November 08, 2009 03:49 PM
But in Kuroko's case, its ToC placements reflect the quality very well.
November 08, 2009 03:21 PM
Yeah, it's a great series. Look at how well it polls. :eyeroll
November 08, 2009 01:57 PM
See, I told you. :p
Also, the editors FINALLY let Kuroko stay where it belongs for more than a single week. Here's hoping it stays there for a long time.
November 06, 2009 01:04 PM
Am I the only one who got a huge Gintama vibe from Seven Change's preview pics? Don't ask me why, but it was the first thing that came to mind when I looked at the pictures. Perhaps it's because the...
November 04, 2009 10:15 AM
Yup. I should have left the consecutive part out. I meant authors who were already well-known when they started their second hit series. Not necessarily as soon as they finished the previous one.
November 04, 2009 09:52 AM
Following your logic, Mago and Beelze are nowhere near what one would call "hits". They are on the right track, but haven't achieved Golden Age level as of now (and please, I'm not saying they should...
November 04, 2009 08:25 AM
Shinigami is in a position where it pretty much depends solely on its own to either rise or fall. It's not being pimped to infinity and beyond, but it doesn't sink either because its genre (from what...
November 03, 2009 02:00 PM
It's hard to connect to shonen readers when you show the story from a female's point of view. Bakuman explains this very well. It's not that any shonen series with a female main character is doomed...
November 01, 2009 11:41 AM
Don't expect Ane to be axed unless a highly successful ecchi/romantic series debuts in the meantime. If it keeps bottoming out, a CP-fest is much more likely than a cut.
November 01, 2009 11:32 AM
Ugh. Anedoki is last? The editors must be pulling their hairs out. At this point it's obvious that Lilienthal is destined to be the next permanent bottom dweller... or maybe it's going to be like...
October 26, 2009 06:35 PM
In the beginning, yeah. But I haven't seen any complaints about Beelze in a few months. If memory serves, last time was when it got two CPs in a row.
October 26, 2009 06:04 PM
You're missing the point entirely. We're not angry because Kuroko gets a lot of color, we're angry because every time Kuroko drops to the bottom, it gets color in the following week. You don't see...
October 26, 2009 09:17 AM
Wow, that database IS huge... can't believe you managed to compile every Jump series' debut and end dates into a single executable! This should be put on the thread's first page or something.
October 25, 2009 10:35 AM
Could be that Kagijin's gonna have three shorter volumes instead of two standard ones, much like Meister had two tanks with only ten chapters.
October 24, 2009 08:35 AM
There's also Barcelona Monogatari, last year's runner-up. It ended up becoming Meister, which has nothing to do with the one-shot except for being soccer-themed.
October 24, 2009 06:45 AM
Oh man... I'm not really bothered by the fact Metallica won, but Prince of Socc... I mean, Crown in second? Damn, I wanted Dengi to get serialized... it looks so much more interesting...
October 21, 2009 10:52 AM
Funny I'm getting the exact same feeling about OP as you two.Don't care if this war is supposed to be epic or whatever, it's boring me to death. No surprise Naruto and Gintama have been snatching...
October 21, 2009 06:26 AM
1 - Gintama
2 - One Piece
3 - Beelzebub
4 - Toriko
5 - Inumaru Dashi
6 - Sket Dance
7 - Kuroko no Basket
8 - Houkenshitsu no Shinigami
9 - Psyren
10 - Ane Dokii
October 20, 2009 01:32 PM
I read Kuroko. No need to worry about spoilers. And it's precisely because I read it that I can say it's hardly what I'd call a "darker" sports series.
Uh... Kagami is exactly the way you...
October 20, 2009 12:34 PM
Darker? What the...? What exactly is dark about Kuroko?
October 19, 2009 08:32 PM
A new sports series? Dunno. A new series that gets color every three chapters and - according to what some posters have said numerous times here - is much more advertised than the others? More than...
October 19, 2009 06:29 PM
But... it's selling a lot less than it should. If a new sports series happens to gain more popularity than it has now, it'll become just as susceptible to be axed after a few weeks in the bottom as...
October 18, 2009 01:17 PM
If Shinigami's sixth or seventh from bottom, it's still in danger for the round of cuts after the next one. One thing's for sure, it won't be cut straight away like Chagecha and Meister were. Which...
October 14, 2009 04:45 PM
Well... Double Arts DID get axed two chapters after introducing the "eleven gazelle" - in a chapter named "the beginning", ironically enough. Hoop Men also kept showing new characters until near the...
October 14, 2009 03:09 PM
Wajimania only further proves my point. Its ranking sucked at first and now it never even hits the bottom 5. If pre-8th week placements were still a good indicator of a series' popularity as they...
