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There's a difference between popularity and hype. People need to temper their enthusiasm/judgments a bit here...
I really think that for Isobe we should wait for the chapters around 5-6 rather than the first few ones, I think that for gag manga it's more important to keep a certain quality level (even if it's not amazing at the beginning), I mean, let's not forget how Kiruko-san ended despite all the hype ch 1 caused...
Though, if ch 1 is catastrophic not much can be done though (*cough* Edison *cough*)
Agreed with people saying Isobe does not necessarily have to be popular once it is serialized.
It might have been a unique one shot but that uniqueness can quickly fade away once it gets serialized. I'm not saying it will but it is a possibility.
Gag manga will be successful if they are funny and anachronism is easy to make good jokes. The first raw seems quite efficient even not translated.
As for the sales, it will sell less than non gag manga because the genre is that way. Psi is very popular base on TOC but sell "only" around 80000.
That is also stating the obvious...
In my opinion, I think Isobe is going to be a hit. The concept and premise sounds really interesting and the artwork really stands out (in a really good way). I'm getting the same vibe from this manga as I did from the debut of Assassination Classroom. Not saying that it will be a success because of this, but I have a feeling it's going to do better than most recent debuts.
Isobe was an immense coupld of one-shots, so I reckon it has the potential to live up to its pre-serialisation popularity and do great things, but keep in mind that gag manga need to *continue* being great, and we've got no guarantees as to how many solid jokes the author has inside of him. if that well dries up he's failed. Hopefully that isn't the case though, as I've come in enthralled by it, and want it to keep up that momentum
Why Gintama will never be canceled:
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Flash anime are pretty much the cotton candy of the animated world. They're exciting because they usually come with big announcements and fanfare just like an amusement park. Yeah they exist, and yeah they're nice to look at and partake of, but they're usually not very good/not good for you, and only a pit stop until something more filling is available.
Also wouldnt it, this new series, if it truly were that big, not be solely limited to the jump live platform...
I'm not sure everyone understands the situation, and why it is different than a normal anime announcement. Isobe has not been licensed by an animation studio, paying Jump for the right to adapt one of their manga. Jump is paying a studio to make them a flash anime. Flash Anime are simple, cheap anime created on Adobe Flash, a program no harder to learn than Photoshop. A Flash Anime is one step above a Vomic. Most episodes will probably only be two or three minutes long each. They will probably stream on the internet, seen only by a small audience, and never released on DVD or BD. Who knows how many chapters they will animate. I doubt more than five or six. This flash anime is not a sign of popularity. It's a publicity stunt, and nothing more. I doubt they even would do this for anything but a gag manga. Flash anime can not really capture the complicated movements needed for most Jump series.Quote:
Inumarudashi (did you know WSJ has a YouTube account now?) and I've peaked at the one for Kusuo Saiki. I already know it's more the equivalent of a VOMIC as opposed to a full-fledged anime.
But even so, the fact remains that it was already announced from chapter 1, so alone, it's still something to note.
Last edited by FanOfAniManga; October 17, 2013 at 01:04 PM.