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January 12, 2005

Cromartie High and Japan’s Top Ten

imageA couple of brief manga-related stories out recently I thought interesting. The first is this piece on a a display item for ADV Manga's Cromartie High School series. I'm not one for display items, but it seems like ADV has a lot of confidence in this property, and as the company lacks at least to my mind a kind of flagship manga title of the kind we dabblers in the stuff will recognize, I think that's worth noting.

The second is a top ten list of manga works provided by something called the Manga News Service, a site pointed out to me by Kelly Sue DeConnick that looks new enough and raw enough blogger tradition demands I should probably keep it secret and pretend like I'm coming up with this stuff myself.

This list makes me want to read Prince of Tennis now, and I'm once again confused by recent rumors that the Shaman King serial was in trouble regarding making it to its oncoming conclusion.
1. Prince Of Tennis (27) Takeshi Konomi Shueisha 410 Yen
2. Sakuraran Koukou Host-bu (5) Hatori Bisco Hakusensha 410 Yen
3. Shaman King (32) Hiroyuki Takei Shueisha 410 Yen
4. Strawberry 100% (14?j Mizuki Kawashita Shueisha 410 Yen
5. D. Gray-man (2) hoshino katsura Shueisha 410 Yen
6. Kanzenban Yuu Yuu Hakusho (11-12) Yoshihiro Togashi Shueisha 980 Each
7. Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kouen-mae Hashutsu-jo (143) Akimoto Osamu Shueisha 410 Yen
8. Wanted Hino Matsuri Hakusensha 410 Yen
9. Gin Tamashii (5) Sorachi Eiaki Shueisha 410 Yen
10. Teru Yoru Hime (26 ) Shimizu Reiko Hakusensha 410 Yen

In case you were wondering, 410 yen is approximately 4 bucks right now, or at least that's what the currency translators say.
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