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Posted 1/2/14
no good new battle manga last year. Maybe they will have a good one to replace naurto and bleach soon.
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DanielLWall wrote:


Kurodenki wrote:


DanielLWall wrote:

I made this thread because I'm working on a submission for the shonen jump's international competition, and I want to know at least what America would like.


Oh for real? That's cool man.

Not sure what would work in America though, maybe a shounen with not to much fanservice, easy translatable jokes, an alternate world (Naruto, One Piece, Dragon Ball, Toriko) or something that pulls away from the traditional worn-out Japanese setting (FMA, Soul Eater, Attack on Titan, Code Geass), maybe include a concept that could make it become media franchise if it's popular enough for games, toys, card games (Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Beyblade).

If you're trying to make a manga, you should definitely watch Bakuman if you haven't yet. It's excellent.


Already waiting on volume 20 of Bakuman to come out. Read all the manga and started the anime recently. I love that series!!! XD

The one shot I have so far is actually a very high fantasy esque story that takes place in an alternate world that serves as a barrier between reality and an evil world beyond (that's the jest of it).

After reading and checking out current Shonen Jump and with knowing Bleach and Naruto are coming out, I think a hardcore fantasy will work really well as there hasn't been one in Jump for a while and it will be a great change of pace. Even if my one shot doesn't even get through I'd be fine and happy as long as Shonen Jump's new upcoming signature series is something that deviates from the usual, but still keeps the battle, story and humor quality up to par with the big boys.

The contest prize also includes getting published in Japan so I'm trying to consider both countires. Japan kind of seems to be on an undead kick right now (actually, everyone is. haha).


Something in fantasy would be amazing but the thing is if its in one area you would eventually run out of ideas to use so the best thing with the world woud be to have different continents resembling diffrent fantasy ideas. For example one could be based around knights while another could be a more pirate area and another egyptian. This could then easier to have arcs so you could then go to different areas and there would then be a variety of villians and people to help to protagonist out. But this is just a thought.
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Personally, I would say the most enjoyable battle-series right now asides from the top 3 would be:
History's Strongest Disciple (you know what...this might be seinen but w.e)
Beelzebub
UQ Holder
Fairy Tail

So there may be a scarcity of original ideas. But we all know that we stay for the cliches that have been played over and over again.
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Posted 1/14/14 , edited 1/14/14
My favorite combat mangas are Hunter x Hunter, GetBackers, Gensoumaden Saiyuki, & Noblesse. You can also toss in the 2ed half of Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro, thanks to the Genre Shift trope....Lures you into thinking it's a Detective Comedy...then shit starts getting really really dark.

& since I'm a pretty f**ked up chick, I also enjoy classic seinen. I'm a big fan of Go Nagai's stuff & pretty much anything that's so over-the-top offensive that it crosses the line twice & it's not offensive anymore. Maybe check out Devilman, Devilman Woman, Violence Jack, & Zero Apocalypse. Well, the last one is more like a parody of Go Nagai's stuff that's so gross & obscene that it's hilarious & glorious.

Yeah, so fighting series have to either go in one fo two directions for me. 1)Cast full of prettyboys, bromance, action/adventure, deep character development, comedy. (Usually a team manga). 2)Pointless nudity that kinds of turns you off, extreme gore, all that is taboo & illegal, over-the-top insanity, bloood everywhere all the time, it's raining gore bits, manages to be unintentionally funny. (Usually a lone protagonist who is not the best role model in the world).
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