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Shonen jump going downhill?
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Posted 1/25/12

bigmarkg2 wrote:

why you have this thought. as we all know, one piece manga and naruto manga and bleach manga are still popular, and those are belong to shonnen jump. but we can not deny, there are more mangawa and publishe build up, and the competition is more and more fierence. they should take more energy to the manga.


Congratulations. That's just three manga. When those three go, then what?
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Posted 1/26/12 , edited 1/26/12

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bigmarkg2 wrote:

why you have this thought. as we all know, one piece manga and naruto manga and bleach manga are still popular, and those are belong to shonnen jump. but we can not deny, there are more mangawa and publishe build up, and the competition is more and more fierence. they should take more energy to the manga.


Congratulations. That's just three manga. When those three go, then what?



They still have Hunter X Hunter, Bakuman, Beelzebub, Kurogane has potential and Toriko is getting so popular in Japan. It sold more than Gintama and Bleach in 2011.

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Posted 1/26/12 , edited 1/26/12

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angrierchick wrote:


bigmarkg2 wrote:

why you have this thought. as we all know, one piece manga and naruto manga and bleach manga are still popular, and those are belong to shonnen jump. but we can not deny, there are more mangawa and publishe build up, and the competition is more and more fierence. they should take more energy to the manga.


Congratulations. That's just three manga. When those three go, then what?



They still have Hunter X Hunter, Bakuman, Beelzebub, Kurogane has potential and Toriko is getting so popular in Japan. It sold more than Gintama and Bleach in 2011.



A lot of decent shit sells more in Japan. Here, all that a lot of people understand are these three manga.
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Posted 1/26/12
i think so. most of the manga in their catalogue are boring. i haven't read a shonen/shojo title in years......i mainly read/buy seinen/josei titles now.
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Posted 1/28/12

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Shonen Jump is doing quite well in Japan. In the US the manga industry simply isn't doing well. Viz has had to lay off tons of people and narrow their focus a bit. Viz has been making a push with One Piece hoping it will find some of the popularity it enjoys in Japan. In Japan One Piece by itself enjoys sales greater than Naruto, Toriko, Gintama, Bakuman, Bleach, Sket Dance,Hunter x Hunter, Nura:Rise of the Yokai Clan and Beelzebub combined. All of those titles run in Weekly jump in Japan. Out of those titles I mentioned only One Piece, Naruto and Bleach are running in the US version.


Very much so to this.

Anime/Manga is going through very dire straits in the US. Companies are closing their doors and phasing out, and not too many people have recovered since the crash of '08. The Japanese companies charge obscene amounts for distribution and rights, and quite frankly, the demand is not what it used to be.

At least Shounen Jump and Viz are around. When Tokyopop went, that was the end of an era for me.


Ya even tho Tokyopop was a bit more they were finally selling manga that I was buying right when they shut down so now some of my series are incomplete it destroyed me I hope viz or someone else pick up the series Tokyopop was doing and it also seems new books are taking more time to come out I've waited months for some books to come out it sucks having to hav manga not be popular in America
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Posted 1/28/12

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angrierchick wrote:


rg400st wrote:

Shonen Jump is doing quite well in Japan. In the US the manga industry simply isn't doing well. Viz has had to lay off tons of people and narrow their focus a bit. Viz has been making a push with One Piece hoping it will find some of the popularity it enjoys in Japan. In Japan One Piece by itself enjoys sales greater than Naruto, Toriko, Gintama, Bakuman, Bleach, Sket Dance,Hunter x Hunter, Nura:Rise of the Yokai Clan and Beelzebub combined. All of those titles run in Weekly jump in Japan. Out of those titles I mentioned only One Piece, Naruto and Bleach are running in the US version.


Very much so to this.

Anime/Manga is going through very dire straits in the US. Companies are closing their doors and phasing out, and not too many people have recovered since the crash of '08. The Japanese companies charge obscene amounts for distribution and rights, and quite frankly, the demand is not what it used to be.

