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  1. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    I don't read Black Clover, but just wondering: in all the chapters that came out, did the guy with black hair ever change his facial expression? Or is it kinda... stuck like that?
  2. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    Is it really Reborn 2.0? In that case I wanna read it
  3. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    Are you sure it's female audience? YOKO has a huge online following, I think this is just a side effect of that.
  4. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    I wouldn't go as far as to say all battle shonens are Hokuto no Ken, since Hokuto no Ken wasn't exactly the first, and a lot of the most common shonen tropes (transformations, a new villain every arc...
  5. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    The funniest thing about this is that even though Tabata's version is way more detailed and has a better angle, and a more "detailed" background, his work still looks amateur next to Bleach....
  6. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    I don't doubt that not many of JUMP's readers would say that Bleach's latest chapter is in their top three chapters of the issue. They would never say that, in almost any issue, so of course it ranks...
  7. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    It generates more than $2,000,000 a year => it is a multi-million dollar empire. The cuts of those millions of dollars go to multiple people and companies, sure, but the Bleach brand is objectively...
  8. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    Japanese people pay millions of dollars for Bleach-related products every year.



    Exactly. In three years, they only came up with THREE series that can compare to Bleach's success. THREE. Out of...
  9. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    ITT: people who think Shueisha hates money

    smh you guys really think a multi-million-dollar empire like Bleach would get cancelled because JUMP readers rank it low? The volumes sell shittons, it...
  10. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    That's still either a lie or totally stupid. Why wouldn't they make licensing decisions based on the manga that westerners read the most? Do they not like money or something?



    Again, I can...
  11. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    I don't know that they can really argue that scanlations hurt the sales.

    Such a large percentage of western readers of manga read scanlations, that it makes you wonder if the manga audience as a...
  12. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    Evidently these nonsensical resets are what JUMP romance readers want, seeing as anything with a plot gets cancelled almost instantly.

    I'd venture a guess that Nisekoi could go on for as long as...
  13. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    Goku, don't twist my words just so that you can make funny emoticons laughing at an argument that didnt exist.

    I'm saying the editors can do whatever they want, and they can have any reason for...
  14. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    Attempts to go all "pure rank" and overly analyze the individual placement of each series is ridiculous. The ToC is chosen by the editorial staff based on the rankings, but they can do whatever they...
  15. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    I don't think it tanked. YOKO just knows his audience, it's the Internet. I bet he was thinking many people on 2ch read but don't send in questionnaires, and they're his main audience.

    Honestly I...
  16. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    But You is semimonthly.
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    [Help Wanted] Re: Manga Plot

    I think you should go ahead and start drawing it, designing the characters, start on that first chapter.

    Posting it here is kind of useful to hear opinions, but in the end it's just talking about...
  18. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    Huh. I assumed it was JUMP since they posted it here. I guess that explains why she's using her shojo name again.

    Well, I want JUMP to have serious romance stories, but for Mizuki's success, this...
  19. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    If she wants to succeed in JUMP, she needs to stop making good stuff. If it has too much plot and attention to character interactions, it'll get cancelled very quickly.

    the only formula for...
  20. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    @rica What edginess and angst does early Naruto have? It's just a shonen story about a lonely kid finding hope and growing into a ninja. Seriously. What edginess? It's not GANTZ or Berserk or...
  21. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    Naruto is only getting hate now, it only started late on.

    When it first came out, it was treated like the second coming of jesus. It exploded and everyone loved it, no hate at all.

    (And...
  22. [Help Wanted] Re: Writer looking for Artist for Online webManga(details inside)

    If you're wondering, it turns out he wasnt serious about it. Claimed issues with payment after he couldnt use paypal (or any alternative) and then didnt pay for the designs which he claimed he'd pay...
  23. Thread: new manga

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    Re: new manga

    Draw it and post it here.
  24. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    Yeah but it's to be expected.

    Also dude I've been meaning to say this but everytime I see your avatar I keep thinking it's a guy launching a beyblade.

