Unsurprised about Memesis, but I’ll miss the pretty art.
Switch being on the up is a VERY good sign! I doubt it’ll ever get big but showing growth and having the previous volumes selling is at least a strong start
first of all, I would like to say that relative position doesn't really matter unless it is by a huge margin...
also in the long run, legs matter more than initial sales, (especially for the lower end of the spectrum)
Shame that Marry Grave ended. I was enjoying the manga in the beginning and it was kinda bringing my nostalgia for the older adventure/fantasy series. I have seen a lot of people saying that Rosarie should have been the main character, that the flashback was the best, etc. But for me that was where the manga went downhill. I was enjoying the manga while it was Riseman's adventure, the flashback felt like entirely different manga, which I overall didn't like. And it was a bit too lengthy for me, there were like ~20+ chapters flashback out of ~40 chapters. After that it added an annoying kid and it was too late to recover. In my point of view I see why it failed, although I see most western fans don't agree with me. Shame, the manga had so much potential, but went in a wrong direction and it was too late to recover after that.
I was feeling that Memesis was cancelled when they rushed to defeat the Demon King, but was surprised it continued after that. But unfortunately it's still getting cancelled.
I'm hoping for Defense Devil/Area D author to return soon, it's been 3 years since Area D ended.
Major bummer about Marry Grave and now Memesis. Daiku claims yet another victim. As for the newest batch of series, I think the imouto one might be my favorite, with Fire Rabbit and possibly Undine as runner-ups.
Maoujou de Oyasumi
Undine of the Desert World
Detective Conan: Zero's Tea Time
After the Five Minutes
Touken Ranbu The Movie (Special manga chapter 3 of 3)
Kimi wa 008
Lies of Sheriff Evans
Zettai Karen Children
Only one more features section after this one, and then you'll have to check out the twitter account for news and stuff. I will say this about the new serialization round --I didn't expect to like much other than RYOKO honestly, but it's all been a ton of fun, and Ano Natsu/Undine might even get me reading genres I generally dislike which is saying a lot.
Rumiko Takahashi Wins Angoulême Grand Prix 2019 Prize
The 46th Angoulême International Comics Festival announced on Wednesday that manga creator Rumiko Takahashi (Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Ranma ½, Inuyasha, RIN-NE) received the Grand Prix d'Angoulême. The award honors the author's lifetime body of work. The award entitles Takahashi to be the marshal for the 2020 awards.
Chris Ware and Emmanuel Guibert were also nominated for the award.
As a reminder, after issue 9 the "features" section will no longer be on the blog and you'll have to check out the twitter for that news.
Speaking of the twitter:
I'm seriously considering cover all Shounen Sunday magazines on twitter, but I'd have to take donations (trust me I'd rather not if I could.) both to cover the costs of buying three magazines (Super, Gessan and Weekly) and to gauge interest. I'm not at all sure how I'd go about this so any help is appreciated! Plus, y'know if you are interested in me doing this I'd like to hear that too.