i am not a fan of toriko, but i guess the participating of readers is a great way to gain popularity. it feels like pokemon in this regard and is a must have to get famous enough to be mainstream. the thing that people loved about star wars wasn't that much the story, but more like the universe he created. they played with jedi toys and imagined to be a jedi knight. the same goes probably for toriko, in which you can be part of the world and it's creation. the other thing is the powerlvl. its exciting for kids to see these number. oh look goku has 343, but freezer has 1000 more than him, he must be so more powerful. oh look he is ridiculous strong, how many points does he have? whoa, over 100k? can't wait to see him fight with his full power. the last thing would be the repetitive powermove, like rasengan in naruto or bankai in bleach. kids love shouting these them selfs.
Having some naruto bashing is not so bad from time to time. It's always Bleach and Reborn which get the flames, that is kinda refreshing (and i feel less lonely)
Delighted Reborn is out of bottom 5, even if it did only jump a place lol. Been really enjoying this arc so it kinda hurts to see it ranking so low all the time. I also have no idea why naruto keeps ranking so highly. This arc overall has been quite poor and these last chapters... were just full of wtf moments. But of course I'll keep reading it until the end >.<.
Also really happy about nisekoi and haikyuu's rankigs. I enjoy both those series and even if nisekoi seems cliche the characters and their expressions just have me hooked. I thik komi is a really talented artist.
Moderator message by: naruto-niichanBashing a series is never okay, doesn't matter where or when. Stating your opinion about a series and it's TOC rank is fine but please remember to be calm and friendly.
And if you want to discuss a movie/series in detail please do so in the specific thread, the posts are getting a bit too offtopic :/ I will let the posts stay for now but please stop it here.
I never understood the terms "There are things wrong with it." The author writes what they intend to write. If you don't enjoy it, you say it's shallow or vapid or uninteresting or something, but that's your personal perception. Taste varies from person to person. Entertainment is a subjective thing.
Anyhow, uh... TOC isn't too interesting, really.
As for Kuroko Basket exceptional ranking, aren't you praising to much the effect of the animé. After all, it's only this week that the rank is high for an animé which started for several months now. Not so long ago, Kurako was in the bottom five of the TOC several time in a row. Also, Medaka Box has an animé since spring too and the rank are not that impressive.
Could have something to do how both series were accepted by the community, since Medaka Box is far worse off than Kuroko no Basket.
The two series whose ranks I was interested in seeing (Koisome and Sensei) are unranked so I knew the ToC wasn't going to be that interesting for me. I am excited for the Golden Future Cup Oneshots it's always interesting to see which series could work well. Hopefully they get some attention from translators, last year it was a while until we got some of the translations and 2 of them were never translated.
naruto had 2 chapters this week, the normal and special one right? sounds like kishi didn't use his absent last time to play around.
I've been observing the Jump Rankings for a few months now, trying to get a handle on the rhyme or reason to the whole thing, and I think it's time for me openly accept that I have absolutely no understanding of the tastes of Weekly Shounen Jump's readership.
I mean, I look at these rankings and I see a grand total of 2 series that I think are even close to of where they deserve to be from my viewpoint (Nisekoi at 3rd and Bleach at 10th seem about right to me)
The one I understand the least is Gintama. Granted I'm a huge fan, and therefor filled to the brim with bias, but it seems to me like it's been so good so consistently for the least few months but the rankings haven't seemed to reflect that in the least.
Medaka Box's ranking is another mystery to me. I've never liked the series until very recently. In the past I couldn't imagine how it could have held on for so long but now it's finally doing things I'm actually somewhat impressed by and the ranking plunges. I just feel confused.
Apparently my tastes are just extremely abnormal when compared to jump voters.
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for example (even if it isn't a manga/anime)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess us: 3.41 --- eur: 1.89 --- jap: 0.60 <- dark
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker us: 2.60 --- eur: 0.99 --- jap: 0.89 <- bright
the same goes for other category like humor or style and so on...
February 27 - March 5
April 2 - 8
July 2 - 8
Increased tankobon sales should not necessarily correspond to improved rankings. There is no guarantee new fans, attracted by the anime, will bother buying copies of the magazine.
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What is and is not popular in Japan should not be a mystery. Weekly sales charts are posted to this subforum every week.
Obviously you know next to nothing about American comics. Only the superhero shit that gets made into movies is popular. Dark comics are niche market, at best, as is anything not produced by Marvel or DC. Again: please shut the fuck up about shit you do not know. Don't bother the rest of us with your ignorant ramblings.
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