I’m Bored: The Attack of Romcoms in Weekly Shonen Magazine

Everybody knows about Weekly Shonen Jump, so I decided to talk about Japan’s possibly 2nd most popular manga magazine, cause it is facing a seismic shift.

As you all know, Fairy Tail ended this year, along with Yamada-kun & The Seven Witches (both needs no explanation), Acma Game (game mystery), As the Gods Will (survival game thriller), The Knight In The Area (soccer), and recently going to end, Kindaichi (detective mystery) & Baby Steps (tennis). All of them were serialized for more than 2 years, some of them even started in the 2000s. Confidently says that the era of Fairy Tail has ended.

Though the shift wouldn’t be such a huge issue if it not for one thing:

An unsettling balance of genres in the magazine.

In fantasy action, we have The Seven Deadly Sins (have not read), which presumably becomes the next mascot series by the magazine, with Fire Force (sparingly read) not far behind, there’s also a new series in Kessen no Kuon (not even have the chance to read), whose position is already at the edge of cancellation.

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Kessen No Kuon Vol 1, which is a pity since I would want that cover as a poster.
In thriller, Real Account (read the Chinese Scans) takes the lead over 3 new comers in Tokyo Revengers (no chance to read, but possibly safe from now), World End Crusders (also no chance to read, with the added possibility of being cancelled) & Seishun Soukanzu (About a character relationship chart & clowns, quite an interesting read even though I only read the Japanese raws).

Though both of these genres are luckier compared to sports, as in the 2010s, no new sport series (emphasis on new, which Ace of Diamond Act 2 is not, have not read it by the way) have managed to survive in this magazine for a year, unless your name is DAYS (made a blog post about it) or willingly submit yourself to only serialized digitally (which helps Ranker’s High stay for a while, and it never gave that chance to August Outlaw, even though the latter actually appeared for a Momoiro Clover Z promotion video, never watched both of them though).

(Love this song, very suitable for a sport anime especially at the tension from the trumpet during the days part).

What reigns supreme in this magazine, romance comedy, and there is a lot of variety for you, from the old to the new.

Warning, spoilers and ramblings ahead.

Thanks to Manga Helpers for unknowingly educating me about Japanese manga magazines.

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Amazing Race China Season 4: Finale in Shanghai, China

The Finalists:

Team Mrs Robinson, the unexpected team to beat after their weak start, with 5 leg wins under their belt.

Team Beloved, the movie star team who are a strong team on their own right.

Or Team Diver 2.0, the couple with an Olympic athlete who once had to run a leg on her own, and the dark horse of this season.

Onwards to finale, Shanghai, where the teams come back in time of the Shanghai jazz period, reminiscing about their time in the race.

Who will win, watch the show to find out, or just simply use Wikipedia if you don’t want to spend around a hour to watch the race.

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Amazing Race Season 4: Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

The round for the tickets to the Final 3, in my hometown.

Teams will depart 1 minute apart from each other, following the finishing order from the previous leg, they will receive their first clue,an envelope containing the leg money and also a piece of Buddhi Batiks Saree cloth, additional pieces will be provided after each task, completing it is essential to complete the leg.

A leg so competitive, that a single taxi negotiation will cause your elimination.

Thanks to Reality Fan Forum for the summary of the tasks

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Amazing Race China 4: Zhuhai & Macau, China

According to the sponsors (Chimelong, the amusement park that the teams are racing in, and the ones who gave the dolls as the treasure) and the producers for this leg, Roadblock and Detour are outdated, and now Face Off is the fashion in the Amazing Race franchise right now.

Thanks to Reality Fan Forum for the task description

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I’m Bored: Talking about the Manga Hinamatsuri (2010)

by Masao Ohtake(2010)

Hinamatsuri volume 1

Serialized by Fellows!, then moved to Harta

Scantalated by various scans. (including Norway Scans. NORWAY!)

Summary:
One night, a strange object falls on the head of Nitta, a member of the yakuza. Inside the box is a strange young girl named Hina. She has tremendous supernatural powers, and Nitta finds himself reluctantly taking her in. Her powers can come in handy for his yakuza business, but he also runs the risk of her using them on him! Not to mention, if she doesn’t use her powers, she will eventually go berserk and destroy everything around her. Nitta and Hina’s strange life together is just beginning.

Anime Adaption for Spring 2018.

Celebrating and discussion the manga with a trip to

Carabet Club Hinamatsuri

Spoilers ahead, to talk about the things that I mention on the fly

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Amazing Race China Season 4: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

From what I heard, Vietnam is currently a hotspot for the Amazing Race franchise, as in 2 years Vietnam has been a racing leg for the versions of US (29), Canada (4), Asia (5) and Vietnam itself, which has an All Star Season in 2016

P.S: I’ve been to the place they are racing in this year, and it has given me quite an impression. The food is nice (you should especially eat the banh mi, the baguette sandwich), some parts of the traffic in the city are awful, and despite the language being written in the Latin system, I couldn’t understand a word of the Vietnamese.

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I’m Bored: Talking About The 2 Works by KAITO

Cross Manage Volume 1Ao No Flag Volume 1

Left
Cross Manage (2012-2013), serialized by Shonen Jump
Scantalation from: Kudere Scans
Summary: Talented but aimless Sakurai is required by school policy to join an extracurricular activity of some kind. After several false starts, he settles on the shogi and go club. However, the inept but highly enthusiastic Misora Toyoguchi decides that he’s the perfect person to manage her struggling girls’ lacrosse team, and he finally agrees to help out a bit.

Right:
Ao No Flag (2017-present), Serialized in Shonen Jump Plus
Scantalation from: Cosmic Enzyme Scans
The “youth pure love” story begins when three students in their third and final year of high school meet during a time when they are worried about paths for their futures. Waiting for them are sweet, painful, and heartrending days.

Warning, spoilers alert.

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