Looking at the list of series from the last 18 months it is almost comical how poorly they have fared. Everything that debuted after Medaka and Before Magico is already canceled. Not one survivor. Check out this list:
Title First Issue Final Issue Medaka Box #24, 2009 Currently Serialized Akaboshi #25, 2009 #49, 2009 Anedoki #32, 2009 #7, 2010 Kagijin #33, 2009 #50, 2009 Wasshoi! Waji Mania #34, 2009 #51, 2009 Hokenshitsu no Shinigami #41, 2009 #29, 2011 Super Dog Rilienthal #42, 2009 #23, 2010 Nekowappa #50, 2009 #11, 2010 Shinseiki Idol Densetsu Kanata Seven Change #51, 2009 #12, 2010 Lock On! #12, 2010 #30, 2010 Kiben Gakuha, Yotsuya-senpai no Kaidan #13, 2010 #31, 2010 Metallica Metalluca #24, 2010 #41, 2010 Shōnen Shikku #25, 2010 #40, 2010 SWOT #31, 2010 #51, 2010 Ōmagadoki Dōbutsuen #32, 2010 #19, 2011 Enigma #41, 2010 #47, 2011 Light Wing #42, 2010 #12, 2011 Dois Sol #11, 2011 #28, 2011 Magico #13, 2011 Currently Serialized Sengoku Armors #14, 2011 #31, 2011 Kikai Banashi Hanasaka Ikkyū #23, 2011 #38, 2011
In the two years from issue 24, 2009 to issue 23, 2011, only three series were serialized for a year or longer: Medaka Box, Hokenshitsu no Shinigami, and Enigma. Only two series are currently serialized: Magico and Medaka. Every series that began serialization between issue 25, 2009 and issue 13, 2011 have been canceled. Every series that began serialization between issue 14, 2011 and issue 23 have been canceled. There have not been cuts that effect St&rs (issue 30) or any series thereafter.
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Wow that's just...pitiful. I know it;s been a while since there was some that managed to maintain popularity in JUMP, but it;s sad that JUMP hasn;t had a surviving series since medaka box. If this funk keeps up, we may seriously see JUMP dusting off some old manga to animate or doing more reboots like with HunterXHunter
They've already started dusting off the old series: remember the Level E anime?
I personally think the poor run is part of the model. If enough successful manga begin over a short period (one or two years), it can become very hard for new series to establish themselves. This seems to be especially true of new action series, for the simple fact that votes get spread across more titles. As everyone remembers, 2008/early 2009 was a very successful year. Seven series lasted two years or more: Psyren, Mago, Toriko, Bakuman, Inumaru, Kuroko, and Beelzebub (Medaka came came out ten issues after Belze). And so far only Psyren has ended. About a third of the magazine came out in 2008 or the first half of 2009. Along with older series that makes it very hard for new series to establish themselves.
Looking back, late 2009-2011 looks a lot like 2005-2007. Only four series lasted two years or more: Neuro, Mx0, ToRa, and Sket Dance.
That is exactly what happened in 2008 and early 2009. In no particular order Prince of Tennis, To Love Ru, Eyeshield, Mx0, D. Gray Man, Neuro, and Muhyo & Rosie either ended or moved to SQ. Some of the series longer lived series, such as Samurai Usagi or P2, from 2007 ending helped too. At some point something will stick, kind of like Sket Dance survived 2007 (the only 2007 series that lasted a full two years).
Good to see Beel back up and Kurogane as we'll figure it was going to be in for a decline but looks like it was just a one time deal for now.
Bleach dont even what to talk about itXD
If we're talking about old manga getting animes I'm still pulling for a Seikimatsu Leader Den Takeshi anime... (Beside the OVA from the 1998 Jump super anime tour).
Really, it's fairly rare for a new series to last a really long time in general. Sometimes there are a bunch near each other. But the other thing is when something lurks around the lower half of the TOC for a while it could last for a year or so then get canceled. Or you could say they're just ending naturally at that point, depending.
For a new series to do really well it need to get pretty high in the TOC a good amount of the time. There are the occasional Medaka and Kuroko types that eventually get animes while generally lurking in the lower half.
They talk about it in Bakuman a few times, that there are people who have "talent that only comes around once every 10 years" or "5 years" and such. The other thing to consider is that most highly successful authors will do a series that doesn't last too long, then their next series does really well. Like Zombie Powder and Bleach, things like that. So don't count the authors who got canceled out. Especially ones like the authors of Houkenshitsu no Shinigami, Enigma, or Oumagadoki Doubutsuen.
Well, people seem to like Kagami no Kuni no Harisugawa and Nisekoi so far, though both haven't been around for too long (and Nisekoi isn't ranked).
Last edited by kewl0210; December 07, 2011 at 09:18 PM.
I would love to see an adaptation of Rookies and psyren.
November 28th-December 4th Jump Comic Sales
*2 -- *,248,429 *,248,429 BLEACH #53
*3 -- *,130,112 *,130,112 Nurarihyon no Mago #19
*6 -- *,*87,212 *,*87,212 Beelzebub #14
*7 -- *,*85,396 *,*85,396 Kuroko no Basket #15
*8 -- *,*71,684 *,*71,684 Medaka Box #13
15 -- *,*50,300 2,783,631 ONE PIECE #64
17 -- *,*45,600 *,*45,600 Kochikame #177
22 -- *,*36,684 *,*36,684 Kochikame #999
34 -- *,*23,857 *,*23,857 magico #3
39 -- *,*20,711 *,*20,711 enigma #6
41 -- *,*19,969 *,986,182 NARUTO #58
?? -- ?????????? ?????????? Kurogane #1
The numbers above are only 3 days worth of sales, with the exception of Naruto and One Piece
Kurogane's exact sales are unknown, however it sold less than 18,142 copies.
37 -- *,*21,622 *,*21,622 *1 3 magico #2
Magico's first week volume sales have increased by 2235 from #2 too #3, which is very small. (both volumes were on the chart for 3 days)
With the way Magico is ranking, coupled with the small volume sales and small sale increases, I think it will be cancelled with ST&RS.
It's a shame, I found the first 13 chapters of magico very charming, but halfway through chapter 14 and onwards i just completely lost interest in the series.
Last edited by Zeromcd; December 07, 2011 at 11:04 PM.
A Rookies adaption would be cool, the live movies have been really popular. JoJo's has never had a full anime, only OVA's if I am not mistaken. An anime for at least Stardust Crusaders would be very cool.
You forgot to include One Piece and Naruto.
Psyren and Muhyo & Roji would be fun to see animated. It would also be nice to see some later arcs of certain mangas get animated (Jinchu arc of Kenshin and the rest of Neuro for instance). As for the TOC, it's good to see Harisugawa pulling itself back up in the ranking and sad to see St&rs so low. If I could choose one series to end out of all the new ones I'd pick Kurogane as I have found it rather boring. A mediocre series at best imo.
I was not a fan of either but it was kind of a shame that Muhyo and Psyren did not get anime. Psyren lasted just long enough to get canceled right around the time a manga usually gets an anime. Mx0 too, had it lasted a little longer it might have had an anime. It still seems strange that Muhyo lasted almost four years and never got an anime.