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Shonen Flop

May 9, 2022

Does this western manga go south?


David and Jordan give their first thoughts on the Shonen Jump manga Gun Blaze West. Listen in as they give an overview of the first chapter, where they think it will go from there, and ultimately their “power word” to describe the series so far. They also dive into some listener questions.


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  • Episode transcriptions by The Ghostwriters: Travis “T” Root, OzyRat, and TrafalagarWolfwood


MAL Description: 


America, 19th century. Viu Bannes, a young and determined boy gets to know the legend of Gun Blaze West—a perfect place, where only the best gunmen can get. With his friend, the wanderer Marcus Homer, they began training to be able to overcome the difficulties during the planned journey to Gun Blaze West. But soon they have to face the first enemies, and the gang of robbers are just the first step during the long-long journey...