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#1 Posted on
Ironic that I ask for a Shonen Jump sub for Xmas, and the doc's office that my wife works for is getting it as a sub, too... and they were going to pitch it.

Here's the comparison, now that SJ's got three issues out, and Raijin's up to, hmm... nine, I think? I've only got up to six, but anyway...

SJ: Is Americanized to the hilt, but it's done well. They're starting to include multiple chapters, so the reading for each title is halfway decent. I still can't gel with SandLand. The gems are OnePiece, YuYu and YuGiOh!. I know, two out of the three are out there, but YuYu in SJ #3 was very well written. YGO! is a little darker than the 4Kids version, so it's a better read as well. If OnePiece is being done as an anime, it would be a *perfect* companion to Lupin on Adult Swim.

Raijin: Still has that Japanese company starting out in America feel. My guilty pleasure in Raijin, right now, is Guardian Angel Getten. I could read that and Fist of the Blue Sky, and be happy. The rest is ok... and once again, this cost $5 *a week*. I'm curious to find out the cost for each manga -- a weekly manga like this should go monthly... and it might. I don't think that a Teen/Mature manga like this will have enough fanbase for them to get enough profit... but I could be wrong.





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I don't think the comic stores have got Jump #3 yet, my favs are Yu-Gi-Oh and One Piece, I'm kinda expecting Yu-Gi-Oh to get "tamer" when they start getting into the card game stuff but we'll see. I stopped getting Raijin at #6. I couldn't afford $5/week just to read Slam Dunk. I enjoyed the rest of the stories, but the weekly is just too much for me, with the American comics I buy as well and the poor college student's budget I'm on.
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One Piece is probably the most popular anime in Japan right now. It's available in America as well, I believe.



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#4 Posted on

    Originally posted by eviljonhunt81
    One Piece is probably the most popular anime in Japan right now. It's available in America as well, I believe.


Hence the Shonen Jump comments. We *are* talking about the American SJ. It is cool, however, to see a manga about an elastic pirate to be #1. Good story, though.

Smackfiend: I wholeheartedly agree about Raijin; they're putting *way* too many manga in at a time... and for someone in college, $5 a week will getcha sooner or later. Hate to say this, but Guru's comments on Baki are coming true -- the story is p l o d d i n g along.



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I was talking about the One Piece anime.



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That was a tres Dumass move on my part. Glad to see they've moved it from manga to anime. Not like it's a wrestler wearing that costume in your .sig, though.



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