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Divineking



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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 7:48 pm Reply with quote
Kinda surprised they wanna take a risk on a newer series when there's a chance it could axed on the japanese side of things...well I hope it lasts a while at least.
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Jaymie



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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 8:02 pm Reply with quote
Damn Viz. I believe this is the first time they ever took a risk with a brand-new series from an unproven author that could be canceled in Japan at any time.

Bulge's first two chapters were very enjoyable, at any rate. It was funny and serious in all of the right places and the world is quite the spectacle.
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MrHatandClogs



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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 11:02 pm Reply with quote
Damn, nearly a simultaneous print from the beginning? Sweet!
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White Lightning Alchemist



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 12:11 am Reply with quote
Hey another new series! I guess with this and the new Rurouni Kenshin I'll have to start reading those issues of Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha I "have".
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skafreak51



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 12:18 am Reply with quote
This is a really, really bold choice.... Something really new?

I think the reason for this is that it has a chance to gain a fanbase, instead of put putting something like Reborn in that is going to have a slim audience.
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ConanSan



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 2:07 am Reply with quote
Oh hey there's something I'd totaly pay money for.

Not that they want it.
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Soundmonkey44



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 2:14 am Reply with quote
Interesting, hope it does well.
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 2:54 am Reply with quote
I think that's the point. They want to see if American readers dig it, even if the Japanese don't. And they might sell it exclusively to us in TPB form, if that happens.
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boznia



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 2:59 am Reply with quote
Love it. This is what I wanted to see SJA branch out to: taking chances on newer series.

I'd be floored if they picked up some non-battle manga in the future, but I'm quite pleased with this choice.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 3:08 am Reply with quote
Viz trying to get on the ground floor up before in case it becomes popular with everybody following it on scanlations. Laughing
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ConanSan



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 5:09 am Reply with quote
Rule Zero of that: if you region lock, you lose instantly.
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MrXarnus



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 6:43 am Reply with quote
Conan-san wrote:
Rule Zero of that: if you region lock, you lose instantly.

If you can wait till the print volumes are out (I'm pretty sure they will...) I don't see the problem with it first being in the magazine.
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ConanSan



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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 10:08 am Reply with quote
MrXarnus wrote:
Conan-san wrote:
Rule Zero of that: if you region lock, you lose instantly.

If you can wait till the print volumes are out (I'm pretty sure they will...) I don't see the problem with it first being in the magazine.
That sounds like a whole load of "Let them eat cake" to me.
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Dragynstorm



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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 11:49 pm Reply with quote
Super excited about this, it's by the same mangaka as Oumagadoki Dobutsuen, which I ADORED. Interesting that they picked up a series from a fairly new artist though! I hope it does well!

And about the region-lock stuff… yeah, it's really annoying and blocks a lot of people out, but we can only hope that WSJA will do well and Shueisha will allow Viz to sell it to other countries. Because there is little chance that it's Viz deciding that they don't like providing services to people that want it.
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ConanSan



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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:43 am Reply with quote
Which is fine for me, I'll read this though hook and or crook and then get the print version whenever they partain to provide any service to me wahtsoever.

I am consumer, ergo my basic whims (IE: I wish to buy this) should be catered to. That's business 101.

Also it's more money, and who doesn't like that?!
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