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Before One Piece became serialized in 1997, Oda wrote a different version of the first chapter of the series, entitled Romance Dawn, where things happen as per the latest episode, in which Garp is a pirate and feeds Luffy the Gomu Gomu no Mi. This is just a directorial decision to show how Oda envisioned the original start of the story prior to making the ...


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You have to understand that the manga industry is in fact an industry and normal industry situations happen. The reasons behind a manga not coming out can be the same reasons some shop or company does not work at certain periods of time, but more specifically I've seen the following: There is a public holiday for that period in the country of the ...


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The second page of a reverse image search leads me to this Deviant Art page, where it's made clear that this is fan art. (A lot of fan edits can look reasonably professional. For example, I know of someone on YouTube who includes a lot of scenes in her AMVs which she creates with Photoshop or the such. As an example, this Fullmetal Alchemist AMV features a ...


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The most typical reason is a scheduled vacation. Out of four weeks the year, Japan celebrates major holidays and festivities. Many schools take the week off as a holiday. At the time of you question is the holiday called "Golden Week." These are the only times that the mangaka can take a scheduled break without taking a hiatus (e.g., taking off the next ...


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I had asked a similar question in chat a little while ago and did some research myself on the subject. Viz no longer publishes Shonen Jump, as it has gone entirely digital. Viz also used to publish Shojo Beat which ended its publication run in 2009. Before that, they published Manga Vizion (1995), a manga anthology that ran for 4 years, Pulp (1997), which ...


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I suspect you may have read Shikigami Twilight Days (式神トワイライトデイズ), published in 2014 vol. 28, which is the one-shot predecessor to Kagamigami. In case you're interested, I found this by using this nifty Shounen Jump database and searching for the author (Iwashiro Toshiaki / 岩代俊明) in the oneshots (読み切り) section at the bottom. Kagamigami's dic.pixiv page ...


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I haven't seen firsthand proof that shounen manga are getting more violent, but let's say it's true. It does happen; popular media seem to follow weird cycles where the average level of violence rises steadily for a while, until you get to peak violence, and then there's a violence recession and things calm down for a while. In American film, the major peak ...


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Check out Viz Media! This is a Japanese-American company that sells dozens of manga magazines in many countries and they are the company publishing the Weekly Shonen Jump. They also have a European subsidiary for, I believe, UK and Ireland. However, I believe you can't have a paper version in another country than Japan. You'll have to read it on your ...


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Here is what I found out, something called a "Golden week".


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