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Kagami´s awesomeness has gone up quite a bunch after this chapter.
I mean, come on.
He basically said "Oh, man, stop that shit. You ain´t that special. I used to have my ass kicked everyday back in the USA".
He´s like a (much)wilder Yamato Takeru, from Eyeshield 21.
The "It´s perfect if I can´t win" line was also sweet.
Loving this stuff. Really.
What if Kuroko uses his skill to make some blocks (not sure of the right term) during offensive plays. Each time, the defender will not see him and will bump into him causing a defensive foul. Hmmm, not very spectacular, the game will be stopped quite often
question for who knows the answer: What did the mangaka do before this serialization?
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As for random facts, his hobbies are mahjong and golf, his favorite mangas are Slam Dunk (duh), Jojo's Bizarre Adventure and 3x3 Eyes, he's 26 years old and from Tokyo.
He has already beaten the guys from Bakuman (actually maybe not since we don't know how many one-shots were refused before he can enter a competition). I wonder if it is always the case that there is a so long period between the one-shot and the serialization (also between its win and the publication in Akamaru Jump). The process of publication seemed faster in Bakuman (actually I don't pay attention too much to this point, so I may be wrong).
I'm not surprised not to learn that basketball is not his favorite sport (Golf is also good ), it may become his favorite one when Kuroko finishes after 31 volumes and more than 300 chapters (I predict a lot of work for Xophien )
There should be. The thing is, he was a complete rookie when he submitted the one-shots, and you can't turn a complete rookie into a mangaka immediately, because if there's one thing a mangaka drawing a weekly manga needs, it's a team of assistants. That's why you'll just NEVER see someone working on a weekly manga go from rookie to mangaka immediately, he has to learn how exactly you use assistants, learn the whole process of making a weekly release from a mangaka and editors, the stupid amount of work it is, etc. In order to cover all this, I don't think one year is too much^^;Quote:
Actually he never said golf was his favorite sport, he only said it was his hobby and strong point (not so strong, though, since he said in the ToC comment last week that he got crushed by his grandfather, 50 years older, at it). Basketball could be his favorite sport still without him playing itQuote:
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Sakuragi was able to pull that off in a hilarious fashion in Slam Dunk(he even made it out to be an offensive foul ).
Guess it could work out in a scene or two, but the last chapter has showed us that misdirection can´t be used for the whole game.
Thanks for the info Xophien.
I wonder why the editors released two sports mangas at the (nearly) same time. Perhaps it's just to prepare the after-ES21, but it could be a kind of buzz to make people talk about the two series and compare them and then create dedicated fans. Personally, I only read Meister to compare with Kuroko how the plot is developped. If one of the series disappears before twenty chapters, the second may suffer the loss. After this threshold it will be OK, because it will be the cruise speed.
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Ladies and gentlemen, Kuroko has just ranked among the Top5 of Shonen Jump. Next week, it´ll have color pages.
I know it´s too soon to be happy, but still...can´t stop myself.
What a wonderful week.
I know!! It's a glorious two weeks for Kuroko. I seem to be one of the few people in the ToC-watching community who really likes it, so while everyone else is bemused I get to celebrate. Score.
I'm very much looking forward to the next chapter.
And thanks a lot for all that info, Xophien!
I like it. I just happen to think Meister deserves to be in the bottom too, which is completely against everyone in the TOC thread.
Like I said in the TOC thread, I think this manga has what it takes to interest the public. Meister kind of just jumped in there and threw way too much at us.
Well, there's always been around three sports mangas at the same time in any Jump era. It was just then that only ES21 was left, and it was about to end, so it's not surprising they're trying to fill the void. Especially considering some of their best sales, like Captain Tsubasa and especially Slam Dunk, are sports manga, it's not surprising.Quote:
As for Kuroko being so high in the next ToC... Can't say I'm surprised. Fujimaki has got some surprisingly good writing sense for a rookie, imo. Chapters are not only well-drawn, they're perfectly paced, and there's a great balance between humor, story and action (which Meister, with its overload of text, is lacking in my opinion >.>). I hope this one will stick around for a few years~
No offense to the Toc-watching community but, as a lurker of the Weekly Jump Readers´Journal, I can say I see a lot of elitism in there.
"Sports" is my favorite genre for quite some time now, and it unfortunately doesn´t get the praise it deserves(well, it´s quite true that, right now, Jump sports manga are nowhere near the awesomeness of shit like Major, Cross Game and Ahiru no Sora, but still...).
I really hope Kuroko does well. It has charm, the drawings are awesome, and the main duo is just...christ.
Too cool for words.
When the flow is now for Seirin, the mangaka manages to have a climax end in favor of Seirin again. He did not need to change the flow of the match to have this kind of end. Now, I wonder if the flow will change again before the end of the game. I presume no since it is an amical match and the beginning of the manga, he has to keep good things for other matches in my opinion.
(Note. I still remember the painful experience of the match in Dogashi, "What?!! The match is still not finished?? How long will it take to test the rookies?" I was asking myself every week)
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