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Excitemike
12-20-2012, 08:54 AM
I really wanted to call it "Thread of Simultaneous Release" because there are ads in every issue advertising SIMULTANEOUS RELEASE WITH JAPAN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QHL_JkVgj8). Manga fans apparently are very excited for this release.

As the first year year of digital version is wrapping up, I must say I really enjoyed it. I've been reading the US version of SJ off and on since the first issue, but the sheer volume of content was overwhelming. For less than $30 a year, it's a great value.

Also, I just needed a dedicated thread to post Toriko pages.



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waterpot
12-20-2012, 10:19 AM
I have the subscription since july(I has to cheat because its not in the mexican app store)
Anyway I love Toriko and it Seems that it will be naruto & bleach replacement as jump flagship tittle

Excitemike
12-20-2012, 10:26 AM
Is Naruto ending soon? It seems like it's ramping up and then there's another flashback.

Bleach can go die in a fire.

waterpot
12-20-2012, 10:44 AM
it was announced that bleach will end when this arc is over (the bad news that will probably will last longer than the hueco mundo arc)

and naruto seems to be in the final battle and its hitting all the tropes (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/FinalBattle), the only badguys left are madara/obito

Excitemike
12-20-2012, 11:45 AM
The whole time I thought the last battle would be with Voldemort. Turns out it was Snape!

waterpot
01-14-2013, 11:19 AM
Oh my god, one punch man is in the next week shonen jump alpha

Excitemike
01-14-2013, 11:25 AM
They're also dropping the "Alpha" in favor of Weekly Shonen Jump, which makes the title of this thread completely irrelevant :I

waterpot
01-21-2013, 01:23 PM
and today is the day
yugioh zexal, one piece , naruto, cross menage , one punchman, bleach , toriko are in todays line up, it seems that next issue they will have an Akira Toriyama one shot

ps I didnt know that one punch man was a webcomic, the more you know

waterpot
05-27-2013, 03:57 PM
hell yes!!!
http://mangaaward.shonenjump.com/en
open to everyone!!!!!

yep Im going to enter,
for those who breath jumps comics and aware of japanese trends can you give us mere mortals some advice ?

Excitemike
05-27-2013, 04:09 PM
Just start with a tournament.

waterpot
05-27-2013, 04:26 PM
Just start with a tournament.

Lol, perhaps I should write about a guy that lives with a lot of girls,
Time to read bakuman again, and even monkey can make manga comics

Daikaiju
06-01-2013, 07:11 AM
Seriously, if you're shooting for the english audience, DON'T do the tournament thing.

A lot of us really like the world building and adventures that happens in a lot of series before they default to nonstop punch ups (Dragon Ball, Yu Yu Hakusho, Shaman King, Bleach, etc...).

Excitemike
06-01-2013, 10:03 AM
Seriously, if you're shooting for the english audience, DON'T do the tournament thing.



Seriously, it was a joke.
Although a tournament parody could be interesting.

Daikaiju
06-01-2013, 04:48 PM
I refer you to Kinnikuman

Wolfgang
06-03-2013, 04:41 PM
Man. I haven't collected SJ in a few years - the last thing I remember was when One Piece skipped a series of arcs in order to catch up to Japan and expected people to buy paperbacks to catch up with the story. And what they were running instead of more One Piece was Bleach and some girly pussy crap about bishie mailmen. That's when I said, you know what? Fuck it. Now I only read SUPERHERO PUNCHING COMICS on my iPad. Can you buy SJ digitally?

the first year year of digital version

I GUESS YOU CAN

Excitemike
06-03-2013, 04:48 PM
I bailed on my SJ sub when they canceled Hikaru no Go :I

Madmachine
06-08-2013, 08:40 AM
hell yes!!!
http://mangaaward.shonenjump.com/en
open to everyone!!!!!

yep Im going to enter,
for those who breath jumps comics and aware of japanese trends can you give us mere mortals some advice ?

Here is a mere mortal's advice:

First, and most importantly, don't just jump into the series with wild abandon. Hatch a plan of attack. Pick the themes and motifs you want to go with first, and build around them. Writing by the seat of your pants worked for Toriyama, but it didn't work for loads of others.

Secondly, while you'll be tempted to avoid cliches like the plague, you don't want to do that. Instead, you milk them for what they're worth. Accept the cliches, understand them, and study them. Appear to follow the cliches at first... and, once you've done that, chokeslam 'em onto their heads and rub their faces into the ground. Have someone who appears to be a stereotypical shonen hero Goku clone, but then reveal him to have deep-seated psychological issues. Have someone who appears to be a tsundere, but then reveal that her prickly exterior surrounds an even pricklier interior. Have someone who appears to be yet another white-haired soulless Rei Ayanami clone, but instead of having her get more soul as the series goes on, have her get less soul as the series goes on. Look at the trends, and then deviate from them. Not just Japanese trends, but media trends in general. TV Tropes (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HomePage) should be a good resource. (A caveat -- that site can give you a real inferiority complex about your creativity.)

Thirdly, be frugal with your edginess. A lot of shonen these days seems to go waaay overboard on gore and fanservice. Don't fall into that trap. Instead, place the gore and fanservice you do put in strategically. For gore, a little bit of blood coming out of a person's mouth after they get punched in the stomach can be a whole lot more effective than Fist of the North Star-style exploding heads. The human body is made of tougher stuff than you think. For fanservice, don't just toss it in at every corner, Gainax-style. Concentrate it. Put it into specific arcs, and specific chapters, and what's more, put those arcs and chapters where people don't expect them.

Lastly, but not leastly, give diversity to your cast's looks. A lot of manga in general just xeroxes face and body types. Avoid this. Design your characters carefully. Give them each a unique look. Don't be afraid to throw attractiveness out the window if it will get in the way of this. Naoki Urasawa (20th Century Boys, Monster) is a good example, even if he is a seinen artist -- after all, men are only grown-up boys!

fujishig
09-05-2013, 05:10 PM
I know it's still a week behind the scans (which come out early) but I'm still enjoying my weekly chunk of digital manga. Though the series seem to be dwindling.

Do they need to pay the authors a certain amount extra to get them to agree to copublish in English? I wonder if they can't just try JoJo again at a convenient jumping on point.

waterpot
09-05-2013, 06:19 PM
I know it's still a week behind the scans (which come out early) but I'm still enjoying my weekly chunk of digital manga. Though the series seem to be dwindling.

Do they need to pay the authors a certain amount extra to get them to agree to copublish in English? I wonder if they can't just try JoJo again at a convenient jumping on point.

Im enjoying jako the space patrolman and there isnt a fantranslation of that series

waterpot
10-29-2014, 10:06 AM
Holy sh......
Naruto is ending I dont know what to think,
A lot of my friends hated the series mostly because of the fandom
(Those fanfic/cosplayers etc)

And it Was a stretched at the end (so Many final bosses) but everyone got a momment to shine
Still Need little time to think

BEAT
10-29-2014, 11:09 AM
The last chapter should be Middle-aged Naruto waking up before his wife, making breakfast and eating it with her, then driving to his construction job.

At the end of the day joins his co-workers take Sam down to the bar. It's a special occasion, Sam just announced that his wife is pregnant! Naruto cuts himself off after a screwdriver and a rum & coke, he's got to drive home in a few hours.

At one point, A political ad goes up on the bar TV: Re-Elect Rock Lee to the state senate.

"Didn't you go to high school with that guy?" Sam asks him.

Nartuto frowns. "I think I might have? Come on man, who remembers high school anyways?"