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Anime Stats
Days: 87.7
Mean Score: 6.76
  • Total Entries557
  • Rewatched0
  • Episodes5,785
Anime History Last Anime Updates
Love Lab
Love Lab
Mar 24, 2:35 AM
On-Hold 4/13 · Scored 8
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV)
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV)
Jan 28, 3:38 AM
Completed 120/120 · Scored 10
Natsume Yuujinchou Go
Natsume Yuujinchou Go
Jan 18, 10:12 PM
Watching 8/11 · Scored -
Manga Stats
Days: 145.4
Mean Score: 7.58
  • Total Entries383
  • Reread0
  • Chapters26,177
  • Volumes1,212
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail
13 minutes ago
Reading 537/? · Scored 4
Skip Beat!
Skip Beat!
24 minutes ago
Reading 248/? · Scored 8
Rokudou no Onna-tachi
Rokudou no Onna-tachi
1 hour ago
Plan to Read · Scored -

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Frostbytes 10 hours ago
Yeah pretty enjoyable.
Frostbytes 10 hours ago
It's kinda a female version of sakamoto with many references...
Frostbytes 10 hours ago
I am reading it, pretty funny tbh, Komi san. You should check this one out btw, pretty hilarious https://myanimelist.net/manga/103006/Ayane_Ojousama_wa_Sanoba_%E2%97%8Btch_ni_Araserareru
Frostbytes 11 hours ago
I will check the first two, thanks. I heard about Komi san before.
Frostbytes Today, 10:11 AM
Nah I am fine with a manga that can be finished in 2 days too. No problem with ongoing too unless it has hardly any substance
Frostbytes Today, 9:35 AM
Hey Kuma, you got any short good manga recs for me? Really bored and I don't want to pick up some long ones
Scarlett_ryuken May 22, 5:00 PM
>resolving plot point
>shounen manga
Scarlett_ryuken May 21, 3:19 AM
ehhh for now it's still tied for me, mainly cause the buildup to the fight was
ichigo fight>break>fixes>break>suddenly become old shikai

tho seeing as ft still has 10 chaps left, with 2 being left for epilouge probably
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-05-20/fairy-tail-manga-ends-serialization-in-10-chapters/.116355
cant wait to see zeref get nakama powered and send acno back to past or some bs
Scarlett_ryuken May 20, 10:41 PM
well, i was thinking, maybe mashima would have pulled some acnologia suicide attack on zeref,

nope, time lapse plan somehow works, and zeref got fired so hard and not even explained like wtf...
Scarlett_ryuken May 19, 11:19 PM
holy fuck, i thought bleach ending was bs, ft look like it's gonna be worse
ToG25thBaam May 14, 9:03 PM
Is it actually confirmed that a series will be cancelled when the rating is bad for 2 arcs?

I may have confused NuraMago and Katekyo Hitman Reborn, because I remember one of those two series had pretty bad bottom 5 ranking for a while, then the rating rose back into top 10. If it's the mangaka's choice, then I wouldn't blame her, I just wish there's more of a conclusion, especially on the ship. I think she's leaving it open for a possible sequel but I am not sure, it's been half a decade.
ToG25thBaam May 14, 6:11 PM
I meant to say both sales and ToC when referring to AssClass, but you do make a lot of sense with this [quote]i don't see why wsj would manipulate TOC ranking when in fact it's oftenly not a best choices marketing wise and purely reader want will make magazine sales more stable[end quote] I guess I am just biased against JUMP, what they are doing is best for their business. Mangaka have a very hard time surviving at JUMP, but it does have a prestige over other manga magazine because of the popular series they've published, from FoNS, DBZ, YYH, OP, Naruto, Bleach, etc. The way they do thing is very methodological, they care for not the best in interest of the fans of certain series, but for the magazine.

If you ask me which magazine would I buy, I'll probably choose Shonen JUMP over the others, but I would buy the volume of series from the other magazine like Weekly Shonen Magazine for example, if that makes sense.

