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Posted 8/3/13

Klassicgamer91 wrote:

I wonder if the creators of these two series are thinking about their next project?


More than likely. Kishimoto has been working on one shots and I'm sure Tite Kubo has something in reserves. Unless he decides to follow his other dream as a clothing designer. XP
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for me, i'd go for airgear as we don't have enough futuristic sports, i have some stuff going on my brain so i can't think of anymore but, a change of pace, i cannot believe i'm gonna say this but....... something like Free! but with more girls!~ but gou-chan is kawaii!!!! X3
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As i said airgear, if you have not either watch nor read the manga........ GOOD LUCK!
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Air Gear was incredible! The story was actually really complex so people would drop it, but it was really well done and I loved the anime (wish they would have continued it).

I actually had an idea a while back after watching air gear that revolves around futuristic parkor and that there is an official league and an underground league that fight for the highest popularity in tv airings, and there are two main characters, one underground and one league. Parkourists are given special abilities that they can only use in a match, and the norm is to set up an obstacle course and have competitors race to a finish point.

I agree that a futuristic sports manga would be awesome, as Air Gear, as far I know, is the only popular one at the moment. I bought volume 1 but can't find volume's 2+ (until you hit vol. 19 or so) anywhere else except amazon.
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Toriko. Shonen Jump has been pushing Toriko forever and now that it is becoming really popular it will overthrow Bleach in the 'Big 3' battle manga/anime.
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I don't think there should be a limit to there only being Big 3 in the magazine. Toriko will obviously gain it's dues once Bleach and Naruto end and more people get into it. But that doesn't mean there isn't still spots left to fill. But agreed, Toriko will probably be a pretty big franchise for Jump more so now than in the future.
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Posted 8/3/13 , edited 8/3/13

DanielLWall wrote:


Klassicgamer91 wrote:

I wonder if the creators of these two series are thinking about their next project?


More than likely. Kishimoto has been working on one shots and I'm sure Tite Kubo has something in reserves. Unless he decides to follow his other dream as a clothing designer. XP


I heard rumors that Kubo was planning on starting Zombie Powder again, because he felt that he ended it too early. I would love Mario to be made into a series. I personally would like it if Kubo, and Kishi swapped places, and Kubo made a series set in the olden days. Whereas Kishi would make something set in the present or future.
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Hmm... Has there ever been another time when a series like Zombie Powder was revived? I'd love to see it, but I wonder what Jump will say about it.

That would be interesting. Though if you think about it a lot of Bleach is set in a location and environment that resembles olden times.

I haven't gotten a chance to read Mario all the way through, but what bit I saw of it was pretty good. I feel like it takes a step away from mainstream and I think it was a good way for Kishimoto to expand his horizons.

Honestly it's hard for me to think about what else Kubo will come up with, cause I can't get bleach out of my head. XP
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Posted 11/24/13

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I will put my money on TerraFormars, Berserk, or Some other Generic Shōnen Anime. TerraFormars is just kick ass action and Berserk... Do I need to explain?


Isn't Berserk a Dark Fantasy epic? I can't see it as Battle manga.


There's a lot of awesome action though.
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Posted 11/24/13 , edited 11/24/13
Battle Angel Alita has been going on for a long time - and so has Tetsuwan Birdy II (though, Tetsuwan Birdy II and its sequel, Tetsuwan Birdy II: Evolution are finished). Both battle oriented, both shounen titles. Too bad like others they don't get a ton of media attention, say like Attack on Titan is right now.
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To be honest at the moment all I can think of is Toriko sure is going to be a big jump title but near close to Bleach or Naruto in my opinion but you'll never know
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Well if Togashi could hold a pen for more than a few chapters Hunter X Hunter would be huge, I personally think it has by far the best story for a Shonen Battle manga.

One manga that I liked that vanished unfortunately was Beet the Vandelbuster, I was really into that one, it had mystery, action, comedy, it was great.

I had an idea pop into my head about a manga that would deal with necromancy, but then I realized that idea would be very close to Shaman King and Soul Eater.

Wizards have been done in Fairy Tail and Negima.
Blood Lad is doing Vampires and Monsters, although I personally don't like Blood Lad, I've lost interest in it.
I like Mushibugyo a lot but it's story moves pretty slowly.
Then we have one of my favorite mangas that went somewhere else, Dgrayman. Although I think they kicked that out of Jump because it became too dark and serious.

I really do not know what would work, and my opinion probably is a bad reference anyway. I have noticed that I often tend to like the philosophical implications of a story rather than the visible details. (Yes I know this sounds arrogant but hear me out.)

