>yet another thread about battle shounen started by a retarded calling it 'shounen'
Stupid enough as it is, but now the thread is going to be full of idiots consciously ignoring what you intended so they can act superior about their favourite being Yotsubato or Ippo or some other non battle shounen series.
It's about the fun adventure mixed with the hype scenes more than the destination.
There wouldn't be one period because taste is subjective. If you were even able to somehow add objectivity in any way, One Piece wins in sales and popularity.
First series of Naruto
Objectively? Fucking Dragon Ball.
Back when I was an edgy teen, I watched the entirety of Bleach, half of Naruto before dropping it, a large amount of One Piece and all of Fairy Tail, and all of them were either 7/10, or just underwhelming.
The last one I watched, Dragon Ball Z (Kai) is one of the only shonen to make me genuinely excited for the next episode. Bleach had it's moments, but Toriyama knows how to tell a great story. The Androids saga is probably some of the best anime storytelling I've ever seen, and the comedy, while toned down later on, still works from time to time. It isn't forced down your throat like most modern shonen. I don't care about the constant power ups, it's the way the story is told, the way these power ups take their toll on each of the characters, and the way it gradually gets more and more difficult to pull a power up out of their ass that makes the story so good. Toriyama may be a senile old biddy, but from having read the entire manga recently, I can assure you it is NOT overrated in any sense.
Over time I dropped pretty much everything. Naruto, Bleach, Hunter x Hunter and most of the newer stuff could newer hook me. They only shounen that still entertains me is One Piece.
FMA has no shounen spirit. I mean, it's great, but it's not that kind of show that makes a boy of 12, 13, 14 years old punch the air and imagine himself like one of the characters.
>Dragon Ball was good before it turned into big burly men screaming as they molested each other for 20 minutes every episode.
That was exactly what was good about it you goddamn cockgobbler, Super is shit due to the lack of that.
JoJo suffered the same fate, when it stopped being buff men posing in a manly way at eachother like in part 1 and 2, it became shit.
I'd like to give special mention to Hikaru no Go. Bakuman too.
>am I fitting in yet?
I loved it but it's probably the gayest cartoon which aired here.
Kai is shit compared to DBZ.
Dragonball, given how influential all of its tropes were, and how the manga still holds up today (assuming you can read Nip!!!)
The first anime adaptation was good thanks to the liberties it took but the manga (and Brotherhood) were uber shit. How can you like a manga were the "heroes" do nothing but lose and run away all the time?
>tfw the only person who liked YYH better after the dark tournament arc
>when it stopped being buff men posing in a manly way at eachother like in part 1 and 2
Absurd posses and reactions never stopped being an aspect of the series. You're just blueballed because watching HnK characters strike cat posses did more for then gucci models doing it.
One Piece and FMA.
It's funny how the former has passed Dragon Ball after just a few years in publication.
DBZ is the best shounen, dipshit. Objectively.
Sailor Moon, obviously
Or not, I guess. Whatever, if you desperately want to let childhood nostalgia cloud your judgement that's your own business.
One Piece at least surpassed Dragon Ball in sales.
>Almost 100 posts
>The correct answer still hasn't been posted
Sensui arc was good, and the Three Kings Arc I can excuse since it was an impromptu wrap-up of the series not fleshed out enough. I didn't even know it was a thing when I was a kid, just up to the part where Yusuke died. The only thing I regret is how quickly they transcended Younger Toguro's power level with calling him B class.
Haha no. Only opening looked good.
Fuck off with your Naruto meme.
DBZ fillers weren't shit. Hell, the best battles in entirety of Dragon Battles are DBZ fillers.
I'd go for these.
I mean, this is a given. It practically set the standard and structure for all shounen that followed. All of the big 3 confess to toriyamas influence.
>Yu Yu Hakusho
This show has a great story, tournaments, violence. A lot of great action. Aweome music.
Could it get more metal?
I thought that a woman wouldn't be able to write a good shounen series (because I'm an idiot) but the author of FMA:B proved me wrong. It by far has the best story of any of the shows. A true classic.
>Fist of the North Star
You're already dead. Great fucking show, manly as fuck
I know it's not a genre, but is targeted to young boys. FMA, on the other hand, seems to be made to an audience a little older. It is easier to a kid (of any part in the world) to identify with Luffy and his cartoonish adventure than with Ed and his dead mother.
Certainly the writing of FMA is more consistent than OP, but if we will talk about best shounen, have good writing technique is not enough (only adults care about these aspects). Charisma also counts.
>fucked up colours
>lower tension in the fights
Shit taste? Shit taste. I had no idea that /a/ was populated with faulconerfags, but here we have a prime specimen.
I can tell you're underage already.