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The W - Random - American Manga comments Part Deux
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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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#6 Posted on
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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There was a live action version of 8Man a while back. When it came to the US they used the same voice actors that do the dubbed version of the anime for the love verison. But 8Man never looked right.
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