When manga becomes Marvel
First of all I want to say that the series that I am going to talk is one of my most beloved manga series and that I followed ever since I watched its anime back in the early 90s. I am talking about Saint Seiya. This little thing started as a manga that started on 1986 and ended on 1990. Its story was epic and most of it was animated (the most epic saga was Hades was never animated until recently). So everything was fine and dandy until a new manga started back on 2002, this one is Saint Seiya Episode G, which tell the story of the Twelve Gold Saints before the latest Holy War. It was neither written nor drawn by Masami Kurumada, which is the author of the Classic Saint Seiya, but it started as a good story back in 2002. I stopped reading it because it just became too long. Then on 2006 another two mangas came out these two are Saint Seiya: Next Dimension which tells the story of what happened after the latest Holy War and it also travels back in time to tell the story of the previous Holy War, this manga is being donoe by Masami Kurumada. The other manga which is known as Saint Seiya: Lost Canvas is kind of confusing since it it comes from an alternate universe and it also tells the story of the previous Holy War, however this one is focus on three children Sasha, Alone, and Tenma. They are the re-incarnation of Athena, Hades, and Pegasus respectably. They are friends that grew on the same orphanage in Greece. But they go on separate ways. It is a good story but feels like a really good fanfiction, the weird thing is that it looks like it is drawn by Shiori Tetshirogi and written by the Masami Kurumada. And it was recently announced that another manga Saint Seiya Tenkai Hen is to be release in the near future that looks very similar to Lost Canvas.
I really do not know what to say there are so many mangas from the same franchise. It kind of looks like Marvel now. Stories are good but I am afraid they are saturating the Saint Seiya fandom in the world.
Do you guys know of another manga that is also suffering or suffered from the same thing?