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Just wondering whether anyone here had read any manga from the kodomo demographic? I'm talking about series like Doraemon and Beyblade. (Mangahelpers labeled Doraemon under 'Shonen' though...)
Frankly, the last kodomo manga I've read was the one for Rockman EXE and that was a long time ago. I think it was more popular as an anime though. In fact, looking through the CoroCoro wiki entry, it looks like many of these series were more popular as anime or their original game counterparts.
So, had anyone even seen any of these before? What do you guys think of it all?
Btw, this all came about after I followed a link to a Professor Layton manga.
I didn't really read any of those rather watched the anime or played a game of them. Which I know are the following:
I watched a number of these. Some were definitely better than others. Zoids for instance was great stuff. Rockman EXE on the other hand not so much.
I've watched Bayblade....ah Kai, he brings back memories with Dranzer.
I still remember a few. Dragoon was Tyson's Bitbeast.
I forgot Max's but I know it was a purple turtle type...and Lee's was that tiger, forgot his name as well. Kenny's bitbeast was his laptop, am I right?
Black Dranzer and Dranzer were the best though.
Last edited by Weapon_X; August 29, 2009 at 03:48 PM.
I've wacthed beyblade, (all series) Doraemon, Sonic X, Pokemon, Digimon (I think it fits in this clasification).
Plus I didn't kenew there was a manga adaptation from Ratchet and Clank I'm an HUGE fan of the games, I have all of them lol.
About Ratchet and Clank, their manga designs look a bit weird. Ratchet has a huge grin a giant bushy eyebrows.
Anyone got pics of Jak and Daxter manga?
I'm curious about the Zoids: Generation manga.
I've seen that Super Mario-kun long time ago. I thought that was an odd comic.
Last edited by Eshvoide; August 30, 2009 at 11:38 AM.
i used to read Coro Coro a lot when i was a kid. (up till 6th grade, I always bought CoroCoro instead of WSJ).
they were pretty entertaining. it would be really nice if i could have read the end of some of the series, like Coroket, Rockmen, Duel Masters, etc.
So Corocoro comics just started up yet another spin-off magazine! This one is called Corocoro Aniki (コロコロアニキ), and it looks like it will stick around for a while with bi-monthly releases. The first release was on October 15th, 2014.
I guess it sold really well for the first issue. I guess having tons of extras and videogame dlc codes to "Puzzle & Dragon" is the way to children's hearts these days.
Here's the line-up in Japanese (some previews are on their website & twitter):
こしたてつひろ「爆走兄弟レッツ＆ゴー!! Return Racers!!」
吉田正紀「フューチャーカード バディファイト ダークゲーム異伝」
But what I find super interesting is that Hiroyuki Takei (Shaman King, Ultimo, Jumbor) is now drawing for the magazine. He's got a short series going now (4 pages in first issue) called "Dear Tokuda Zaurus-sensei" (拝啓 徳田ザウルス先生). And then coming in March issue he'll be working on a larger spin-off (possibly 1-2 volumes). And... depending on how you read that first page (based on the dates...) it looks like he might be ending his Jumbor and Ultimo manga series in 2015. It's looking like he might be completely jumping publishers away from Shuiesha to Shogakukan!? Very interesting if that's the case...
(For some more specifics on Dear Tokuda Zaurus-sensei, I have some of it written up on the Patch-Cafe website)