Not Hikaru no Go! Please! Don’t take my Hikaru no Go!!! What in the heck is going on at Viz and Shonen Jump? Why do they keep doing this de-evolution? I can’t say enough how much I despise Bobobobo-Bobo, and how bad of an idea it was to put Bleach into it, but now, they’re taking my Hikaru no Go? Yeah, fine, great, I’m glad people will be getting their Slam Dunk dose every month, but quite honestly, I was NOT impressed with the preview. I don’t care that it’s one of the most popular manga in Asia, ever. Hikaru no Go is one the most popular manga with ME, and I don’t want to see it tossed out from the magazine! And don’t try to spin it like “Now it’ll come out more often.” to me. I was getting 1-2 chapters every month, and that was just fine with me. I don’t need to buy another volume every couple of months. I get Shonen Jump so I can read those series’ without the added cost or space taken up! I mean, of all the manga they’ve got in there, why Hikaru? Why not that abomination that is Bobobobo-Bobobo? If you want to give a series title “Worse Manga of the Year”, it’s got to be that one!
Viz, if you want to put Slam Dunk in as a serialization, great, fine, good. I’m thrilled, cause I wasn’t going to read it otherwise. But don’t take out one of the strongest titles for it! It’s bad enough we’re going to be stuck with a Yu-Gi-Oh title forever, at least leave us with something that doesn’t need constant power-ups and stimulates our minds, not our adrenaline glands.
Once again, the girls are showing they’re smarter than the boys. Shojo Beat has a fantastic line up (though I’m not thrilled about the premise on Absolute Boyfriend’s replacement, I’ll hold judgment until I’ve read a few chapters). Shonen Jump keeps throwing out their top players, and keeping the half-baked rookies. Are these guys trying to top the LA Clippers?
Well, that just ruined the rest of my night….