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I feel like the people (or if it is Yoshi) that work on the covers, they could do better. This new cover looks boring, so much space where they could add more characters. I wonder if all future volume covers are going to be like this , with character headshots and the galaxy background :THOT:
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Volume 2 cover is revealed?! Let's see what it looks li-

..........

So I suppose every single GDREQ volume is lazily gonna be like that? :tfw_aokabuto2:
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Spirit Tree wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:36 pm Volume 2 cover is revealed?! Let's see what it looks li-

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So I suppose every single GDREQ volume is lazily gonna be like that? :tfw_aokabuto2:
I hope not...
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Also...
Digsu wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 3:36 pm
fantachan wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 3:16 pm Ooh, a cover for volume 2!
(https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4537148632? ... uage=en_US)
I see we're sticking with a "character headshots against a galaxy BG" theme. :surprisegin:
Is it just me, or does it almost look like it's mean to go with the cover of the first volume? Like it's supposed to go on the left side of the volume 1 group shot.

Super quick and dirty edit, but hopefully it illustrates what I mean.
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Spirit Tree wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:36 pm Volume 2 cover is revealed?! Let's see what it looks li-

..........

So I suppose every single GDREQ volume is lazily gonna be like that? :tfw_aokabuto2:
It could've been worse. They could have continued with pasting characters on photographs. :KRUMP:
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fantachan wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 6:59 pm
Spirit Tree wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:36 pm Volume 2 cover is revealed?! Let's see what it looks li-

..........

So I suppose every single GDREQ volume is lazily gonna be like that? :tfw_aokabuto2:
It could've been worse. They could have continued with pasting characters on photographs. :KRUMP:
I'd honestly prefer that over whatever the hell Volume 2 cover is :tfw_sirius1:
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fantachan wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 6:59 pm
Spirit Tree wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:36 pm Volume 2 cover is revealed?! Let's see what it looks li-

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So I suppose every single GDREQ volume is lazily gonna be like that? :tfw_aokabuto2:
It could've been worse. They could have continued with pasting characters on photographs. :KRUMP:
I actually don't mind the photographs style even though it has gotten so old.

But it could've been much worse than that, Fanta. They could have done another awful cover of a dog showing his ass. :OUT:
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4townie wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 7:01 pm
fantachan wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 6:59 pm
Spirit Tree wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:36 pm Volume 2 cover is revealed?! Let's see what it looks li-

..........

So I suppose every single GDREQ volume is lazily gonna be like that? :tfw_aokabuto2:
It could've been worse. They could have continued with pasting characters on photographs. :KRUMP:
I'd honestly prefer that over whatever the hell Volume 2 cover is :tfw_sirius1:
I prefer the galaxy approach over the photograph approach. The photograph approach makes the covers look busy, makes the characters look like cardboard cutouts, and the characters don't mesh with the photographs very well. It makes the characters look like they're floating in space.
At least with the galaxy approach, even though the background may look boring, its simplicity allows the character headshots to stand out without them having to compete with the background. And they actually have an excuse to float in space. XD

For this cover, I'd have liked it better if the characters were placed more near the bottom going up instead of going up in a straight line in the center. It would have utilized the cover space better.

When it comes to Ginga covers, I'd have preferred it if the illustrators stuck to the TLW approach where some of the background is illustrated, and a character took up the rest of the space. Not only did it put emphasis on one character, but it's actually illustrated so everything comes together better. But I guess they can't do that anymore since the illustrators are clearly pressed for time.

But that's just my opinion.
Spirit Tree wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 8:14 pm
fantachan wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 6:59 pm
Spirit Tree wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:36 pm Volume 2 cover is revealed?! Let's see what it looks li-

..........

So I suppose every single GDREQ volume is lazily gonna be like that? :tfw_aokabuto2:
It could've been worse. They could have continued with pasting characters on photographs. :KRUMP:
I actually don't mind the photographs style even though it has gotten so old.

