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Shonen Flop

35 EpisodesProduced by David Weinberger Jordan ForbesWebsite

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 You can reach us at shonenfl… read more

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#28.5 First Thoughts on Teenage Renaissance! David

June 21st, 2021


In this episode of Shonen Flop Chib, David and Jordan give their first thoughts on the Shonen Jump manga Teenage Renaissance! David, created by Yuushin Kuroki. Listen in as they give an overview of the first chapter, …

#28 Godspeed (Ft. Lauren O’Neal)

June 14th, 2021


Got the Need for Godspeed? Join us as we and our guest Lauren O’Neal from Sunday School Dropouts cover Enaga Takabatake’s manga and oh boy was it a …

#27.5 First Thoughts on Godspeed

June 7th, 2021


In this episode of Shonen Flop Chib, David and Jordan give their first thoughts on the Shonen Jump manga Godspeed created by Enaga Takabatake. Listen in as they give an overview of the first chapter, where they think it …

#27 Zipman!! (Relook) (ft. Jake Mason)

May 31st, 2021


It’s our one-year anniversary so you know what that means; it’s time to take another look at Yusaku Shibata (assistant on One Piece and My Hero Academia)’s Shonen Jump Series Zipman!! Have our thoughts on the series …

#26.5 One Year Anniversary Special

May 24th, 2021


As our next episode is a relook at Zipman!! Instead of a Chibi episode, David and Jordan will rank every manga they’ve read so far from best to worst.

If you'd like to have your question featured on the show you can …

#26 Why you should read High School Family (Ft. Grant)

May 17th, 2021


In this episode we’re joined by guest Grant from Chip and Ironicus; History Honeys; and Six Feats Under. We discuss why you should read Ryou Nakama's …

#25.5 First Thoughts on Why You Should Read Highschool Family

May 10th, 2021


In this episode of Shonen Flop Chibi, David and Jordan give their first thoughts on why everyone should read the Shonen Jump manga Highschool Family

#25 Phantom Seer (Ft. Megan Danger)

May 3rd, 2021


In this episode we, and our guest Megan Danger from Oh No! Lit Class discuss Togo Goto (Story) Kento Matsuura’s (Art) Shonen Jump manga Phantom Seer. From the artist of Tokyo Shinobi Squad comes a story about a girl …

#24.5 First Thoughts on Phantom Seer

April 26th, 2021


In this episode of Shonen Flop Chibi, David and Jordan give their first thoughts on the Shonen Jump manga Phantom Seer created by Togo Goto (story) Kento Matsuura (art). Listen in as they give an overview of the first …

#24 Cool Shock B.T. (Ft. Tucker Whatley)

April 19th, 2021


In this episode, we, and our very own Tucker Whatley discuss Hirohiko Araki’s Shonen Jump manga Cool Shock B.T. Araki is best known for creating …

#23.5 First Thoughts on Cool Shock B.T.

April 12th, 2021


In our second ever Shonen Flop Chibi, David and Jordan give their first impressions on Cool Shock B.T. This manga has the honor of being Araki (of Jo …

#23 Double Arts (Ft. Hassan Ali)

April 5th, 2021


In this episode we, and our guest Hassan from The Nerd Alternative discuss Naoshi Komi's (creator of Nisekoi) Shonen Jump manga Double Arts. In a world stricken by a disease that’s killed over a billion people, …

#22.5 First Thoughts on Double Arts

March 30th, 2021


It's the start of a brand new companion series - Shonen Flop Chibi! The week before Shonen Flop's main episodes David and Jordan give their first impression on the first chapter of the manga they're covering. In this …

#22 Moriking (Ft. Luke Herr)

March 22nd, 2021


In this episode, we, and our guest the multi-talented Luke Herr, aka Koltreg, discuss Tomohiro Hasegawa’s manga Moriking. If you can only read one …

#21 Our Blood Oath (Ft. Stephen Paul)

March 8th, 2021


In this episode, we’re talking about Our Blood Oath and we’re joined by the series's official Viz translator Stephen Paul (best known for also being …

#20 Oumagadoki Zoo (Ft. Midnight)

February 22nd, 2021


In this episode, we, and our guest Midnight from MidnightxCross discuss the manga Oumagadoki Zoo. The first Shonen Jump work from My Hero Academia creator Kohei Horikoshi. Tune in as we venture into the challenges of …

