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Yeah, I remember seeing those back pages in some raw scans, RGB, etc. People would see those pages after they were grayscaled and would marvel at how much better they looked in comparison with regular pages.
And I'm not exactly sure how much of Bakuman is taken as gospel or not.
Could anyone provide an actual picture of the colorful bichrome version? just curious to see how bichrome can translate to several colors...
Bichrome is a brutally simple topic. Bi = two. Jump added shades of red and grey, along with black newsprint to select pages. They were not considered color pages. Only red was added to the black, white, and gray. From Sexy Commando:
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I think I've seen bichrome with green in the past as well, but I can't recall where unfortunately.
I've never seen green bichrome in Jump. From what I understand, manga magazines are not always printed in black and white. Some are sectioned off by color. I've seen LaLa raws that were blue and white, before being greyscaled. I imagine green and white is a possibility, depending on the magazine. Starks @ Freelance said part of Sunday is salmon and white. Even when it's in black and white, I've heard it looks more like newspaper print than what we see online. Dingy grey, smudged black, and a little bit of screen tone. The paper quality is so low I'm not certain the white is ever actually white.
ANd yeah they are considered color pages, thats why they used to advertise the chapters as full color.. Though I can only imagine the advertisement for the real all-color chapters was different, though from my memory the only all-real color chapters are in Dragon ball, the one with Arale and one at the beginning of Cell arc, I should be mistaken there might be more full real color chapters in JUMP (apart from the most known Bleach, Eyeshield, Hikaru no go, Prince of Tennis and the most recent Kuroko).
So umm anyway bichrome pages really are some of the most sought after pages because unlike real CP they dont get reprinted anytime often.. Lets suppose Kinnikuman, it must have had a tooon of CP and bichromes, but I can bet in all artbooks the mayority of pages are CP, not bichrome.. Most of the times only kanzenbans reprint them.
Also I have proof the bichromes are done by the mangakas not JUMP, you guys can check daizenshuu's kanzenban info page, it has the differences between Dragon ball's WSJ release, tankobon release and Kanzenban release.
Obviously the tank is in black and white, but the kanzenban is exactly as Toriyama drew it, the WSJ edition is kinda different since the editors added some things like colors in the background and stuff.
Other proof is furinkan.com, color page section (I know is Shonen Sunday, but it should count as evidence that mangakas do paint those bichromes) it shows some of Takahashi's bichromes (IIRC there are some greens there).
Funny fact, Sugoi-yo Masaru san had a kanzenban re-release which is (if I understand correctly) completly in green bichrome.. Which I find odd since as a completist I would be pissed-off not to have the original red bichromes -.-.
It's sort of funny you said that, because you can see the dingy, varied colors in the post after yours, as well as a bunch of bichrome used in ads. Jump used to be scanned in it's entirety and uploaded in one, single file years ago, ads and all. Before the time of Kylara and big speed scan groups, and before the police busts made on Japanese scanners. None of the pages were grayscaled either. Due to the paper used being recycled paper, some pages had pink, yellow, and greenish hues to it. The quality was awful, and the ink wasn't much better either. Occasionally Asakura would get a hold of a really richly, abnormally printed issue that used more ink and looked way better, but it was such a rarity.
oh god im gone for a few weeks and yo all lose your freakin minds. theyre not out to get you, and don't putall your faith in an eight week system we can't actually prove.
oh and the best bichrome in receent jump? mask/knob gag in inudash chapter two.
now im gonna sit on this beach and cry about kiruko
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Manga as we know it first developed as children's entertainment during the occupation, before Japan's economic miracle. Publishers at the time could not afford to publish comics individually, in full color, like the American model. War shortages made the cost of paper, ink, and printing too expensive. Supplies were limited, what was available went to essential services first. Consumers would not have been able to afford collecting comics individually either. Publishers instead began collecting comics in large anthologies, published on cheap paper, using newsprint, in black and white. By the time the Japanese economy began recovering, this system was so entrenched that it remained unchanged.
Anyone know when Miracle Jump! will be out? It's supposed to be this month, right?
Famous cooking expert Morisaki Yuki (has appeared in many television shows and magazines, writer of several books, talk show host, cosplayer and gravure idol) has been attributed to cooperating with the authors of Shokugeki no Souma since chapter 5.
Yuki will be providing providing ideas for the recipes and cooking, and is sure that she will be make a really good series together with Tosh and Yuuto.
Pictures of Yuki
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Edit: Sorry, this news is more than 1 month late. I never even noticed it until just now
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