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Post by JulieYBM » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:33 am

Dragon Ball is in second place with 156, 630,000 copies of its forty-two volumes sold.

Well, that sucks for Dragon Ball.
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Post by Shiyonasan » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:52 am

No big surprise though. One Piece is definitely Shonen Jump's cream of the crop these days in terms of sales among their series. That jump (no pun intended) from January 2011 to February 2012 for One Piece though is quite astonishing.

I wonder if the movie next year will bump sales up for Dragon Ball, even if just slightly.

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Post by JulieYBM » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:58 am

I'm hoping it will, but the new movie in December might just do that for One Piece more so. This chart is a pretty sad example of how Shueisha, Toei, and Bandai have really failed Dragon Ball in the past decade. One Piece had a 'revival' of its own in 2009 when Strong World came out and began boosting sales this high. By comparison, the revival for Dragon Ball went nowhere.
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Post by Gyt Kaliba » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:04 pm

You beat me to it, I was just about to re-post this here heh.

The gap between Dragon Ball and One Piece's sales is probably at least partially due to One Piece's length, isn't it? I mean, with it being so much longer than Dragon Ball, even if they had completely even popularity, One Piece would pull ahead due to more overall volumes to sell. Even so, I was surprised to see the gap be so big.

On the other hand, Kochikame is even longer than One Piece isn't it? And it's only managed to almost equal Dragon Ball...so it can't be all about series length either I guess. Really wish I could give Kochikame a read though.
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Post by B » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:11 pm

JulieYBM wrote:I'm hoping it will, but the new movie in December might just do that for One Piece more so. This chart is a pretty sad example of how Shueisha, Toei, and Bandai have really failed Dragon Ball in the past decade. One Piece had a 'revival' of its own in 2009 when Strong World came out and began boosting sales this high. By comparison, the revival for Dragon Ball went nowhere.
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Post by JulieYBM » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:18 pm

Length has one part to play (One Piece is currently sixty-seven volumes long with enough material for sixty-nine volumes published), but over all handling of the projects has to be taken into consideration, too. One Piece had the surge from 2009/2010 to give it this big a lead, despite running for a decade (and now a decade and a half). Dragon Ball is nearly thirty years old, on the other hand, and hasn't had much in the way of a big revitalization, outside of 2002/2003's re-packagings.
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JulieYBM wrote:I'm hoping it will, but the new movie in December might just do that for One Piece more so. This chart is a pretty sad example of how Shueisha, Toei, and Bandai have really failed Dragon Ball in the past decade. One Piece had a 'revival' of its own in 2009 when Strong World came out and began boosting sales this high. By comparison, the revival for Dragon Ball went nowhere.
Can a series have a "revival" if it's still going?
If you're a long running series, I'd say yes. I did use 'revival' for a lack of a better term at the time, although I suppose 'surge' might work better in hindsight.
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Post by Adamant » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:55 pm

Gyt Kaliba wrote: On the other hand, Kochikame is even longer than One Piece isn't it?
Quite a bit. 182 volumes to date, and has been running since 1976.
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Post by penguintruth » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:18 pm

Is that volumes in Japan or volumes worldwide?

I'm just asking because One Piece isn't as popular worldwide as Dragon Ball.
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Post by soulnova » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:48 pm

I mean... it's been +15 years since DB ended. Ended.

We can all agree that while the "Big Three" are still going, Naruto and Bleach fell behind thanks to a bad case of "Going-Nowhere" syndrome. I haven't read One Piece, but I've heard the latest chapter do indeed deliver.

First time I have read about Kochikame though.... *search images* Oh.
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Post by JulieYBM » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:52 pm

soulnova wrote:I mean... it's been +15 years since DB ended. Ended.

We can all agree that while the "Big Three" are still going, Naruto and Bleach fell behind thanks to a bad case of "Going-Nowhere" syndrome. I haven't read One Piece, but I've heard the latest chapter do indeed deliver.

First time I have read about Kochikame though.... *search images* Oh.
'Going-Nowhere'? Naruto and Bleach are both in their final arcs, with Naruto likely to end in the next two years. One Piece, on the other hand, seeks to agonize for another decade.
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soulnova wrote:I mean... it's been +15 years since DB ended. Ended.

