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New superheroine series in the Shonen JUMP lineup!

18 May 2015 11:33 - 18 May 2015 11:39 #42135 by Gliblord
Hi all, I've posted infrequently on this forum and have some stories in the library. Currently I'm doing the fan translation for another weekly superhero-centric series running in JUMP, the phenomenal must-read My Hero Academia ( Read right to left! ). It's about a boy who finds himself one of the precious few in a world of superpowers born without one, but who struggles to achieve his dream of becoming a superhero who saves people with a smile! No female feats of strength yet, but I'd stay tuned!

If you're unfamiliar with how the magazine works, it constantly replaces series that aren't garnering enough fan votes with new ones, aiming for nothing but the cream of the crop of the manga world. It is beyond cutthroat, and serializations that don't gather enough steam are mercilessly axed in short order. That being said, I wouldn't get my hopes too radically high, but all the same...

Imagine my surprise to find out that one of the latest batch of serializations touches upon none other than our favorite topic! Feast your eyes on LADY JUSTICE!!

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Apart from the standard strength and flight package, she's also got weirdly heterochromatic eye powers--her left eye sees far and through objects, and her right eye can detect whether people have evil intent. A fair chunk of the first chapter is dedicated to how she grew up having to modulate her insane car-lifting power and flight even as a baby, so she's pretty damn up there in terms of strength level. Also, she totally decimates a car and laments that she let slip AS MUCH AS 0.2% of her strength B)

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Now, from having read the big first chapter, I honestly don't see the series lasting very long at all. For one thing, it's very generic fanservice--not exactly uncommon in the manga world. For another thing, there's not really any very strong hook. It's no My Hero Academia. Plus, there are some elements that might turn you off, like how she's only 16, and how her typical clothes damage scene and subsequent embarrassment are played for titillation.

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18 May 2015 12:21 #42136 by Woodclaw

Gliblord wrote: Hi all, I've posted infrequently on this forum and have some stories in the library. Currently I'm doing the fan translation for another weekly superhero-centric series running in JUMP, the phenomenal must-read My Hero Academia ( Read right to left! ). It's about a boy who finds himself one of the precious few in a world of superpowers born without one, but who struggles to achieve his dream of becoming a superhero who saves people with a smile! No female feats of strength yet, but I'd stay tuned!

If you're unfamiliar with how the magazine works, it constantly replaces series that aren't garnering enough fan votes with new ones, aiming for nothing but the cream of the crop of the manga world. It is beyond cutthroat, and serializations that don't gather enough steam are mercilessly axed in short order. That being said, I wouldn't get my hopes too radically high, but all the same...

Imagine my surprise to find out that one of the latest batch of serializations touches upon none other than our favorite topic! Feast your eyes on LADY JUSTICE!!


Knowing how editors think, I guess that they greenlighted this series to capitalize on the current hype Supergirl and the genre in general. I feel that this might go down in a really short while, given that Shonen Jump target audience tend to have issues with female protagonists in the long run.

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18 May 2015 12:29 #42137 by SHTL
please where I can download Lady Justice !!!

Super human teen girl, super strong and unbreakable, with very bad attitude :)

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18 May 2015 13:16 #42138 by Gliblord
It's not been officially translated yet (nor will it probably ever be) but naturally I'm trying to get my scanlation group to do it. I'm translating the first chapter as we speak. The only version available now is the original Japanese (now out on store shelves and online through the official digital version of Japanside JUMP)
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18 May 2015 13:23 #42139 by Gliblord
I doubt that's what it's capitalizing on; really it's just another in a long, long line of fanservice series catering to the fantasy of loser guys becoming love interests to insanely superior girls, whether it's insanely strong martial artist girls (see Ikki Tousen, Dragons Rioting) or, as in this case, a straight up born superheroine

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18 May 2015 14:01 #42140 by SHTL
thank you for your quick reply, but what's the site where i can download the digital version please, I can't find.

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18 May 2015 14:32 #42141 by SHTL
probably i found how to do, we must register and then download the digital version with charge.

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18 May 2015 15:27 #42142 by Gliblord
I supplied all the non-baby super feats already, and a free fan translation is underway.
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18 May 2015 20:47 #42152 by ChaozCloud
God damn!

imgur.com/a/f6SJP Full chapter 1.
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18 May 2015 20:53 #42153 by bach2990
nice

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18 May 2015 21:14 #42155 by Caylane
Funny enough, there is even a Stan Lee cameo

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18 May 2015 21:15 #42156 by ChaozCloud

Gliblord wrote: I doubt that's what it's capitalizing on; really it's just another in a long, long line of fanservice series catering to the fantasy of loser guys becoming love interests to insanely superior girls, whether it's insanely strong martial artist girls (see Ikki Tousen, Dragons Rioting) or, as in this case, a straight up born superheroine


Seeing as this is a shounen that's very probable. But the scariest part about it being a shounen is that the girl will most likely become inferior to the boy sooner or later, usually in some retarded way. Hopefully it goes the Medaka route and keeps the girl on the top.

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18 May 2015 22:44 #42159 by Gliblord

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Gliblord wrote: I doubt that's what it's capitalizing on; really it's just another in a long, long line of fanservice series catering to the fantasy of loser guys becoming love interests to insanely superior girls, whether it's insanely strong martial artist girls (see Ikki Tousen, Dragons Rioting) or, as in this case, a straight up born superheroine


Seeing as this is a shounen that's very probable. But the scariest part about it being a shounen is that the girl will most likely become inferior to the boy sooner or later, usually in some retarded way. Hopefully it goes the Medaka route and keeps the girl on the top.