#19 B. Ichi (ft. Riley Hopkins)

February 10th, 2021


Before Fire Force and Soul Eater, there was B. Ichi. A tale of superpowered clowns, bones, and 2000s music references. In this episode, we and our …

#18 ne0;lation (ft. Andrew Sherman)

January 25th, 2021


ne0;lation is the tale of hotdog-driven expert hacker “cracker” Arata One. One teams up with fellow teenagers Daigo and Yuko to rid the world of evil through the power of computers. Features a manga pitch by David and …

#17 Tokyo Shinobi Squad (ft. Alex Ptak)

January 11th, 2021


The year is 2049, 20 years ago Japan opened up its borders to the world and built a hyperloop, the most incredible infrastructure in history. The only ones keeping the peace are Shinobi, Japan’s vigilante heroes who …

#16 Barrage (ft. Dan Harrison)

December 28th, 2020


Before Kohei Horikoshi created My Hero Academia, he had a lesser-known series - Barrage. Barrage is set in Industria, a planet that after the integration of aliens has become overrun with crime. It is the tale of Astro, …

#15 Hungry Joker (ft. Tre Watson)

December 14th, 2020


From the creator of Black Clover, Yūki Tabata, comes Hungry Joker. Hungry Joker is the tale of Heidi, a boy genius scientist with amnesia trying to discover the secret of his past. All he remembers is a black apple, …

#14 Chainsaw Man (ft. James Mitchel)

November 30th, 2020


After his father commits suicide due to being unable to pay back the Yakuza for his dead mother’s medical bills, teenager Denji is stuck with his debt. He winds up having to hunt devils, magical beings that are powered …

#13 Time Paradox Ghostwriter (ft. Chris Osborne)

November 16th, 2020


Time Paradox Ghostwriter is the story of Teppei Sasaki, a failed manga artist trying to get into Shonen Jump. Home after his latest rejection, his microwave is struck by lightning and spits out a copy of SJ 10 years …

#12 Stealth Symphony (ft. Victoria Jeon)

November 2nd, 2020


From the creator of Baccano! and Durarara!! comes Stealth Symphony. Set in a fantasy-meets-technology world, you’re just as likely to see a Lizardman …

#11 Mitama Security: Spirit Busters (ft. Tom Weekes)

October 19th, 2020


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 (a pun on rei which means …

#10 Bone Collection (ft. Sarah Hedrych)

October 5th, 2020


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. …

#9: Mashle: Magic and Muscles (ft. Adam Tetramore)

September 21st, 2020


As a change of pace, this episode is about an ongoing series you should check out!

Mashle: Magic and Muscles is set where magic is a part of everyday …

#8: Samurai 8 (ft. Gabe Robinson)

September 7th, 2020


Samurai 8 is set in a Star Wars-esque fantasy-sci fi world in which humanity has become scattered amongst the cosmos. Maintaining the peace are the …

#7: SWOT (ft. Audrey)

August 24th, 2020


SWOT (a Japanese term for a nerd who studies too much) is a battle manga about academic genius Manabizaki Kyou. He’s a brand new student at the …

#6: Dark Mage (ft. Jake Hawkins)

August 10th, 2020


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, …

#5: Guardian of the Witch (ft. Kamijace)

July 27th, 2020


Guardian of the Witch is set in a fantasy world in which humanity lives in walled cities to protect themselves from roving monsters (evils). These cities are protected by teenage girls (witches) that have been given …

#4: Beast Children (ft. Dan Pecora)

July 12th, 2020


This week's Shonen Jump Manga is Beast Children, the tale of Sakura Shishigaya, a highschool freshman with dreams of playing rugby after being …

#3: Robot × LaserBeam (ft. Nigel Francis)

June 29th, 2020


Robot x Laserbeam is the tale of socially-awkward highschooler Roboto “Robot” Hatohara. While initially resistant to joining his high school’s golf …

#2: Golem Hearts

June 15th, 2020


Set in a world in which people utilize magical golems to help automate tasks such as cooking, construction, or even haircuts. Golem Hearts is about …

#1: Zipman!!

May 30th, 2020


Set in the near future, teenage engineering supergenius Koshiro Tatara has passed away, leaving behind his twin brother and main character Kaname. Kaname is a hot-blooded by-the-book shonen protagonist who dreams of …

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