manga first chapters has lots of pages,

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  1. Narayan
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    manga first chapters has lots of pages, then later chapters decrease in number.

    why is it like that, some manga i read first has around 50 or 65, then succeeding chapters page count usually drop by a half.
     
  2. alex_0706

    alex_0706 darknessblade

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    well not with all manga's it this
    there are a lot of manga's that have the same amout of pages every chapter
     
  3. Raika

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    I've always thought that the first chapter had the most pages cos it's the chapter that decides whether people get interested in it or not. But manga like Fullmetal Alchemist has a consistent number of around 40 pages per chapter for the entire series, which makes it awesome.
     
  4. OmerMe

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    That's because FMA was a monthly series, where as Shonen Jump mangas such as One Piece and Toriko are released every week, thus containing less pages.
     
  5. Hop2089

    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

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    Baby Princess has chapters that are 140+ pages long usually the first chapter kind of understandable since most volumes have only 2 chapters, Vol 1 has 4 chapters and Vol 2 has 3 and some have intermissions that result in shorter chapters.
     
  6. SinHarvest24

    SinHarvest24 Shiroyasha

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    It depends on how long it takes for a chapter to be released, but then again that's only part explanation. Sometimes they actually start off long (32-50) and get shorter (17-25) pages, don't really know why though.
     
  7. Shinigami357

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    I believe some mangas start out as one-shots, where it is supposed to be a one-off story and is therefore customarily longer than a normal serialized weekly chapter. If the one-shot proves to be popular, or gains enough interest to get serialized, then regular-length chapters are written. Of course it depends, as some tempers pointed out previously, whether it is published weekly or monthly. Bakuman kinda taught me that.

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