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New Chapter status?

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2 hours ago, stars666 said:

hello,

the goal of this topic is new chapter status and not strange hypothesis or discussion on the translation system.

 

There is other topics for this !!!!

 

 

5 hours ago, Bio-Boosted Dude said:

At the risk of derailing the topic a little bit, I must simply and politely ask what the logic behind your thinking is here?

In accordance with staff requests,  I placed orders for both volumes,  which came to a whopping $36(not complaining). 

as far as my train of thought regarding the series stoppage, I feel that if the franchise continued to make the story readily available to people, there would be A: a bigger voice for it's return,  B: a larger fan base,  C: more of a desire for merchandise.  Like you said Kanji,  it's only a five dollar book. Well,  It WOULD help me... I just don't think it helps the Guyver franchise.  Now the merchandise sales generated from highly distributed pop material? That's a different story. 

but maybe the fans should do more distributing of the translations to get MORE fans,  instead of making them as difficult to get Ahold of as they are.  Just my way of seeing this. 

And I'm only responding to things replied to me here,  apologies to any topic damage that may occur forthwith. 

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shonen ace only care about who buys shonen ace. most western manga fans are not on their radar.

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30 minutes ago, IHateToPryver said:

 

In accordance with staff requests,  I placed orders for both volumes,  which came to a whopping $36(not complaining). 

as far as my train of thought regarding the series stoppage, I feel that if the franchise continued to make the story readily available to people, there would be A: a bigger voice for it's return,  B: a larger fan base,  C: more of a desire for merchandise.  Like you said Kanji,  it's only a five dollar book. Well,  It WOULD help me... I just don't think it helps the Guyver franchise.  Now the merchandise sales generated from highly distributed pop material? That's a different story. 

but maybe the fans should do more distributing of the translations to get MORE fans,  instead of making them as difficult to get Ahold of as they are.  Just my way of seeing this. 

And I'm only responding to things replied to me here,  apologies to any topic damage that may occur forthwith. 

Which volumes did you get...? As there are currently 3 that the Advocacy has (30, 31 and 32).

I think Guyvers problem itself isn't exposure, but Takaya himself. Erratic releases, and content that does not currently fit the wants of current times. If they re-boooted Guyver as a cute anime schoolgirl series, or a harem series, then its popularity would certainly rise... But other than that, it is long past its prime.

I mean, WE like it, but new people starting off with the series will get turned off but the low quality and old art, and never get into the plot enough to enjoy it ( which is why I now recommend watching the 2005 TV series first. It at least is more modern and can be substituted for a lot of the early stuff).

As for bringing in new fans, there is 29 volumes readily available online... But even so, with the erratic releases, Guyver will never be at the top of major manga sites because you need consistent releasing to even get on new release lists for people to find it.

In short: Guyver is an old as hell series with a story framework that is also old as hell, and doesn't fit with the current popular trends ( ie boy with powers is still popular... but there is usually a harem attached to those kinds of series now... And Shonen ACE is full of).

 

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1 hour ago, Matt Bellamy said:

Which volumes did you get...? As there are currently 3 that the Advocacy has (30, 31 and 32).

I think Guyvers problem itself isn't exposure, but Takaya himself. Erratic releases, and content that does not currently fit the wants of current times. If they re-boooted Guyver as a cute anime schoolgirl series, or a harem series, then its popularity would certainly rise... But other than that, it is long past its prime.

I mean, WE like it, but new people starting off with the series will get turned off but the low quality and old art, and never get into the plot enough to enjoy it ( which is why I now recommend watching the 2005 TV series first. It at least is more modern and can be substituted for a lot of the early stuff).

As for bringing in new fans, there is 29 volumes readily available online... But even so, with the erratic releases, Guyver will never be at the top of major manga sites because you need consistent releasing to even get on new release lists for people to find it.

In short: Guyver is an old as hell series with a story framework that is also old as hell, and doesn't fit with the current popular trends ( ie boy with powers is still popular... but there is usually a harem attached to those kinds of series now... And Shonen ACE is full of).

 

I'll second that. Personally I think with the reemergence of old series like Dragon ball with its super,  Gundam with too many to name,  Devil man with the upcoming Netflix anime,  etc.  Etc.  The timing couldn't be better to revamp the manga as a whole. English releases of everything up to date would do wonders I'm willing to bet. Or even jumping into the world of games, that would do at least SOMETHING to popularize the damn thing. 

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I feel as if Takaya sees the series as more of a hobby that has gained a following and doesn't want to put any more effort into aside from what's available in Japan.  Don't get me wrong: I like the fact that he's taking the time to figure out where he's taking the story and being involved with the statue development (seriously, the time taken to design and then run several prototypes of said statues are ridiculous but worth it), BUT he's not making a living off of Guyver.  With how many hiatuses he's gone on from the series, there's no way he's paying bills with this! Not even with the merchandise to go with it!  I'm starting to think that he doesn't want anyone else to come in and attract attention to it from outside of his home country. 

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I think there might be some truth to this... As sad as that is... 

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So...In short we're just gonna have to accept things for what it is and hope that Takaya finishes the manga before he passes(hopefully far down the road) and then maybe just maybe he'll be more lenient with people making other creative adaptations with Guyver and have someone turn it into a harem action anime series like High School DxD?

Am I reading this right or is this the implied message that everyone else is getting?

