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Beamcast – November 8

November 8, 2010 1 comment

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In this week’s show:

News

Viz sells downloadable manga via iPad app
Viz announces online Shonen Jump supplement
Viz confirms Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, Psyren licenses
Leiji Matsumoto, Shigeru Mizuki earn government honors

New releases

[anime]
Tsubasa, RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE – Season 2 Viridian Collection (DVD) $49.98

[manga]
Inuyasha (vol. 54) $9.99
Inuyasha – VIZBIG (vol. 5) $17.99
Maoh: Juvenile Remix (vol. 3) $9.99

Discussion / Weekly Poll
Last week’s results:

Which sport do you prefer seeing depicted in anime/manga?
1. Basketball (29%)
2. Boxing (24%)
3. Football / soccer (20%)
4. Baseball (16%)
5. Tennis (11%)

This week:
Which of these partially-scanlated series would you most like to see caught up?
(Cage of Eden, GTO: Shonan 14 Days, Hajimete no Aku, Kuroko no Basket, Onidere, Sket Dance, Yankee-kun to Megane-chan)

The Great Shonen Tier List
Characters added:

Perona (One Piece)
Kaguya Kimimaro (Naruto)
Lambo (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!)
Sakuragi Hanamichi (Slam Dunk)
Nagase Kaede (Mahou Sensei Negima!)
Jonathan Joestar (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)

This Week in Manga
0:25:38 – Sankarea 11
0:28:33 – Bleach 425
0:38:55 – One Piece 603
0:50:15 – Naruto 515
1:02:29 – Bakuman 108
1:06:30 – Beelzebub 83
1:12:58 – Fairy Tail 210
1:16:37 – Hayate no Gotoku! 295
1:20:40 – History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi 405
1:26:41 – AR∀GO 42
1:33:45 – The World God Only Knows 120
1:40:12 – Defense Devil 71
1:43:22 – Psyren 141-142
1:49:07 – Nurarihyon no Mago 129
1:53:37 – GE ~ Good Ending 57-58
1:57:56 – Kimi no Iru Machi 111
2:00:34 – SWOT 15
2:06:44 – Enigma 8
2:14:00 – Code:Breaker 110
2:16:04 – D.Gray-man 200
2:17:47 – Katekyo Hitman Reborn! 313

Chapters of the Week

Final Flash

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Ane Doki to End

January 11, 2010 1 comment

Early reports indicate that Kawashita Mizuki’s Ane Doki, which began running in July 2009, is set to end in Shonen Jump Issue #07 (1/18). Kawashita is best known for her previous work, Ichigo 100%, which ran from 2002 to 2005 and received several anime adaptations, and Hatsukoi Limited (2007-2008), which received an anime adaptation last year.

Ane Doki has struggled in Shonen Jump’s table of contents, which ranks most series according to reader feedback. However, the first volume release has fared well, selling nearly 100,000 copies and placing in the top 20 of the Weekly Oricon Comic Rankings in its first two weeks.

The news is disappointing, primarily because Shonen Jump is now left without a romance series. Also, while the cancellation of Ane Doki is not a surprise, it is frustrating because of the magazine’s stance on Kuroko no Basket. The latter’s unremarkable sales and table of contents placement have cemented its below-average reputation among fans, but it has received continued support as it is the only sports series in the magazine. That Ane Doki wasn’t given similar treatment, or at least some more time to further establish its story and volume sales, is unfortunate.

Credit: Raw Paradise, Oricon