The Manga Q & A Thread (for questions that do not need a thread)

Shadow Cat

Stand User
So I think this needs to be a thread. We have one for Anime so why not Manga :)

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How come some Manga series get really slow releases.

Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles is a great example, in 3 years its only released Volumes 1-3 (out of 10)., While other companies usually release 2~3 volumes a year until they are up to date with the JP release

I can't imagine such a long wait between releases will help sales
 

CommanderZx2

Adventurer
According to article's online it is apparently being translated by an actual Japanese chef and so perhaps that's the reason for the slow process. To be honest that kinda sounds more like a gimmick than anything, but it may explain why they are only releasing only volume per year.
 

Oldmario

Vampire Ninja
manga releases are pretty weird, Viz can release chapters day and date but that volume that came out last week in Japan won't be released here for another 12 months, i'd assume it probably comes down to there being manga specialist printers over there but here it's all done under 1 printer

i do know that Kodansha released AoT v34 only a couple months after Japan tho so it could be down to licensing or companies too
 

Rui

Karamatsu Boy
Administrator
Some titles seem to go on the slower schedules for the publishers, like Kaze Hikaru which has been in publication for 15 years in the US and is down to one volume per year. It finished this year in Japan but if Viz doesn't speed things up it will be another 15 years until the English release is done because it's going slower than the original Japanese publication schedule. I can't imagine it sells very well and it feels unlikely that it will actually be finished but I keep buying it every year anyway. More gimmicky titles with anime tie-ins tend to get much quicker release schedules to capitalise on their popularity and compete with illegal releases, which can be stressful in a completely different way trying to keep up.

R
 

Ricteix1976

Dandy Guy, in Space
Hey, looking to get some of my older manga valued and possibly sold, does anyone know where I could do that in the UK or online? Any advice on where to get good valuations and the best prices? Thanks
 

Gemsy-chan

Flame Haze
No idea about official valuation but eBay is a good place to look to see how much other people sell them for.

I once sold a volume of Air Gear manga, listed it for £5 and I got almost £100 for it.
 

Ricteix1976

Dandy Guy, in Space
No idea about official valuation but eBay is a good place to look to see how much other people sell them for.

I once sold a volume of Air Gear manga, listed it for £5 and I got almost £100 for it.
Thanks, its the first site I went to but could not find the ones I'd be selling, either on sale or sold.
 

Oldmario

Vampire Ninja
has anyone ordered the Akira boxset from forbiddenplanet? they have it for £120 at the minute and i'm looking for a copy of the boxset but i get the feeling they ship stock from their stores and will probably ship it without the protection box (a separate box because amazon just sent the boxset box and it would end up geting damaged) that places like amazon would've kept it in
 

setokaiba

Kiznaiver
Hey, looking to get some of my older manga valued and possibly sold, does anyone know where I could do that in the UK or online? Any advice on where to get good valuations and the best prices? Thanks
Like someone else said, eBay last sold is your best bet to see what the going price is. If you can't find it there, it's probably rare so I'd say set a relatively high bid on eBay and just see what happens? You could also approach rare manga collectors, there are some of those on YouTube who may be open to answer your questions.
Also, if you list it here perhaps someone could help you!
 
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