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No, I'm saying he might never be lenient at all with Guyver.  He's had a lot of say in the 2005 anime adaption and some in the live action movies.  If any of the interviews are to go by for both projects: he's not easy to talk/work with.  He didn't even get an assistant until recently!  All I'm saying is that this is more of a hobby to him than something he's fully committed to and doesn't want to put much more effort into it being a franchise, let alone draw in an international audience.

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It is definitely possible. With him being so tight lipped about things, we may never know!

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On 5/8/2017 at 2:53 AM, river_chaos said:

I feel as if Takaya sees the series as more of a hobby that has gained a following and doesn't want to put any more effort into aside from what's available in Japan.  Don't get me wrong: I like the fact that he's taking the time to figure out where he's taking the story and being involved with the statue development (seriously, the time taken to design and then run several prototypes of said statues are ridiculous but worth it), BUT he's not making a living off of Guyver.  With how many hiatuses he's gone on from the series, there's no way he's paying bills with this! Not even with the merchandise to go with it!  I'm starting to think that he doesn't want anyone else to come in and attract attention to it from outside of his home country. 

I'm inclined to agree with you on this. He more than likely does other things on the side to pay his bills and whatnot but there's no way of really finding out what he does since he's so private. Yoshiki Takaya is not even his real name so who knows what he does under his actual name? It's all a mystery really...

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On 5/6/2017 at 9:17 PM, IHateToPryver said:

Yeah I'm in the exact same boat... People are highly stingy with the scanlations of the latest volumes. 

Berserk has been running almost as long as The Guyver, and just as irregularly but the scanlators don't hide it behind a paywall.

That said, at least Berserk has an official English distributor so overseas fans can properly support the franchise. 

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On 5/9/2017 at 3:53 PM, Masamune said:

Berserk has been running almost as long as The Guyver, and just as irregularly but the scanlators don't hide it behind a paywall.

That said, at least Berserk has an official English distributor so overseas fans can properly support the franchise. 

Mmhm...speaking of, id sure like to get past the whole "explore Casca's mind" sequence, and get back to the monumental swords,blood,guts thing...

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On 9/5/2017 at 8:53 PM, Masamune said:

Berserk has been running almost as long as The Guyver, and just as irregularly but the scanlators don't hide it behind a paywall.

That said, at least Berserk has an official English distributor so overseas fans can properly support the franchise. 

Over 90% of Guyver comic content is available "free" and not hard to find. It makes no difference to anything in terms of what is happening with Japan and Takaya. If people want to to talk about the topic of scanlations do so here:

http://www.japan-legend.com/forums/forum/130-access-request-area/

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As the topic recently turned into a "Yoshiki Takaya status" discussion (and since I didn't feel like it deserved its own topic), Takaya has been visited by Steve Wang:

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And This group shot implies something is in the works

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4 minutes ago, Bio-Boosted Dude said:

As the topic recently turned into a "Yoshiki Takaya status" discussion (and since I didn't feel like it deserved its own topic), Takaya has been visited by Steve Wang:

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And This group shot implies something is in the works

Man oh man.  that's fantastic news.... 

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I know I am in the minority, but I just want the manga finished.

To hell with the current live action movies and merchandise.

To hell with new figures and statues of the anime/manga.

To hell with any new live action project or special projects.

FINISH THE SOURCE MATERIAL FIRST. There is no point in doing new projects based on the story, if that story is never going to finish... And considering his output, that may never happen at this rate.

To me, these pictures only prove that he is alive. So he can start working on the manga.

*edit* ...even created an instagram account to say that... but nicer...

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Matt I do agree that the source material needs to be finished first and foremost.

However, I can't but help to get my hopes up on something as possible as a new movie.

...Future heartbreak here I come :frusty:

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Steve Wang has been making his own statues for a while now for companies like Cinemaquette, I'd guess this is probably another statue release and not a new film production if it means anything at all.

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the important thing is at least they are working on something. My worry is that Takaya is a little burned out (hence the slow pace) of Guyver and is simply taking a break. Hopefully this meeting is doing something interesting for us fans (but yep like Matt though I really want to see more comic than anything else!).

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I sure hope he starts "working" on his manga. That would be nice.

I'm tired of saying the same thing so I won't repeat myself. Besides, Matt said exactly what I was thinking anyway...

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On 05/18/2017 at 5:05 AM, Matt Bellamy said:

I know I am in the minority, but I just want the manga finished.

To hell with the current live action movies and merchandise.

To hell with new figures and statues of the anime/manga.

To hell with any new live action project or special projects.

FINISH THE SOURCE MATERIAL FIRST. There is no point in doing new projects based on the story, if that story is never going to finish... And considering his output, that may never happen at this rate.

To me, these pictures only prove that he is alive. So he can start working on the manga.

*edit* ...even created an instagram account to say that... but nicer...

I don't think you're in the minority. The majority of us want the manga finished. Any other merchandise is a bonus/consolation, depending on how you see it.

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On 5/19/2017 at 0:50 PM, Gazham said:

I don't think you're in the minority. The majority of us want the manga finished. Any other merchandise is a bonus/consolation, depending on how you see it.

My problem is, I see it as side tracking the creator... Especially when we haven't had a chapter in over a year.

If his releases were more frequent I would have no problem... But as someone who has been reading and watching since about 1997 (geez, 20 years), and it's still not done? Yeah. There is only one thing I need. An ENDING.

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