UK Anime Distributor Manga Entertainment Discussion Thread

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thedoctor2016

Mushi-shi
Lutga said:
Kind of weird to think that just four years ago is 'old' now - although I do seem to remember Jerome saying in an old Manga podcast that four years is perhaps the standard length for an anime contract if it isn't renewed. I imagine some of the lower profile shows will just lapse as there's little value in Manga renewing them, unlike long-time sellers like the early Naruto volumes and so on.

But yeah, all contributes to that thing in anime of - if you want it, buy it sooner rather than later.
Yeah sad for people who come into anime late though as I only become a major fan a year ago for example
 

mrclt1994

Hunter
Anyone else noticed that on VUE Cinema's website, when you go to book tickets for Boruto, it lists two showings for Sat 15th (when you select Stratford City Westfields as your preferred cinema anyway) - I guess these mean we have more dates.
 

windcott

Kiznaiver
does anyone know what's in the akame ga kill book ? loved the show but if the book is just character bio's and plot outlines etc then i think i'll pass, if it's more like the fate stay night ce though i'll go for it, also does anyone here think the price may drop, it's limited to 1000 so it'll go oop quite soon ?
 

NormanicGrav

Grav's End Harem
AUKN Staff
windcott said:
does anyone know what's in the akame ga kill book ? loved the show but if the book is just character bio's and plot outlines etc then i think i'll pass, if it's more like the fate stay night ce though i'll go for it, also does anyone here think the price may drop, it's limited to 1000 so it'll go oop quite soon ?

I don't know what the exact contents are but it contains most/all of the booklet contents from the Japanese Blu-ray volumes.
 

windcott

Kiznaiver
NormanicGrav said:
windcott said:
does anyone know what's in the akame ga kill book ? loved the show but if the book is just character bio's and plot outlines etc then i think i'll pass, if it's more like the fate stay night ce though i'll go for it, also does anyone here think the price may drop, it's limited to 1000 so it'll go oop quite soon ?

I don't know what the exact contents are but it contains most/all of the booklet contents from the Japanese Blu-ray volumes.


I have no idea what's in those :eek:
 

Joshawott

Monsieur Monster
AUKN Staff
On Twitter, Jerome has revealed the Top 10 selling Manga UK titles of 2015:

10) Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 3
09) Bleach Complete Series 14
08) Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 2
07) One Piece Collection 11
06) Naruto Shippuden Box 21
05) Space Captain Harlock
04) Naruto Shippuden Box 22
03) One Piece Collection 10
02) Ghost In The Shell: Arise 3 & 4
01) Naruto Shippuden Box 20

Jerome also noted that Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion is currently ranked at #17 despite not being out for long; while Samurai Bride is #48 (he mentioned this in regards to pervy anime not selling well). With Shonen JUMP still reigning supreme, it'll be interesting to see how Food Wars performs, as that's a mix of both worlds.
 

NormanicGrav

Grav's End Harem
AUKN Staff
Joshawott said:
On Twitter, Jerome has revealed the Top 10 selling Manga UK titles of 2015:

10) Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 3
09) Bleach Complete Series 14
08) Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 2
07) One Piece Collection 11
06) Naruto Shippuden Box 21
05) Space Captain Harlock
04) Naruto Shippuden Box 22
03) One Piece Collection 10
02) Ghost In The Shell: Arise 3 & 4
01) Naruto Shippuden Box 20

Jerome also noted that Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion is currently ranked at #17 despite not being out for long; while Samurai Bride is #48 (he mentioned this in regards to pervy anime not selling well). With Shonen JUMP still reigning supreme, it'll be interesting to see how Food Wars performs, as that's a mix of both worlds.

That may be the case here in the UK but I'm pretty sure over in North America (and presumably Australia) it's doing pretty darn well. High School DxD's LE sold out instantly and that wasn't common for Funi sets at that time.
 

