How I wish Gantz really looked like that
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There are three WJY series [I know of] with permanent, irregular serialization:
To compensate for fewer chapters, Real has longer chapters, each between 35 - 40p long. As of chapter 37, Rozen Maiden chapters are usually around 30p, to compensate for having fewer chapters a year. Gantz chapters are usually 20p, sometimes a little longer.
- Rozen Maiden: monthly serialization
- REAL: bi-monthly
- Gantz: bi-weekly
Maybe that's true ranking
WYJ #17 2012
1 Nejimaki Kagyu
4 Tokyo Ghoul
5 Minamoto-kun Monogatari
6 81 Diver
7 Shuukan Hajimete no Hatsune Miku
9 Liar Game
11 Cyclops Shoujo Saipu~
12 Addicted to Curry
13 Destroy and Revolution
14 Grand Slam
16 Delivery Cinderella
18 En La Liga
19 Samurai Soldier
20 Rozen Maiden
21 Hito Hitori Futari
22 Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai! - Rojou Kansatsu Kenkyuu Nisshi
24 3P San Piece
We must look for raw magazine and watch it...
Last edited by Stoneface13; June 02, 2012 at 01:41 AM.
Gantz is published once every two weeks and so it's Zetman, except recently because the anime.
According to the japanese wikipedia page Ohanyu and Beshari are also permanent irregular series. Zetman is labelled as monthly so I don't know which one is true
Gantz parody? Woah, the most nihilistic manga gets a little fun side to it eh? It would have been great for the characters not to be so realistic and actually drawn in that form of burlesque, though it will lose of it's core aesthetic value, I think ... since that is the best way to represent the situations there. Raw naturalistic reality, with a dash of alien fantasy.
Young Jump has the most famous line up of seinen series, nice to see we are getting some sort of ToC for it. Even if we are unsure how it works out compared to WSJ.
Thank you for ranking!
I hope others also lay out
Hate to break it to you dude but that's not a ranking, it's just a TOC. This is not Shounen Jump, nor does it bear resemblance to Shounen Jump. The only established, popular manga in the top five is Tough. Most of the popular series are not even in the top ten, or even the front half of the magazine. There is no way that Terra Formers, newly moved from Miracle Jump, is the number one series ahead of Tough, Usugui, 81 Diver, Zetman, Rozen Maiden, Contach, and Real. Sorry, just a TOC, not a ranking, there is no way these series are ranked by popularity.
Hm, I find it weird if it is just a ToC, it has no value other than just showing which series is on what page. D: Though I suppose it would be logical to put the most popular series first, WSJ did that right?
Jump does it but plenty of magazines like to spread them around to give attention to lesser known series in other parts of the magazine. And of course it's just what's in the magazine and what page it's on, that's what a table of contents is for
In what is it weird ? All magazines have a Table of Content. Why should their be another purpose than indicating a page number ?
Generally magazine publishers would want to ensure that the majority of the magazine is read (and advertisements seen), not to put the most popular title first. Generally magazines put the cover story, the most important article is in the middle. Manga magazines are a little different considering they are loss leaders whose only purpose is to promote tankobon sales.
From what I understand all, or almost all, manga magazines include fan surveys with each issue. Unlike Shounen Jump, not all magazines order their TOC to reflect fan rankings. Nor do all magazines put a lot of stock in the results of the survey. Morning is a good example of a magazine where editorial taste always trumps fan taste. If a series does not rank high, but the editors like it, the series generally will not be canceled. Can't say Young Jump is similar to Morning, but it certainly does not put as much stock in fan surveys as Shounen Jump, most magazines do not.
Last edited by Kaiten; June 03, 2012 at 03:56 PM.
No spark for a debate without rankings, rankings always follow a debate, it is a double edged sword, doing rankings and not doing them, it could benefit the magazine in some way, yet it may not change anything. I am reminded of a debate in which "professionals" are more capable of deciding what is good and so forth than an audience. The debate usually never ends.