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It will never cease to piss me off that nearly no manga by Shotaro Ishinomori and Mitsuteru Yokoyama are licensed here in the US because english publishers and readers prefer their Isekai, Ecchi and LGBT shit (I'm not hating LGBT people here, just the manga). I'm really hoping that Goranger does really well so we can get more Ishinomori stuff.
>>19392810Well, you can start by buying what's available and requesting more shit. That's what I'm gonna do and it's as simple as that.
>Well, you can start by buying what's availableWhat's actually in print at the moment? I don't think there's a single Yokoyama title available in English, and from Ishinomori it's just Goranger and Zelda LttP right now
>>19392983I meant it more in a "buy this new Goranger release" way. It's really the only thing that matters at this point. Just keep on requesting to manga publishers when they do those surveys.
>>19392810>>19392983The sad truth is that old stuff is a hard sell, even more so when it's a niche thing like old manga.
>>19392810I hate that a series that predates it requires the Power Rangers name
>>19392983Comixology has some digital versions of Kamen Rider.
>>19393021They don't matter anymore. Those are over 10 years old and they bombed at the time. Buying them now will bring as much good as hunting for those old Tokyopop Cyborg 009 releases.
>>19392983All of Cyborg 009 and the first Kamen Rider manga are on ComiXology.
>>19393016That's not even the worst part. August Ragone is involved and he has an over 30 page essay in this, and has recently been cancelled for being a huge douchebag to 14 year old fan (along with his overall assholeness through the years coming to light). Things are not looking good the way they are right now and everyone is hating on the guy. Let's hope people will buy it for Ishinomori at least.
>>19393037>All of Cyborg 009It's fucking 10 volumes out of 36 total. At least Italy got its release right and didn't butcher the translation.
>>19392810taste is not for the masses
Don't take it personally because the truth is that manga that are current but obscure are much more attractive to translate and sell than stuff that is old (even if by a few years) and well known.Personally I'd love to see YKK and Getter Robo Saga licensed, even though that's never ever happening.
>>19393141Yokohama kaidashi kikou
>>19393047>and has recently been cancelled for being a huge douchebag to 14 year old fan (along with his overall assholeness through the years coming to light)Lmao tell me more I dunno how I missed all of this
>>19393013This is true in western comics as well. Formerly big series can languish withotu TPBs when there aren't new live action movies or TV shows to promote.
I'm honestly shocked at how much indistinguishable isekai stuff is on book store shelves. And I imagine it's only a fraction of what's in Japan.I get that it's a popular trend, but with that kind of saturation, how does anything but the existing big name series stand out and gain a consistent reader-base? It's like having to choose from a bunch of brands of lemon-lime soda.
Meanwhile in 1980s Japan...>I'm honestly shocked at how much indistinguishable giant robot stuff is on book store shelves. And I imagine it's only a fraction of with otaku. I get that it's a popular trend, but with that kind of saturation, how does anything but the existing big name series stand out and gain a consistent reader-base? It's like having to choose from a bunch of brands of lemon-lime soda.
Even Viz is too chickenshit to only release Cross Game as their only work by Adachi here in NA when they could easily have done the likes of H2 and Touch years ago. As for Yokoyama, I think they like to translate and release Sangokushi, a.k.a. Romance of the Three Kingdoms, but the sheer 60+ volume length of the thing scares them away from doing so.
>>19393498Giant robots were a anime thing more than a manga thing, though. There was not a lot of it outside of Dynamic Pro stuff.
>>19393531Do Sukoiden then like France did.
>>19393474It seems baffling, but consider the board you're on. So many people look at these robots and live action super heroes wonder why there are so many different ones.
>>19393400https://mobile.twitter.com/xenofauna/status/1363353650026999809Pic related was deleted screenshots in question
In very exciting and utterly unexpected news, Seven Seas picked up the license to Shotaro Ishinomori’s original Goranger (or, I guess, “Gorenger“) manga. It’ll be interesting to see how the manga (which is a little goofy at times) is received by the modern Sentai/Power Rangers fan base, and I absolutely love the way that Seven Seas are emulating the (woefully defunct) Shout Factory DVD releases with this cover design. August Ragone’s liner notes with background about the franchise should make for good reading as well
>>19393722Fuck I hate Saban and Hasbro strangling Sentai releases here. Wonder why fucking piracy is a thing. It's because i didnt want Power Rangers
>>19393882Toei’s been like that too. They would go to war with sub groups, yet never planned a way to properly release them. Now that everything’s subbed they’ll release them.
