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Rohan Kishibe
Oct 29, 2011

Frankly, I don't like you
and I never have.


Angry Grimace posted:

The rumors are flying that Kiruko is going to be ending in WSJ Issue #22/23 and that Medaka Box will be ending in #24. Allegedly a new manga by Ohba/Obata (Death Note, Bakuman) will be coming out to replace one or both.

I'm kinda sad about medaka box too. I say kinda because I'm honestly not sure whether I think it's genius or awful. Plus I haven't read it in like a year.

Ohba/Obata makes me think it isn't gonna be another battle manga replacing it, so we'll see what happens.

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Sindai
Jan 24, 2007
i want to achieve immortality through not dying

Nap Ghost

Medaka has been in its fairly obvious final arc for a few weeks now. Although the arc before this one also looked pretty final.

DrSunshine
Mar 23, 2009

Did I just say that out loud~~?!!!


I'm not sad for Medaka Box, but for Kiruko. I genuinely enjoyed the daily adventures of that naive but stupidly strong rookie cop!

Seems like I have a habit of enjoying WSJ manga that get canceled! I loved Oumagadoki Zoo, too.

Cipher Pol 9
Oct 9, 2006




DrSunshine posted:

I'm not sad for Medaka Box, but for Kiruko. I genuinely enjoyed the daily adventures of that naive but stupidly strong rookie cop!

Seems like I have a habit of enjoying WSJ manga that get canceled! I loved Oumagadoki Zoo, too.

Oumagadoki was the best and I was tremendously sad to see it go. Barrage was a lot of fun too, I'm afraid that mangaka is doomed to never last in Jump.

coathat
May 21, 2007



Kiruko was a cool character but she was in a really bad manga.

I hope viz releases the first volume of Cross Manage some time soon because I'd love to read the chapters I missed out on.

DrSunshine
Mar 23, 2009

Did I just say that out loud~~?!!!


It's a small consolation, but if you enjoyed his artstyle like I did, he has a Pixiv account. He loves drawing twisted-looking monsters and stuff.



gently caress yeah.

Waffleman_
Jan 20, 2011

I'm just goin' with the FLOW, baby.



coathat posted:

Kiruko was a cool character but she was in a really bad manga.

I liked it at first, but as I said in the last thread, it felt like it was just going in circles by the documentary chapter and I really wanted it to just get to a point, any point. It was stuck in that period of a shonen manga's life where it's establishing the main character, except Kiruko had already been very well-established. The arc with her surrogate father was a nice change, but right after that they went back to "HEY SHE WAS A MERCENARY, ISN'T THAT CRAZY?" I'm not asking for a battle manga, I'm just asking that you do something with your character.

Jackard
Oct 28, 2007

We Have A Bow And We Wish To Use It

What the hell, whalecat.

Reiche
Jan 28, 2009

I like my coffee with cream and lsd.


Jackard posted:

What the hell, whalecat.

Obviously it's the true outcome of a Skitty/Wailord breeding. It is sad to see fresh ideas get snuffed out so often...

Whaleporn
May 6, 2007

This is me on my bike pretty cool huh?


Jackard posted:

What the hell, whalecat.

Please, let's be mature about whales.

I also kinda agree that in Kiruko there just wasn't development in the characters, nor did it feel like those characters were getting put into interesting situations that made me want to flip to the next chapter. It might be that Kiruko isn't complex or dynamic enough as a person to carry the series the way other gag characters sometimes do.

Mary Annette
Jun 24, 2005



Sket Dance 235!

There haven't been nearly enough Switch chapters lately, so this is like a gift from the gods!

cisneros
Apr 18, 2006


Does Shonen Jump own cancelled mangas? I've heard of some mangas changing magazines, but never Shonen Jump ones.

gimme the GOD DAMN candy
Jul 1, 2007

Ask me about the hate crime perpetrated against a gay black man, and how it was a real hate crime and totally not fabricated. I am well acquainted with the facts of this actual hate crime which actually took place in actuality.

cisneros posted:

Does Shonen Jump own cancelled mangas? I've heard of some mangas changing magazines, but never Shonen Jump ones.

SJ doesn't seem to ever cancel mangas that are sufficiently popular. Anything insufficiently popular probably doesn't get picked up elsewhere.

ConanThe3rd
Mar 27, 2009


cisneros posted:

Does Shonen Jump own cancelled mangas? I've heard of some mangas changing magazines, but never Shonen Jump ones.

I'm sure it's less that (though I could totally see Shueisha's contract pretty much demanding the surrendering of all rights through time immemorial) and more "if you ever want to work for the grand mighty JUMP ever again, you'll loving well not sell your comic to any other publisher for continuation".

Srice
Sep 11, 2011



Serious Frolicking posted:

SJ doesn't seem to ever cancel mangas that are sufficiently popular. Anything insufficiently popular probably doesn't get picked up elsewhere.

