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Coup d'État



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:15 am Reply with quote
I'm fine with that. I don't think the story really lends itself to be 40+ volumes long. Having a WSJ series that's both successful and doesn't run forever is nice, as I'm not too fond of series with 20+ volumes anymore. Maybe that's an age thing?
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paulchaested



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:37 am Reply with quote
Coup d'État wrote:
I'm fine with that. I don't think the story really lends itself to be 40+ volumes long. Having a WSJ series that's both successful and doesn't run forever is nice, as I'm not too fond of series with 20+ volumes anymore. Maybe that's an age thing?


You're not the only one. I started to feel this way after Food Wars continued to drag on after the end of Central Arc.
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Zeino



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:43 am Reply with quote
Well that was quick. But then Shonen Jump final arcs can go on for quite some time so... Another two to three years for Neverland.
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TheRahi00



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:47 am Reply with quote
Zeino wrote:
Well that was quick. But then Shonen Jump final arcs can go on for quite some time so... Another two to three years for Neverland.


Neverland is not a classic Jump Manga though. It won't last that long and will most likely end in a few months.

Happy to see that though. A manga which is completely different from the other Jump Mangas doing so well and being allowed to have its own pacing.
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Gemnist



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:50 am Reply with quote
I also believe that it should be a shorter story, but I did imagine (due to its sheer popularity) that it would last longer than it did. Hopefully this means the anime is a complete adaptation.
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FireChick



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:51 am Reply with quote
Huh. I didn't think it would end so soon. I wonder how many volumes it'll have? Maybe I should start reading it now that it's close to ending.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:51 am Reply with quote
I think a good length for a weekly shounen title, provided it doesn't get axed early because of lack of popularity or because it was mean to be short, is up to 10-12 vol. Even after those 10-12 vol., there are sequels, spin-offs, and prequels that can be made (be it light novel or manga).
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Modab



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:03 pm Reply with quote
I see some people assuming that this means there are only 2 volumes left, and that may be true, but I doubt it. The article reads more like we have reached the halfway point, in which case it would run just as long as it already has. Without getting into too many spoilers, it looks like a few new major characters were just introduced (and a magic system?), and resolving their arcs with the children, if similar to previous character arcs in the story, will take at least 5 volumes to explore.

Is it not doing well any longer? I could see if readership had declined there might be a rush job to finish it in 2 volumes, but if they are only just launching the anime I imagine it will run for a couple more years.

I agree that a manga should only run as long as it needs to. Don't bury it in mediocrity. That's why I stopped reading long-running western comics.

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I remember a similar news article a few years ago about the "One Piece" halfway point, heh.
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EducatedRuffian



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:58 pm Reply with quote
Considering the timeskip that just happened: the end is nigh
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64BitRatchet



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:05 pm Reply with quote
TheRahi00 wrote:
Zeino wrote:
Well that was quick. But then Shonen Jump final arcs can go on for quite some time so... Another two to three years for Neverland.


Neverland is not a classic Jump Manga though. It won't last that long and will most likely end in a few months.

Happy to see that though. A manga which is completely different from the other Jump Mangas doing so well and being allowed to have its own pacing.

No it will end in a few years since Kaiu Shirai said that it will be 20-30 volumes long.
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64BitRatchet



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:07 pm Reply with quote
FireChick wrote:
Huh. I didn't think it would end so soon. I wonder how many volumes it'll have? Maybe I should start reading it now that it's close to ending.

Kaiu Shirai said it will be 20-30 volumes long.
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64BitRatchet



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:08 pm Reply with quote
Gemnist wrote:
I also believe that it should be a shorter story, but I did imagine (due to its sheer popularity) that it would last longer than it did. Hopefully this means the anime is a complete adaptation.

It still has another 10-20 more volumes, also the anime will only adapt the first arc.
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lossthief



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:21 pm Reply with quote
TheRahi00 wrote:


Neverland is not a classic Jump Manga though. It won't last that long and will most likely end in a few months.


I doubt that. While Neverland certainly isn't trying to run forever, with the amount of stuff still left to cover from the most recent reveals, I'd expect at least another year of publication. They're certainly not going to end it before the anime's even released.
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Shinuki



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:24 pm Reply with quote
A lot of people here should do some research or at least ANN should mention that the author in a recent interview, like last month, stated that the manga willprobably last between 20 and 30 volumes (currently 10 volumes released), final arc doesn't mean much, both Gintama and Bleach took YEARS to end and this will obviously be the case for Neverland taking in count how many things has yet to happen in the manga and how popular it is, the manga has easily a full year to say the least
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Ezgoes



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:38 pm Reply with quote
Of course this site would spread this super vague news, without even being confirmed yet, instead of the actual interview that Shirai gave where he said the manga would run for 20-30 volumes. Trying to get those clicks I see, and this definitely will get them.
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