But I am still salty that they cancelled both Katekyo Hitman Reborn and Nurarihyon no Mago though. If I remember correctly, Katekyo Hitman Reborn's rating wasn't that terrible, I am not sure why it was cancelled. In Nurarihyon no Mago's case, I remember it was in the bottom 5 in the ToC ranking for quite a while, but it managed to climb the ranking again before it was cancelled, so yeah.. the salt is real with me.
ToG25thBaam May 13, 9:26 AM
>it was editor problem, and kubo actually can change editor if he want, but he isn't right? also manga part he want to draw (fullbring arc onwards) was dissapointing most of readers (including me)... maybe i admit the axing was kinda too harsh, but it was used for 15 years anniversary... just like toriko (10 years) and kovhikame (40 years, but it was mainly mangaka choices for this one)...

also no, they can't, the result was showed of pretty fair IIRC... if they really care about it, they would never axed bleach and just manipulate the polls since even it's TOC ranking in bottom, it still sells 700K/vol which still one of biggest sellers in jump..


I am also disappointed with Bleach, especially the final arc but not even I would be that heartless. JUMP allowed Bleach to run for about 2-3 years already for the final arc, why not another 2 months. They waited until it got to Yuha Bach to cancel the series.. really? And I totally disagree with you, JUMP can certainly change the ToC ranking if they wanted to. The thing is, JUMP doesn't care about Bleach, the only reason why it's still on going is because it sells well. They wanted Bleach to end as soon as possible. It's largely Kubo's own fault, but Bleach had only 2-3 volumes left to conclude the entire series, JUMP could've waited it out.

As for Kubo changing editor, I doubt changing editor would've even worked, Kubo wanted to write in his own style, until the end.. changing editor wouldn't have helped that, it's not like the editor is doing anything wrong. I am pretty sure part of it is because JUMP higher-ups ordered the editor of Bleach to advise Kubo to "write better" during their weekly meeting.

>there is no luckyness on TOC, it depend you can pick reader interest or not... they can chose make full plan, or rough plan, or no plan, but the main purpose is still readers... all of them ever works...

Well maybe I've worded that wrong. I've never liked Assassination Classroom as much as some people. From what I've heard, AssClass is amazing because of all the Japanese puns that the series had, that's why the first volume sold like 700k iirc right from the get go. Western folks love it too, but for different reason. Then the anime came and the Japanese volume got boost to 1 mil/vol. Readers loved it, yes, but it doesn't change how JUMP operates. If AssClass did average (in sales), it would most certainly be cancelled, regardless of the writing quality.

>the problem is WSJ currently on decline (it's not wsj problem but industry as whole, every paper magazine is decline nowdays)... also actually, they can make long manga from current series alone... again, as long the author want become long run and people satisfied with development, even something like kochikame or saiki can be long run... wsj is not the one that mainly decided it, it is the readers....

Everything is on decline nowadays, sports TV ratings like ESPN and etc. thanks to Internet.

By long manga, I mean those that can run for 10 years without dragging. Yes, those episodic series like Gintama, Kochikame or Saiki Kusuo no Sainan can run for a very long time, if they are able to keep up the quality, but except for Gintama (which is ending soon I heard, also occasionally plot heavy), none of the other series attract enough fans to actually keep their interest in JUMP as a whole. When Naruto ended, the fans desperately look for new manga to read, that's when BnHA came in and sold like 200k for the first volume iirc. Naruto was selling around 700k during its final run, 200k gone to BnHA.. yes, I know it's the tankobon sales, but overall they still technically lost 500k potential buyers.

Think about it like this.. assuming that when BnHA came along, Naruto has not ended, therefore there's no new surge of fans looking for a new manga to read. What if, and I say what if, BnHA didn't do so well, and it got cancelled after the first few volumes? This is what I hear from some fans, that "the BnHA manga got better later on". If Naruto didn't end, BnHA didn't absorb the lost Naruto fans, BnHA could have potentially been canned, and JUMP would have lost a series that had the potential to be one of their pillars.

