|Maybe we should have two seperate threads for manga, one for the people reading only the US versions and one for those of us who are reading the current chapters, so that we don't spoil the other people. But people on this site are rarely that considerate.|
I prefer hard copy. *just got One Piece vol. 41*
Volumes 42 won't be out for a while, though.
Btw, I found this poll from Oricon (Japanese pop-culture site) - http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/ranking/16945/
Eichiro Oda is the 15th most popular manga author and One Piece is the fifth most popular manga (below Nana, Slam Dunk, Kochikame, and Dragonball), according to this poll.
Also, One Piece was the fourth most popular among the guys polled, and sixth among females.
Oda was tenth most popular mangaka among males (tied with Yoshihiro Togashi), and not in the top 15 in the female list.
Edit: Here's the rest of the top-ranked manga/mangaka.
1. Ai Yazawa (Nana); 2. Osamu Tezuka (Black Jack)
3. Mitsuru Adachi (Touch), and Akira Toriyama (DB); 5. Takehiko Inoue (Slam Dunk)
6. Naoki Urasawa (Yawara!); 7. Momoko Sakura (Chibi Maruko-chan);
8. Osamu Akimoto (Kochikame); 9. CLAMP (CCS)
10 - 13. Fujiko Fujio (Doraemon); Takeshi Obata (Death Note); Moyoko Anno (Sugar Sugar Rune);
14.Yoshihiro Togashi (HxH); 15. Eiichiro Oda (OP)
1. NANA; 2. Slam Dunk; 3. Kochikame & Dragonball; 5. One Piece
6-10. Touch; Doraemon; Death Note; Black Jack; Chibi Maruko-chan
11-15. Detective Conan; Honey and Clover; Hunter x Hunter; 20th Century Boys; Fist of North Star
One Piece kicks butt in Japan. It's also #4 anime too according to another poll by TV Asahi, based on a nation-wide survey they conducted with multiple age-groups.
|I read 409 earlier this week, and I have one thing to say: Spandam is such an idiot! He accidently pressed the Golden Denden Mushi, and now the Buster Call is heading towards Enies Lobby.|
Yeah, Spandam rocks, one of the best villains ever. XD
|I wonder if the Strawhats will be able to beat the rest of the CP9 in 30 minutes?|
Of course, this is Shounen time. In Shounen time, the hero can beat the villain, escape to a safe location and even grab a snack in the meantime within 2 minutes, even though these two minutes will last 30 chapters.