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What is the appeal of shounen?
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What is the appeal of shounen?
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>>138406560
Pretty men beating each other up;
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The fights and the inspiration, I'd imagine.
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>>138406560
Dont know honestly. Been watching anime for 4 years and no matter how hard I try I always find shounen to be bland with no substance. I find that most people who like it dont really like anime and just follow one series to death.
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>>138406560
SEISHUN
Friendships, battles, boss fights, girlfriends, power of friendship, betrayal, reconciliation, etc (You know the usual highschool experience)
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Most people watch it because of power level retardation.
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Hype fights, a big cast with lots of strong characters, general fun with good feels about friendship, hard work and victory.
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>>138406560
>Kid
>Not Maka or Soul
What is this?
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Is Reborn still relevant?
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>>138406560
>What is the appeal of shounen?
If you're a girl, you can't understand it.
If you're a guy, no explanation is needed.
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It's not about the action. It's about knowing where you're going. Not forgetting where you started. It's about having the courage to fail. Not breaking when you are broken. Taking everything you have been given.

And making something better. It's about work before glory. And what's inside of you. It's doing what they say you can't. It's not about the action. It's about being who you were born to be.
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>>138406560
Shonen manga covers a lot of genres to answer properly.
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>>138406891
I know more women that like shounen than men. All they talk about is how badly they want their favorite shipped couple to be together.
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>>138406891
But women make up a majority of the audience for many battle shounen series. Your children's cartoons are not too deep for women to understand, hate to break it to you.
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How about we post big shounen we actually enjoyed

>seven deadly sins
>one piece until the big war ended
>FMA: b
>GTO
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>>138406560
The adventure
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>>138406930
>>138406965
>shipping means understanding
I am afraid they don't really understand.
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>>138406975
HxH, FMA, Jojo, One Piece was good for a while but I'm sick of it, YYH was alright.

I don't really think I like battle shounen that much overall, I've started and quickly dropped a lot of them.
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>>138406891
That's completely wrong
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>>138406560
They are little boys power fantasy.
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>>138406738
Pretty much this.
Written for children by peoples inner-child.
Not a lot of thought put into them. Just a goal.
A goal is being a long epic story to inspire kids across nations to strive for more, be better than what they are, always seek their passion and gain strength.
It's an easy and fun idea to get behind, and part of the idea is for the story to go on as long as possible to entertain as many new children as possible and make as much money for the publishers/animators/authors as possible.
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The intense battle
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>>138406926
This. Not all shounen is battle shounen.
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>>138407026
That's like saying people don't understand a series if they have a waifu from it, god forbid people derive enjoyment from their feelings from characters. Battle shounen is fucking simplistic, it's extremely easy to understand and generally so lacking in substance that it makes sense if shipping takes precedence over contemplating the depth of the power of friendship. Though the fact that friendship is so important makes it even more logical to focus on understanding the relationships between characters.
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>>138406975
>>138407027
I like how a key feature of FMA is that people who are dead should remain dead. If there is one thing that pisses me off the most in most shounen, its that character dies then comes back 10-20 episodes later by some bullshit. Once death means nothing I stop caring about who wins a fight and the show becomes boring.
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Is it wrong to like shonen more than SoL
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>>138407147
SoL is trash.
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>>138407036
>little boys power fantasy
>i still have that fantasy and its hard trying to find anime that can fit into that category while still being good
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>>138406560
>>138406926
This.

Be specific OP. Shonen can range from One Piece to To-love Ru.

I mean, unless you're talking about battle manga of course. Of course you can't be dumb enough to think that Shounen means battle manga right? That'd be as dumb as using Shonen/Shoujo/Seinen as a genre classifier.

Of course not. No one who goes here would be so ignorant about the medium. Unless you're a retard of course. But that can't be the case right?
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>>138407168
>NNB is trash
Okay, Reddit.
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>>138407191
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What about shonen titles about sports, hobbies and jobs?
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>>138407191
>>138406926
>>138407114
I assume OP is talking about things like in the pic
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>>138407272
Then he should specify battle manga, which exists outside of shounen as well, or battle shounen specifically.

Unless he wants to give people the dumb idea that something like Kochikame = Hokuto no Ken just because both are shounen.
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>>138407272
Of course he is and we all know it, but there's always people who get really over excited and smug about dropping their slightly higher than entry level knowledge about the distinction between shounen and battle shounen. It doesn't contribute to discussion, but at least they can pat themselves on the back for being such an anime pro.
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Fuck shonen.
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>>138407403
Why is there a moose inside the classroom
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>>138407480
DUDE YOU JUST GOTTA READ IT TO FIND OUT
ITS CRAZY MAN
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>>138407480
Its sooo random and funny xDDD
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>>138407480
That's a deer, genius
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>>138407403
I thought Yotsuba was in a Seinen magazine. Huh.
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>>138406560
Stupid fun
It appeals to me on a base level
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>>138407400
>anime pro
>anime
The shonen manga demography is exclusive to manga, hence the name.
Manga pro would be more fitting.
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>>138407631
It's clearly a moose. Do you not see the horns?
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>>138407888
That's a deer and those are antlers.
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>>138407888
Have you never seen a moose before?
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>>138407926
But meese have horns.
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>>138407480
They tried to copy the random aspect of azumanga daioh and failed completely
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>>138406560
boys will be boys
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