Looks like Bleach and Naruto will be around for a long time, or so it seems. I'm not sure any current series could fill those voids, when the time comes but Jump seems like it will manage. They survived the end of DBZ, Slam Dunk and the dark age; with One Piece never ending they should be able to find new hits at their leisure.
Naruto, can't say I agree: Kishi is approahcing an end-game rather quickly now and while it's probably still another year or so away, it is coming. The villains are dropping like flies and soon there won't be any left.
I don't trust Kishi either. Plot wise there may only be a year left but he does as much stretching as Kubo. Only he's subtler about it.
I have to agree here with Kaiten.Sama. It's not about my fanboism here <like "I want Naruto to last long long long xd">, it's just that sth along the lines "it will be 1/2 more years" doesn't affect me anymore; 2/3 years before ppl talked like that, still they are, and no ending after "that one year" or sth, hell, even I for once said 2/3 years and they already passed and there's still no endning.. Kishi, like Kubo, can stretch things out like he can, and Kaiten.Sama nicely said about Kishi: "only he's subtler about it".Originally Posted by StrangerAtaru
You can't trust Kishimoto because he has this bad habit of creating plot lines which makes you think they will/need to be resolved then cutting them loose in a rushed fashion. In contrast, he drags other ones out for years on end which really should have been resolved a long ass time ago. The recent thing with Danzou and all his connections is an example of the first while the whole "rescuing Sasuke" thing is an example of the 2nd. To be honest, people that have been following Naruto have been saying it will end in 2-3 years since 2007 back when Hidan and Kakuzu were around. We are in 2010 now so I'm not even going to bother trying to pick a time frame for it anymore.
Also put no hopes in Kubo. He wasted 3-4 years on the Espada only to show just how worthless they really were in the grand scheme of things. With Aizen being the Gary Stu he always has been, all of that was far from necessary. If he can do that, I wouldn't be shocked if he can drag Bleach out long enough to end when One Piece itself does. -____-
As for Jump's future outside of the Big 3, it may or may not be that bad. Toriko and Mago should at least reach the Gintama/Reborn tier and there is no shame in that. While people keep on saying they are looking for "The next big thing" I am far less worried about that for them and any other possible hits at this time. After all, a large amount of people feel that 2 out of 3 of the current "Big things" really suck. On top of that, you even get some people unhappy with One Piece over the past year or so(No, I am not one of them)
So while I think it is important for Jump to groom the next generation, I think it also ends up hurting series when they grow so big that the author is forced to stall the ending or extend the series beyond his intention. For me personally, it has helped to ruin the likes of Naruto(Part 2), Dragonball(Majin Buu for me, others may say anything after Freiza), and Bleach(Anything after Soul Society). Hell, even ES21 which I still considered to be one of the most consistent shounen in recent Jump history suffered by creating that last arc that they arguably didn't need. Or at least wasting time on other fodder teams rather than jumping straight into the Americans.
I think people get my point at least.
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I have a question. Do other people think Jump will give another chance for the author who was axed three times in a row?
A number of Obata's assistants had already had manga published before he had a hit. The only modern analogy I can think of for him is Iwashiro. I guess that makes Tamura his Watsuki
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I'm going to scanlate Lock On!. The oneshot looked quite interesting.
*borrows a translator from another group for it*
Issue 12 Bottom 6:Quote:
Kanata Seven Change (end)
Cover,Lead CP=Kiben Gaku, Yotsuya-senpai no Kaidan
CP=Nurarihyon no Mago, LOCK ON!
One Piece is absent.
so kanata is the one out huh? thats a surprise. i thought it was going to be someone else. oh well.
bad week for Psyren and Medaka bottoms out with cushions gone. would have to find another "ane doki" or "neko wappa" :P
Bakuman is yo-yo-ing again. sigh~
so two new series coming out next week? thats a change... seems like WSJ puts more faith on Yotsuya senpai than Lock On.
never mind. forget that :P