>Thought I would start a weekly thread discussing the current rankings of WSJ.
The ranking system is based on what order the manga comes in the magazine, but it excludes those that are given colour pages as Shueisha places them in specific locations regardless of their popularity.
There is also an 8 week delay from when the readers fill out the survey for that issue to when the results are obtained
Volume 21 (20-4-2015)
1. Boku no Hero Academia
2. Assassination Classroom
4. Shokugeki no Soma
5. Black Clover
7. World Trigger
8. Hinomaru Zumou
9. PSI Kusuo Saiki
11. Ultra Battle Satellite* (First time ranking)
12. Gakkyuu Houtei
13. Kaizou Ningen Roggy
14. Takujou no Ageha
Cover & Lead Colour Page: Nisekoi
Colour Page: Haikyuu!!
Colour Page: Haeniwa no Zig Zag (Oneshot)
Colour Page: Kagamigami
Absent: One Piece & Bleach
It's the type of humor the Japanese love. Saiki is a tsukkomi among tsukkomi.
>Still reading Nisekoi
I know you're entitled to watch whatever you want, but you're just hurting yourselves doing this.
The funny part is that it's not even the romance part that angers me. It's that we have yet another series where the leads are the heirs to the mafia, but don't actually partake in mafia shenanigans. Just like fucking Reborn.
I just want my Godfather manga, damn it.
Shonen Jump is very much centered around Darwinian evolution. Only the strong survive, and they certainly can't waste magazine space seeing if series like Cyborg Roggy and Gakyuu Hotei can become fan favorites after 50+ chapters.
That said, mail and surveys aren't even the main focus for Jump. To Love Ru did horribly in ratings because nobody wanted to admit to reading it, but the tabonokon sold like hotcakes.
American comics have the same problem, where any Big 2 series that isn't immediately popular is often thrown wayside. Which is why the rise of independent publications and webcomics is so vital for both comic markets alike. One Punch Man is a good start, but we need more.
It's the Japanese Simpsons. It'll go strong forever, until the author dies. And even then, another will take his place.
Funny how there's been only, what, 20 chapters translated?
>It's that we have yet another series where the leads are the heirs to the mafia, but don't actually partake in mafia shenanigans
Literally the only reason I picked it up. 167 chapters of pure disappointment.
One Piece usually ranks top 3 and normally get the Cover page once a week.
Bleach usually ranks 7-10 range.
Judging from this the current "big 3" are
Boku no Hero
Thats assuming Boku no Hero can retain its current popularity for the next 100 chapters or so and gets a good anime series.
>hopefully it won't be pushed so hard for summerslam like Toriko was.
>That said, mail and surveys aren't even the main focus for Jump. To Love Ru did horribly in ratings because nobody wanted to admit to reading it, but the tabonokon sold like hotcakes.
It's a bit of a mix. If you have good tankoban sales, shitty rankings don't mean as much. Good enough sales and they don't matter at all. The reverse is also true, if a series has shitty sales but great rankings, they'll keep it around as obviously it's one of the reasons people are picking up the magazine in the first place.
To be fair nearly all the covers of Ichigo 100% had both girls on display unlike Nisekoi.
>Crossover with OnePiece for its first episode
> The Gintama and Sket Dance crossover parodying the gintama onepiece crossover
>Another crossover with onepiece and dragonball of all things.
it was being shoved down everyones throat as the new Dragon Ball
Toriko gets really erratic rankings, its last ranking was 9 then 3 and then 9 again
that's because it's a parody of most shonen. even the colors of the characters recall those of dragonball and such. It's just funny to read, nothing to take that much seriously
That depends on how low you're willing to go.
Nah, the majority that reads knows it's pretty bad but somewhat entertaining. I personally think that it's neither, but they are trying too hard to push an average series like they did with Toriko.
Ero Battle Manga inspired by Kamen Rider and amecomi about a top-of-the-class, elegant cool beauty that has to wear slutty costumes to fight evil in over-the-top battles with OP powers. She has a sidekick-ish geek boy that helps her.
It's probably trying to fill the Medaka Box gap. I mean, there are no other lewd mangas with a girl lead in Jump right now. The one-shot had pretty good buzz when it was published last year but that probably doesn't mean much considering stuff like Nisekoi.
>if a series has shitty sales but great rankings, they'll keep it around as obviously it's one of the reasons people are picking up the magazine in the first place.
That almost never happens.
>To Love Ru did horribly in ratings because nobody wanted to admit to reading it, but the tabonokon sold like hotcakes.
TLRs prime audience don't participate in JUMP polls, its the same as other fanservice laden manga like DNA2 and Ichigo 100% in which they always did poor in rankings but good in sales.