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    Re: US Manga Industry and Publisher News Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiten View Post
    I'm curious about Coppelion, before the earthquake it seemed to be a manga on the rise. All it takes is one fan at either US branch. If you are on Twitter suggest it to @Vertical_Ed. I'm hoping someone is interested in the Emanon manga, even if it is one of the smaller, alternative publishers. I'd also like to see the novels translated into English.
    Will do. I'm not on twitter, but I've been thinking of joining. This may be the reason that finally pushes me to do it. Weirdly enough, Coppelion recently moved from being a weekly manga to a monthly. Not sure if this was a move on the editors part as a push for popularity (or lack thereof.) I wouldn't put it past them to move something popular to a less popular mag in hopes of pimping the sales a bit, and at least a part of me hopes this is the reason, but I also wouldn't be surprised if the Earthquake hit Coppelion's fanbase hard, and now it's being sent off somewhere to die.
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    Re: US Manga Industry and Publisher News Thread

    I mostly use Twitter as a news feed, every once and a while it's good for interacting with those you used to not be able to interact with.

    Copellion was a victim of current events. It was scheduled to get an anime, until the Fukushima Earthquake. After that I guess the material was deemed to sensitive, production ceased on the anime before a single episode aired, the manga went on hiatus, and resumed in Monthly Young Magazine rather than the higher profile weekly.

    ---------- Post added June 19, 2012 at 01:33 PM ---------- Previous post was June 13, 2012 at 12:51 AM ----------

    VIZ has announced that they will speed up the release schedule for Bleach, similar to past speed ups for Naruto and One Piece. Two volumes will be released per month through December 2012, ending the speed up with the release of volume 53.

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    ---------- Post added July 14, 2012 at 12:12 PM ---------- Previous post was June 19, 2012 at 01:33 PM ----------

    Yen Press:Yen Press has licensed the original novel upon which the anime Another was based, along with the manga adaption.

    ---------- Post added July 29, 2012 at 07:00 PM ---------- Previous post was July 14, 2012 at 12:12 PM ----------

    Vertical:
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    Re: US Manga Industry and Publisher News Thread

    Vertical has open its manga licensing windows to take suggestions.. you can vote/make suggestions here: http://www.facebook.com/questions/10151097240569613/ or make them directly at the vertical twitter account.
    Last edited by TXC; September 05, 2012 at 11:53 AM.

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    Re: US Manga Industry and Publisher News Thread

    I'm surprise no one suggested Vinland Saga, it still fit the guidelines since the latest will be volume 12.

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    Re: US Manga Industry and Publisher News Thread

    It was there. For some reason it's not there anymore though.. probably a impossible get. (I remember some talks saying kodansha didn't want to license it)

    It seems Vertical really wants the title but its not on their hands. (in twitter)
    Last edited by TXC; September 05, 2012 at 05:12 PM.

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    Re: US Manga Industry and Publisher News Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by wintercry View Post
    I'm surprise no one suggested Vinland Saga, it still fit the guidelines since the latest will be volume 12.
    That's because of limitations which Vertical Inc. set.

    1. No novels and no titles from Shogakukan, Shueisha or Akita Shoten.
    2. No titles from before 2000.
    3. No titles longer than 12 volumes.

    The third rule actually has one addition, if a series has twelve volumes and it's still ongoing, then you can't vote for it. That's why we can't vote for Vinland Saga, because even now we just know it will have more than twelve volumes. Mr. Yukimura stated in one interview some years ago that he thinks that Vinland Saga will have about 25 volumes. (It's just his guess, don't take it too seriously, we already know how "precise" these statements are. Remember Inoue Takehiko and his guess that Vagabond shouldn't go over thirty volumes? Funny.)

    If we could vote for Vinland Saga, I would be spamming Vertical Inc. twitter account all day long. (I don't have a facebook.) But as far as my informations go, there's supposedly Historie. So I'll pray at least that will get published (Like a dream come true!).
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    Re: US Manga Industry and Publisher News Thread

    Yen Press:Doubt will be released in omnibus form, with each edition retailing for $18.99. The first volume is scheduled to go on sale in April 2013.

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    Re: US Manga Industry and Publisher News Thread

    Been awhile since I was interested in buying anything from Yen Press. Hope they look good.


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    Re: US Manga Industry and Publisher News Thread

    Does anyone know if Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is still being published?

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    Re: US Manga Industry and Publisher News Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Pirulito View Post
    Does anyone know if Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is still being published?
    12:28:38 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> Q: continiuing sayonara zetsbou past 14?
    12:28:53 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> A: that's a hard one... it started off good, and then it plateau'd and then declined
    12:29:01 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> we had to step back and think if it was viable to sustain the series
    12:29:05 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> at the moment it's table is what i'll say
    12:29:08 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> it's really hard to work on
    12:29:23 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> the references, the fact checking, the poor translator who has to work out all the text, and the editor who has to check
    12:29:47 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> it's a really tough book, and for ones that are so time consuming, it's hard to justify it for something that maybe not even breaking even, i don't know the specifics, but i know it was a coern
    12:30:13 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> it's not canceled, it's tabled... we know there are still some diehard fans out there, (missed part)
    12:30:02 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> there are no immediate plans
    12:30:04 <bay|Ota|Kodansha> it's not dead

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    Re: US Manga Industry and Publisher News Thread

    Last edited by Kaiten; January 01, 2013 at 11:20 AM.

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    Re: US Manga Industry and Publisher News Thread

    Our north america top summer 2013 manga sales finally came out, poor bleach.
    1. Naruto
    2. Sailor Moon
    3. Black Butler
    4. Alice in the Country of Hearts
    5. Soul Eater
    6. Attack on Titan
    7. Bleach
    8. BLue Exorcist
    9. Fairy Tail
    10. One Piece
    11. Death Note
    12. Rosario + Vampire
    13. Yu-Gi-Oh!
    14. Full Metal Alchemist
    15. Maximum Ride
    16. Pandora Hearts
    17. Loveless
    18. Black Bird
    19. Vampire Knight
    20. Durarara!!
    21. Godoka Magica
    22. Bakuman
    23. Kingdom Hearts
    24. Skip Beat!
    25. Dragonball/DBZ
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    Re: US Manga Industry and Publisher News Thread

    EDIT: Shit, didn't realize that post was a year old.


    Quote Originally Posted by TXC View Post
    Vertical has open its manga licensing windows to take suggestions.. you can vote/make suggestions here: http://www.facebook.com/questions/10151097240569613/ or make them directly at the vertical twitter account.
    I just added Oyasumi Punpun, Kingdom, Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer, and Violinist of Hamelin.
    Would be nice if more people voted especially for Oyasumi Punpun and Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer.
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    Re: US Manga Industry and Publisher News Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Nensense View Post
    EDIT: Shit, didn't realize that post was a year old.




    I just added Oyasumi Punpun, Kingdom, Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer, and Violinist of Hamelin.
    Would be nice if more people voted especially for Oyasumi Punpun and Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer.
    Vertical can't do Oyasumi Punpun because it is a Shogakukan title, so Viz has priority. Same for Kingdom, which is a Shueisha title. Plus Kingdom is way too long. Vertical has like a 10 volume cap right now.

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    Re: US Manga Industry and Publisher News Thread

    Looks like Attack on Titan continues its attack on graphic novels here, with v1 being the best selling graphic novel of October.
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