At least Shounen Jump and Viz are around. When Tokyopop went, that was the end of an era for me.


Ya even tho Tokyopop was a bit more they were finally selling manga that I was buying right when they shut down so now some of my series are incomplete it destroyed me I hope viz or someone else pick up the series Tokyopop was doing and it also seems new books are taking more time to come out I've waited months for some books to come out it sucks having to hav manga not be popular in America


Kodansha has picked up some of their stuff, particularly Sailormoon. Tokyopop did, however, relinquish some of their licenses - it's up to a lot of the Japanese owners to see to other distributors. I hate that Tokyopop fell, even though I didn't appreciate much of their manga.
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The American magazine like they said is going from print to online now. It's kind of a shame really, at least for me. For the past few years that I've had my subscription I always enjoyed the day it would show up in the mail and I'd spend a few hours reading it. I'm actually in college now and away from home, so going back once a month, I would be able to enjoy a fresh magazine at home. As far as is it going downhill, in America it seems like anime and manga just aren't as popular unless it is the Big 3. It'd probably do better if they advertised the rest of the titles that are in print like in Japan. I'd really like to read Gintama, Sket Dance, and Beelzebub.
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Also, on top of SJ going online, Shonen Sunday is now available as well (online too); more competition for Shonen Jump.


IMHO: SS>SJ.
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Hmm, Dragon Ball is epic! but the big 3 are also good, especially one piece manga, but i do not think SJ goes down hill, it does still good, but I hope there can some good mangas go out to pass the big 3 in SJ.
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albierbo wrote:

The American magazine like they said is going from print to online now. It's kind of a shame really, at least for me. For the past few years that I've had my subscription I always enjoyed the day it would show up in the mail and I'd spend a few hours reading it. I'm actually in college now and away from home, so going back once a month, I would be able to enjoy a fresh magazine at home. As far as is it going downhill, in America it seems like anime and manga just aren't as popular unless it is the Big 3. It'd probably do better if they advertised the rest of the titles that are in print like in Japan. I'd really like to read Gintama, Sket Dance, and Beelzebub.



I think they picked up Gintama under the Shonen Jump Advanced label several years ago, but I don't think it was very popular in the U.S.
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Well i wouldnt just say shounen jump but manga in general has been decreasing in quality imo ^^'

Still some good ones out there, but most of it now isnt really that good :(

Theres been 2-3 good mangas over the past 3-4 seasons, others have disappointed (Campione, binbougami-ga etc) others have turned into fillers (Arcana del familigia..), and rest just feel generic :/
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Posted 12/7/12
I tried finding a place that sold the subscription to Shounen Jump, but all I got was that american one, which I didnt want. Other than that I found places that sold only to U.S and Canada.

On the subject, dont believe it's doing bad in Japan, more readers, the home of the mangaka's and they just got more variety. Now, of course there is a few cartoon drawers in the U.S as well, but they have more of a realistic / animal-like drawings only, or just too cartoony, that it wouldn't fit to see a few chapters of each in a U.S only manga magazine (like Shounen Jump, Comic Hei etc"
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Posted 12/7/12 , edited 12/7/12
i'm kind of disappointed how they went full digital now. i used to love collecting every volume, and reading the shonen jump magazine was one of the things i really enjoyed doing away from a screen...
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I'm kind of bummed that they are stopping the print version in the US - I tried to get a subscription for my son and they said it stops at the end of 2012. It really is nice to have the thick magazine - now he'll have to do it on a tablet or something.
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In terms of story quality Shounen Jump is doing fairly well. One Piece and Bleach are enjoying some fairly good arcs at the moment as are the other action series like Toriko and Assasination Classroom. The sports manga are there the comedy manga are actually really funny.
Heck they even have Medaka Box which is a satire of Shonen Battle manga.
And then there's the new faces popping up now that Hitman Reborn is gone and Naruto is ending. So were kinda in a period that shonen jump is looking for the next more excellent manga to stay on their roster. Hopefully we find good ones that don't end up like Takamagahara and Sensei no Bulge(Barrage).
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