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Just google "ultimo takei interview" bro. You'll find hours upon hours interviews, often with Stan Lee, detailing the creation of and creative process behind Ultimo. They've been speaking at comic cons in the states ever since the project was announced. The most recent was over the summer. The man does give interviews, often providing more details about himself than Jump Bang does
Seriously though: as the head of the best known English language Takei fansite and scanlator, I think Andy can be taken at his word. Takei and Stan Lee are pretty talkative guys, there are plenty of details about how they collaborate, Jump Bang being possibly the worst source. Unless the episode being referenced included an interview with Stan Lee and Takei
After spending about three minutes checking google and youtube for interviews the horrible truth emerged: Stan Lee creates a concept for each chapter and provides Takei with rough storyboards. Takei will use the storyboards to write and draw the chapter. Thus Stan Lee is not credited with the "story" but with the "concept". With a few minutes of research the truth shall be set free
“Rurouni Kenshin” manga to restart serialization on ‘Jump SQ’ via @TokyoHive
It was original reported by Kaz01028Quote:
Last edited by calimike; January 04, 2012 at 03:52 AM.
Poor Jump SQ. They keep getting Weekly Shonen Jump's leftovers. I doubt Rorouni Kenshin would work out in such a competitive magazine, so this move does make sense, but SQ is highly saturated with old WSJ series/authors at the moment.
It's not leftover, it's a tie in. The movie is coming out in August, the "reboot" manga starts in May. That allows for four chapters, one volume, to be serialized, with the fourth and final chapter released the same month the movie comes out. It has already been announced that Embalming will return in the fall, though the month has not been specified. Watsuki is currently under contract with SQ, not WSJ, so it makes sense that SQ will handle the reboot. Besides, to serialize an entire volumes worth of material in WSJ he would have to write ten chapters. SQ will only require 4 - 6.
The Rurouni Kenshin movie is actually a really big deal, not a typical manga adaption. It is a big budget movie produced by Warner Brothers, an American studio. The intention is to not only have a hit in Japan but for an international theatrical run, not just airing at comic conventions and then going straight to DVD. I expect quite a few tie ins this winter and spring, not just the manga reboot.
However, it is true that SQ has been too much dependent on a well known WSJ authors. I know they have to dependent on big names because SQ is still a young magazine and a newbie will be very difficult to be famous in a young magazine.
But, since SQ manages to getting many hit series (actually, I think SQ carries more hit series than Sunday); so I want a SQ to produce their own mangakas rather still be dependent to Shonen Jump.
I assume that Rurouni Kenshin (2011) will be serialized for only a brief period since it's more like a gaiden rather than a stand alone series.
does someone knows where I can find scans of: Debichiru?
Based on that picture, there might going to be total of five new series; 1/11 Juuichi Bun no Ichi, Teiichi no Kuni, Gokigen Steady, G-Maru Edition(?), and unknown series.
Mitokon ended on last September and no series have replaced that place; Luck Stealer, Gekka Bijin, and Shonbori Onsen have ended on this month's issue; Ultimo has moved to SQ.19; and Embalming will be absent until autumn (but, I think Embalming's place will be filled by Rurouni Kenshin).
Last edited by Negative Syndicate; January 23, 2012 at 04:15 PM.
So RK is coming back on SQ? What, like a rerun?