Hello! I just filled out the Vertical survey, and while I was filling in my (extraordinarily unlikely) license requests, I wondered how historically-themed series tend to do? I suspect not well, since they tend to be uncommon.
Yup. Just about anything without a media tie-in does not do to well. However there are exceptions…
Racy shojo and teen love
Racy or fanservice heavy seinen
The US market for manga is not really a content quality driven one. It in most cases is a derivative market influenced heavy by anime (and video games). It is tough to hear, especially since I generally only read alt manga, seinen and josei, but as someone who has to evaluate the business it is easy to understand and recognize.
The only way to change this is by changing buying habits. But I have to say that is a very very tough thing to make happen on a broad scale.
why are tumblr themes such a colossal pain in the ass to sort through
I just want something dark-colored that doesn’t look like poop and isn’t stupidly expensive :|
Bleh, I vanished from Tumblr again for a bit. Had to play catch-up with life after the awesome weekend that was SoCal Regionals 2014.
Anyhow, if you are a fan of Kingdom Hearts - and I know that a LOT of you people reading are - Squeenix put up a survey asking for fan input on the series. Now is the chance to tell them what you really want! (MORE ORG XIII SMOOCHING PLZZZZZZ probably)
Even if we don’t get another “original” Devil May Cry game for a long while, we can always bask in Vergil’s eternal presence on like 50% of the top placing Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 teams!
The reviews the new Strider is getting amongst my peers in the press are pretty good, but other folks whose tastes hew closer to mine don’t seem to care for it as much…
I’m torn, really, since Hiryu is one of my fave character designs in gaming, but I’m not terribly fond of the design changes and in-game model. The developer (Double Helix) doesn’t inspire much confidence, either.
Maybe I should just download the demo and see? I really don’t like demos very much, but… blargh