Gives P3 vibes to me. (good stuff)
Magazine #18 (04/04):
CØDE:BREAKER (Cover & Lead Color Page, 23 pg.)
AKB49〜Renai Kinshi Jourei
Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo
Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo
Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san
Hajime no Ippo (Color Page)
Eden no Ori
Kimi no Iru Machi
Area no Kishi
GE - Good Ending
Kamigami no Yakusoku (God Hand Teru ~ Spin-off)
Daiya no Ace
Tobaku Haō-den Zero Gyanki-Hen
Ahiru no Sora
Zeus no Tane
Dragon Collection Ryuu o Suberu Mono
Mou, Shimasen Kara。
Lead CP: Fairy Tail (27 pg.)
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Cover WSM #18:
I wonder why no one has posted yet.
Air Gear is gonna end in another 5 chapters.
With Negima, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei and Air Gear ending, Mag will have hard times soon, without three of it's heavy series in a few months. Do you think they're going to focus on some of their current series (like Code:Breaker),or bet on some newcoming series? Will Ippo end some day? Questions, questions everywhere.
Ippo will end eventually. I can see the magazine having a new lot of series with old mangakas its the best way in my opinion.
Let's not oversell how popular these series actually were. Air Gear and Negima were modest hits, certainly not magazine driving blockbusters though. Sales of SZS were steadily declining, Bloody Monday had already lost most of it's audience, Godhand Teru was never that popular in the first place, and Star Children was a new flop. The two most popular series, Fairy Tail and Ahiru no Sora, remain to anchor the magazine. With the exception of Star Children all of the series ending were getting older, serialized five years or longer.
I am willing to believe that Kodansha wants a a new generation of series in Magazine. They may promote more established series like Code: Breaker or Area no Kishi but both series are pretty well established, it's hard to imagine either blossoming into major hits four and six years into serialization. With Fairy Tail and Ahiru anchoring the magazine, and a handful of more modest hits headlined by Diamond Ace, Kodansha might be more interested in giving Shounen Magazine an image makeover by promoting a clutch of new series. Shounen Magazine is not as driven by hits as Jump, despite Kodansha's most popular manga being in peripheral magazines Shounen Magazine maintains the second highest circulation of any manga magazine.
Weekly Shounen Magazine is my fav of the big 3 sellers, if I would make a list, I would say I read only 5 series in jump, 4 in sunday... and this in this one: (I dont understand how unpopular it is-here)
Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo (reading)
Hajime no Ippo (anime)
Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei (anime)
Eden no Ori (read)
Kimi no Iru Machi (reading)
Area no Kishi (anime)
GE - Good Ending (reading)
Fairy Tail (reading)
Seitokai Yakuindomo (anime)
Happy Project (reading)
Daiya no Ace (read)
Air Gear (reading)
Ahiru no Sora (reading)
Baby Steps (reading)
Last edited by TXC; April 06, 2012 at 10:35 AM.
Is it become some kind of trend to say how many chapters left before its end?
It isn´t sad for me, that Air Gear is Ending. Because there are another great mangas here in the Magazine. Following Mangas I´m currently reading:
Hajime no Ippo
Eden no Ori aka Cage of Eden
Kimi no Iru Machi
Area no Kishi ( extemly low of Scanlation-Team, but I´m watching the Anime )
GE - Good Ending
Happy Project ( low release sadly )
Daiya no Ace ( imangascans are atm slowly, because of lacking translator )
Baby Steps ( imangascans are atm slowly, because of lacking translator )
Since Air Gear going to end soon, I'm curious on where Oh! Great going to serialize next. Is he going remain in Kodansha or return to Shueisha or go to completely different publisher?