All posts tagged: Shonen

Toxicity in the Anime Fandom

Fanbases truly are a wonderful thing. They help to make a show bigger and better, and if a majority of them voice their opinions on something they can invoke change in a show, game or other form of entertainment for the better. It’s a great way to also share content that you create out of love for the medium with the rest of the world, like music or fan art for example. Probably one of the biggest and best examples of fanbases working together would be with the creation of conventions, central hubs of entertainment held over the course of a weekend where fans from across the board go to hang out, buy cool stuff and check out panels hosted by voice actors, YouTubers and artists just to name a few. Specifically looking into the anime fanbases however, it’s not all roses like it might first seem. There tends to be a lot of infighting between specific ‘groups’ in the anime community, and I don’t just mean fighting over whether or not #TeamChitoge or #TeamOnodera …

An Accidental Tweet Confirms My Hero Academia Anime Adaptation

Just under a week ago, fellow writer Luke Halliday posted an article regarding the possible Anime adaptation of Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia after the production company TOHO registered the domain name www.HeroAca.com. Judging by what has happened many times in the past, this registration has lead many to believe that there is indeed a My Hero Academia Anime series currently in production, but now we don’t have to judge our theories based solely off that, not after the series’ official Twitter account accidentally revealed that the series has been green-lit through a Tweet that was clearly posted a little too early. The Tweet, which has now been deleted for obvious reasons, basically stated that an Anime adaptation for the series has been officially green-lit. This Tweet, mixed with the statement released by Weekly Shonen Jump a few days ago that suggests there will be a huge announcement regarding the series on the 2nd of November, has lead many people around the internet to believe that this is not hoax, this is no trick, this is no misdirection, …

World Trigger Volume Six – Review

World Trigger volume six is the latest volume of the Manga to be released in Australia thanks to Madman Entertainment. Unfortunately, due to mysterious circumstances, our review copy was delivered about a month late…but that’s not a bad thing, not when the cause of which opens your eyes to something quite striking: I’m in love with this Manga. For the last four weeks I have been on the back of fellow writer Luke Halliday regarding the shipment of World Trigger, not through frustration but through excitement. Turns out, despite the series of Bs and B+s I’ve given it in the past, World Trigger is one of my most anticipated contemporary Manga releases, and volume six has finally made me exactly aware of just why it is I’ve fallen for this humble Manga. Story-wise, not a great deal develops in volume six of World Trigger, in fact, by the end of the volume more questions were raised than answered, but that’s to be expected with a set of chapters as combat heavy as the ones in …

Uzumaki Heads To Hollywood – Lionsgate To Make A Live-Action Naruto Film

Let’s be honest, reader…who the hell DIDN’T see this one coming? Of course there’s a live-action Naruto film in the works and of course it’s being made by a non-Japanese crew, thus is the fate of any popular Shonen series. Lionsgate Films, the well known studio, has recently announced that they’re currently in the process of making a live-action Naruto film. As of right now, production is very early on in the process, so early on that really only a director and producer have been attached to the project, alongside a few unimportant others. Yes, Masashi Kishimoto’s highly popular Shinobi-centric Manga series will, in due time, be hitting the streets of Hollywood with it’s very own live-action film set to be directed by Michael Gracey; a man I’m certain you don’t know or, at least, don’t know enough to be excited about. Gracey is being backed by producer Avi Arad who’s name you’ve surely heard thanks to his Marvel film-filled resume but, looking at the specific movies he produced…I can’t say it makes me any more …

Boruto: Naruto The Movie’s Antagonists Finally Revealed

Basically, up until this point we’ve been given all the information about the upcoming Boruto movie that we need, apart from who the bad guys are…well today that’s exactly what has been revealed. I dont like to know too much about a film before going into it because, well…I want to actually enjoy the twists, turns, and shocks, I don’t want all that to be ruined by some pre-release promotional garbage. Thankfully, most things about Boruto: Naruto The Movie have been kept secret. Though I’m hoping we’re not given much more info than this: Momoshiki and Kinoshiki from the Otsutsuki Clan who will attack Konohagakura to attempt to extract Kurama (the Nine-Tails) out of Naruto and use him for their own evil deeds, much like countless Naruto enemies who came before them. This news, shown in Shueisha’s latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, also revealed who will voicing the two evil Shinobi: Hiroki Yasumoto will lend his gruff talents to Momoshiki and Daisuke Namikawa will lend his to Kinoshiki. Yasumoto you’d know from his work …

Kodansha Launching New Manga Magazine About Rage

Kodansha have just made a major announced a brand new magazine will be joining their line-up. The new magazine is to be titled Shonen Magazine R and will apparently feature stories focused on the theme of ‘Rage’, hence the R in the magazine title. So given the theme of ‘Rage’ being the central focus on the magazine are we to expect a full magazine of Eren Jaegar yelling at things? Only time will tell. The magazine is scheduled to be released on the 20th of every even numbered month (how’s that for a complicated release schedule?) with the first issue due to be released on the 13th of February. Okay then. So who’s ready for a wholesome helping of rage? -30-

The Snap, Crackle And Pop Culture Show: Shonen Wrestling

The boys are back, once again, for another episode of the Snap, Crackle and Pop Culture Show! For those of you who’ve never seen an episode of this web series before; basically the boys sit down to have a little bit of a chat about the goings on in the Anime, Manga and Video Game world. This episode, Frank and Luke sit down to have a deep and thorough discussion about the similarities between modern day Pro Wrestling and Shonen Anime/Manga series’. Listen as I, Frank Inglese, attempt to do my very best Hulk Hogan impression as Luke Halliday explains to me why I should never do it again. Ever. Luke happens to be a huge fan of pro Wrestling, having been watching it ever since he was a young lad. I’ve only recently gotten into the world of Wrestling and no less than nothing about it BUT I do happen to know a whole bunch about Shonen series’…and that’s why we’re the perfect mix for this discussion. Follow us on a short journey through …