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No group has announced that they are picking it up yet, so just hang tight for now...
Also, translation. I know I said ASAP but I made the mistake (?) of going on skype with some people and hence this is much later than I would have hoped Sorry.
thank you, but do you know how long till someone addes the translation to the manga itself ?
Some groups have already contacted me about scanlating the manga, and while I don't have their ETA, I imagine it should be out in the next day or two at maximum Like I said, just hang tight, go read some old chapters or discuss some other stuff in the other threads of this sub-forum
I believe the reason MangaStream dropped Bakuman was not really because they didn't have a translator (back then kewl0210 was still translating), and I don't know their other reasons so... :/
Anyway, what does everyone think of Tooru? He acted really hyper at some parts and reminded me a lot of Eiji, but he really is very calculative - no wonder he was able to write a manga like that. He's quite two-faced, and kinda reminded me of Light from Death Note. Ironically, he was talking about how "Rabuta & Peace" was about the conflict between people's true intentions/desires and the facade they put on. I guess you could say Ohba-sensei did some foreshadowing there
I find it hilarious that Japanese business men are as bad as Western ones when it comes to the internet. They just don't get it. Greatest chapter in months, and I have to say, this arc is amazing.
I don't think that this manga should get a prize either.
Not suiting jump is not a good reason for not getting at least honorable mention, however.
He should be disqualified because he turn in more chapters than he's ask to. That's all. He's not following the rules.
wow the new guy really get in my nerves. he uses the sympathy of people to get popular and maybe 90% of those are 18 yrs old an up
the best arc of bakuman yet! i hated nanime, it was a different feeling when i was reading this. Ashirogi's other rivals were awsome, nizuma,hiramaru,aoki,fukuda..they were all friendly. It was very awesome to have another atmosphere to the bakuman universe. Ohba-sensei is so great! and the art of Obata- sensei is legendary!
And also, it was Nanamine's manga, he had copyright to it. He has every right to do as what he wants with it. Yet it was too upsetting to use the net
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Yup. Like I said, this chapter is definitely pro-scanlation. Ohba and Obata knows just how benefitable scanlating mangas is. They know that by scanlating your manga you'd receive real constructive input and increase your fame ten-fold. Especially when someone in the west starts scanlating "Classroom of Truth", Nanamine will definitely link his blog to the English version and more and more demands will come for it to be serialized.
However, I do agree that CoT isn't something that should be in a shounen magazine. Even I wouldn't want it to be serialized in Jump.
It was interesting when Yoshida mentioned the current generation not knowing what should and shouldn't go on the record. Let's face it, the internet has changed the way people interact with one another. We're connected in a way that no science fiction writer was able to predict, and it has certainly blurred the lines of what is and is not acceptable. If you got dumped 20 years ago you might lash out and tell your friends mean things about your ex. Now people will get upset and post revealing photos of their ex, which is ridiculous and can really ruin a person. Nanamine knows the impact the internet can have, and instantly went there and took advantage of the tubes. His message at the end where he is closing his blog is sure to drum up even more controversy.
If I were the Chief, I'd have to seriously wonder if he is a person worth keeping around. At what point do you decide that an author's talent is not worth the hassle? He was almost going to cut ties with Ashirogi before PCP, and they had a history with the company. It'd be kind of awesome if the Chief brought down the hammer and actually banned Nanamine from Jump, and made a statement that soured him for other publishing groups. The closest thing we've had to an author leaving Jump before now was Koogi going to SQ, and that was his decision.
It's good to see Miura not be the new and frazzled editor. It has been a while since we have seen him interacting with Takahama, but I assume that their relationship has improved or we would have seen it. The courtroom manga has been doing pretty good so there is that. And Iwase... well, he's not magic. I think the only person at Jump who could handle her is probably Yoshida.
That was the most exciting Bakuman chapter I read in a long time. It pretty much renewed my waning interest in this series.
While reading the part where the editors where having a meeting about 'Classroom of Truth' and how they couldn't let that kind of talent slip away, I like to think that was a commentary on how WSJ supposedly rejected Shingeki no Kyojin and it became successful in another magazine. That probably isn't the case, but it helps me like Bakuman more if I think it is that deep.
Before I even finished the chapter, I had a crack theory that Nanamine Tooru was actually none other than Niizuma Eiji, but then he made an actual appearance so that theory went out the window quickly. But it made room for a new crack theory that he is actually Niizuma Eiji's younger brother! lol They do kind of look alike and both act eccentric.
I definitely do not want Jump to pick this guy up again. He doesn't deserve it. The only problem is that I think most other magazines probably wouldn't care and would still take him in. It's still money to be made, after all, and even bad publicity is publicity.
I'm still not sure what role in the greater scheme of things he is going to play, though. How will all this affect the Ashirogi in achieving their goals?