Shonen’s Double Edged Sword – The Great Cast Colander

Shonen is a staple part of any anime fan’s diet, whether you’re super invested in the genre or not. It’s impossible to avoid the larger than life characters, their larger than life adventures and all the pure hype and insane action that comes with these stories of nobodies becoming THEbodies.

But no matter how great the protagonist and their story, no great shonen has been anything without a great supporting cast. And more often than not, these casts: they’re biiiiiig.

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Where is the next Sonic the Hedgehog Game? Do we need one?

It occurs to me that it’s been a few years since the last Sonic the Hedgehog game, and what with a brand new movie recently out focusing on the character, I’m kind of shocked there isn’t anything out there to push the next video game outing for the blue blur. Especially now, when the iron is about as hot as it’s going to get.

There’s no doubt that Sega and Sonic Team have got something cooking up behind the closed doors of their studios. But they’re keeping it strangely close to their chest considering now would have been the perfect time to start marketing their next big Sonic project. Although, maybe they’ve realised that they might not actually need to rush another one out and spoil all this good will.

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Ahiru No Sora made me enjoy basketball for the first time since Space Jam

I keep acting like I’m still some newbie to watching anime outside of the major shonen series out there. But at this point, I’ve been watching quite a broad array of different anime for a couple of years now. I’ve spent three seasons making a conscious effort to expand what I’m watching and try new things. Hence my “3 episode rule” series.

Yet, after this time there are still genres and series that surprise me that I can get into. Last fall I started watching Ahiru No Sora; a sport anime about a really short kid wanting to become a great basketball player. Never did I expect to become so invested in a series about a sport I actually kind of hate in real life.

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