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I agree. I think partly why Sensei no Bulge made a huge impression on people is because Jump Alpha licensed it too, which was unusual for a new series. Assassination Classroom on the other hand, had no such overseas promotion. Considering how Jump Alpha licenses manga only that fits their theme (battle manga, or action-y manga), there's no way Assassination Classroom would get the same treatment. I mean, Viz has been on the fence about licensing Neuro for years.
Anyway, back to the subject, I found this over on LJ's Weekly Jump community (thanks braaandon!):
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Oops, I found this on tumblr a while ago, but I forgot to post it. It seems Lynxian's still coping with hurricane Sandy, hence no new scanlations so far:
Here's hoping her internet problems resolve itself soon!Quote:
On a totally random note what do you guys think how popular AssClass will become? Or is it only a short hype and sales will decline/stay the same at best?
As for me I believe it won't be just a short hype as long as Matsui's series isn't loosing it's quality. That's based on the reason why I believe AssClass is that popular in the first place. Copying my post in Weekly Shounen Jump thread:
AC is good but the only reason (I can think of) why it is that popular is that the readers can relate to the story and it's characters. The pressure on school kids is enormous these days, especially in Japan where it matters a lot which school you attend and how you do. I guess that's why a lot can relate to the E-class and probably would wish for a teacher like Koro-sensei, who seems to truly care for them (a feeling a lot of teachers probably don't deliver very well). If you take into account that most jump readers attend school this seems very likely. Now if Matsui had all of this in mind when he created the series I can only say good job, my respect towards him just grew a lot.
Assassination Classroom 19 Raw
I have another opinion on why AssClass is really well received by JUMP readers. Matsui is not afraid to give his peculiar sense of humor and surrealist touch to the audience and they are not bad either(or can I say great?), and I personally believe his style is very fresh among the other JUMP manga.
So yesterday was Matsui interview in Jump Bang here is a page with info about that, but i dont know moonspeak so i have no idea what it says
New chapter was quite nice. The guide book was funny and at the same time the tone was a bit darker than usual with the rape and kidnapping discussions. The balance was quite well done and it was maybe closer from Neuro tone than previous chapters.
And the last phrase resume pretty much my feelings: How long till the students don't really want to assassinate koro sensei anymore ?
Goddamn, loved this page.
Koro-sensei is the best.
Korosensei is proven to be an amazing author too! , and man the way Korosensei took down those delinquents are cool, well, Nagisa is cool as well.
They're catching up with releases! Chapter 18 was just released.
Personally, I thought the conclusion of the kidnapping was a bit anti-climactic. But this new chapter was self-contained and really awesome.
What I find interesting is just how childlike and earnest Korosensei seems on the Kyoto trip. You almost forget he's a wanted criminal because of the way he acts around his students. It reminds me of what Kayano was saying a couple of chapters back, that you learn a different side of people when you go on vacation together. And Korosensei is no exception to that. He's still got his guard on, and pretty damn impossible to kill, but he's definitely very relaxed on this trip. I'm pretty sure that if anyone is going to seriously attempt to kill him, it'll have to be someone who intimately knows Korosensei very well.
I agree with your opinions, what makes this Kyoto trip is interesting is partially because I really enjoy when Korosensei is acting childish and seems enjoy this trip more than he should . The part where suddenly he became an actor for a period drama is the best, and his dialogue is very funny, similar to what the Samurai in a period drama would say. Do you think that this new assassin would come back later? I surely hope so since he might become another Korosensei's valuable allies.
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Of course, I won't know for sure unless it reaches its six months milestone.
Characters profile in the first volume, thank Ms. Lynxian for her kindness
Color me impressed, Matsui! Its these kind of little things that make Matsui stand out to me. Like the ruined Jesus painting showing up in a chapter about ruination, or even the way Nagisa visualizes math problems as monsters that can be killed, they're all great uses of imagery.
It's an old school uniform I think, rather than a military one. - Doraku
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