Given that the whole premise of the series is a budding romance between a wimpy admirer of superheroes and an absurdly powerful superheroine, it's not like he's going to become like Naruto and outstrip everyone else; he's just going to be the person who sees the panty shots

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18 May 2015 22:51 #42160 by Gliblord
Question for all you fine folks: If a punch at merely 0.2% of her full strength is able to punch a clear hole through a car and cause the ground beneath to fissure, what would a full strength punch (500 times as powerful) do!?

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18 May 2015 23:23 #42161 by AuGoose
Give off fatal flashes of x-rays as she causes non-critical-event "sparkles" of atomic fusion?

Read up on the "Tunguska Event" for what happens when something hits the Earth really hard but doesn't actually poke a hole in it. ;)

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18 May 2015 23:31 #42162 by fats
reading the last post reminded me of this

what-if.xkcd.com/1/

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19 May 2015 06:35 #42166 by ChaozCloud

Gliblord wrote: Question for all you fine folks: If a punch at merely 0.2% of her full strength is able to punch a clear hole through a car and cause the ground beneath to fissure, what would a full strength punch (500 times as powerful) do!?


0.2%? This just keeps getting better :P

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19 May 2015 07:39 - 19 May 2015 07:40 #42168 by Gliblord
This is actually something I've been thinking about for a while now, but is there some kind of reference scale of super-strength force that would be useful in measuring the strength of a supergirl? Like, 10X human strength would be capable of such and such, 100X human strength would be capable of punching through steel, etc. etc.?
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19 May 2015 08:14 #42169 by Woodclaw

Gliblord wrote: This is actually something I've been thinking about for a while now, but is there some kind of reference scale of super-strength force that would be useful in measuring the strength of a supergirl? Like, 10X human strength would be capable of such and such, 100X human strength would be capable of punching through steel, etc. etc.?


The problem would be to determine what a 1x human strength equates to. Given that the scale of strength -- or any element of human physiology for what matter -- varies wildly between people that would be the logical first step.

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19 May 2015 15:35 #42177 by TwiceOnThursdays
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Woodclaw wrote:

Gliblord wrote: This is actually something I've been thinking about for a while now, but is there some kind of reference scale of super-strength force that would be useful in measuring the strength of a supergirl? Like, 10X human strength would be capable of such and such, 100X human strength would be capable of punching through steel, etc. etc.?


The problem would be to determine what a 1x human strength equates to. Given that the scale of strength -- or any element of human physiology for what matter -- varies wildly between people that would be the logical first step.


I would think that this would normally be the person is 10x stronger.

As Woodclaw said, Humans have a wide variance in strength levels. The best bench press is 1100 lbs. An average woman can't bench 110lbs so if she were made 10x stronger, she'd not be stronger than the strongest man, though there would be few people as strong as she was. She still would not hit with that much force or be able to lift that much off the ground without getting leverage/position unless she had increased body weight. It'd be weird to fight someone with that much strength, some blows would be feeble (no body weight behind them, so no force) others she'd have leverage/bracing and could use her full strength and she'd hit like a mule.

But even someone "weak" (bench 50 lbs) would suddenly be VERY strong (high percentiles in strength for either sex). (replace with other measures of strength). That is a weak woman would be stronger than almost all men. Put one way: if she could work out with 5lb dumbells, she could replace them with 50 lbs ones. Most men can't do that if they are working out correctly and aren't throwing weight around just to do so. (now after some weight training, more men could do this, but most men don't, just like most women don't.)

Though if "super strength" came with some better response to exercise (esp something like 10x better response), then it's pretty easy for a woman to be able to bench 110 lbs (and not look too out of place in normal clothing), and is something most women can achieve with weight training. So if this is true with some focus and effort she's stronger than anyone else. If it's coupled with 10x endurance, then she'd be able to perform at max longer, and could likely take out the strongest men by holding their strength and letting them tire themselves out. And most athletes can give 80% max for a long time...so she'd probably never tire. It's possible after minor training that doing things like ultra marathons are trivial.

So 10x is "stronger than almost anyone" but for most women it's not "outside human capability" (though it'd seem pretty fantastic, as the Strongest men can easily lift/move things that I can't even budge).

100x is where it starts to get problematic with figuring out what someone can actually do. That "fit woman" benching 110 lbs can suddenly bench 11,000 lbs, or 5.5 tons. That's lift a car/probably bend steel/etc. Again, some things are realistically not possible with strength -- some things would break if lifted by human hands, some things a human can't get leverage to lift (their strength would pull them down, not life the object up).

OTH this is the level of realism that is hand waved away in almost every story with super strength. I don't care HOW strong you are, you can't hold down a helicopter with super strength standing on flat ground (different if you hook a foot against a brace). Only your weight matters in holding down the helicopter. Same thing for stopping a car. The friction from your feet on the ground, it's not enough to stop a car/train.

Of course flying changing this, as suddenly the person has a force vector to resist movement. In other words they "fly" to remain in place, and then the car can't move them.... (Well, depending on how their flight works, in comics it's almost always physics defying).

Feh. I think about these things too much. ;-)

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