What is, in your opinion, the greatest Shōnen of all time?

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

What is, in your opinion, the greatest Shōnen of all time?

StonedTime
StonedTime

No such thing

TechHater
TechHater

Hunter x Hunter?

likme
likme

fma:b obviously

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@StonedTime

Shōnen is a category with multiple entries, so there must be one that comes out on top of all the others.

Methshot
Methshot

Fullmetal Alchemist.

Skullbone
Skullbone

I think One Piece is wonderful.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Hajime no Ippo
In fact, most sports shows are preferable to battle shounen shit

Spamalot
Spamalot

@PackManBrainlure
One Piece, Gintama and D.Gray-Man

Skullbone
Skullbone

@Spamalot
Switch D.Gray-Man with... basically anything else.

Soft_member
Soft_member

@Deadlyinx
Urusei Yatsura.

Inmate
Inmate

@PackManBrainlure
Shaman King.

likme
likme

you know it.

Firespawn
Firespawn

@PackManBrainlure
Boku no Pico.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@PackManBrainlure
Magi

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@PackManBrainlure
yet another thread about battle shounen that the op has already ruined by referring to the demographic instead of the genre

Every fucking time. Unless you actually want to talk about sports shounen or something instead.

@Harmless_Venom
Not even the best boxing manga letalone best sports or shounen. Ashita no Joe is significantly better and the best sports manga.

girlDog
girlDog

want to say Hunter x Hunter but Togashi is a lazy asshole

SniperWish
SniperWish

I can never say what's going on in those threads.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@Skullbone
D-Gray Man is pretty much better than most Shonen series. The plot isn't generic like most series.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

OG DB

Nojokur
Nojokur

@PackManBrainlure
Jojo before SBR or Medaka Box.

Illusionz
Illusionz

Slam Dunk

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

I think Magi or FMA are good contenders for this...probs FMA.

takes2long
takes2long

@girlDog
Hunter x Hunter
kek

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@girlDog
What does his work ethic have to do with the quality of the series?

Techpill
Techpill

@Boy_vs_Girl

My humblest of apologies.

What would be the correct term boss?

DeathDog
DeathDog

@girlDog
If Togashi didn't take so many breaks it probably wouldn't be half as good. He has time to think about it.

Booteefool
Booteefool

@StrangeWizard
Well one could argue that a series that's unlikely to see 50 new chapters in the next decade has problems.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

fma:b.

Tried to watch hunter x hunter because of all the hype and it was fucking shit. Playing stupid games in contest, plot doesn't move, too much hisoka hyping without a proper fight, super generic battleshonen archtypes (Gon, the old looking dude, the blonde one). Really hate those idealistic, super motivated, energtic but simple minded characters. World has nothing unique or is probably the most generic battle-shonen world I have ever seen. Even Killua is annoying since they are using a child and make him a lame psychopath whatever, which does not fit at all. It just makes him edgy how cold blooded he is. Also lots of fanservice (the bikini girl in cooking contest) and comic relief characters (the old looking guy).

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Boku no Bendaa Aang

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@PackManBrainlure
Yu Yu Hakusho is bretty good.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

So this thread is going to dissolve into Hunter x Hunter defence force?
Well, it's this or One Piece, every fucking time.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@PackManBrainlure
hajime no ippo

@Boy_vs_Girl
ashita no joe was boring

Illusionz
Illusionz

@Sir_Gallonhead

nah, OP saved it by asking for opinions.

everyone knows opinions aren't objective fact.

takes2long
takes2long

@takes2long
I forgot how godly his paneling was too bad he doesn't get someone else to draw for him

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

The best: HxH and FMA

My Favorites: Jojo and One Piece

Nojokur
Nojokur

@DeathDog
Maybe, but the year hiatuses he's taking now are ridiculous.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Mitsudomoe.
みつどもえ。

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Lucky⭐Star.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@Fuzzy_Logic
only watching the hunter exam arc
No wonder you dont like it, you didnt bother to continue watching and let the characters evolve

farquit
farquit

@PackManBrainlure
musashi gundou

takes2long
takes2long

@Fuzzy_Logic
I know everything about a series from one arc
The fact that you complain about fanservice in HxH of all things says a lot. But more importantly character development fixes most of your complaints, and that takes more than one arc to resolve.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@Stupidasole
well fma and attack on titan were good in the first episodes. I know that HxH is supposed to change but I can't torture myself to watch it through. 20 episodes were enough for me.

The character development you mentioned is a cheap trick. First we make super generic, shitty archtype characters and than they change to another no more shitty archetype and they "develop". I watched Itazura na Kiss and people were also mentioning " good character development". The mc simply turned from an asshole to a no more asshole and people praise this shit. Also character development is a little overrated, since I think that proper characterization is much more important.

happy_sad
happy_sad

@ZeroReborn
proper characterization
whats that?

FastChef
FastChef

Can't decide between Jojo's or Hajime no Ippo.

DeathDog
DeathDog

@ZeroReborn
SnK fan
Nevermind, no point trying to reason with underage retards

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@ZeroReborn
attack on titan

Methshot
Methshot

@Deadlyinx
Shounen is a demographic.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Lunatick
willy wonka

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@Methshot

but it is also colloquially used to refer to shows that aim to said demographic.

No need to be pedantic.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

The real question is... Why hasn't the best shonen been continued?

Fucking Togashi!!!

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@Fried_Sushi
But the best shonen IS being continued. Araki has been working on it almost nonstop for 30 years. I don't know what Togashi has to do with this, but yeah, fuck him.

takes2long
takes2long

@Fried_Sushi
Silly user,Togashi doesn't write NNT.

w8t4u
w8t4u

@RavySnake
What's your point? HxH is gay as fuck with the bare minimum of tits/attractive female characters/female characters in general. You get more fanservice from Hisoka than anyone else.

Bidwell
Bidwell

@Fuzzy_Logic
Also lots of fanservice

Illusionz
Illusionz

@w8t4u
okay mentioning fanservice was a mistake: I am just so angry and disappointed about the anime. Had in mind to watch it for a long time but was always afraid because of length and genre. Everybody was telling how good and different it is (deconstruction and shit) so I expected it would be to battle shonen the same as Eva was to mecha.

Methnerd
Methnerd

@AwesomeTucker
Magi sounds really cool, but man I don't like the art at all.

TreeEater
TreeEater

@PackManBrainlure
I still don't know why a HxH thread has a Edward Elric picture?

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@PackManBrainlure
Inferno Cop

MPmaster
MPmaster

@Illusionz
Your mistake was having wildly inflated expectations, it's not fucking Eva

It has some deconstruction elements during one arc but they play off the archetypes you bitched about. Specifically, Gon's cliche battle shounen mc traits were handled in a realistic way/taken to their logical extreme. You said he's idealistic, what happens when that idealism is crushed and challenged? He basically has a suicidal breakdown.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@PackManBrainlure
hajime no ippo

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@TreeEater
HxH fans are like the battle shonen equivalent to Madoka and EVA fans.

JunkTop
JunkTop

@Methnerd
but man I don't like the art at all.
You're joking right?

Soft_member
Soft_member

this is a blatant recommendation thread that people are merrily posting in.

takes2long
takes2long

@Boy_vs_Girl
This page is fine

@JunkTop
I don't like this one though.

Emberburn
Emberburn

@Lord_Tryzalot
No need to be pedantic
/a/

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@Spazyfool
Avatar isn't an anime or a shounen it was created in america

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