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personally my big three (not wsj wise) right now is one piece , hunter x hunter and magi . and its been this way since ...2011 i guess ... now its 14 and magi is in top 4 best selling manga of 2013 . and it really feels great .
i understand not every manga is lucky enough to get adaptations like hxh 2011 , but i think magi as a manga would have been far more popular if the anime adaptation clicked properly . season 2 is doing somewhat okey (not at all justice to this awesome manga) ...but i can never forgive s1 for skipping so much material and messing up characters and story ... i think anime adaptations are very crucial for the promotion of a manga ...
but i can definitely see this manga already doing much better job than some mainstream series as per the story and structure of arc goes ... it SHOULD BE one of big three ... but i wont want it to do pointless fan service and shitting to be more popular , its great the way it is now ... just be patient and bring out some well thought out epic arcs ohtaka sensei ... if it runs long enough it is bound to gain fame, like one piece did after many years... i believe in it and its that much of a good series with great potential.
Last edited by headless nick; January 12, 2014 at 11:28 AM.
What if there's this other "Big Three"? The top 3 Shounen Mangas... umm per year? An overall ranking with all the current running shounen mangas?... If there's such as this, then Magi will definitely on top of my list. I don't care for the WSJ big threes since I haven't /don't read Naruto, Bleach and OP, but I definitely love OP anime. SO there it is. Other may say that Magi is not in line for the next Big three because of the different serialization, but I daresay compared to other well-known shounen manga that are still running, Magi is on top
Well i guess a better way to ask the question would be
"Would you consider magi one of the three most popular manga"
And leave the serialization part off of the question sice it complicates things
or if there is even an accurate metric to gauge such a statistic
but to me i rank the manga right behind one piece right now, as my second favorite
and if you know how much i love bleach naruto and fairy tail, that is saying alot
It'd certainly deserve it ^^ it's such a great manga/anime!
i think magi is a great manga but when naruto goes away, magi will have others as fairy tail and toriko(it's picking uo so fast),one piece got alot more aventures and arcs, it can last for more years and still be so popular while bleach had rich a point that there isn't great arcs and fairy tail is picking up...
naruto was/is a great manga but so many asspull and contradiccions lately but i don't see so much story left unless, the media/manga bussiness wants to gain more money and prolong naruto..
i like magi, i think these coming arcs will be even better than the previous ones..
Well, we still have One Piece and Hunter x Hunter ahead of Magi and I believe they will be for a long time. One Piece still have ways to go and....well,
hiatus x hiatushunter x hunter is still in the hiatus island but once it starts again it will be on top 3 without a doubt. And let's not forget Shingeki no Kyojin.
That said, I believe that Magi can be in third place. I don't remember if Fairy Tail or Bleach managed to be in top 3 last time.
Hmmm well I also think HxH is being really popular these days...
got recently addicted to it and it's pretty cooland even tho I still gotta start with OP and Bleach, FT and such are awesome, I think Magi could even surpass Bleach and FT at least (well just maybe). The truth is I'm really amazed with that series I didn't think it'd be so nice :33
Isn't Magi more popular than Fairy Tail in Japan now?
Hurrah for Magi!! This proves that Magi is slowly making its name and is on the right track. Now if only Magi anime's quality would be as beautiful as KnB and SnK's quality, then I'm sure Magi would be lined to one of the top animes of all time
So yeah, I still think that Magi can't beat HxH in sales, unfortunately. But it can beat Bleach and Fairy tail without a doubt.
I don't read HxH, but I have to give it immense credit for somehow remaining crazily popular despite it's horrific release schedule and the bad perception of the author by fans who think he doesn't care at this point. I think the anime is what keeps it popular though. But comparing Magi sales to HxH is not really important, the fact is that it was second at that time only to One Piece which is downright unstoppable, and it wasn't as if Magi was just a bit more popular in sales. I personally don't care if it's in the top two anyway, by now it has enough of a fanbase to keep going until the author decides to end it so it will likely remain at the top at least unless we keep getting new gems like All You Need is Kill that will probably do pretty well too in sales.
But anyway, lets not get caught up in wanting Magi to become a new member of the "big three", because all that matters is that it's safe and we love it. Besides, Magi isn't like the big three, it has an amazing story that really makes you think about ethical things but it does so in a very grand way that relates to the story as a whole unlike a manga like Bleach that keeps introducing incredibly preachy philosophy that only relates to individual characters.