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Now that the aspect of monthly serialization was brought up in the storyline an interesting thought crossed my mind. (That happens on a regular basis ) What would happen if Bakuman would be a monthly series instead of a weekly one? What would change?
This creates room for some big discussion, I’ll tell you guys my thoughts on this topic, a little later, though
Not a whole lot I think. Maybe we'd get more parallel storylines (like a look into what Azuki's doing at the same time as we see Mashiro and Takagi). More details during key occurrences (more panels of Eiji's thoughts, more of Takagi plotting etc).
Other than that, for us readers, it doesn't feel any different to just combining 4 weeks of chapter into one. But I can imagine translating one long chapter is better than translating 4 over a month, but that's just me. >______________>;
(On a side note, the kerning in your sig is annoying me to no end. ತ_ತ /design OCD)
Last edited by Knifeshade; November 26, 2011 at 05:44 PM.
It depends. Sometimes, the quality and amount of plot movement can dip in a monthly series. Just look at SPoT. SPoT's in Jump SQ and Konomi is currently only producing about 18 pages per month, which is about one weekly chapter in WSJ. A lot of monthly series only get about two weekly chapters moved through per month. I'm not a huge fan of monthly serialization, but I understand why it exists.
On the topic of Bakuman, I just don't think that it would work on a monthly basis. In order to keep the plot moving along and not making it seem tiresome, you really need to be a monthly series. Now, to all the people who might say, "FMA was great and it was monthly," I didn't enjoy FMA and I didn't think that alchemy looked good or worked at all in the manga. FMA wasn't bad, but it certainly wasn't the godly series that people hype it up to be. No matter how much you loved FMA, it was kind of slow, plus chapters weren't 25-30 pages, they were longer, usually around 40 or so pages. Still, in general, monthly series tend to not be done as well as weekly series.
Also, I also think Bakuman will not work in monthly if it keeps same story pace in weekly. Bakuman has to fit monthly series' story pace in order to do well in monthly magazine.
Negative, I'm counting December's chapters...So, November and December. I haven't seen the full raws of 67-68, but neither's going to be very long. Probably 10 pages each, but whether you count riding a Segway as a page is questionable.
No, in November, it did not have not 14 and 17 page chapters. Only count the actual amounts of story. Chapter 65 was 10 pages of manga, 11 if you count the color of Tezuka, but not 14. Chapter 66 was maybe 12-13 pages of manga (I don't feel like looking at the raw of chapter 66). Even more than that, Konomi's wasting pages, so we're getting about one full length (18 pages) chapter per month at the month.
I do carry all of raw chapters of SPoT, so I know how many they are. I don't understand what you said about "Only count the actual amounts of story," can you define this?
Claymore's putting out more pages than SPoT is at the moment.
No, Negative, no. Let's take a look at the scan of chapter 65. The entire scan is 13 pages long, which includes a Konomi drawing of Tezuka, an ad for the anime, and JAC's credit page. Now, how you get 14 pages out of clearly what is 10 pages, I have zero idea. There aren't even 14 pages in the entire scan of chapter 65.
Last edited by FrostyMouse; December 04, 2011 at 04:43 PM.
Thus, in reality, SPoT most of time releases 35 to 40 pages, and Claymore/Embalming/D.Gray-man release 31 pages per chapter.
I thought that Gantz was monthly? Or is it just that the releases were really slow for a while and that's where I got that perception from? Now that I look at release dates, it's just that we get the scans a while between each one, so I got that perception, I guess.
Last edited by FrostyMouse; December 04, 2011 at 06:11 PM.
Also, you didn't argue on SPoT is getting less amount than Claymore. Is that mean you got that SPoT is actually getting more pages that Claymore?