SJ Podcast Ep. 68

Even though it's a national holiday here in the US we're doing a podcast anyway! (Of course, we recorded it several days ago...)

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Submitted by AGreye8Guy on Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:29

Again thank you for Jump Start, but will there be any chance of us getting My Hero Academia?

Submitted by yafada on Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:47

Thanks. I had a feeling the answer would be as such, but it was worth a try, because some are definitely curious about it.

I thought the joke would've been
"Look, it's yafada."
"How do you know my dad?"

I would only be able to meet you guys if you came to the convention that's in Hawaii. Or maybe if I visited some of my friends that were in California.

Submitted by Samyueru on Mon, 09/01/2014 - 16:57

Now that it's ended, is there any chance for Kuroko's Basketball to be licensed?

Submitted by AGreye8Guy on Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:05

The reason they probably haven't licensed it yet is because of how well the other sport series have done over here. How knows they might still license it. I just wouldn't hold my breath.

Submitted by AGreye8Guy on Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:05

Who knows, they might still license it.

It's been a long day.

Submitted by yafada on Mon, 09/01/2014 - 19:21

It should have 30 volumes in total. To break this down, if Viz were to release it at its fastest pace, once every 2 months, it would take 60 months or 5 years to release it all. It took around the same time to do all of Slam Dunk, but these kind of long term commitments for a series they didn't even start yet is not something companies typically go for.

It varies from publisher to publisher, but 10 volumes is already stretching it, as it's a known fact that readership dies off with every successive volume. Historically, sports manga haven't sold well in the states, so there's also that.

Long story short, chances are rather small for Viz in their current format of releasing manga.

Submitted by madmanga on Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:57

Could you explain Jump+ to us a bit more? Does Viz have any plans related to Jump+? Also could you bring over the upcoming work by Hirohiko Araki?

Submitted by yafada on Mon, 09/01/2014 - 19:12

Jump Plus seemed more like a Japanese thing. They briefly talked about it in podcast 60.

Submitted by DarkAngelGirl1 on Tue, 09/02/2014 - 05:12

Thanks for putting up the call for ingredients. Cupcake Neko is deliciously cute. Get it? DELICIOUSLY cute... I made another punny joke sorry. (I made a sugar plum pun in the get stump section too.) October 5th for the World Trigger anime shall be put on my calender now. Thanks for that valuable piece of information.