>>19393906Saban is especially shitty to me though. Toei are no saints but having to have that fucks name on every dvd set before it released stateside was a sore point to me
>>19392810>>19392820Why are you so autistic?
>>19392922OP here. The problem with requesting things is that for most of the time, it doesn't work. I heard that Seven Seas sends out reader request surveys so that they can get more emails. I could be wrong though.
>>19393026Is that really true?
>>19393134I'm sorry if I sounded a little too mean or harsh in the original post. It's just that I am really frustrated at the english publishers (I'm sure I'm not the only one) for not listening to what their audiences actually want (although that's not entirely their fault). I would buy off of EbookJapan but the problem is that they merged with Yahoo in 2019, meaning that you have to make a Yahoo Japan account which requires a Japanese phone number, and I do not live in Japan. Is there a way you can still buy off of that site without making an account?
>>19392810I pre-ordered it when it popped up. I really want more Ishinonori stuff published.
The Nagai and Matsumoto stuff all flopped hard. This will too.
>>19393640Did this shithead really try to flaunt intellectual superiority regarding Japanese children's television where men in rubber costumes pose and fight each other to a fucking fourteen year old? How utterly pathetic can you be?
>>19395634Yes, license expired long ass time ago. Ishimori Pro even fired Mr. Takigawa, the guy who negotiated the international rights. He was also the one who made the 009 graphic novel possible. But it simply didn't pay off.
>>19396081I never knew any of it came out. They need to market this stuff better.
>>19393640Anyone who says they have “more experience with” a property, or try to claim someone hasn’t seen enough of it to have an opinion, is a tool.
>>19396099I remember talking to him once despite the reputation because people sometimes exaggerate this kind of thing out of jealousy or something. But nope, guy is really a huge douche and an insufferable egomaniac piece of shit. Have you heard when he claimed to have created Robocop? The guy is a nutcase and I don't know how people can take him seriously and still invite him to write this kind of shit in every major tokusatsu release.
>>19393047You all know what to do, anons:>buy tpb>neatly trim out the ragone pages>draw a crude picture of a dick on each of the excised pages>post pics of said pages @RagoneAugust>enjoy your tpb
>>19392810the problem is not enough people over here support that stuffwhen Seven Seas published Devilman, Cutie Honey and Captain Harlock they planned on doing the same with Mazinger but they all flopped except for Devilman because of the Crybaby hypealthough there's gotta be some way to promote this stuff
>>19392810What about the official ecchi Goranger run Ishinomori penned that lasted more than twice as long as the serious run we're getting released in the west??
>>19396125I only know about those releases because of /m/ posting Twitter screencaps of the translator being a retard.
>>19393013yeah, isn't this Seven Seas first big hardcover sale since the Go Nagai stuff went bad?
>>19393016what's weird is it shouldn't even be a thing. Hasbro has the rights to Super Sentai footage, nothing about manga and shit.
>>19392810Retro manga does not sell well sadly unless it's something like Dragon Ball.
>>19397065Cutie Honey was a terrible title to publish here in the US in my opinion, so it wasn't a surprise when I heard from Zack Davisson that it sold poorly here. Sucks that we can't get Mazinger because of it.
>>19399608It was Nagai's idea. Almost every country got those alongside Crybaby and Universe to celebrate his anniversary.
>>19396166He basically has no competition worth speaking about.
Why are people obsessed with supporting the industry by buying licensed manga? Who exactly are you supporting here? Pay people to scanlate, that's better.Ishinomori has been dead for ages now, so it's not like you're supporting him in any way. Same for Yokoyama.
>>19399691Get this, microbrain. When you buy manga of dead authors, then publishing companies keep their works alive by making future releases for new people to discover.
>>19399702Why do I care about new people discovering it?Furthermore, these companies deserve to die anyway, especially if we're talking about Japanese ones. Let everything go back to the public domain.
