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10 May 2011 @ 11:20 am
Hey a Japanese poll!  

Oh interesting tidbit from proglution  in my Twitter a second ago.

From March 23 to March 26, the Japanese portal site Goo asked its users the following question: "Which manga is the reason you buy Weekly Shonen Jump?"


Not bad, Bleach. Not bad.

Other news--chapter spoiler expected for tomorrow, sorry for borking fanworks post yesterday, I'm siiiiick again (one kid is in public school for first time so yeah, germs), and I'll have an UlquiHime fic and an KenUnohana up as soon as I can. Can't wait for my Unmasked book--there's going to be posters, a novel (probably a whole one by Makoto approved by Sensei--no idea what time period it encompasses or what characters it features) an interview, and something about craftsworks by Sensei....?
brightelephonebrightelephone on May 10th, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC)
That's definitely not bad, considering how Bleach seems to be getting less popular lately. Is there anything more recent?
 Lady Camille Catherine Cecily Lloyd-George X: Ichigoskilly_n_duff on May 10th, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
I will always rank Bleach first! And now, I can't let go of the hope that Kubo is saving the reunion for Tanabata. August isn't that far away, right...?
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on May 10th, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC)

Some parts of Japan celebrate Tanabata in July--others follow the lunar calendar and celebrate in August. August is Bleach's anniversary month and right before a big WSJ break so I'm thinking something big will happen around then.
hinodeh: gazille has his thinking cap onhinodeh on May 10th, 2011 06:45 pm (UTC)
Will the poster and novel be also part of Unmasked? I mean, it sounds to me like they will be part of the package, but maybe I understand it wrong? It's just that previous novels were seperate books.

I'm happy to see that so many people still buy WSJ for Bleach. Let's hope that the current slump won't damage their loyalty irrevocably.
_debbiechan__debbiechan_ on May 10th, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC)

Sounds like the novel is in the book.
hinodeh: adiane is smughinodeh on May 10th, 2011 06:53 pm (UTC)
Ah, thanks!

I wonder if it will be another story about Ichigo and Rukia or if it will relate to some of the side characters who went through major developments in Unmasked, like Gin amd Rangiku... ? And if the novel will be generally somehow related to the end of HM, FKT or Deicide?
andrew_jpandrew_jp on May 10th, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC)
Christ, Kochikame's staying power is unreal.
tsubaki99: Switch-Bossun-Himekotsubaki99 on May 10th, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC)
That was I was thinking too....so funny and scary at the same time xD
gruskek: brosgruskek on May 10th, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC)
Good to see Bleach is still up there. And yay for Gintama being fifth! That such a weird manga has such high readership will never stop surprising me (in a good way, of course :D).
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infj23: Revelatoryinfj23 on May 10th, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
I just started reading it. It's fabulous!
oh gallant piglet,: allenhornsaizome on May 11th, 2011 01:38 am (UTC)
Ack, I'm still a few chapters behind on DGM. Need more free time...
Anne Caroline B. Fernandes: hanawhutanne_1905 on May 11th, 2011 03:25 am (UTC)
Oh my, Bleach at the 4th place? It's SO going to be cancelled! I've wasted seven years of my life! I'm totally crushed.
jpblackjpblack on May 11th, 2011 11:44 am (UTC)
Bleach is probably my second favorite manga ever and and my lead favorite for currently running series, but I won't kid myself; if HunterXHunter didn't constantly take hiatuses, Bleach would not be in the Big 3. A manga that hasn't actually been in Jump for almost a year, maybe over a year, and was on a long hiatus before that, got more votes than almost everything currently running. Fan loyalty for that series is staggering.
pcuppypcuppy on May 11th, 2011 02:30 pm (UTC)
How many people took this poll?