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Ninomiya Tomoko To Start New Manga in Jump X

by dtshyk
May 25, 2011 8:18 PM | 20 Comments
According to Comic Natalie, Shueisha has announced a new monthly magazine "Jump Χ (kai)". Ninomiya Tomoko will start a new manga series in the magazine. The first issue will be released on June 25th.

Key illustration of Ninomiya's new manga

Shueisha aims to attract both seinen and jyosei demographics with the new magazine.

Initial line-ups of the authors:
Ninomiya Tomoko
Ishikawa Yugo
Saku Yukizo ("Hakuba no Oujisama")
Kurebayashi Nao
Nemu Yoko
Masuda Kosuke
Takatoh Rui
Shoji Hiroyuki

Source: Comic Natalie

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Thats quite a line up of mangakas, good luck i say.

May 27, 2011 2:04 AM by Avolion

wakka9ca said:


hm, there are people out there who are interested in both genres (seinen AND josei), notably me, who would like a good grab bag of quality mature manga series.

And please don't tell me Nodame Cantabile doesn't have male fans.


If you like josei anyway, you can buy those josei-magazines just fine. If you like seinen, you can also buy seinen-magazines. Mixing them means, they want to attract new readers, some who would never buy a josei-magazine but like their seinen. (or vice-versa)

Of course, if they want only to target those who like both... but that's imo weird as well. Why would you want to target the intersection of seinen and josei. It's most likely much less than one of those groups alone.
So closing the distance between "typical seinen" and "typical josei"... whatever those are... is the way to go if you want to get more interested. There are really more than enough manga out there which can be easily read by both genders. (And I don't mean stuff like Nodame which just has the typical amount of guys enjoying it, which isn't really more than any good josei has I'd think)

May 27, 2011 1:11 AM by Kiru_im_Ufo

I don't think I'd like it but who knows.

May 27, 2011 1:01 AM by AlexSadist-sama

IZUMI64 said:
2 guys 1 girl... better pass on it

True .

May 27, 2011 12:59 AM by Album

Interesting new magazine for Seinen and Josei can't wait for it.

Reading it most likely if translated

May 26, 2011 7:16 PM by Invensible1

Kiru_im_Ufo said:
FOE-tan said:

In other words, the magazine will have a mixture of seinen and josei series. However, not all of the series featured in the magazine will be liked by both genders, but there will be series that should attract both genders between them.


That's stupid though. Just make two magazines.
Such a magazine should really have only manga which are aimed at both genders (sort of). Nobody wants to buy a magazine where half of the manga are uninteresting by default if you can just buy a normal seinen or josei magazine.
So each manga should be interesting for both genders, if you want to make such a magazine.


hm, there are people out there who are interested in both genres (seinen AND josei), notably me, who would like a good grab bag of quality mature manga series.

And please don't tell me Nodame Cantabile doesn't have male fans.

May 26, 2011 3:20 PM by wakka9ca

This looks like an awful line-up of mangaka, personally including Tomoko herself

May 26, 2011 3:07 PM by Detective

Interest level went down once I saw "Josei"
Meh,

But I'll check it out since it said Seinen

May 26, 2011 2:15 PM by Kenju

the boy without glasses seems like jr. chiaki to me. maybe he's their son. ( ̄∀ ̄)
whatever, i hope some group translate it.

May 26, 2011 7:03 AM by Merue

looks like another Nodame Cantabile for sure i can't wait to read it but it's a monthly i kinda don't like to wait that long lol

May 26, 2011 6:18 AM by Mr_Gutts

FOE-tan said:

In other words, the magazine will have a mixture of seinen and josei series. However, not all of the series featured in the magazine will be liked by both genders, but there will be series that should attract both genders between them.


That's stupid though. Just make two magazines.
Such a magazine should really have only manga which are aimed at both genders (sort of). Nobody wants to buy a magazine where half of the manga are uninteresting by default if you can just buy a normal seinen or josei magazine.
So each manga should be interesting for both genders, if you want to make such a magazine.

May 26, 2011 6:14 AM by Kiru_im_Ufo

I think people are misunderstanding here.

The MAGAZINE is aimed at both seinen and josei audiences, not Ninomiya Tomoko's manga in particular.

In other words, the magazine will have a mixture of seinen and josei series. However, not all of the series featured in the magazine will be liked by both genders, but there will be series that should attract both genders between them.

May 26, 2011 5:35 AM by Rosa_FOEtida

Reading if it gets translated.

May 26, 2011 5:24 AM by holypoop

2 guys 1 girl... better pass on it

May 26, 2011 4:40 AM by IZUMI64

It sounded good until I saw the illustrations. It's clearly drawn in a shoujo/josei style that won't attract most men. I personally won't be reading it if it looks like that because it just looks off to me.

May 26, 2011 3:32 AM by FatherAnderson

With such art it'll be hard to attract guys, who aren't into shoujo works anyway. But well, there'll be other manga in that magazine as well, so maybe it'll work out.

May 26, 2011 3:20 AM by Kiru_im_Ufo

looking forward for this

May 26, 2011 2:32 AM by yellowbuds

looks great both 18 men and woman this will be a godly manga

May 25, 2011 11:05 PM by imperlast

I'm totally behind this. I haven't read much of Nodame Cantabile yet, but what I have read is great, and a combination of two genres could make for something great.

May 25, 2011 10:26 PM by Yerocha

Both Seinen and Jyosei demographics, huh? Awesome.

May 25, 2011 9:40 PM by Dreadnaught_500

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