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Dogasu
29th September 2005, 1:24 AM
http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/7566.html


Just eight days after the premier of the Naruto anime on the Cartoon Network all seven volumes of the Naruto manga were in the top 20 with four titles in the top 10. What's the evidence that exposure on the Cartoon Network created new fans for the series? The first volume of the Naruto series came in second selling more copies than the most recent Naruto release (Vol. 7).

Pretty amazing, I must say.

Satoshi
29th September 2005, 1:27 AM
It doesn't suprise me. Most anime influences the sales of manga pretty much. It is pretty amazing. I bet the same thing will happen with BoBoBo-Bo-Bo-BoBo's manga when the anime comes out.

Wandering Rhythmical Phoenix
29th September 2005, 1:28 AM
Damn. it means onething, its only gonna be harder to find for real fans of the manga

Porygandrew
29th September 2005, 1:40 AM
Eh, if I had a choice between listening to the dub or reading it myself, I would also choose reading the manga myself.

Flowers of Night
29th September 2005, 4:35 AM
Oooh, this also happened when the Nana the Movie came out. Boosted sales of the tankouban so much...but that's besides the point. It's not all surprising to me at all though. As Satoshi said, the anime usually dictates the sale of the manga at some points...sometimes.

Manjoume
29th September 2005, 4:45 AM
I was one of the people who helped. I was planning on getting one but I never got the chance. A few days after the anime I went to Barnes and Nobles and got Volume one. ;D

But I'm not to surprised that this happened.

Chris
29th September 2005, 6:20 AM
Eh, if I had a choice between listening to the dub or reading it myself, I would also choose reading the manga myself.
You nuts? o_O; At least the anime's dub is closer to the original than what Viz has been doing with the manga.

Good to hear. Although this doesn't suprise me. I figured this would end up happening. Everyone's gotta have SOMETHING related to the new, hot anime. XD

Blackjack Gabbiani
29th September 2005, 6:45 AM
Damn. it means onething, its only gonna be harder to find for real fans of the manga

REAL FANS?!?! Holy CRAP you did NOT just say that. What makes you think that people who were introduced to it via the dub will be any less of loyal fans than people who've been following it in Japanese?

Brinstar
29th September 2005, 8:15 AM
You nuts? o_O; At least the anime's dub is closer to the original than what Viz has been doing with the manga.

It goes down like this for me:

Scanlated Manga > Subbed Anime > Dubbed Anime > Viz Manga

still, I love my Naruto. And I'm glad to see it's doing well over here.

Porygandrew
29th September 2005, 2:08 PM
You nuts? o_O; At least the anime's dub is closer to the original than what Viz has been doing with the manga.

Good to hear. Although this doesn't suprise me. I figured this would end up happening. Everyone's gotta have SOMETHING related to the new, hot anime. XD


It's just that bad? Man, I didn't know Viz also screws up Manga. I suppose, though. I mean, it takes a lot less effort to screw up words than it does to rewrite entire dialogues.

With all tongue-in-cheek aside, Naruto should've been VA'ed by a GUY, but I do like his voice when he gets angry. I think that's the effect they were going for. Also, it's narUto, not NAruto as the dub leads one to believe. Loyal Naruto fans of mine refuse to watch the dub (as per my original comment), but I didn't know the manga translation was bad, also.

Wandering Rhythmical Phoenix
29th September 2005, 8:34 PM
REAL FANS?!?! Holy CRAP you did NOT just say that. What makes you think that people who were introduced to it via the dub will be any less of loyal fans than people who've been following it in Japanese?
*hides* i raly only ment people who have been buyog the manga 'cause the read it in jump.
i coulda worded it better...

Blackjack Gabbiani
29th September 2005, 11:51 PM
And what makes them any less of a fan?

Rex Kamex
30th September 2005, 12:21 AM
It doesn't suprise me. Most anime influences the sales of manga pretty much. It is pretty amazing. I bet the same thing will happen with BoBoBo-Bo-Bo-BoBo's manga when the anime comes out.

Not exactly. The BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo (Who names their child that?) show will be released this Saturday, while the first volume will be released in November.

I wonder though, did this sale thing also happen with One Piece?

Korobooshi Kojiro
30th September 2005, 12:21 AM
It goes down like this for me:

Scanlated Manga > Subbed Anime > Dubbed Anime > Viz Manga

still, I love my Naruto. And I'm glad to see it's doing well over here.

Sure, we all know that watching One Piece on 4kids is way better then reading a manga!

Anyway, this is kinda obvious this would happen. I mean, kids usually watch shows before reading, so seeing a show would make them get the manga.

Satoshi
30th September 2005, 12:28 AM
Not exactly. The BoBoBo-Bo Bo-BoBo (Who names their child that?) show will be released this Saturday, while the first volume will be released in November.
I know that. I mean, once BoBoBo-Bo-Bo-BoBo airs, then people will get the manga as soon as it releases.

