Manga in Europe (34)

1 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-09-09 16:13 ID:juHh1/U9

While browsing for manga online, I think I noticed that the Europeans (ie: France and Germany) get a lot more manga than the Americans. Is this true?

For example, One Piece Vol. 36 has already been released in Germany, Vol. 28 in France, while American readers are still waiting for Vol. 8 (Comes out in October). 20th Century Boys and Monster have been released on a regular basis in France. Okama's (an artist that I've recently taken an interest in) manga Cat's World has been released in France, which makes me think that France will possibly see his new manga collaboration with Hideyuki Kurata (creator of R.O.D) "Cloth Road".

Can someone familiar with all of this comment? Does anyone in the US who speaks German or French import manga from Europe?

2 Name: Lost 2005-09-09 18:46 ID:qbIL/XHX

An article at ICv2 <> reports that U.S. manga releases for 2005 will be around 1,000 volumes.

Anybody know how that compares to European countries?

3 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-09-09 22:55 ID:juHh1/U9

Holy shit! Manga in Europe is fantastic.

4 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-09-09 23:06 ID:Heaven

Dont forget manga in Japan please...

5 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-09-09 23:32 ID:mn7q8BnK

Thinking about manga in Japan makes me sad... They can choose between all the good stuff.

6 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-09-11 18:18 ID:juHh1/U9

Look at it this way:

The World = Public mens bathroom.

Japan = Penis

Manga = Urine.

Europe = Urinal.

North America = Toilet.

The urinal is getting way more urine, but once in a while, some dude embarasssed to display his small penis in public will pee in the toilet.

7 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-09-14 18:29 ID:6CqKyZzr

The UK gets not-so-much manga. :(

8 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-09-15 01:25 ID:Heaven

Manga isn't as big in Germany as it is in the US, the UK or France, but comics in general are and most of the manga titles are published by the established major comic publishers, so that provides for some fairly popular titles coming here relatively soon.
Additionally, manga have been getting bigger and bigger ever since they were really a new concept that was started to getting marketed in the 90s. At first, they'd just publish anything that was somehow popular in Japan or in the west where it already got published. Right now, the policy has notably shifted to a) pushing out the manga that are a guaranteed hit because of their license (e.g. Pokemon) or b) customer base wishlists which are taken into consideration.

9 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-09-15 12:04 ID:Heaven

>customer base wishlists

Please to explain.

10 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-09-15 14:54 ID:IuZDWeIF

here i get released:
translated in my motherlanguage:
one pice
shonen Jump(with naruto,shaman king,samurai x)
and a bit more

translated in english i can get almost everything , but not the lates releases like X astray fx.

11 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-09-20 04:17 ID:By4FDYy6

It's logical, I think, because France has a longer (or more unbroken) tradition of accepting comic books as appropriate reading material for adults.

The Comics Code may have been 50 years ago, but its effect on the US comics industry is still present, much to the industry's detriment.

12 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-09-20 22:57 ID:d4OiqulY

The Publishers use message boards for communication with the fans and look which series are most requested. Sometimes they even have a special thread for wishlists.
For anime we have, a private website listing a lot of tv series with the possibility to vote for series you want to see in tv. I don't know how many tv stations actually look at this, though.

13 Name: ryusenka!sJFnh87Pzs 2005-09-24 02:18 ID:Heaven

I think tokyopop is pretty big in germany

14 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-09-24 03:07 ID:6FjF4cmP

Not really. The biggest publishers of manga are still those who were the main players before the manga craze began, Carlsen Comics & Ehapa/Feest

15 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-09-29 01:17 ID:ovkUwcah

Our Great Corea = Urinara.

16 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-10-02 04:24 ID:lP0mcPai


I don't mean to derail this thread, but where can I find more Okama material? I've only found Hanafuda scans and art from his HP, of which I posted my favorites here:

Supposedly a Cloth Road translation is in progress by this group:

But no signs of Cat's World or any of his other works... 。・゚・(´Д`)・゚・。

17 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-10-02 12:43 ID:Heaven

Share/Winny triggers on "okama" will net you a lot of stuff.

18 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-10-03 06:14 ID:5T3ZFkxt

You probably already know this but he has a short manga in the art book//manga anthology called Robot.
Which is out in US.

19 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-10-03 08:02 ID:Heaven

You are an evil man for suggesting that and I am an evil man for laughing over it.

20 Name: !WAHa.06x36 2005-10-03 19:55 ID:Heaven


I was completely serious, actually, but I forgot to mention that the keyword should be kept in western script, because that's how he likes to write it, and that makes it a very good and exact trigger. If you do write it in Japanese, then, well...

21 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2005-10-04 16:39 ID:5T3ZFkxt

Why did he name himself Okama anyway? That's pretty weird.

22 Name: Cyber Okama!jvqKLPB9Fc 2005-10-22 19:29 ID:Heaven

>>21 should be more tolerant!

23 Name: Barack Okama!xx.T27pR/Y 2005-10-22 21:54 ID:Heaven

Let's take it 2 the extreme.

24 Name: Random Manga Otaku 2006-02-01 16:53 ID:k+LmRwKW


LOL! Sure, that's one way of thinking it... ;)

25 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2006-03-13 17:21 ID:Qc1f782A

26 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2006-04-25 12:02 ID:nzia7eAP

Gosh, there's an English version of 2ch!!!! This is so funny!!! Anyway, I agree we don't get enough manga in the U.K. (not sure about the rest of Europe but I guess it's the same). What a pity we don't have something like Kinokuniya here. However, there's BK1 and you can basically get all sorts of stuff from them at a relatively cheap price.

27 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2006-04-25 14:40 ID:Heaven

Bring your friends!

Do you ever get manga re-translated to use British colloquialisms?

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29 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2006-05-03 17:50 ID:yiKT08H9

>(not sure about the rest of Europe but I guess it's the same)

The only complaint Germans voice regularly is that Carlsen and the other big continental French publishers are pushing Shoujo too much and that we do not get enough Shounen/Seinen.

30 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2006-05-05 03:32 ID:kccZBJDT

Sounds like North America.

Does Europe get all the shitty "Original Manga" and Korean crap as well?

31 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2006-05-13 10:35 ID:f8OWlylO

Yeah, France is number two biggest manga market

We have plenty of manga at stores, it's kinda odd that America read less manga than France

32 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2006-05-13 15:50 ID:Heaven

American doesn't read book.

33 Name: Random Manga Otaku : 2006-05-15 05:34 ID:kccZBJDT

Sad fact. Americans are more interested in animu :'(

34 Name: Shiroikupo : 2006-05-20 13:38 ID:JDEstURx

I'm french and yeah France is the second largest country editing mangas. But concerning anime lol you can dream. Even tough they get licenced pretty fast, it takes years before you can put your hands on a DVD. And a big problem concerning anime editing is the packaging... You can even find some that look like they were maid with paint... orz. But it also depends on the editor. For example French Collectors edition are damn good.

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