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Shonen Flop

Jan 15, 2024

Manga by Komiyama, Kenta (Story), Kawada, Yuuya (Art)

Is there much substance to this smokey series?
David and Jordan give their first thoughts on the discuss Shonen Jump manga Smoky B.B.. 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.

 Show Notes:
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• Shonen Flop is hosted by David Weinberger and Jordan Forbes

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• Episode art by Shannon (IG: illuminyatea)

MAL Description:
Kuhou Komado tries to scout Haimura Enjirou to the baseball club in Benten High School after hearing that he led Toyosawa to be runner-up in only one year and then suddenly disappearing like a smoke. But he has no time for baseball as he have 100 million yen debt. Benten is in dire situation that makes Kuhou Komado agree to paying his debt in exchange for playing for them.