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Shonen Flop

May 16, 2022

We bite the bullet and read what if One Piece was about cowboys. 


We and our guest Josh from the Volume One Podcast discuss Nobuhiro Watsuki’s (Rurouni Kenshin, Buso Renkin) Shonen Jump manga Gun Blaze West.


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MAL Description: 

America, 19th century. Viu Bannes, a young and determined boy gets to know the legend of Gun Blaze West—a perfect place, where only the best gunmen can get. With his friend, the wanderer Marcus Homer, they began training to be able to overcome the difficulties during the planned journey to Gun Blaze West. But soon they have to face the first enemies, and the gang of robbers are just the first step during the long-long journey...