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Shonen Flop Recommends #3: Parasyte: The Maxim

Aug 29, 2020

In our most recent episode, we talked about how SWOT failed at its attempt to be an action manga set in high school. The manga “Parasyte”, and especially its 2014 anime adaptation “Parasyte: the Maxim” shows how the idea can be done fantastically, while also adding some unique horror elements.

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Aug 24, 2020

SWOT (a Japanese term for a nerd who studies too much) is a battle manga about academic genius Manabizaki Kyou. He’s a brand new student at the notorious Skeleton Highschool, who’s transferred to improve his chances of getting into Tokyo University. However, It turns out that Skeleton Highschool isn’t known for...

Shonen Flop Recommends #2: Solo Leveling

Aug 21, 2020

We talk a lot about manga on our podcast, but in truth, comics are a worldwide phenomenon. For instance, Dark Mage, the comic we covered on our most recent episode (at the time of this writing), is actually not a manga but a “manhwa,” a comic from South Korea. If that episode got you interested in that medium...

Shonen Flop Recommends #1: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Aug 14, 2020

Let’s say that after listening to our episode on Dark Mage, you still (for some reason) don’t want to read it, but the theme of eastern-magic-vs-western-magic or the concept of the main character living with a disability intrigues you. That sentence was a contrived way of segueing into telling you to watch