Buzz201

Mad Scientist
To be honest, he has a point. I've dropped both manga and TV shows I was really enjoying over excessive or peadophilic fan service. I read about 5 or 6 volumes of Sun-Ken Rock, dropped it like a stone when it was revealed Kae-Lyn Kim was 12. The fan service was pissing me off before, but I could not get it off my browser screen fast enough when that was releaved. Then there's Heavy Object, which was annoying but bearable, until the flute joke which was outright repulsive. Not only heinously unfunny, ridiculously drawn out, peadophilic (it involved a 14 year old), but also amongst the least appealing fan service I have seen. Needless to say I was unimpressed.

I can only imagine how horrified somebody who isn't used to anime and manga would be...
 

Buzz201

Mad Scientist
IncendiaryLemon said:
I think calling it peadophillic is a little extreme...

A 12 year old character was attempting to force herself on a 20 something male, replete with explicit sex references and panty shots. Peadophilic is only the appropriate word. I would have been uncomfortable with it if she was 18, the fact she was 12 made me want to throw up. I would've stopped reading a **** of a lot sooner if I had realised.

Also, I was slightly creeped out by Sun-Ken Rock's previous horrifically fluidy rape fanserivce too, but we really don't want to go there.
 

IncendiaryLemon

Captain Karen
I feel that word is something that shouldn't really be thrown around and has very harsh connotations. It's kind of a controversial topic and I can understand why people might be inclined to call it as such but it feels like too harsh of a term. Half the time, anime (or I guess Manga in this case) characters don't look their age, and I don't know the specific example you're talking about, but the link can sometimes be tenuous. The fact that none of it is real also plays a large factor in it too.
 

qaiz

Pokémon Master
That's a whole different kettle of fish but in my eyes if the character looks young but is '18' or a '1000 year old dragon' *cough Nowi cough* than its a total no no, however if the character looks older but is under 18 I still see it as a no no. Characters like Nowi just put me off of games like Fire Emblem, so bad.
 

Buzz201

Mad Scientist
britguy said:
edit - or is it this girl?

http://z.mhcdn.net/store/manga/6611/19- ... 1374496923

either way, she don't look 12.

I think it's the second, to be honest I did everything possible to remove the sequences involving her from my memory. I just remember that they existed, and I have no intention of looking them up.

For me personally, knowing the character is supposed to be 12 is more than enough to push it over the edge. I was uncomfortable with her characterisation and the fanservice in that manga in general (especially aforementioned rape sequence(s)), though I could have probably forgiven that. I forgave Inuyashiki when it did a similar thing with clearly adult characters in it's third volume, and arguably that was even more problematic since it was so tonally out of keeping with the rest of the manga. But with Sun-Ken Rock announcing her as 12 was the final nail in the coffin.

IncendiaryLemon said:
I feel that word is something that shouldn't really be thrown around and has very harsh connotations. It's kind of a controversial topic and I can understand why people might be inclined to call it as such but it feels like too harsh of a term. Half the time, anime (or I guess Manga in this case) characters don't look their age, and I don't know the specific example you're talking about, but the link can sometimes be tenuous. The fact that none of it is real also plays a large factor in it too.

I'm sorry, she's 12. It's at the very least grossly inappropriate and highly disturbing. In fact, I'd be very surprised if that manga didn't breach the Obscene Publications Act (although to be fair, it probably does more than enough to breach the OPA before it even announces her age)...
 

jonno394

Za Warudo
Buzz201 said:
I'm sorry, she's 12. It's at the very least grossly inappropriate and highly disturbing. In fact, I'd be very surprised if that manga didn't breach the Obscene Publications Act (although to be fair, it probably does more than enough to breach the OPA before it even announces her age)...

She's not 12 though, because a) she isn't real and b) looks like no 12 year old ever :lol:
 

IncendiaryLemon

Captain Karen
Again, it's not real. Hell, it's not even realistically drawn. I don't see how it's really that disturbing or whatever. To each their own I guess...
 

jonno394

Za Warudo
qaiz said:
Doesn't matter if its real or not or how she looks like is irrelevant, imo of course.

So if the manga had said she was 16, which she quite clearly looks (at least), it's ok? So just because of one change in number everything goes from suddenly being wrong to being acceptable? I don't follow but each to their own...
 
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