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NEWS: Eyeshield 21 Football Manga Ends in Japan After 7 Years




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dormcat
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:44 am Reply with quote
And the authors will come to Taiwan this August (I sort of guessed correctly that the manga was about to end when i know the two would be coming, as Shonen Jump has an extremely tight schedule). Questions for the authors are welcomed.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:44 am Reply with quote
i am saddened but delighted all at the same time. i love eyeshield 21 and am sad to see it end, but i am also hoping that these two go on to create another wonderful story together. also wish that someone out there would release the anime in box set format (probably not going to happen but one can dream)
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:05 am Reply with quote
I knew it was gonna happen, too, because I doubt there's anything left after the X-Mas Bowl. Anyway, I can't wait to finish it, and I'm glad the pair didn't drag out the series beyond what was realistic, like other shonen writers. The world of manga's gonna be a little more generic with Inagaki and Murata on break.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:12 am Reply with quote
Thanks for the memories. I'm a big fan of Murata-san's art and its sad to see it end. But you definitely got the feeling that the end was near once the Christmas Bowl arc ended. Although it felt a bit rushed, the last arc of ES21 was a great one. I look forward to their next project.
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braves



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:58 am Reply with quote
Aw, man. I only started this series about a month ago and it's turning into a favorite of mine. At least now I know how long the good times will last.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:28 am Reply with quote
anyone know if maybe it was actually cancelled? the popularity polls show in 16th place (of 19) in the last issue and it looks like its been hanging down there for a while. would be a shame if this is why its ending

polls:
http://members15.tsukaeru.net/​hamada/​jump/​2009/​jump0927.​html
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skafreak51



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:32 am Reply with quote
I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think it was canceled. I'm almost certain it was meant to end at this point.

It really saddens me, this is my favorite manga ever, but really it will span 37 volumes when all is done and that's really quite good for a sports series.

Hopefully the creators will bring us something else just as amazing.
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Teriyaki Terrier



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:24 am Reply with quote
Last week I read the final chapter and I was happy how the series ended. This is a really fun series to read and the characters really were original.

Honestly, this is one of the best sports manga I've ever read. It had everything (except romance, which is a great thing) and almost every chapter was thriling to read.

Thanks for the great memories, I'll miss reading this, but at least the series ended well.
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Myaow



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:56 pm Reply with quote
Here's to the end of a great ride, then. I love Eyeshield 21; I've never seen anything so adrenaline-pumpingly exciting outside of a giant robot series. And I hate football!

I've still got a while until the end, though; I'm still only at volume 24 (out of 26 available here? Has Viz slowed down its releases for this series?)
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Alex_Strife



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:01 pm Reply with quote
Who wants to bet about a year later, Inagaki and Murata will pull a Prince of Tennis and make a sequel series to ES21 in Monthy Jump Square or whatever it's called and they'll name it "New Eyeshield 21".

Myaow wrote:
Here's to the end of a great ride, then. I love Eyeshield 21; I've never seen anything so adrenaline-pumpingly exciting outside of a giant robot series. And I hate football!

I've still got a while until the end, though; I'm still only at volume 24 (out of 26 available here? Has Viz slowed down its releases for this series?)


No, Viz is still releasing the manga bimonthly and will hopefully continue to do so until volume 37 comes out in April of 2012.
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The26Scarecrow



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:39 pm Reply with quote
Yeah, I kinda knew Eyeshield 21 was nearing the end after the Christmas Bowl, too. I mean what else could they have done?

But I was still surprised that it was the last chapter because I'd just started reading the series this year, so I still felt like it was new to me. It was all so sudden. Eyeshield 21 easily and quickly became one of my favorite series, so it's a little heartbreaking to know that it's over. But, overall, I thought the ending left us in a good place.
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sooocute



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:50 pm Reply with quote
Wow, I was about to collect this series soon so it's good to know that it already ended but at same time, it's sad 'cause it's really fun to read. =)
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ankoku22



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:56 pm Reply with quote
Alex_Strife wrote:
No, Viz is still releasing the manga bimonthly and will hopefully continue to do so until volume 37 comes out in April of 2012.


Hmm... it'd be out in April 2011.

It's a shame to see it end, but at least it ended without wearing out its welcome. Too many shonen series drag on for much longer than they should and I'm glad Eyeshield 21 didn't fall into that trap, in my opinion. Great characters, artwork that explodes off the page, and a ton of humor... it was a great ride from start to finish. I look forward to Inagaki and Murata's next work. ^^
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japsh



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:50 pm Reply with quote
i hope they make a sequel about the Rice-Bowl... i want to watch the hiruma VS ryokan VS musashi battle... Very Happy i also want to see how the other players improved... Very Happy
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