>>19399709>i don't care about the author's legacy or longevityOkay, you're a piece of shit. Got it. Now go away, no one cares about your worthless, hollow take on anything.
>>19393918Saban sucked but at least he knew where money would come from, meanwhile Hasbro really doesn't want anything to do with the Japanese shows.
>>19399738Was there any other word on that besides Shout pinning not doing any more Sentai sets on Hasbro's back?
>>19399722If these companies were to die, it's not like an author's legacy wouldn't persist. They are just vampires profiting off a dead man's work.
>>19399684Vintage Henshin could be a challenger. And regardless of how anyone feels at least he seems nice and not head-up-ass.
>>19399748Some are pointing to how they handled the Japanese TF shows as proof, given Shout really had to fight and get those released (and they're going out of print soon)
>>19399691>>19399709We get it, you hate Zack Davisson but I don't care. If something I want is released, I'm going to buy it.
>>19399691>Who exactly are you supporting here?In theory, the translators, editors, printers, and other people that contribute in some way to the print releases.You just kinda have to hope that the companies leaders aren't scumbags that spend the money on vanity projects like Stu Levy of TokyoPop.
>>19399751How about content? There's plenty of tokusatsu "specialists" spawning a bunch of nonsense out there. If I had to chose someone, that would be Igadevil but he is not around much these days.
>>19399751When his competition is Ragone and a moron that essentially amounts to Ragone but shout sponsered and without any actual knowledge of toku besides Rider, it's not exactly a competition for Vintage Henshin to be the only one with his head not up his own ass
>>19399749They're barely making any profit. When they risk on something old and niche, it's a passion project more often than a money maker.
Is there even a place to download all of Ishinomori scanlated manga? I feel like a lot of the links on the scanlators website are dead. Happy Scans had their accounted deleted several times and online manga readers are taken off the air all the time. If anything, that stuff can just disappear one day or another.
>>19399772>Ultraman is an example of Japanese xenophobiaNever forget
>>19399799Was that the Vintage Henshin dude? Geez
>>19399806Nah, that was the idiot on TokuShoutsu.
>>19399751Mike Dent seems an alright dude, though I haven't seen his Vintage Henshin stuff just yet.
>>19393640He's right. Teens are obnoxious, and the fact that his knowledge is on some nerdy, for-kids shit doesn't mean he doesn't have expertise nor that he sees it as a child would.
>>19392810Try to buy the manga or preorder it and fill out retro titles in the surveys seven seas puts out if you want more books like these. Thats what I plan to do.
>>19400117Dude, Ragone tries to throw his "toku expert" weight on teens and adults alike and then proceeds to try and fuck you over if you dare try to discredit him and break his fragile ego.
>>19400172Another highlight from the same thread
>>19400117This might be something easily forgivable if it were just one isolated incident in which some brat was pestering him.
>>19400082I remember PMing him about old Ultraman vhs info. Dude was pretty chill and seems alright.
>>19397257what if it's also included?
>>19399709>Why do I care about new people discovering it?Is this narcissism or selfishness? Either way it's something to behold.
>>19400470That would be amazing, but the single volume we're getting be only like 300 pages. I think the ecchi version is way longer than that.On a sidenote, they should bring the ecchi version and slap a "THIS AIN'T POWER RANGERS - AN ECCHI PARODY" banner on it a la the "before there was Power Rangers" one, that'd be hilarious.
OP, i wanna buy more queer manga now just to spite you
>>19400508Probably a little bit of both, tempered with extreme apathy.
>>19400752I too, wish to buy Gundam manga
>>19399764>You just kinda have to hope that the companies leaders aren't scumbags that spend the money on vanity projects like Stu Levy of TokyoPop.Everybody in the English language animu/mango import industry is a massive shithead. Now this can be said about everybody in every arm of the publishing industry in every country on the globe but English publishers of your favorite Taiwanese flipbooks make a bigger show of it than anybody else in comparison to how little they've actually done to produce your consoomable kahntent.
>>19401129Look, so long as they're not trying to produce a reality TV show I'm good.
>>19399759>Japanese ebook sites took down the Robocon manga and make it extremely hard for foreigners to buy from their sites. It's not about hating Zack Davisson here.