Ok so I've found a bunch of old Jump ToC's so I figured I'd post some ones I think are really good. I will tell the series name, author(s) name, and year it started. These are really cool.
Dragonball's first issue
Rokudenashi Blues's first issue
Slam Dunk's first issue
Naruto's first issue. (This has got to be one of the most perfect ToC's ever )
So there ya have it. Those are four I really enjoyed. If you have any others that you would like posted, I can probably find them for ya
That is so cool! Where did you find the information?
Oh if you don't mind, i am very curious about Kateikyou Hitman Reborn's average ranking before and after the genre switch (around chapter 64.. i think?)
For those interested, I have two more seemingly random ToC's of the past.
Kochi Kame's first issue
Dragonball's last issue
I don't have the ToC's for 2001, 2002, the last half of 2003, 2004, 2005, and a few early ones in 2006. So unfortunately I can't get you the early Reborn ones. Maybe someone else who has those issues can post it for you. Anything from 1968-2000 I can get.Originally Posted by ReanaCamellia
Last edited by Drmke; January 13, 2010 at 05:35 PM.
The first TOC posted to the WSJ LJ is from May 9, 2005: here. It gives a good idea of how Death Note, Gintama, Reborn, and D. Gray Man did during their first year, if you have the time to go through the subsequent charts. At the time Reborn was usually in the middle or bottom. By the fall of 2005 it was high middle, near the top 5. Gintama was usually high in the top 10 by May, 2005. DGM was a lot like it was towards the end of it's WSJ run, usually low with random chapters making the top 5 or high in the top 10. Death Note was generally right in the middle but dropped more than it rose. It made very few top 5's despite being the best selling of the 2004 series.
This site lists.... most of em. Up to 2000. Plus really tiny covers.
Like, all the way to the beginning.
Weekly Shounen Jump 1976 Issue 42
Akutare Kyojin / Yoshihiro Takahashi
1•2 no Ahho!! / Hiroshi Motomiya
Yon-chome no Kaijin-kun / Takeshi Matsutani
Circuit no Ōkami / Satoshi Ikezawa
Neppu no Tora / Motoka Murakami
Hokuto no Kishi / Shirō Toozaki/Ippei Minami
Tōdai Icchokusen / Yoshinori Kobayashi
Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo / Osamu Akimoto (New Series)
Beranmē Holmes / Yasumi Yoshizawa
Doberman Detective / Buronson/Shinji Hiramatsu
Hōchōnin Ajihei / Jirō Gyū/Jō Biggu
Play Ball / Akio Chiba
Condor no Tsubasa / Norihiro Nakajima
Toilet Hakase / Kazuyoshi Torii
It didn't get the cover. Guess they didn't think it would last.
That guy Buronson wrote Hotoku no Ken. There are very few in that era I'd heard of. Still working on First of the Blue Sky in Comics Bunch.
Last edited by kewl0210; January 13, 2010 at 11:31 PM.
Wow. Naruto was an instant hit. Consistently in the top five by the middle of 2000.
Gee, Reborn's gag manga days is quite worrying. (If that is really from the gag manga days... i am not sure). I am glad they make the genre switch. I actually enjoyed the gags, but i admit there are some bad chapters... and it can't compare to the epicness of its battle arcs.
You can see the position of the series in each issue, from 70's to now. With a little patience, you can "do" the ToC.
Both Naruto and One piece was an instant hit. One Piece never hit bottom 5 during it's first year and by 1998 was staying firmly in the top 5 and got many covers. Naruto was slower but still rises pretty quickly
Last edited by ruggia; January 31, 2010 at 09:38 AM.
is there a Toc of the first issue of one piece? It'd be fantastic!
Can someone post some old ToC's from 2003-2004. Specifically, I am looking for the ToC's showing Shaman King's decline up to cancellation. Such a long running series being canceled is interesting to me.