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OniTasku



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:53 am Reply with quote
What? Wasn't this Gangan Online's best-selling manga?

This is too weird. For a series that would normally sell around 100,000 units per volume on its debut week, to end without even so much as a note in the prior chapter? No. This is either a publisher dispute or something is going on with Yamauchi Yasunobu.

Either way, I'm really saddened to see this manga come to such a strange and sudden end. Hopefully I'm wrong and this was an amicable ending, and the creator is okay.
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Splash



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:09 am Reply with quote
That is pretty strange indeed. I hope we get some more news on what really happened there...
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Kougeru



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:42 am Reply with quote
Bizarre. Also, the final chapter sounds a lot like one of the episodes of the anime? Or am I mixing it up with a similar anime....Bizarre either way. A shame too, very funny manga.
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MrTerrorist



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:10 am Reply with quote
What? No! Sad

I wanted to know if spoiler[Literature Girl and Hidenori became a couple.]
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reggie



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:38 am Reply with quote
Kougeru wrote:
Bizarre. Also, the final chapter sounds a lot like one of the episodes of the anime? Or am I mixing it up with a similar anime....Bizarre either way. A shame too, very funny manga.

Yup, it's in the anime
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:42 am Reply with quote
So........... is this like a cancellation...................
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Sunday Silence



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:08 am Reply with quote
2channel didn't accuse them of plagiarism? Funny.
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Utsuro no Hako



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:22 am Reply with quote
OniTasku wrote:
What? Wasn't this Gangan Online's best-selling manga?


Yeah, I think It's Not My Fault I'm not Popular is their next biggest title (I saw an article saying the first two volumes have sold 400,000 copies) but it's still a ways behind Daily Lives (at least until it gets the inevitable anime adaptation).
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kanechin



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:42 pm Reply with quote
Just f$%king great. Something good gets cancelled and I bet we'll get 2 more seasons of f$%king yuru yuri and 2 more k-on movies.
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:51 pm Reply with quote
Well, Yuru Yuri and K-ON anime sold a lot better than the DLHSB anime did. Still, it is quite strange that the manga would get the boot since it does have quite good sales. Like those above me, I think something happened with the manga-ka.
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Fencedude5609



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:52 pm Reply with quote
kanechin wrote:
Just f$%king great. Something good gets cancelled and I bet we'll get 2 more seasons of f$%king yuru yuri and 2 more k-on movies.


Yes, this is all a conspiracy against things you like.

I had no interest in this manga, but the abrupt end is certainly unusual.
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:55 pm Reply with quote
kanechin wrote:
Just f$%king great. Something good gets cancelled and I bet we'll get 2 more seasons of f$%king yuru yuri and 2 more k-on movies.


Because those publications and anime productions are at all related to this manga cancellation?
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Kit-Tsukasa



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:55 pm Reply with quote
Very possible that the mangaka wasn't getting paid enough or the mangaka simply lost interest in the work. Either way, more clarity would be nice. I wasn't too big of a fan of the anime but the manga is definitely a lot more fun.
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aereus



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:57 am Reply with quote
Will be interesting to see what he does after this. Because keep in mind that Gangan Online is like the "minor leagues" for manga-ka: easier to get accepted, but no print magazine, so smaller viewership.

It seems odd he would walk away from 100k sales per vol. Maybe he got an offer with a magazine instead?
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SamCurt



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:26 am Reply with quote
aereus wrote:
It seems odd he would walk away from 100k sales per vol. Maybe he got an offer with a magazine instead?


Given the 100k sales, it's clearly more profitable than making doujinshi (if we believe rumours on who this mangaka is) with a relatively lax schedule (about 6 pages every 2 weeks). I think the possibility is either he switched to another publisher (like the OP mentioned), or he was "weaned" into print.
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