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4 Fun Manga From The 80s/90s You May Have Missed Out On — 8 Comments

  1. 幽☆遊☆白書 is one of my all-time favorite series. I remember being absolutely mad for it in high school. I had the complete set that I got from Book-Off for ridiculously cheap and even took the set to Japanese camp with me. Really great, underrated stuff.

    I thought the rush to conclusion was less about flagging sales and more about Togashi suffering a complete nervous breakdown because of the insane pace and deadlines required of a popular Shonen Jump series, exacerbated due to the fact that he refused to use assistants. I was always under the impression that this is why he takes those long sabbaticals from Hunter X Hunter…so he doesn’t, you know, die at his drawing board.

    • I heard the reason he does basically whatever he wants with Hunter X Hunter is because Jump gave him an incredibly lucrative contract to come back, since they were worried about losing popularity without a big series. This was a few years before Naruto and One Piece started, so the big void that Dragon Ball left looked pretty scary I presume.

      • I think Hunter X Hunter would’ve been bigger if it wasn’t for all the production issues that plagued it.

    • Thanks for that info. I probably heard it wrong many years ago. I changed it in the post to reflect this.

      As long as he continues Hunter X Hunter, I’m happy. Though that most recent 1 year+ break was a little too long

  2. I know 幽☆遊☆白書 is very old, but was it really necessary to tell the ending of the manga? =(

    Maybe you should only say that the manga have a different and sad ending so it doesn’t spoil the series.

    Of course, if you decide to change the post, feel free to remove my comment.

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