SKET DANCE doesn't have as many covers as the others so I'm glad it's having a colour page regardless of the anime. It never hurts to promote a series that deserves it.
I read Godland's Company a while ago and found it enjoyable. The humor was a nice touch, and the characters were well-established for a one-shot. Hopefully it'll get a good reception from the readers! I've been waiting for Iwashiro-sensei's new work for a while.
from Sasaki's twitter:
Cover of issue #23
This face looks kinda odd on the cover,but the art should be great judging from the one-shot(even though it still reminds me of Naruto>_>)
I'm looking forward to it.
Aww, I remember this oneshot! I thought it was really cute. I'm looking forward to reading it!
And while the art does remind me of present-Naruto, I think the story will be different. This is more focused on puns and, well, it would be really odd if it had a genre shift into a fighting manga. =/
(joking) OK, who decided to give Naruto and Piccolo their own manga? (end joke)
We'll see considering how full the magazine is. Obviously with as many successful series in it now, it does feel really top heavy (even with some of the more successful bottom dwellers that are trying to hang on like Shinigami and Medaka and Mago) so it will be interesting to see how things play out the next couple months.
When new series released, it usually writes "New Series Part 1" or something similar on cover. But Ikkyuu's cover didn't say about being part 1 of new series line-up. Is that means there only one new series?
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Not sure if it's been posted or not (don't recall seeing it):
July Release Schedule for WSJ Manga:
KochiKame Vol. 175
Gintama Vol. 40
Reborn Vol. 35
Sket Dance Vol. 19
Toriko Vol. 15
Kuroko Vol. 13
Beelze Vol. 12
Shinigami Vol. 9
Grimm Vol. 1
Magico Vol. 1
Last edited by Finestela; May 10, 2011 at 08:21 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
*laugh* just like what everybody had said, the art really reminds me of Naruto.
When the preview was loading, i thought: "Oh hey, why does Naruto look weird this week?" then "hmm... hey why there is a smaller Naruto besides the weird-looking one??"
I love how Naruto doesn't look out of place at all on the cover.
While not the most definitive of polls
kochi kame over everything but one piece, woot
Yeah, I saw that list too
Not surprised with One Piece's ranking at all I'm quite surprised by Kochi Kame's ranking, I thought that with Jump's readership (younger teens), that most adults who have been following Kochi Kame since they were young actually bought the volumes rather than read the chapters every week (my boss who is Japanese does that).
I'm happy to see Mago on that list though! I half expected it not to be on the list with how poorly it's been ranking for quite some time now
Again, i am curious about age and gender statistics of KHR readers. I got a 'hunch' that its main readership prefers to buy the tanks rather than the mags. But that kind of statistic is almost impossible to gather, isn't it.
and it is funny how HunterxHunter is placed quite high on the list despite not being in the magazine 95% of the time...
EDIT: but if i think about it, that list might not be accurate. Can I ask how did the portal gather the vote? How did the website make sure that the ones who answered the survey really ARE the ones who bought WSJ? Assuming it is just a random internet poll, i could just have picked Enigma as the 'reason i buy jump' despite me never bought WSJ at all...
If the poll is done through hardcopy postcards in the wsj magazines, it should be much more accurate.
With those factors in mind, i decide not to trust the poll at all.
Last edited by R4n; May 10, 2011 at 11:30 AM.