For example, I hate Bleach, well not hate, I am bored by Bleach. I am bored by Bleach primarily because it seems like it bases it's story on whatever is cool and popular, and to me until I stopped following it around half way through the Arrancar Arc (After what's her faced was kidnapped for the first time) it seemed like the story was put together on the fly, as opposed to One Piece which seems like it has a concrete story just keeps going off on tangents. To put it simply, Bleach feels like you got into your car and started driving aimlessly. One Piece feels like you know where you are going, you just keep making unexpected pitstops. Either way, I did not catch any significant message in it, to me it just seemed to follow the formula of, fight enemy, get shiny new power, fight new enemy.

Naruto has your Zero to Hero, and Hero to Zero story, with friendship, betrayal, etc. It is quite typical, and at times gets boring to me, but it has some very significantly deep moments that make you think. I can honestly say I really like about 70% of Naruto on hate like 30% of it.

One Piece has some strong underlying messages that anyone can see, primarily a philosophy based around freedom. As Luffy often says, he is not a hero, he doesn't do anything in order to save someone and be virtuous, he does it because he wants to. To explain the difference between the two, it's like asking someone why they should treat other people nicely, The typical answer would include something like, because it's the right thing to do, because I want them to treat me nicely, or something reflecting a culturally inscribed value, on the other hand Luffy would just say, because I feel like treating them nicely. It is a simple message but it is there, it is a running philosophy of essentially doing what you want to do.

Finally Hunter x Hunter is a story about innovation. If you haven't noticed watching it, Gon, Killua, and Kurapica rarely JUST become stronger to fight a stronger villain. It isn't the simple DBZ formula of, Villain kicks your ass, you get stronger, you kick villain's ass. More often then not it is a story of what strategies can we employ to defeat these villains. Every training session the characters don't just get stronger, they get smarter too, and that boost in intelligence is reflected in the fighting. Hunter x Hunter is by far the smartest shonen battle manga I have read, and that is why it is my favorite. Actually it's tied with Fullmetal Alchemist, FMA is nearly as smart.

Anyway what I have noticed most readers like though, is not those philosophical implications that the shows have, but rather the oddly or fashionably designed characters and the flashy special moves or powers. Basically, children especially, love things they can imitate.

My idea here would be, I guess any theme that allows a child to easily imitate a character would be big for Shonen Jump battle mangas. Articles of clothes (special shoes, gloves, hates, or glasses) or possibly tattoos or candy or food that gives special powers would sell the quickest I'd say. Children are just looking for an excuse to buy toys, so really anything that promotes toys should do well.
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Posted 11/25/13

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Okay I'm going to be honest here so please don't get made.

In my and many other people's and other forums opinions Bleach and part 2 Naruto are mid tear manga's at the highest.
Their good manga's but are no were near as good and have the influence as One Piece, Hunter X Hunter, and old series like Dragon Ball. Their probably even worse then Madaka Box.
Bleach is at the lower end of jump now in days and naruto......just what happened. I have friends that love them but I know far more people that just hate read/watch now.
Their good battle manga's but should not be called the big 3 any more.
I'm a big fan of part one Naruto but man it's terrible now and Kishi's one shots are shit.
If you want to know the popular shonen's right now and what will probably stay the top shonen's it goes this way One Piece, Assassination Classroom, and Shokugeki no soma those are the big three right now.
Jump will be fine without Naruto and Bleach when they end. If HxH comes back then it will be a big 4 hopefully.
Jump loves battle manga and keep trying to get new ones so just be patient and there will be one in the future.
Also I'll add this Toriko deserves more credit. It is a very imaginative series that takes many turns with many great characters. It will probably never reach big 3 popularity but it deserves it.
Akira's series is only going to be 10 chapters long. I'm liking it though as well.


What's wrong with Medaka Box? Its not very popular sure but its a deconstruction that's almost makes fun of Shonen Jump. It's design to be niched from the start I'd say.
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Posted 11/25/13
The new big three of Jump, One Piece, Gintama, and Toriko. I am always saying Gintama is the best thing in Jump at the moment...
Though it seems to be approaching a climax too
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The only 'new' battle manga in Shounen Jump that's lasted more than 20 chapters in the last couple of years is World Trigger. It's doing pretty well in the rankings lately and they've actually been setting up the world and characters so if SJ decides to push it it could be the replacement for one of the Big 3 once they end. Other than that new battle mangas have just been canned after the first arc.
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