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    Default Is Naruto all about the Merchandise?

    This thread asks just what the title says. Sound off.

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    Default Re: Is Naruto all about the Merchandise?

    No? I don't think so. Anime like Pokemon is Merch driven.

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    Default Re: Is Naruto all about the Merchandise?

    Nah, most main stream anime are mostly about the manga they're based on.

    The cases where the anime is first- like Pokemon, Digimon and Yu-Gi-oh (GX at least, not sure bout the OS) and (bleh) Bakugan are all about the merchandise.


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    Default Re: Is Naruto all about the Merchandise?

    Also the Pokémon games were made before the anime (looking at original Jp release dates).

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    Default Re: Is Naruto all about the Merchandise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aladar View Post
    The cases where the anime is first- like Pokemon, Digimon and Yu-Gi-oh (GX at least, not sure bout the OS) and (bleh) Bakugan are all about the merchandise.
    The OS was manga first.
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    Default Re: Is Naruto all about the Merchandise?

    Usually if it's in a Kid's magazine like Coro Coro, then it'll be about the merchandise, but in case of older kids magazines with publishers who don't make merchandising it's about how many books and magazines they can sell. (So that would be things like Shonen Jump, Shonen Weekly, Jump Square, Shonen Ace, Shonen Sunday, etc. )

    I think you could make arguments with Shonen GanGan, but I don't think so; for the most part, square is trying to sell magazines, and only some are there to promote video games or merchandise.

    So in the case of Naruto, Yugioh (the original), Dragon Ball, and others like it are made to sell magazines and books. Yugioh GX, R, and 5D's manga is a little more complicated, they don't really make money off the cards sold, but they make money off of Yugioh staying popular so they are more about self-preservation of the property and cashing in off of the Anime's success than about pushing other kinds of property .
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    Default Re: Is Naruto all about the Merchandise?

    Well, who doesn't love manga or anime about homicidal pre-teens? Gaara doesn't hold a candle to KZ, spoiled brat.
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    Default Re: Is Naruto all about the Merchandise?

    No. Its all about the ninjas.


    And the Manga/Anime.

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    Default Re: Is Naruto all about the Merchandise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yusei Fudo View Post
    Transformers, yes.
    Most mecha anime is created with the intent to sell toys and model kits, exceptions exist, of course. Gundam is a prime victim of this as it has really driven the franchise on a downhill spiral.
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    Default Re: Is Naruto all about the Merchandise?

    Just gonna say it, Kishimoto is a douche, Toriyama's mind's in the gutter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Slowpoke View Post
    Also the Pokémon games were made before the anime (looking at original Jp release dates).
    Hell, more than a few of the manga were.

    And as for the topic at hand, out of the currently running shounen manga? Yes, but although it's very, very bad (not worse than Bleach, or anything, but still bad), it's not to the same extent as Pokiman, Digaymon, or YGO "Duel Monsters" and its sequels, as well as Bakugan and some others. Out of those few I listed, only one of them is based on a manga that came before it, and not one of them harbor a complicated plot or heavy emotion, or any hint of pith, for that matter.

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    Default Re: Is Naruto all about the Merchandise?

    It's about the manga, and that's merchandise, so....yes I guess.

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    Naruto is just one example of how over-saturated the likes of the anime industry has gotten. Am I the only one who gets tired of all the fanservice, even in "artsy" animes and mangas? Hopefully, the economy will fix this by making them raise the game.
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    Default Re: Is Naruto all about the Merchandise?

    the manga-ka of this manga does not care about it at all. He only does it for money and yes, i believe it is mainly merchandise.

    It's easy to tell. All the art sucks.
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    Default Re: Is Naruto all about the Merchandise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Princess of Sorrows View Post
    the manga-ka of this manga does not care about it at all. He only does it for money and yes, i believe it is mainly merchandise.

    It's easy to tell. All the art sucks.
    Didn't he admit the fights are all drawn w/computers? On another note, at least with, say, Shaman King, you might learn something from their history.
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