October 14, 2009 02:31 PM
Not at all. Every new series that failed since Hoop Men has been in a seemingly safe stop for the first seven weeks, leading people to believe that was a sign they were not in danger. Medaka did,...
October 14, 2009 08:53 AM
Nothing to say about this week, really... the one I'm interested in is the next one. It will have the Golden Cup results AND Shinigami's first ranking. Oh, and hopefully Kuroko falling back to where...
October 11, 2009 03:55 PM
I'm glad to know the readers liked Metalica... I got a huge Shaman King vibe from the preview pic. Hope it wins. None of the other one-shots seemed all that interesting to me... except maybe North...
October 11, 2009 08:10 AM
Don't think the guy is alive but yeah, it's a pretty neat coincidence. makes me wonder why the Jump Pirate still hasn't made a special appearance in OP (or has he? :p)
October 10, 2009 09:04 AM
Obviously fake. Or at least I hope it is, because I definitely don't want to see Kano back in WSJ. Ever. He seriously needs to abandon WSJ and become a full-fledged seinen mangaka already. That's...
October 08, 2009 02:22 PM
Sabre? It looks more like a giant kitchen knife to me. :p
October 08, 2009 05:28 AM
This is what Ane Dokii's rankings have been like, since chapter 8 (first number is its position, second is the number of ranked series that week):
October 07, 2009 07:43 PM
It got color pages. That's pretty much the editors' way of saying "we won't let this series go, get over it" to us. :P
October 07, 2009 07:25 PM
But... Bokke-san wasn't doing worse than Hoop Men. Hell, it didn't even get last place once that I recall. Hoop Men was last place (in other words, below Bokke-san) the issue before Bokke-san ended....
October 07, 2009 07:08 PM
Because it's as you said: it's a wild card. No one knows for sure. I never said I was 100% sure it's going to end.
...did you even read my post at all? I said both ending was one of the...
October 07, 2009 06:52 PM
I don't think four series will end, no matter what the circumstances. Don't ask me why, I just don't see it happening. Besides, even the two newcomers probably won't be cut right away; they'd have to...
October 07, 2009 06:48 AM
October 06, 2009 08:23 AM
Hmm... Lilienthal at 15/22, three weeks before being officially ranked... I smell a Hoop Men. Houkenshitsu doesn't give any early signs of tanking, but we never know. And... WAIT WAIT WAIT, Bleach is...
October 04, 2009 04:49 PM
You make it sound far better than it actually is. Kuroko is still the third worst seller in the mag, despite being relatively new. Its sales are increasing, sure, but it's still far, FAR from being...
October 04, 2009 01:12 PM
Something tells me Medaka's sales will be astronomically high and the thought of cancelling it won't even cross the editors' heads. As for Akaboshi, unfortunately, I don't see how it could be saved...
October 02, 2009 06:03 AM
Yup, that's the guy. The one who saved Oushin from some random Empire guys.
October 01, 2009 08:40 PM
Shishin. It's got to be him. I thought that could be the case too. But... there's just no way Amano can use Shishin again anytime soon. He's in a faraway village and has no connection with this arc...
September 30, 2009 05:58 PM
If you read the volume 4 extras where Kawashita talks about the series while explaining the background story for each character, you can clearly see it was axed. And you can also see her editor made...
September 28, 2009 03:09 PM
First one is "Mikakunin Shonen Gedo" by the author of Jigoku Sensei Nube. It got axed, but still managed to last five volumes. The second is "Muteki Tekki Spin-chan" by Amon Dai. Got axed pretty...
September 28, 2009 09:59 AM
On the Akaboshi/Medaka subject, I think I should remind you (for whatever reason) that Akaboshi only got last place once, in its tenth week, related to chapter 3. Itr's not like having been just...
September 27, 2009 11:40 AM
DN's cover is so... creepy.
September 26, 2009 06:39 PM
Just a little under 150k per volume, iirc.
September 26, 2009 02:51 PM
Another update on Amazon's pre-order ranks:
Medaka Box 1-128
How is it even possible that something oscillates so much in a single day? That's it, I'm not following...
September 26, 2009 06:46 AM
I'm doing the same thing here lol.
Now Akaboshi is just a little below #1000... it's just like I said, it keeps going up and down. Not to say #800 is a good number but hey, at least it's not below...
September 25, 2009 06:36 PM
I asked that for Psyren not long ago, but no one replied. And really... Akaboshi's ranking on amazon is inconsistent as fuck. It may be under 2000 now, but it was above 800 just yeaterday, for...