Registered User英雄メンバー / Eiyuu Menbaa / Hero Member
- Oct 5, 2017
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Oh, I didn't realize the anime was going to end on the final manga chapter. I'm glad to hear that they're doing that since the series has been around for so long. I remember seeing posts about stores running out of Cross Account volumes, so to some degree, its popularity was underestimated. That won't be enough to save it long-term in WSJ though, unless it gets transferred to Jump+ where it could have a bit more life in it.Well the thing about Gintama is, if the anime is entering the final manga arc in January 2018, that means there can only be so much content left to release in manga format, it will end soon, because the anime will catch up. Yeah, you do have a point regarding the Spring Weapon popularity poll, if the manga ends, it will have to be after that gets released.
I do remember Cross Account getting a reprint, but it might not mean that much.
Spring Weapon is in the mid-50s for chapter count right now. Samon ended on chapter 89 and I believe it had 10 volumes. If I had to guess, Spring Weapon's run will be shorter, especially if they have another major serialization run like there was last year. I think Samon's time may have ended when it did to make room for the 6 new series that were introduced, even though 2 flopped ASAP and Hungry Marie didn't do well either.Perhaps Spring Weapon will end with it's popularity poll results, as a celebratory last colour page of sorts. I feel like with how ridiculously favoured by editors it's been, it'll end up getting the cover and lead colour for its finale even if it's a cancellation.
Surely at this point even the higher ups who love it so much must be finding it hard to justify its continuation, it sells worse than the instant flops, has had zero growth whatsoever since it started, and it hasn't left the bottom 5 for months other than colour pages.