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Beamcast – August 2

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In this week’s show:

News
To Love-Ru spin-off
Funimation pre-paid debit cards

Weekly Oricon rankings (7/19 – 7/25)

New releases

[anime]
Naruto Shippuden (DVD Box Set 3) $49.95
Naruto Shippuden Special Edition (DVD Box Set 3) $69.99

[manga]
Bakuman (vol. 1) $9.99
D.Gray-man (vol. 18) $9.99
Gintama (vol. 19) $9.99
Hikaru no Go (vol. 20) $9.99
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (vol. 15) $9.99
Muhyo & Roji (vol. 18) $9.99
Slam Dunk (vol. 11) $9.99

Current/Classic Reviews
Kekkaishi
Double Arts

The Great Shonen Tier List

Introduced this week:
Nico Robin (One Piece)
Tsunade (Naruto)
Hitsugaya Toushirou (Bleach)
Shishio Gen (Kekkaishi)
Elraine & Kiri (Double Arts)
Saotome Ranma (Ranma 1/2)

Anime Discussion
Highschool of the Dead (ep. 4)
Seitokai Yakuindomo (ep. 5)
Legend of the Legendary Heroes (ep. 5)
Nurarihyon no Mago (ep.4)

This Week in Manga
0:45:19 – Mirai Nikki 54
0:46:42 – Bleach 414
0:54:37 – One Piece 594
1:04:51 – Naruto 504
1:08:49 – Beelzebub 71
1:12:37 – Fairy Tail 194
1:14:56 – Hayate no Gotoku! 282
1:15:59 – Kekkaishi 315
1:17:11 – History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi 392
1:20:47 – Toriko 104
1:24:45 – The World God Only Knows 108
1:26:38 – Mahou Sensei Negima! 297
1:30:37 – Psyren 129
1:32:43 – Zettai Karen Children 225
1:34:33 – Hajime no Ippo 902
1:36:17 – AR∀GO 29
1:37:26 – GE ~ Good Ending 44
1:39:56 – SWOT 5
1:41:33 – Air Gear 285
1:42:14 – Gintama 317
1:42:22 – Katekyo Hitman Reborn! 300
1:43:17 – Kimi no Iru Machi 99
1:44:11 – Nurarihyon no Mago 115-116

Chapters of the Week

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Jumbor Resuming Sets Interesting Precedent

January 17, 2010 1 comment

Juuki Ningen Jumbor, a short-lived Weekly Shonen Jump series from 2007, is set to resume in Issue #03 (2/19) of Ultra Jump. The series title will be shortened to Jumbor for its upcoming run. Much in the same way that Basquash! bizarrely appropriates basketball, Jumbor is a shonen/mecha hybrid heavily influenced by concepts and designs from construction machinery. The series is the creation of mangaka Hiroyuki Takei, best known for Shaman King (1998-2004); in stark contrast, Juuki Ningen Jumbor only lasted ten chapters before its cancellation.

While the news is good for Takei and his fans, it’s most relevant because of the precedent it sets for Shueisha properties. If Shueisha is willing to breathe new life into such a brief series, it’s entirely possible that other series with a more proven record could face an eventual second chance. Granted, Jumbor is somewhat of a special case, given Takei’s status as an established success, but even a far more popular mangaka would have to present a strong case to the publisher in hopes of having a previously unsuccessful series revived. Hopefully, this move will be the gateway for deserving series to be given another print run. From the same era as Jumbor, Double Arts stands out as the series most worthy of another chance. Double Arts had a surprisingly interesting concept accompanied by a pleasant art style, but was only allowed 23 chapters to develop a plot that felt like it should have been far more grand in scale. Another standout series from the same time period is Mx0, a well-executed example of some classic themes in shonen (schoolkids, romance, magic). While it was given substantially more time to establish itself (99 chapters), it was cut short at an awful point in its plot development. Perhaps Mx0 could benefit from another Takei venture: Shaman King Kang Zeng Bang, a reprint of the original series with new chapters added to properly finish the story.

Hiroyuki Takei is also the co-creator of Karakuridoji Ultimo, a collaboration with American comic book legend Stan Lee.

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