Not every manga can make it in Shonen Jump like Dragonball Z, One Piece, or Naruto. Listen in to David and Jordan discussing the mangas that got canceled, and what they could have done to have stayed afloat instead of becoming a Shonen Flop. Learn more at shonenflop.com. You can reach us at email@example.com
Mitama Security: Spirit Busters | Shonen Flop # 11
Mitama Security: Spirit Busters is a gag manga about Rena Haze, a teenage girl who’s haunted by over 100 spirits. To manage these spirits, she’s protected by Joh Mitama, a member of Secureity (rei means ghost). Joh, however, is afraid of ghosts and as such is very ineffective at his role. Lucky for them, it turns out the spirits are mostly harmless and actually quite beneficial. As such the series follows their day-by-day ghost-related hijinks such as basketball, cooking, and even going on dates.
Bone Collection | Shonen Flop # 10
Bone Collection is set on a version of modern-day earth where people have to worry about regular attacks from yokai - a kind of Japanese spirit. Protecting humanity is exorcists, humans able to use spiritual energy and talismans. The main character is Jinai Kazami, an exorcist who is notable for having almost no spiritual energy. To make up for this he is able to use a forbidden technique which lets him team up with yokai by borrowing their power.
Mashle | Shonen Flop # 9
Mashle: Magic and Muscles is set where magic is a part of everyday life. Main character Mash, however, is one of few not able to use magic. To compensate, Mash instead has trained his body to a superhuman level. His life is uprooted when the police discover he’s unable to cast magic - a crime punishable by death. However, he makes a deal that if he becomes the top student at the prestigious Easton Magic Academy the “Divine Chosen”, they’ll look the other way, bribed by the riches that title provides
Samurai 8 | Shonen Flop # 8
Samurai 8 is set in a Star Wars-esque fantasy-sci fi world. Maintaining the peace are the samurai. These powerful warriors are a combination of magic and cybernetics. They consist of those who have died, but had strong enough will to create a new body created from the energy of their fighting spirit, and wield their soul as weapons.
SWOT | Shonen Flop # 7
SWOT 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 its academic rigor, but rather for the constant student brawling. Kyou and his group of friends now have to become the strongest fighters in the school to bring peace, all while balancing their studies.
Dark Mage | Shonen Flop # 6
Dark Mage is the tale of Dok Go-Sung, a powerful warrior in an Asian-inspired fantasy world. However, on the verge of death after an intense battle, he’s saved by a group of wizards that take him to their homeworld, Truvania to help fight against a group of evil dragons and their army of monsters.
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These guys make flops sound like fun! I really love how they give you the tip to tail of the story and it’s been a heck of a ride.
This podcast is a must listen. It has one of the best concepts for a show that I have come across. It helps that the hosts are really funny and do a great job of explaining each Shonen flop. I'm glad they read these rejected manga so that I don't have to. I just get to sit back and hear them talk about this nonsense. You should do the same.