That's pretty much battle shonen. It's just marketed as seinen because there's a lot more gore and random fucking. The themes are pretty much no different than battle shonen.
>Muh weight = Muh NAKAMA
>Muh trance = Muh ZONE
It just puts a pseudo realistic spin on it. It's very different from Vinland Saga which is more akin to Historie.
Ravages of Time is probably the biggest mix of shonen/seinen shit, but it pretty much has everything but fan service. Just look at Lu Bu vs Zhang Lei & Guo Ang. It's like a fucking Bleach fight except instead of special moves and paragraphs of exposition they replace it with choreography and cheeky one liners trying to get in their opponent's head.
He was forced to end it because it didn't sell or do well on rankings. Even ignoring the rushing the art style in Psyren screamed deviantart/pixiv and made it hard for the majority to get into.
Do you think Psyren would have been rushed/axed if it was say, drawn by one of Lim Dal Young's artists? Not a chance.
Like many have said, there was loads of potential, and the author did a lot of things right. I think the author dropped the ball a lot earlier than the forced end though. He could have made much more out of those time hopping antics. He could have gone full "Back To The Future 2" with the plot, but he didn't.. He could have used this so the heroes would staked the cards in their favor, so they'd have a chance to battle an overwhelming enemy, but it somehow just went the usual powerlevel route and it became even worse when the future antics with the grownup kids was determined as "divergent future path that can't be corrected for the people living in it". Felt unsatisfactory and the author could have easily made up some different mechanic.
Also many of the secondary cast were plain uninteresting. That beefy dude for example, who had a best friend who became a superzombie, never got interesting to begin with. Same for the scaredy cat dude. I never really thought "fuck yeah, a chapter about them!".
Overall I liked the early series and lots of things done right, but ultimately, I think the fact that the writing lost steam because the author didn't realize its potential, was what lead up to the cancellation, after which it was a vicious circle and the author then just chose an ultra generic one way fast lane to finish it up in a timely manner.
The Law of Ueki
The anime supposedly more or less exactly like the manga.
>Also many of the secondary cast were plain uninteresting. That beefy dude for example, who had a best friend who became a superzombie, never got interesting to begin with. Same for the scaredy cat dude. I never really thought "fuck yeah, a chapter about them!".
Because they got relevant around the time the manga was getting axed. You can't exactly develop your secondary cast when you have 20 chapters til the end and your main plot line is in the middle of nowhere.
The catch is though, maybe if the author had managed to make his secondary cast interesting from the beginning, then it wouldn't have been in danger of cancellation to begin with. He managed with the mc couple, so it's not af he's incapable of doing it. What I'm trying to say is that the author had a phenomenal setup, but didn't have the storytelling skill to make the most out of it. By the time the cancellation became apparent, he had already let many plot- and character-related chances pass. That's just my general feeling on this.
I actually liked her.
Instead of having a female lead have a mental breakdown somewhere in the middle of nowhere and become a "damsel in distress", she becomes a bad-ass killing machine.
You'd prefer paragraphs of flat out talking after calling out your special move as opposed to actual choreography with monologues describing their instinctive thoughts?
I didn't know people with shit taste could be so confident in themselves.
No it isn't, stop crying just because you can't address the point. Successful series in Jump last because their art isn't randumb deviant art designs all bundled up together.
Go take your /fa/ taste elsewhere.
Which speaks volumes of how shitty Psyren is when it can't even manage that.
I enjoyed Houshin Engi a lot, back when I first read it. Bonus points for suitably grandiose ending.
If your main cast can't even carry the series until your secondary cast gets developed you deserved the axe one way or another.
The thread's psyrenfags are almost as clueless as those who believed Double Arts could get away with it's shitty drawings and boring MCs on premise and choreography alone.
>hurr durr I enjoy 1-2 aspects of a series
>hurr durr I don't care about anything else and can overlook it
>hurr durr everyone should b lik me!
The closest series to having ridiculously clashing character designs and still be successful is HxH, and that series wouldn't even survive if it started at the same time as Psyren instead of 1998.
>The closest series to having ridiculously clashing character designs and still be successful is HxH
Nigga are you fucking retarded?
This were the main characters of Naruto. They're supposed to be stealthy ninjas, spies, assassins, saboteurs.
Surprisingly good art and battles from an H artist.
Point. But it's part of the old guard of manga. Manga stories survive on vampire rules; the older and more ancient it is, the more powerful it becomes and the harder it is to die.
Man. I remember this. Really loved it. Had a bit of a crush on Rinko, although that's faded already.
I'm enjoying Anagle Mole too, though it's a shame that translated chapters come so infrequently.
Avoid the anime. It's all round shitty. Plot diverges from the manga to do it's own thing and the anime came out when doing studios were still in the transition from traditional to digital animation, so you get shit cgi and cheap looking coloring.
In short, the manga is the way to go.
Time travel shenanigans are a common newbie mangaka trap that can fuck you up really fast, just look at Reborn's future arc, that thing alone lasted more than the entire manga before it, the author was forced to end it because the ranks were dropping like limp dicks.
>Same for the scaredy cat dude. I never really thought "fuck yeah, a chapter about them!".
Come on, he got a fucking Stand at the end of the series, that thing was cool as hell.
Yes, unless the whole series premise is based around it, authors should stay away from it. Using time travel as a side arc gimmick is a surefire way to fuck things up, since after a short while readers will get the feeling that this is a divergence from the actual plot that should be happening.
The Psyren author had the opportunity to go all out with the time travel thing, since it was at the core of the series, but somehow he managed to sideline the fun concept of "adjust the past->crazy side effects happen in the future" and turn it into a pretty generic "defeat 10 strong dudes and all is well" type of story. Also didn't help that the whole future arc was rendered inconsequential, since it was a "diverging timeline". Bad story decisions all around.
A real shame, early on when the mystery was still in place it was full of suspense. Then after the big reveal he had time travel to play with, but he faltered.
It turned into one of those series that are bottom 5 floaters, always hovering on the edge. It got lucky that there always were enough worse series around, so those would get canceled instead.
BTW don't get scared away by the funky designs. You get used to the big shoes and gloves in no time.
Those threads we used to have every time a new issue would come out were so much fun.
I know it's technically a seinen, but come on. It's basically a battle shounen.
I'm gonna start posting best shonen series.
Shonen where you cry every chapter
Like really really funny
This guy for example provided many laughs.
He's the fairy of the woods
do you not know what the word 'one' means? if you want to dump a bunch of gash bell pages, go make a gash bell thread.
The best faces
I can't now, I need to finish what I started.
Where is the word one mentioned?
Where is there someone saying that we have to only post 1 pic?
Do you think this is a one page thread?
Well he fucked up on the power creep.
>timeline x kids from the past are now so uber that they rape the star dudes like it is nothing
>timeline y kids are fooder tier at best
>despite drastic changes of timeline events of that one dudes friend remain untouched
>suddenly everything is the master plan of evil space meteor
surprisingly hot manga. I remember when that french girl came into the story and he sorta raped her? And the day after she's like "DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY TIMES YOUR MASTER CAME INSIDE ME LAST NIGHT?!
my dick went cray.
Was it even a battle shounen, MC never used his powers until the last few chapters since they always went out of control.
Probably why it was so enjoyable (first half of course). Most battle shounens are alright in the beginning though before they are forced to end or continue it.