Ultimately, what I am trying to say is, it is not right to judge a series prematurely from its first few chapter. Hungry Joker I heard was rushed because the mangaka was desperately trying to survive the first few months of ToC ranking, then it got cancelled. Yes, JUMP is doing the readers vote thing to keep the magazine sales up, but instead of improving upon it, JUMP is trying to maintain the sales, which imo is the wrong way to go in business. You never want to keep it at a stalemate in a business, you take chance, and you risk it. JUMP doesn't take chance, that's why eventually the sales will go down. (due to wrong business choice, nothing to do with the industry as a whole) edit: One Piece didn't become One Piece until 2010 when Strong World come along, in its 14th(?) year of serialization.

Speaking of the industry, do you think Japan should distribute their anime and manga internationally? Maybe not the physical copy, but something like Crunchyroll / Steam, distribute it through the net, let people pay and subscribe to it, allow them to download it, etc. Seems like the world is heading towards that direction right now.. A lot of business rely heavily on the internet as well, instead of opening a store somewhere.
ToG25thBaam May 12, 9:40 AM
Kuma said:
cititation needed...

also, jump will end even their most highest sales if author wanted to... i mean, look at slam dunk... even more recent like ansastsu kyoushitsu (even not actually hit, it still sales around 700 K per volume)... and kochikame (their latest volume relase was sold 600 K)

they does overly harsh towards series that has low rankings, but that's what their reader want (IE: 2 M buyers), it's much bigger than certain series fanbase...
It's weird that no results show up after I did some google search. I do remember reading about it though. Maybe not the same case, but I remember the recent heartfelt Kubo tweet about how the editors at JUMP wanted him to change his way of writing, but because of a support from a fan with chronic illness(?), he insisted on writing the story the way he wanted it, and eventually JUMP cancelled his manga. I know Bleach has been on the bottom of the ToC ranking for years, but it's getting really close to ending already, maybe another 1 or 2 volumes left, all that was left was Yuha Bach. Also, the top guys in JUMP can switch around the manga ranking on the ToC.. I just find it hard-pressed to believe that even though there are around 300k fans who would purchase the tankobon for Bleach, there's not even a few thousand of votes for the series on JUMP..

Kuma said:
what would depend on authir iwould said... yakusoku no naverland already planning everything out for example, as well as their magnum opus one piece... it's depend they can adjust to WSJ competition or not... it does however extreamly harsh but it's not impossible...

also they can finish whatever they want... i mean, anything by masakazu in wsj (like DNA, II's pure, video girl ai) was not that long... well, i think it's more depend on writer and editor him self...
I have not read the Yakusoku Neverland (or whatever you call it) yet, but it doesn't strike me as a manga that has the potential to go for a long run, similar to Ansatsu Kyoushitsu. AssClass was lucky that it was popular in Japan straight from its first chapter.

Kuma said:
lets saying your theory is correct, was that ever happened? we still remember big 3, but no, they never can dominating... TOC ranking give you competitive to pleasing most WSJ readers, not certain series fanbases (i mean, look at bleach)... there is like lot new series popping each year... even during the shine of big 3, some less popular but still successful on WSJ (like POT and gintama for example) still can enjoy well stabilized time on WSJ... as well as new comer that keep popping (you think when haikyuu coming)?...
My point is that, WSJ desperately needs a long running manga that can survive at least 10 years serialization once One Piece has ended. The magazine will surely take a hit in sales once OP ended. None of the other series could go on for 10 years without some dragging. If you look at some of the manga which has been serialized for over 10 years, some of them have a rather slow/weak beginning, they needed time to get the story going.. JUMP needs to learn that certain series need some time to take off. I mean, you can blame the writing skill of the mangaka, but there's a reason why editor is needed in JUMP, to guide the mangaka. I remember the massive hype for Hungry Joker one-shot a few years ago, I waited out for the serialization and the series ended before I even got to read it.

Anyway, I feel like I am starting to get "ranty", so I'll refrain from posting this on the forum. As big as WSJ is, huge part of its success can be contributed to the long running manga, and they're currently short of a manga that could last for a very long time. One Piece's longetivity in a way has established a stable fanbase for WSJ imo. At the rate they're cancelling manga that started slow, they won't find their next huge manga in a while.
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