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“What Will Befall Manga If One Piece, Naruto & Bleach End?”
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Why is this topic referrimg to Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach like they are gods?

As if they were important?

As if they mattered?

Because as sure as shit, I'd be glad to see them end.

I realize that my opinion hardly matters, but series' like Berserk and Hajime no Ippo have been out for years and are still ongoing, yet people don't seem to care for them. What the hell is wrong with the manga industry when it relies on the Big Three as their biggest cash cows?
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The shounen business would still be fine cause KHR would still exist
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I think there might be a lull in jump for a bit before a new smash hit comes out. Toriko seems to be doing reasonably well. It even had a couple crossover episodes alongside OP. Perhaps a sign of passing on the torch from OP to toriko like OP got from DBZ?
Not that I want OP to end anytime soon. they've only taken half of the trip through the grand line for pete's sake and blackbeard needs a beating
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Posted 7/19/11

cyanide4suicide wrote:

Why is this topic referrimg to Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach like they are gods?

As if they were important?

As if they mattered?

Because as sure as shit, I'd be glad to see them end.

I realize that my opinion hardly matters, but series' like Berserk and Hajime no Ippo have been out for years and are still ongoing, yet people don't seem to care for them. What the hell is wrong with the manga industry when it relies on the Big Three as their biggest cash cows?


It refers to those 3 manga/anime because they're shonen jump's big 3 labels. It's also worth mentioning that shonen jump is probably one of the most well known manga magazines. They pull in quite a bit of revenue
It's not that different in any other industry. Imagine for example the temporary hit the computer industry would take it Microsoft went under.
Just because you don't like them doesn't make them any less important.
And don't get me wrong I love ippo and berserk but they just don't have the same level of impact
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There are plenty of manga to replace them. It wouldn't be an issue.
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Anti-Koan wrote:
The recent conclusion of the hugely popular Full Metal Alchemist brings this issue sharply into focus – not all series can be expected to continue indefinitely (Naruto in particular appears to have an eventual ending planned), and blockbuster successors for those which conclude have so far been conspicuously absent.


I have a feeling even if Naruto ended there would be many spinoffs/Gaidens there are way to many characters with unexplained pasts etc. I'm not sure how manga is licensed ie: who owns the rights to what. But if Naruto ended there could be a flood of new talent doing side storys that are even more epic than the original.
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With the exception of health problems One Piece is likely good for another 7-10 yrs. I have posted below the Oricon sales number for first half this year and last as well as all of last year. This should give an idea of the impact of these series on the industry and how the future looks. Keep in mind that Gantz likely got a significant bump from the movie earlier in the year.

First Half 2011
Oricon Manga sales from November 22, 2010 to May 22, 2011.
Top-Selling Manga by Series

1 One Piece -- Eiichiro Oda -- 23,366,030 -- Shueisha
2 Gantz -- Hiroya Oku -- 3,110,842 -- Shueisha
3 Naruto -- Masashi Kishimoto -- 3,035,593 -- Shueisha
4 Shingeki no Kyojin -- Hajime Isayama -- 2,613,851-- Kodansha
5 Fairy Tail Hiro Mashima -- 2,501,768 -- Kodansha
6 Bakuman. Story: Tsugumi Ohba / Art: Takeshi Obata -- 2,471,448 -- Shueisha
7 Kimi ni Todoke -- Karuho Shiina -- 2,421,162 -- Shueisha
8 Gintama -- Hideaki Sorachi -- 2,332,55 -- Shueisha
9 Bleach Tite Kubo -- 1,980,234 -- Shueisha
10 Toriko -- Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro -- 1,836,000 -- Shueisha

Oricon top 10 First Half 2010 Dec. 7, 2009 – May 31, 2010

1 One Piece 15,220,095 Shonen Jump
2 Naruto 4,178,597 Shonen Jump
3 Fairy Tail 3,616,942 Shonen Magazine
4 Fullmetal Alchemist 3,169,048 Shonen Gangan
5 Nodame Cantabile 3,029,300 Kiss
6 Bleach 2,626,932 Shonen Jump
7 Kimi ni Todoke 2,533,556 Bessatsu Margaret
8 Gintama 2,376,060 Shonen Jump
9 Katekyo Hitman Reborn! 2,083,508 Shonen Jump
10 Bakuman 1,574,448 Shonen Jump


November 23, 2009 to November 21, 2010
Top 10 Oricon Manga Sales Rankings 2010

1. One Piece Eiichiro Oda volumes sold 32,343,809
2. Naruto Masashi Kishimoto sold 7,409,068 volumes
3. Kimi ni Todoke Karuho Shiina sold 6,572,813 volumes
4. Fairy Tail Hiro Mashima sold 5,739,526 volumes
5. Bleach Tite Kubo sold 5,204,193 volumes
6. Fullmetal Alchemist Hiromu Arakawa sold 5,165,052 volumes
7. Gintama Hideaki Sorachi sold 3,978,439 volumes
8. Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Akira Amano sold 3,479,219 volumes
9. Nurarihyon no Mago Hiroshi Shiibashi sold 3,269,379 volumes
10. Nodame Cantabile Ninomiya Tomoko sold 3,246,355 volumes
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if the manga world didn't end when Dragon ball and Dragon BAll Z ended, then it won't end
besides the authors and artists probaly want 2 try another seris
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That sounds a bit melodramatic. lol But if they all ended right this second? Then yeah, s*** will of definately hit the fan.
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Seeing the chart RG put up I would say if Kimi ni Todoke Fairy Tail, and Gintama went down then things would go bad all around.
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I think it'll be fine. Believe it or not, there was a time when One Piece, Naruto, and Bleach didn't exist. The only difference will be that the manga shelves at bookstores might be a little less packed.
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nothing really, everything will go on
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It would be like "What if Rosario + Vampire finished up its series?" and the most honest answer is "Just find another series to read" thats what people did with Psyren, MxO, and Sazuka. Why not the same with the big three?
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Posted 7/20/11

Anti-Koan wrote:


Top mangaka Ken Akamatsu has stated his misgivings about the reliance of the manga industry on the shonen holy trinity of One Piece, Naruto and Bleach, and what would befall publishers if these series were to conclude.

After describing some of the worsening financial results posted by top manga publishers, he describes his uneasiness about the situation:


It’s all pretty dire, although manga won’t drop dead just yet.

However, they are relying on the bubble-like sales of a few titles – we have to wonder what would happen if in 3 years this bubble were to pop.

For example, will Jump’s One Piece, Naruto and Bleach continue for 3 years? We can’t really predict what will happen to them (and even if the publisher wants to continue them, the authors aren’t always able to).


The recent conclusion of the hugely popular Full Metal Alchemist brings this issue sharply into focus – not all series can be expected to continue indefinitely (Naruto in particular appears to have an eventual ending planned), and blockbuster successors for those which conclude have so far been conspicuously absent.

Other mangaka have complained the industry is not developing new talent – a particularly precarious state of affairs when considered in conjunction with reliance on a few blockbuster titles which could end with no replacement in sight.


sounds right... but there are other top selling popular shounen mainstream manga such as bakuman, gintama, gantz...
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If Bleach stops, I will finally be rid of the "new bleach episodes" mail i get every tuesday, even tho I dropped it and deleted from favorites and watchlist ages ago.
I look forward to it!
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