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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 published but becomes a huge hit. One problem, however, the future creator of the series, Itsuki Aino, ends up becoming his assistant. Sasaki has to deal with the harsh reality of being a manga creator, while also dealing with feelings of inferiority due to his plagiarism. 

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  • Episode art by Alia Gestl (IG: aliagestl)
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Shonen Flop is hosted by David Weinberger and Jordan Forbes, where each episode they look at a manga that ran in Weekly Shonen Jump that couldn't quite make it. Listen in to find out what the manga did wrong, what it did right, how the series could have turned itself around, and ultimately was it a flop or not.