thriceplus wrote:Come on dawg, really? Really? Yeah, this might be true for almost any other series except Conan, but Conan is arguably one of the top 10 most successful manga franchises in the history of Japan. Gosho is the JK Rowling of Shonen Sunday and when you are JK Rowling, people don't tell you what you do, you tell them what to do. Do you really think Gosho doesn't have full creative control over Conan and he must listen to his editors? No way, Jose, I don't even think Jump would dare touch Gosho, much less the already struggling Sunday. Rin-ne's been a complete flop for the last 6 years lol, but do you think Sunday will really tell Takahashi that she must pack up and go home? There are just certain perks you enjoy after you sell 150 million copies of your manga for the company and generate god knows how much additional income through other means. Conan's popularity sinking so low that Sunday will meddle with or even cancel is too low to even be plausible.
The JK Rowling comment is pretty out of place. She wrote in a very different medium at a very different industry (what sort of relationship she had with her editors is surely explored somewhere on the internet). I also did not suggest that Gosho must listen to his editors or doesn't have creative control. Just that not everything depends on what he wants, and he likely would listen to his editor/s if they said he should do something (not every single thing, but surely he'd agree on doing some things). The series has readers and the magazine conducts polls every now and then. If the publisher or editor notice whether or not something works, they'd likely tell Gosho. This doesn't mean that Gosho lacks creative control.
Sera, for example (or at least the idea of a recurring female detective character), most likely came to be due to an editorial suggestion, after readers/viewers reacted well to that one female detective from a past case. (someone more savvy can probably fill the details better on this one)
Conan's popularity sinking so low that Sunday will meddle with or even cancel is too low to even be plausible.
I didn't say it will sink in popularity. You suggested the notion that Gosho has a timeframe since the end of the Vermouth arc, and that he plans to finish it before his retirement.
I merely pointed out that this isn't how this industry works, and I think it's very unlikely that Gosho made such timeframe more than ten years ago, because he had no way of knowing this series would still be going on, and no guarantee he'd reach the age of retirement with this series still ongoing.
Jd- wrote:In the anime and manga game, 51 is just the beginning. Successful manga creators and anime voice actors/directors rarely tend to actually retire--especially those that enjoy the work and feel they can have sustained success. Agasa's voice actor is in his 70s, James's (who died recently) was 80. I don't think you'll see Gosho "retire" or completely reduce his output, whatever series that may be in, until he's at least in his mid 70s. Conan's voice actress is 50 now, too, to note.
If anything, noting that Gosho is only 51 is making the opposite point, as far as I'm concerned. He could very, very easily do this another 20 years and be right in line with the norm. Personally, I just don't think he's ready to end it yet and don't think he will for a long, long time. That isn't to say he'll just put it off perpetually--I'm sure there will be some exciting events that happen along the way, but an actual ending? Not happening anytime soon, if you ask me.
I suppose these can serve as good examples too:
Osamu Akimoto (over 60)
George Akiyama (71)
Shinji Mizushima (75)
Takao Saito (77)
All of which still seem to write manga that is much older than Conan.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ma ... lume_count