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NEWS: New Soul Eater Manga Series to Launch in January 2011


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sanosuke32



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:06 am Reply with quote
Hmm... making more great Soul Eater material, or milking the franchise. Guess we'll have to wait and see...
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matrixdude



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:02 am Reply with quote
I hope this doesn't cut down the amount of releases we see on Soul Eater. Highschool of the Dead is the first thing that comes to mind for a series that needs more frequent releases.
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BleuVII



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:30 am Reply with quote
Man, that mangaka is going to be BUSY!!

But Soul Eater has such great side characters that it could easily launch another series just to focus more on them!
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Mohawk52



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:20 am Reply with quote
BleuVII wrote:
Man, that mangaka is going to be BUSY!!

But Soul Eater has such great side characters that it could easily launch another series just to focus more on them!
Problem is, and this will be the main stress point, writing and drawing both has to cause reduced quality of both, unless of course the mangaka has staff to assist. Something will have to give if not. Biting off more than he/she can chew.


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BleuVII



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:38 am Reply with quote
Or she could do what Hiromu Arakawa did with Fullmetal Alchemist and Hero Tales. That is, she reduced FMA by 5-10 pages each month, and published Hero Tales bi-monthly. FMA got a bit shorter, but it didn't have a noticeable drop in quality. In fact, I think it stayed strong to the end!
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SoloButterfly



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:39 am Reply with quote
I haven't been following the Soul Eater manga, but is it possible that this means it will end soon and Not! will just sorta replace it? Maybe the author is just using this time as a bridge between them?
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Yorozuya



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:36 pm Reply with quote
Why? :/ I'd prefer better quality soul eater :/
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LKK



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:50 pm Reply with quote
An interesting announcement. Although to be honest, I would have preferred that the mangaka went back to his earlier worik B.Ichi and provided a more conclusive ending to the series.
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population_tire



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:53 pm Reply with quote
Yorozuya wrote:
Why? :/ I'd prefer better quality soul eater :/
Wouldn't you want to make as much money as possible off of your story before their popularity faded?
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Sunday Silence



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:19 pm Reply with quote
And we'll probably never see this in the states come 2099.
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firedragon54738



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:17 pm Reply with quote
Cool a new series I wounder if it would get licensed
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Tomibiki



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:14 pm Reply with quote
I expect this to be 1 of two things, A) a gag series or B) Side stories about either secondary characters or new characters from other Reaper organizations.
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SonicRenegade84



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:45 pm Reply with quote
Can you say "Soul Eater Season 2 in a year"?
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wandering-dreamer



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:56 pm Reply with quote
SoloButterfly wrote:
I haven't been following the Soul Eater manga, but is it possible that this means it will end soon and Not! will just sorta replace it? Maybe the author is just using this time as a bridge between them?

It's currently in the middle of an arc within a even bigger story arc and neither of those seems like they will end soon. So that seems unlikely, although it's as good a guess as any at this point.
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Crisha
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:40 pm Reply with quote
The current arc is going to pot anyways spoiler[(okay, the Freddy Krueger, Jason, and Leatherface three-headed dragon is pretty damn cool, but otherwise the last few chapters haven't been all that great).]

If this is used as a way to develop side characters, I think that would be cool and I'd welcome it (not that I don't like Soul and Maka - they are my favorites - but I'd love to see some actual characterization and development from Troika and other charas).

But if this becomes a dump for Ohkubo to start putting out all of his perversions... well, if it reduces it from the regular series, I'll approve. But holy smokes, man, stop sexualizing Maka. Someone needs to reign you back in, boy!
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