    Like...
  25. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    Nanatsu is only higher temporarily because all the anime viewers purchase the volumes after finishing the anime in order to continue the story. Its individual volumes don't sell even a third of OP's...
  26. [Life] Re: The MangaHelpers Confessional Thread - Part 3

    Your sig shows you can tell artistic value and appreciate works made by an artist giving his heart, with pure integrity. You are the reason manga as a medium still has value, and you are the reader...
  27. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    It's a long-term investment. Bleach has totally incredible fast pacing when read properly (you go through a chapter in less than a minute, there's almost no words, full of huge panels that set the...
  28. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    The thing about Bleach is that there is a lot to be said about a series that everyone reads, but is no one's favorite.

    Right, I mean, it was huge back in the day so many people ended up reading...
  29. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    To the first part, you should know I am also not attacking Lady Justice. I just wanted to explain to you why the reviews look like they do. Once you read it, you will understand why they looked like...
  30. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    No but dude like, there's no plot. It's just a superman girl. It could not be more bland if it tried.

    Most shonen manga series do have a plot, and it's evident in the first chapter. Lady Justice...
  31. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    the reason all the reviews are that is because it really doesn't have anything else to offer.

    the reviews lack substance because they're reviewing content that lacks substance.
  32. [Life] Re: The MangaHelpers Confessional Thread - Part 3

    I'm just going to go ahead and clarify that this is a terrible idea.

    I mean, I know you're going to do it anyway, but just for future reference: this is a terrible idea.
  33. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    I mean, what were you expecting? The guy drawing superhero comics to not be into superhero comics? It'd be kind of like if it turned out that Tetsuya Chiba doesn't like boxing or Oda doesn't like...
  34. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    Oh okay, I get what you meant then. Sorry for misinterpreting.
  35. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    This isn't a western magazine, this is an eastern magazine. They clearly have different standards on what's acceptable than you.

    also, just for the record, this is the magazine that ran stuff like...
  36. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    The anatomy and posing is iffy compared to his normal drawings, you can tell he doesn't normally draw stuff like this. But I guess that's the kinda thing the editors believe you have to do if you...
  37. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    I dont know or care about BC, but you have to read Kenshin. Seriously, it is way way way better than almost everything in the magazine now, it's a true shonen manga and it's exciting in all the ways...
  38. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    You might have not have heard of it, but it was very successful and very well known.

    The whole reason Murata is redrawing it is because the original webcomic is so successful.

    anyway, the...
  39. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    I think it's cool. Mediocrely drawn gag manga are a crucial part of JUMP imo
  40. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    Anime Expo is a con for general Japan anime/manga/gaming stuff, the fact it's at anime expo doesn't make it necessarily about anime. There's plenty of manga-exclusive things in AX.

    basically it...
  41. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    The thing about buying it in English is that English sales don't really matter to a series' success, and as I've understood the author also gets a smaller percentage from them (due to publishing and...
  42. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    Jump's oversaturation only makes it hard for mediocre series to break in. A good series would have no problem getting in, evidenced by BnH's success.

    At the end of the day Jump is read by millions...
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    Re: I'm getting differing messages...

    The thing is -- and I realize there's only a homosexual subtext, nothing more -- most young guys (main demographic of manga online) are going to be relatively repulsed by that kind of thing. I'm not...
  44. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    Deidara, you're just confusing stylistic choices with quality.

    The latest DB films are undoubtedly far better quality works, but if you just don't like the new animation style, there's just...
  45. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    Much of what was great in DB Era would not be passable nowadays because they created everything that exists nowadays.

    just a note to people who watched DBZ as kids and don't actually realize how...
  46. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    yeah to be honest I'm just happy with anything that formalizes the retconning of GT.
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    Sticky: [Info] Re: Volume Covers Thread - Part 1

    Fuuka's covers are everything that the manga isn't.

    artistic, thoughtful, respectful to the theme, calculated.
  48. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    I don't think it was a general strategic choice to make more of a JUMP anime, it was just that specifically the DB movies are successful so they figured they'll ride the money train, I think.
  49. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    does anyone else think Tosh kinda draws Nami like a mentally handicapped child?
  50. [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shonen Jump [2015] - Discussion and TOC Talk

    The guy was just the artist for Molester Man and Onani Master Kurosawa, he's not the author. The two stories are extremely touching and deep on an emotional level, they're definitely serious and...
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