There have been cases where they've moved a manga from Shonen Jump to a different magazine that's owned by the same publisher, but I don't think there's any examples of a Jump manga going to a different publisher.

Wark Say
Feb 22, 2013


Zofia Today
Alm: Human Disaster


Lipstick Apathy

Srice posted:

There have been cases where they've moved a manga from Shonen Jump to a different magazine that's owned by the same publisher, but I don't think there's any examples of a Jump manga going to a different publisher.

Wasn't Attack on Titan going to originally be published on Weekly Shonen Jump (or Jump SQ, which I guess it's the monthly one and would have fit way better)? Then the writer ended up going to a rival company after they told him to piss off or something and he ended up getting published and--

Holy gently caress. I'm betting that whoever rejected the AoT script musta been fired after that.

AnonSpore
Jan 19, 2012

Bear Witness

They didn't tell him to piss off, they told him that it was a good story but they felt that the tone and subject material wasn't right for a Jump manga (which is totally correct, in my opinion). I suppose the wording of it was a bit harsh, but it's not like they thought it crap or anything. The holy trinity of Shonen Jump has always been "friendship, effort, victory," and Kyojin pretty much shits all over that. Even in Jump SQ, Shonen Jump's monthly magazine (which has very different criteria and guidelines than WSJ does), it would've stuck out like a sore thumb.

Then again there are people who think that they should have taken it anyway considering how much of a hit it's been, so perhaps the guy who turned Isayama down did get fired.

Mary Annette
Jun 24, 2005



Again!! 33!

In which it turns out it was all a dream and now life sucks again

Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005


Clever Betty

toanoradian posted:

One of my favourite series is Konjiki no Gash, which is somehow transliterated into my language as 'Gouache'. I liked it mostly because the guy really knows how to jerk my tears and the fights (until the last arc) had been creative and entertaining. So on that note, there's an extra chapter, set after the ending! It's short and sweet, though it makes me wish the series didn't end the way it does.

Boy I'm glad I clicked this thread and glanced at some replies, or else I wouldn't have seen an extra Gash Bell chapter. It's still about as shonen as shonen can shonen, but eh, so what.

Mecca-Benghazi
Mar 31, 2012



Yeah, I really like Kiruko too, but it's dragging a bit at this point. If it gets licensed in America though, I would still buy the volumes.

coathat posted:

Kiruko was a cool character but she was in a really bad manga.

I hope viz releases the first volume of Cross Manage some time soon because I'd love to read the chapters I missed out on.
Takama-ga-hara and Barrage's volumes have been released already, so I imagine it's not too long. now.

toanoradian
May 30, 2011

The happiest waffligator


Always nice to see another Konjiki no Gash Bell fan.

There's a new chapter of Sengoku Youko, in which there are some more cloud-on-roof actions.

I know she's a kid, but does anyone think Tsukiko looks too thin on the last page?

Sindai
Jan 24, 2007
i want to achieve immortality through not dying

Nap Ghost

I think he just drew her head even bigger than normal there.

DrSunshine
Mar 23, 2009

Did I just say that out loud~~?!!!


toanoradian posted:

Always nice to see another Konjiki no Gash Bell fan.

There's a new chapter of Sengoku Youko, in which there are some more cloud-on-roof actions.

I know she's a kid, but does anyone think Tsukiko looks too thin on the last page?

You know this really is the Best Shounen Manga. It's got everything that the typical shounen manga has: fights, training, rivals, saving a girl, I Must Not Run Away, POWER UPS and all that. But he just does it sooooo well.

toanoradian
May 30, 2011

The happiest waffligator


The new Sket-Dan is here! And it's good! It's about Gesu and breasts sexy dinner.

But you know what's better?

Another new Sket-Dan chapter! Featuring our most beloved characters: tsundere fanboys.

toanoradian fucked around with this message at 07:16 on Apr 14, 2013

DrSunshine
Mar 23, 2009

Did I just say that out loud~~?!!!


toanoradian posted:

The new Sket-Dan is here! And it's good! It's about Gesu and breasts sexy dinner.

I like Koma. At least it's nice to see different female body types in a manga. It's pretty rare.

But that loving gesu guy, he ruins any chapter he's in.

EDIT: But he didn't ruin this one because he mostly kept his mouth shut. Gotta love Koma's family, and the Nausicaa reference.

DrSunshine fucked around with this message at 13:46 on Apr 14, 2013

Mary Annette
Jun 24, 2005



DrSunshine posted:

But that loving gesu guy, he ruins any chapter he's in.

toanoradian
May 30, 2011

The happiest waffligator


I don't usually read Kuroshitsuji (also known as Black Butler), but the current saga, about stuff in an old English academy, had an interesting arc starting from Chapter 76 to 80. This arc is probably the first time I ever read shonen-style cricket matches.

