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Is Togashi living the communist dream?

Discussion in 'Hunter x Hunter' started by Skilatry, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. Skilatry

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    - Only works once in a blue moon
    - No deadlines
    - No meddling editors

    Is HxH what manga would look like under communism?
     
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    Huh, what makes you think communists only work once in a blue moon?

    If any, it's hippies life he is living.
     
  3. Skilatry

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    In a hypothetical communist utopia you would have the option not to work.
     
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    It’s all thanks to Togashi’s god tier contract he got from Shounen Jump after Yuyu Hakusho.
     
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    You do know Shueisha doesn’t own the rights to HxH, so Togashi could switch magazines if he wanted to lol.
     
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    I don't know what communism has to do with this. A UBI system isn't a necessary part of all communist systems.

    If anything he is living the capitalist dream where he achieved success and is now richer than most people on the planet and will continue to get richer without ever having to work again.
     
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  7. Skilatry

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    1. I'm pretty sure they do, they'd be complete idiots if they didn't own any intellectual properties.
    2. Whats this got to do with the thread?

    1. Under true communism there wouldn't be a UBI system because there wouldn't be money.
    2. My point is that if we lived in a communist system, everyone could be like Togashi.
     
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    They own "some", but truly manga authors exercise a lot of control.

    The reason Yu Yu Hakusho ended so abruptly the way it did was cause Togashi wanted to take breaks but Shonen Jump didnt want to let him.

    Togashi was like "well fuck you" and just ended the series real quick. That showed them who's really the boss (the mangaka), now with Hunter X Hunter they let him do whatever the hell he wants.

    At the time of Yu Yu Hakushos end it was a best seller for shueisha, and Hunter X Hunter is vastly more profitable....
     
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    ^^It's not unheard of for authors to take a manga to s different publisher entirely in fact see Shamo moving from a magazine under Kodansha to one under Futabasha (from one publisher to another,).

    Togashi has proven his balls to shueisha, he can no longer be controlled....
     
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    Am I a communist?
    Cause Togashi sure is living my dream!

     
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  11. Skilatry

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    Obviously the author has control over when the series ultimately ends, but they would be incredibly stupid if they allowed him to move YYH for example to another magazine. They'd basically own nothing and be caught with their pants down if this was the case.

    Yes.
     
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    1. HxH rights is fully owned by Togashi’s company

    2. It makes sense as to why he’s allowed to show up whenever he wants without deadlines
     
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    Yea feel like if Shuiesha owned the rights to HxH Togashi would have a much tighter schedule to uphold.
     
  14. Skilatry

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    1. Not sure why he doesn't just self-publish then.
    2. Okay? I already said he doesn't have deadlines so I'm not sure what you're trying to prove.
     
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    1. More exposure with WSJ I’m guessing, idk
    2. I was agreeing with your thread as to why he has more freedom compared to other mangakas...
     
  16. Skilatry

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    Oh, seemed like your first post was trying to argue against something I said.

    Still has nothing to do with the actual thread topic, but ok...
     
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    Because it takes a lot of resources to self publish.

    Instead of having to hire and pay his own staff to print and distribute and advertise books for him its makes more sense to have Shueisha do it.

    It makes more sense with his release schedule as well, he release a new volume maybe once a year?

    Is he going to maintain staff for printing and distribution all year round? Or is he gonna have to find new people very 11 months just to do this for however many volumes he plans Hunter X Hunter to go?

    There is no benefit to self publishing for Togashi.
     
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    Yep communism ftw
     
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    Old school communists and socialists would not accept what they considered unproductive elements, they were more “he who will not work, will not eat”, if you were an artist or intellectual you’d run the risk of the charge of parasitism


    Tbh i don’t understand this criticism of togashi, despite him and his wife (the author of sailor moon) being very wealthy, he still works
     
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    I'm talking specifically about the Utopian communism Marx envisioned, not USSR communism, which wasn't even really socialism, just state capitalism.
     
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    Togashi's corp is named pot?
    :confusedjr
     
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    Yeah lmao, probably stands for the property of Togashi, idk.
     
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    He's living of his wealth accumulated during his very successful career and now seems to work however he wants he wants whenever he feels like. That sounds like capitalism.

    Deep in my heart I wish Togashi was poorer, so he'd be working his ass off and we'd be on chapter 800 at least.
     
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    but then the story would be shit. no thanks.
     
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    My point is that his current lifestyle is what everyone would live like in a communist utopia, he mastered capitalism after YYH and is now living the communist dream...
     
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    Occupational fatigue =/= laziness

    All mangaka suffer from it after a long-run series. Oda is taking more breaks now.

    Don't forget this is the second successful manga by Togashi, which is really rare for a mangaka. He used to be hardworking when he was younger, working on YYH. I just hope he doesn't take indefinite hiatus but keep his pace at maybe 20-30 chapters per year.
     
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    Who said anything about laziness?
     
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    A lot of people?
     
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    Not in this thread?
     
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