But it could've been much worse than that, Fanta. They could have done another awful cover of a dog showing his ass. :OUT:
Ew, don't remind me of that. :OUT:
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...Hey, at least these covers stand out from the rest of the Ginga series.
(From artistic standpoint these are very easy to do, and Takahashi is already in his seventies, so I absolutely give him some slack here)

I do wonder how long the series will go, because if they stick to this theme then they have to start recycle the characters that get in the covers.

.....not that it has prevented us from having an entire series with covers of the same three characters over and over again.
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And then I’m hanging in the corner, just being glad the cover actually shows characters that are currently active/relevant 😂
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I actually like the cover! :tfw_bella2: They could have been placed better so it would have less awkward space left over, but it's still pretty imo.
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Sandatora wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 12:10 am I actually like the cover! :tfw_bella2: They could have been placed better so it would have less awkward space left over, but it's still pretty imo.
The spacing is the problem I have with this cover :surprisegin: But like Tsukitora said, at least the characters have something to actually do with the story XD


Also, do we even know the plot of GDReq yet? :THOT:
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4townie wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 2:32 am Also, do we even know the plot of GDReq yet? :THOT:
From what we have right nowwww....

as gin is dying at the ripe age of """10"""", the Ouu army is split into 3, leaving Futago Pass vulnerable to the hidden dangerous lurkers, Kamakiri's family you never heard of before!!!....also there's bears in there somewhere
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Dragon wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 2:50 am
4townie wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 2:32 am Also, do we even know the plot of GDReq yet? :THOT:
From what we have right nowwww....

as gin is dying at the ripe age of """10"""", the Ouu army is split into 3, leaving Futago Pass vulnerable to the hidden dangerous lurkers, Kamakiri's family you never heard of before!!!....also there's bears in there somewhere
Tbh, I think the whole bear arc is over :surprisegin: Since Jumbo (my nickname for the bear, others may call him ''Butthead Bear'') had both his eyes taken out in the recent chapter (i think it was in the recent chapter??), I think it is just over.
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fantachan wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 3:16 pm Ooh, a cover for volume 2!
(https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4537148632? ... uage=en_US)
I see we're sticking with a "character headshots against a galaxy BG" theme. :surprisegin:
how many times are we gonna get "collage of floating heads" official art? :tfw_bella1:
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Dragon wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:15 pm
Digsu wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 4:24 pm
fantachan wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 4:05 pm I just find it weird that Kagetora has a dark and light color palette on the covers, but is completely dark in the black and white pages. Like, pick a color palette and stick to it?? :bon3:
tbf it seems to be oddly common for Kai Kens in Ginga to be one solid color in black and white, but have white underbellies in colored images, so Kagetora isn't unique in that regard.
Ok thats really bizarre and I didnt even realize that
WHY.
I always assumed it was to make details stand out better with a lighter underside so they don't look like just a dark blob when colored in
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4townie wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 2:55 am
Dragon wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 2:50 am
4townie wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 2:32 am Also, do we even know the plot of GDReq yet? :THOT:
From what we have right nowwww....

as gin is dying at the ripe age of """10"""", the Ouu army is split into 3, leaving Futago Pass vulnerable to the hidden dangerous lurkers, Kamakiri's family you never heard of before!!!....also there's bears in there somewhere
Tbh, I think the whole bear arc is over :surprisegin: Since Jumbo (my nickname for the bear, others may call him ''Butthead Bear'') had both his eyes taken out in the recent chapter (i think it was in the recent chapter??), I think it is just over.
I don't think so! :tfw_aokabuto1: There were 3 bears, one bigger than the other two. I thought this was one of the smaller 2 o3o Even if it was the bigger one, the others would surely come now that they're down 2 dogs, right?
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Tsukitora wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 11:28 pm And then I’m hanging in the corner, just being glad the cover actually shows characters that are currently active/relevant 😂
I am actually glad for that too! We've never had Kotetsu in front cover before, so it's nice to see him get some spotlight.
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GB should be on the cover too... I do like it though, wonder if the next volume will have the 3rd generation on it?
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I think at most with the cover, I just wish every cover went all out stacking a ton of dogs. We have so many chars to remember, why not? The fact there's now two Jerome ones show that mighhtt not be the plan x:
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