We can all agree that while the "Big Three" are still going, Naruto and Bleach fell behind thanks to a bad case of "Going-Nowhere" syndrome. I haven't read One Piece, but I've heard the latest chapter do indeed deliver.

First time I have read about Kochikame though.... *search images* Oh.
'Going-Nowhere'? Naruto and Bleach are both in their final arcs, with Naruto likely to end in the next two years. One Piece, on the other hand, seeks to agonize for another decade.
All I know is the Bleach anime isn't going anywhere. :P
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Post by dbboxkaifan » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:17 pm

JulieYBM wrote:'Going-Nowhere'? Naruto and Bleach are both in their final arcs, with Naruto likely to end in the next two years. One Piece, on the other hand, seeks to agonize for another decade.
Another 2 years for Naruto? Good thing I don't watch Naruto, it has way too many episodes like One Piece.

Will One Piece reach more than a 1000+ episodes? It'll enter the league of long-running series such as Doraemon, Shin-chan and other Japanese animated shows.
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Post by Kingdom Heartless » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:26 pm

All I know is the Bleach anime isn't going anywhere.

Because it's finished?
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Post by Super Sonic » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:15 pm

penguintruth wrote:Is that volumes in Japan or volumes worldwide?

I'm just asking because One Piece isn't as popular worldwide as Dragon Ball.
I'm guessing it's just Japan. Do wonder what the list would be for US sales though.

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penguintruth wrote:Is that volumes in Japan or volumes worldwide?

I'm just asking because One Piece isn't as popular worldwide as Dragon Ball.
It's just Japan. Worldwide, according to the new film's teaser, Dragon Ball has amassed 230 million copies.
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Post by Chuquita » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:04 am

*Looks at list*; YYH - watched a good chunk of on Toonami/Funi Channel, RK - own and read the VizBigs, only seen a few eps though, HXH - has not read or watched, Jojo's - has not read or watched, Bleach - only read the first arc (up to Aizen's reveal as a bad guy), haven't watched any, Slam Dunk - has not read or watched, Naruto - read only a bit, watched up to somewhere during that chuunin exam and dropped it, Kochikame - only read the DB Crossover chapter, haven't watched any of it, DB - read/watched/own, OP - read almost all of it (I think I skipped a good chunk of Thriller Bark though) watched some of it but has seen all the movies for it.


So yeah, I guess I can say I've only really followed 4 of the top 10 (all to varying degrees); the bottom two and the top two.


As for One Piece's monster-success, well, from what I've read, Oda seems like a really cool guy who's super-passionate about his work, has a good grasp for slow-burn strength building, and is big on world-building so, go Oda.

I'm only a casual One Piece fan though. I read the manga and follow the podcast, but that's about it. And while I know there's a lot of background stuff going on in One Piece's world (like World Gov stuff and Marine stuff) I just can't bring myself to care enough to pay attention to it. I just like watching the Straw Hats go on adventures; they're a fun group.
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Post by chaosakita » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:37 am

Kingdom Heartless wrote:
All I know is the Bleach anime isn't going anywhere.

Because it's finished?
More like cancelled. Finished implies that they ended where they wanted to.

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Post by fps_anth » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:31 am

As expected. One Piece has been shattering manga sales records for the past two years.

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Post by Gonstead » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:53 am

fps_anth wrote:As expected. One Piece has been shattering manga sales records for the past two years.
In Japan.
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Post by DBZAOTA482 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:30 am

Kingdom Heartless wrote:
All I know is the Bleach anime isn't going anywhere.

Because it's finished?
It's been put on hiatus because the recent filler arc was critically panned.
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I'm just about done with the concept of reboots and making shows that were products of their time and impactful "new and sexy" and in line with modern tastes and sensibilities. Let stuff stay in their era and give today's kids their own shit to watch.

I always side eye the people who say "Now my kids/today's kids can experience what I did as a child!" Nigga, who gives a fuck about your childhood? You're an adult now and it was at least 15 years ago. Let the kids have their own experience instead of picking at a corpse.

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