shonen

What’s in a genre: do you think a novel can be “shonen?”

Is “shonen” for manga/anime only, or can books join the battle too?

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French shonen manga “Radiant” to receive Japanese anime adaptation

The series by Tony Valente is slated to begin airing this fall on NHK.

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Japanese TV compares kissing, bathing, and slapping scenes in manga for girls vs. boys【Pics】

This may help explain why men and women never understand each other….

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Boys’ turn: The top 10 most common shonen manga scenarios, according to Japanese fans

Last week, we took a look at some of the most common scenarios in shojo manga, Japan’s subset of comics aimed at young female readers. And yes, sometimes it seems like you can pick up just about any shojo manga, flip to a random page, and stand a pretty good chance of finding a scene where a guy with an impossibly tall nose, incredibly thin waist, tearfully tragic backstory, and enviably huge inheritance is moving in next door to the heroine.

But turnabout is fair play, and shonen manga, or boys’ comics, also have a set of storytelling conventions that get used repeatedly, so today we’re looking at the top 10 most instantly recognizable.

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