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Shonen Flop

Nov 16, 2020

Time Paradox Ghostwriter is the story of Teppei Sasaki, a failed manga artist trying to get into Shonen Jump. Home after his latest rejection, his microwave is struck by lightning and spits out a copy of SJ 10 years into the future. One of the series - White Knight - is so great he copies as a one-shot. It not only gets...


Nov 2, 2020

From the creator of Baccano! and Durarara!! comes Stealth Symphony. Set in a fantasy-meets-technology world, you’re just as likely to see a Lizardman as you are an advertisement for the latest cell phone. This manga is about Jig, a human who has been fused with a powerful dragon artifact that’s cursed to...


Oct 19, 2020

Mitama Security: Spirit Busters is a gag manga about Rena Haze, a teenage girl who’s haunted by over 100 spirits. To manage these spirits, she’s protected by Joh Mitama, a member of Secureity (a pun on rei which means spirit). Joh, however, is afraid of ghosts and as such is very ineffective at his role. Lucky for...


Shonen Flop Recommends #9: Inuyasha

Oct 19, 2020

InuYasha | Netflix

So, last episode we covered Bone Collection, which is absolute trash. However, aspects of the manga (the constant gags, the romance plot, a boy and a girl as the two protagonists, frequently pulling from Japanese culture and mythology) reminded me of a way better series: Inuyasha. 

The main plot follows Kagome, a young...


Oct 5, 2020

Bone Collection is set on a version of modern-day earth where people have to worry about regular attacks from yokai - a kind of Japanese spirit. Protecting humanity is exorcists, humans able to use spiritual energy and talismans. The main character is Jinai Kazami, an exorcist who is notable for having almost no...