
The worst with series ending this early is that the scanlation/translation is never finished, so I end up with an unfinished manga (which I really hate).
About WSM I can certainly see your point as the magazine has about 32 mangas right now which is rather insane although the prints per magazine is about half as that of WSJ which kinda leads to the question where does the budget to pay the mangaka and all other things comes from?
About WSS to say that they have to many mangas I wouldn't be so sure - right now they stand on 25 IIRC and one is always absent or at least it has been so in the last 10 issues and they did end series as same as the new 4 series that got there in this year plus they just ended Defense Devil which makes room for another manga, in relation to circulation which is about 80% of that of WSM the amount of series is about similar, but here the one which make less sense as possible is WSJ which has more circulation than both magazines combined yet fewer series than both which makes a bit of questions come to mind.
It's understandable that in order to consume as little resources as possible even if the circulation is growing very fast there shouldn't be more series since that would consume instead of a little more paper - a lot more paper since every series is printed the number of times the magazine is printed which is extra money that might not be a good investment in the short run if the series is not a hit and there is extra wage to mangaka but I think that's probably their chump change.
It seems as though we can compare the state in WSJ somewhat to the capitalistic method that you are free to succeed and free to fall as high or as low as possible it seems and although I have no basis whatsoever to that I would guess that WSM is somewhat like a cooperative which divides is money more equally or else I don't see how does magazine or even company (Kodansha which has many magazines) sustains itself.
How do you think it would affect WSJ if it increased it's series number to 25 instead of 21 and what do you think it would indicate?
Last year, 8 series started, only one sourvive (Enigma).
Two years ago, 14 series started. Only 4 survived (Kuroko, Beelze, Medaka, Shinigami).
Tree years ago, 13 series started, 5 series surived (Psyren, Mago, Toriko, Bakuman, Inumaru).
Originally Posted by come come paradiseIts chapter 286, I won't forget that number never ever!!!!!! I mean, around that time I was the only one on pl board who commented on this.. back in the day I was really mad at Kishi that he pull 2 pages down count, wrrrOriginally Posted by Googlez_kun