I don't think you need to know much about the series beforehand to understand it. The main character's the one with eyepatch named 'Ciel', the people cheering from him are his friends. Ciel is the 'Earl of Phantomhive'. The tall guy wearing black is Ciel's demon butler pretending to be a teacher. Other characters don't mean much. The school is divided into four houses, Blue the smart one, Purple the creepy one, Red the handsome one, and Green the sporty one. 'Fag' means an underclassman who serves upperclassman, almost like a butler.

The basic rules of cricket are explained in chapter 76. So just go and read it. Cricket.

DrSunshine
Mar 23, 2009

Did I just say that out loud~~?!!!


Here's a pretty good shonen manga about bicycling! It kind of reminds me of Eyeshield 21, in that it has a sort of wimpy hero get sucked into a sport and then get really really good at it.

Yowamushi

Coaaab
Aug 6, 2006

Wish I was there...


DrSunshine posted:

Here's a pretty good shonen manga about bicycling! It kind of reminds me of Eyeshield 21, in that it has a sort of wimpy hero get sucked into a sport and then get really really good at it.

Yowamushi
This series is like... super, super pure shonen battle manga, I mean, you can directly mainline that poo poo.

Entertaining enough, though.



e: Actually I just realized that the series has both the spikey-haired hot-blooded guy and his brooding cool guy rival, but our protagonist is actually glasses sidekick.
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Coaaab fucked around with this message at 03:33 on Apr 22, 2013

DrSunshine
Mar 23, 2009

Did I just say that out loud~~?!!!


a radii hike posted:

This series is like... super, super shonen battle manga; you can directly mainline that poo poo, it's so pure.

As embodied by...



... this guy

I don't think he's even mentioned his name yet, but he's like the very definition of HOT BLOOD.

EDIT: Apparently it's "Naruko"?

DrSunshine fucked around with this message at 03:25 on Apr 22, 2013

toanoradian
May 30, 2011

The happiest waffligator


Good news? Maybe? Kiruko gets an important job to do in chapter 15.

After that, we have shonen. And eels. Chapter 16.

Plutonis
Mar 25, 2011


Nanatsu no Taizai 25

Fairy King owns.

Waffleman_
Jan 20, 2011

I'm just goin' with the FLOW, baby.



toanoradian posted:

Good news? Maybe? Kiruko gets an important job to do in chapter 15.

After that, we have shonen. And eels. Chapter 16.

Please let the end of Chapter 16 be leading into a substantial plot and please let the series last long enough to see it through.

Reiche
Jan 28, 2009

I like my coffee with cream and lsd.



Exactly what I thought! Geera is a pretty cool villain too though.

Amppelix
Aug 6, 2010



DrSunshine posted:

Here's a pretty good shonen manga about bicycling! It kind of reminds me of Eyeshield 21, in that it has a sort of wimpy hero get sucked into a sport and then get really really good at it.

Yowamushi

This is pretty good, but holy poo poo I can see it dragging ooon. In 34 chapters, we've introduced the basic setup and had a single race where everyone discovers the protagonist's true potential. A third of those chapters were spent on the race itself.

DrSunshine
Mar 23, 2009

Did I just say that out loud~~?!!!


Have you ever wondered what Thomas Edison would be like if he was reincarnated in the body of a Japanese schoolgirl? Because apparently that's what the latest Shonen Jump serial is about.

Yes_Cantaloupe
Feb 28, 2005


DrSunshine posted:

Have you ever wondered what Thomas Edison would be like if he was reincarnated in the body of a Japanese schoolgirl? Because apparently that's what the latest Shonen Jump serial is about.

This is dumb. A forgivable sin, certainly, but it's also not particularly funny. The only part I laughed at was 'Just the tip!"

Mad Lupine
Feb 18, 2011

all the things you said
running through my head


DrSunshine posted:

Have you ever wondered what Thomas Edison would be like if he was reincarnated in the body of a Japanese schoolgirl? Because apparently that's what the latest Shonen Jump serial is about.

While seeing Thomas Edison's face on a high schooler's body is absurdly amusing, I doubt that it justifies the fact that this manga is now serialized. I'm sure that this was the best out of all possible choices the editors had. I hope Cross Manage is still doing well, at the very least.

EDIT They don't even show the face in chapter 2!!! Dropped.

DrSunshine
Mar 23, 2009

Did I just say that out loud~~?!!!


Yes_Cantaloupe posted:

This is dumb. A forgivable sin, certainly, but it's also not particularly funny. The only part I laughed at was 'Just the tip!"

Also the art is pretttttyyy bad. I'm counting the weeks till this gets canceled. How did it even get serialized in the first place??

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SpazmasterX
Jul 13, 2006

Wrong about everything XIV related
~fartz~


DrSunshine posted:

Also the art is pretttttyyy bad. I'm counting the weeks till this gets canceled. How did it even get serialized in the first place??

This is the same publication that cancelled Mx0 and other perfectly good titles.

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