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Also because it seems to be easier to work out a bottom 5 in your head than a bottom 10, seeing as the range isn't as large. Whether it's a more legitimate way of looking at things or not, like you questioned, is certainly something to think about.
Last edited by [Cross]; August 24, 2013 at 11:23 AM.
The point is, a series ranked from 10 onward will survive, unless it's ranked in the bottom 3 or 5. Which is why people focus on that. Everyone wants to see their favorite series safe and hence discussions usually revolve around the bottom 5.
It feels like the only series no one really talks about are the ones whose popularities are acknowledged in the mindsets of the vast majority of readers, fans or not, such as One Piece and Soma... apart from some debates about whether Toriko and AC really deserve their popularites.
For series that have shown even the slightest bit of vulnerability, whether a middler like Beelzebub, Haikyu, Gintama, Nisekoi and of course, World Trigger, or the near-endless list of absolute bombs, there's always going to be talk about how long the series will last, what might happen to the storyline, and what might happen to its popularity in the long run. It's always a lot of fun to predict these kinds of things. However, I'd say moreso for the middlers as opposed to something like the bottom 5 because the stronger impression of imminent cancellation to the readers causes a sense of redundancy to give a more serious, in-depth talk about the series.
The discussion especially feels like beating a dead horse when it reaches the bottom 3 series. For example, how much would everyone feel like talking about Smoky B.B. given its latest rankings? Series that rank exceptionally low always bomb for a firm reason.
Last edited by FanOfAniManga; August 24, 2013 at 10:24 PM.
Actually, to add on, I think it might also have to do with whether it had a chance to survive or not in the first place, 10 chapters in or so. If it's something that eventually falters over time like Enigma, Kurogane or Magico, there'd still be some adequate discussion as the series approaches cancellation. But if it's something like Bulge, Takamagahara, Edison, Mutou Black or Smoky B.B., there's just not much to go on.
Last edited by FanOfAniManga; August 24, 2013 at 10:38 PM.
I think the series that did really good at the beginning then cancelled about one year after are more interesting to talk about it.
Last edited by Kaizou 10; August 24, 2013 at 10:40 PM.
Series like Enigma and Magico are different, they weren't dropped by the most of people since their start I suppose and had a time longer of serialization to build up fanbase, this why we saw more people talking about this type of series than the first one.
Last edited by Antxon Kolokon; August 25, 2013 at 07:36 AM.
Takamagahara supposedly got better with time, but that doesn't help when multiple other fighting series are delivering a better quality/entertainment each time too. And wasn't Bulge liked up until it got weird and cancelled real fast?
About talking about the lower ranked series: What are people supposed to talk about when many readers don't even try those new series out/haven't heard [anything good]about them yet? The chances to discuss popular series are just that, incedibly higher with a higher demographic reading those, even within this forum.
I think Bulge was a special case because it was by the author of Zoo which had a lot of fan here.
And people don't discuss series which will be cancelled that's quite understandable. Often last chapters are not even scanlated.
Author's comments, for those interested.
The commercial of Hunter x Hunter The Last Mission (HxH's second movie):
Oda and Toriyama living the life.
The first HxH movie isn't ranking anywhere near the series, can anyone confirm? Last mission...