I wonder though, did this sale thing also happen with One Piece?
I'll get back to you on that.

ShiningClefairy
30th September 2005, 1:25 AM
Yep, since Naruto started airing, all of the volumes of the manga (1-5 @ my school) started appearing on my library shelves less.

Oh, and I know why the One Piece anime boosted the sales of the manga.

Anime Lover: I'd rather read the show than listen to this crap!

Asuka Tachibana
30th September 2005, 1:25 AM
I know that. I mean, once BoBoBo-Bo-Bo-BoBo airs, then people will get the manga as soon as it releases.
I doubt that BoBoBo-Bo-Bo-BoBo is going to have the type of success Naruto is going to have. Its just too different.

Dogasu
30th September 2005, 1:58 AM
Also, it's narUto, not NAruto as the dub leads one to believe.

The dub's pronouncing his name correctly. Toonami's commercials for the show, on the other hand, aren't.


Loyal Naruto fans of mine refuse to watch the dub (as per my original comment),

No, elitist "fans" who are afraid that their precious show is coming into the mainstream refuse to watch the dub.


Sure, we all know that watching One Piece on 4kids is way better then reading a manga!

I think Brinstar was referring to Naruto specifically. Not all series in general.


I wonder though, did this sale thing also happen with One Piece?

If it did, it didn't boost the sales nearly as much as Naruto's sales were boosted.

Chris
30th September 2005, 1:59 AM
With all tongue-in-cheek aside, Naruto should've been VA'ed by a GUY, but I do like his voice when he gets angry.
If by a kid, maybe. But there's no way they could get a grown man to do a 12 year old boy's voice. Last thing we need is another damn Vic Mignogna trying to sound like a kid and doing a poor job of it. The current VA is fine.


Loyal Naruto fans of mine refuse to watch the dub (as per my original comment), but I didn't know the manga translation was bad, also.
Because we all know the dub is so much worse than the original and that the manga is perfect. There's no "Sexy Jutsu" in the manga. Instead, there's a "Ninja Centerfold."

Byakugan became the "Evil Eye." Neji references Rock Lee as having Moe Howard (Three Stooges) haircut. Gaara doesn't wanna kill people. He just says they're "dead meat" if they cross them.

;\ Get the drift?

Mimori Kiryu
30th September 2005, 2:05 AM
I wasn't surprised when I saw this thread. I mean, I saw some seniors today at school with a collection of Naruto manga in Japanese. Where in hell they got it I dunno, but I'll become friends with them too...:D

I don't think Bobobo-bo-bo-bobo will be nearly as popular because of how different the content is. But that's just me. *shrugs*

Chris
30th September 2005, 2:09 AM
Let's not forget that Viz has decided to release only ONE book of BoBoBo, and it being Volume 9. --;

Blackjack Gabbiani
30th September 2005, 5:49 AM
why the hell would they do something stupid like that?

Chris
30th September 2005, 7:07 AM
Apparently to "test the waters" or something. As if the response to the Shonen Jump previews weren't good enough to prove it'll be successful.

Blackjack Gabbiani
30th September 2005, 9:06 AM
So wouldn't they want to start at the beginning? I can see maybe releasing later chapters as a preview, but...

Chris
30th September 2005, 9:43 AM
This is Viz we're talking about. They haven't been making much sense recently.

Flowers of Night
1st October 2005, 3:12 AM
This is Viz we're talking about. They haven't been making much sense recently.

Agreed. Have you seen what they did to the manga in Shoujo Beat? They say words that are so out of date it's not even funny (By that I mean the use of 'Rad' or 'Sweet'...oh and my personal fave 'Ain't no thang')

Getting more on topic...

Rex Kamex
5th October 2005, 12:28 AM
Let's not forget that Viz has decided to release only ONE book of BoBoBo, and it being Volume 9. --;

And it's not necessarily even Volume 9. In Shonen Jump's November 2005 issue, they have the Bo-BoBo book in the Graphic Novel Update section, but there was no volume number. I couldn't really see a 9 on the book, either. Viz is probably just cramming a bunch of chapters from different volumes into one book. So really, I juist contradicted what I said earlier about it being the first volume.

As for Naruto, I haven't seen it at Barnes and Noble at all. There used to be a whole section on it, and now it's replaced by other things. I'm real proud of Naruto. You know, this reminds me of the Pokemon game sales.

EDIT: Guess what? I saw a commercial on the Naruto manga during last night's One Piece episode! It mentioned how the "popular television show" was inspired by the manga, which was available in bookstores everywhere. (Gee, I wonder if anybody's still looking at this thread...)

deoxys_attack_mode
16th March 2006, 12:55 AM
I read the Naruto manga online....all translated inot english by individuals.

LOLZ NO URL

up to 298 right now.

Chris
16th March 2006, 10:07 PM
STOP BUMPING DEAD TOPICS.

Also don't link to illegal sites.