Top 15 Recommended Manga of 2013 choosen by 1586 bookstore employees
1. Assassination Classroom
Not really related to Jump (at least I think it's not), but what's the name of the series that's in 3rd place in that list?
Just when I had finished reuploading the stuff... bad Zero. Bad! :P
I sure was surprised how strong Ansatsu ranked with ladies in their 20's. Never thought that would be the biggest share of its readership. Hq!! on the other hand had always been this powerhouse with the female audience, so no surprise there.
Good job by both though!
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Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun.
I mean, I guess it's a plausible theory when talking about smaller kids. But yeah, even then I'm not sure how much thought they're giving to it. The people who are sticklers in power-level discussions are usually older.
I think this evolution is interesting, the current readers want to see something awesome, but balanced too.
interesting list thou i am suprised terra formars is doing this good. although it has some grand ideas and such the 1 volume i read didnt seem that great to me. maybe i should read the rest...
I am happy for both the HQ and Ass.Class and One Punch Man.
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I love demographic charts!
I remember Neuro having a large otome fanbase, so maybe fans of Neuro are recommending it to their friends, which leads to this chart looking the way that it does.
I wonder what Onepunch Man's demographics look like.
Wow, I like how we have been talking of different subjects in the last few weeks (Jump's conspiracies, JUMP's pimping, end of battle manga?, bichromes and color pages, night time anime and now power levels mixed with american comics) instead of just discussig the TOC!
Anyway, I dont think power levels are important, most JUMP heroes have ridiculous powers from the very start, heck, even comparing Slam Dunk vs Kuroko ( I know its spokon), one is like realistic the other is with powers and stuff both are succesful.. So as long as the story is interesting and well developed its ok.
also ONE PIECE which is the best seller right now is kinda weak in power levels to some Jump mangas like Bleach, Naruto and Medaka, it still outsells them, same with HXH.
Also yeah Superman might be the strongest DC character but Batman which is well.. A very smart and well trained human is close in popularity and the movies were pretty good IMO. Same with Spidy, he is very weak in his verse but its well liked.
Power levels IMO aren't a factor, Saint Seiya characters or Schneider would pwn any other character in JUMP (yeah, even Gohan or Goku) and that didnt keep DB from being a blockbuster.
well Idont know about the end of battle manga but, World Trigger is getting the Bulge treatment. Hopefully it wont end the same way.
P.S: if any1 did posted it I am sry....
Hmm, well that makes me hope for World Trigger to succeed more, but man... Viz haven't had the best luck choosing stuff so far. Not that I'm complaining when it means we might get physical english releases of Cross Manage in the future, but still.
I'll see if I can find the article (it's not directly related to Jump), but former senior editor Jason Thompson wrote last year about the difficulties American manga publishers face. The Japanese publishers greatly restrict how much freedom companies like VIZ have, even dictating how and where they advertise domestically. VIZ might not have a lot of freedom to choose what they add to SJ Alpha, it is a decision Shueisha could dictate.
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here it is: http://io9.com/5874951/why-manga-pub...uld-get-better
Not on topic per se, but good insight into how the manga publishing industry works.
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