VIZ Media announced at Anime Expo 2009 that they will release "One Piece" vol.24 - 53 during the first half of 2010 (January - June). They intend to shorten the gap between the release in Japan and US.
I wish they'd do this with 20th Century Boys and Pluto. At the rate it's going now, Viz will publish the last volume of 20th Century Boys in three and a half years time. The series is over, why do we have to wait? Release em all! And dammit, people have already mentioned this. :P Well - I'm with you! I wish they'd publish Bleach faster as well. They've done this with Naruto and One Piece now, why not Bleach?
BlackWings said: This is just awesome. I'm freakin' so happy that it makes me cry TT______TT
I've been waiting for this moment. YES YES YES YES YES! Bout time. UGGGH!!!!! WEWT!!!
An yea, wtf aren't they doing this for 20th Century and Pluto! Eh. As for Bleach I wouldn't be in such a rush to collect the tankoban during Hueco Mundo. They kinda run around in a circle for 100+ chapters.
man well i would be pumped about this IF i cared about one piece. at lest viz is releasing vagabond pretty fast. that's the only manga they have that i care about. viz seems to be finally getting off it's ass and is publishing something OTHER then naruto to bad all the manga they're pushing sucks. i would be happy if they were like dark horse and pushed there good manga like vagabond, Strawberry 100% and Adolf.
Great news even though I have not interest in buying One Piece.
I'm pretty sure Viz still uses Zolo, Navy, and probably all the other 4Kids name changes. I can understand them keeping Zolo, but having a character say "The Navy is here" when it clearly says 'Marines' on their hat and jacket is retarded >_>
Skadi said: Do they still call Zoro..Zolo? If so they will never get any of my money.
Although I find it complete bullshit since Zoro sounds goods enough for me as Zoro in english, but Zolo would be the correct translation, so yeah...
"l" doesnt exist in japanese, so its technically the wrong translation. and, like slaughterchichi said, its romanized as "zoro" in all the official artwork, just like luffy is "luffy" (even though i guess technically it would be "ruffy")
I hope they do something similar with Bleach. I've just caught up with the manga (volume 27) and it turns out that only up to the point where I dropped the manga a year (or years?) ago has been released in English. There are 39 volumes out in Japan.
If the current pacing remains, it'll take forever to catch-up by buying the manga. Not good.
Just when I started collecting too. I was really excited until I started reading this thread and realized they make horrible translations. I always thought the first couple of chapters of One Piece was unbearable because of the horrible translations and now I come to find out they're still going to be doing in in the later chapters? uggg