Hello, /a/. Let's talk Shonen Jump. More specifically, the Big Three.
As I'm sure you all know, Naruto and Bleach are ending. Eventually, the blunt of Jump's profits will fall on One Piece, which is slowly eroding, and Toriko, which is being hyped by Jump as the new moneymaker. It's clear that Shonen Jump needs a new golden goose.
Out of the twenty series currently running in Jump, almost half are older than half a decade:
>Naruto (ending soon)
>Bleach (ending soon)
>Beelzebub (ending soon)
>Hunter x Hunter
and another five or so have been around for two years.
>Boku no Soma
The others are either too early to tell their successes, or are just works that will last less than two volumes before ending.
Can Jump find another source of revenue, or will they regret having cancelled that one series you really liked?
>currently running in Jump
>Hunter x Hunter
>regret having cancelled
Them? Of course not.
Well, they can still milk One Piece until 2020 at the very least.
I think they're overhyping it.
Also, Nisekoi has been a fun read so far. I don't know if it's selling well or not, though.
Technically, yes. Just Berserk-levels slow.
Nisekoi probably sells okay. It's the most generic of generic manga.
It does reasonably I think. Soma and Assclass are usually up there with Toriko in the ranks at least. Looking at the latest comic sales ranking on ANN, Soma is selling second behind Gintama in volume sales.
Kuroko's done very well for them, it sold more than Naruto in 2013. I think Nisekoi is going to be a huge property for them, especially with the anime just starting up.
But Shueisha is done internationally. That time has come and gone. There isn't going to be another Dragon Ball or Naruto.
Kuroko, Nisekoi, and AssClass are definite up-and-comers. Don't know if they'll become Big Three big, but they're filling spots that were held by older guard such as Reborn!, D. Gray-man, Bakuman...
Jump needs to capitalize on One-Punch Man, IMO. Isn't it released digitally? Put the motherfucker in print.
Can someone tell me what the deal is with beelzebub? I marathoned everything out of it a few months back, how can they just pretend that the story they serialized isn't taking place anymore and insted write a bunch of random shit that doesn't even fit in canonically.
The problem with SJ is that they want to keep things running for as long as possible to make as much coin from it as they can and gives series the hammer unless it has shit happening in EVERY single chapter, it's like an American sitcom. Yet author keep sticking with SJ because they pay a whole deal more than other magazines for serializations.
Take Nisekoi too for example. Dropped it like 4 months ago but up until then there had never been any real progress, just introducing more and more girls to the harem to keep it running for as long as possible and then end it with 1-2 chapters with an open ending when it stops making good money.
>Don't know if they'll become Big Three big
Never. We won't have another Big Three for a long time.
>>Bleach (ending soon)
Not for a few more years, unless it's outright cancelled.
No chance of it getting cancelled, still sells way more than most.
I'll give it 3 years. This arc believe it or not started 2 years ago so that would put it right around the Arrancar arc length.
>The problem with SJ is that they want to keep things running for as long as possible to make as much coin from it as they can and gives series the hammer unless it has shit happening in EVERY single chapter, it's like an American sitcom. Yet author keep sticking with SJ because they pay a whole deal more than other magazines for serializations.
This summed up my feelings on the system. What happened to Nurarihyon no Mago was especially painful to me.