Anime Say! Episode 2 – The Problem With Shonen

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Welcome to Capsule Computers’ weekly anime segment, Anime Say! Each week I will be diving into some of the biggest anime related topic of the week and having my say on anything that matters in the anime world. To top it off each episode will conclude with a recommendation from your’s truly of an anime or manga that you should check out.

This week I discuss the nature of the anime and manga industry, focusing in on the Shonen genre in particular. You can check out this week’s Anime Say! below.

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  • Reggie

    THANK YOU! i’ve never been a fan of these long running animes! either you with it from the beginning or your not. And i have no idea how  people stick with these animes. Don’t the fillers drive them away?

    • Anonymous

      It’s ridiculous how long these series can expect you to stick around for. 

  • Why did you keep moving in this video? Were you trying to convince us that you had the power to teleport or something? And if you have a point why couldn’t you just come out and say it? After the third ‘what if I died’ comment I stopped caring what you had to say. And lastly everything you just mentioned has been mentioned before. Even fans of these shows know it’s ridiculously long, but they stick with it anyways because they are fans.

    Should these series have ended a long time ago? Of course! Why don’t they end them? Because they bring in money. Just like the Simpsons. They can keep telling a story so they keep doing it. It makes sense.

    • Anonymous

      Your lact of intellect and common sense is staggering. Is one not entitled to his opinion simply because another has shared said opinion in the past? This video’s purpose is to highlight the contrast between the past and current state of the industry. If you had a long enough attention span you’d realise that your comment is both unsound and weakened by an apparent lack of understanding of simple concepts. But you are entitled to voice your opinion just as I am. Thank you for leaving a comment mate, all are welcome regardless of mental capacity. 🙂

  • Kyle Moore

    It’s the worst when you get into it late, and just look at the 500 long episode list and think.. christ will I ever actually get to the end. Ditto to when I look at a list of manga chapters.

  • Jetlian

    well anime does stop. batman is like 80 years old

    • Kyle Moore

      Hell of a body for an 80 year old!

    • Kyle Moore

      Hell of a body for an 80 year old!

      • Anonymous

        Hahaha, hes the oldest super hero I know!

  • Anonymous

    Honestly u know what it reminds me of, i know it sounds totally stupid but those US soap tv shows like the young and the restless, the bold and the beautiful, passions, those tv shows have been around for as long as i can remember and im like old and bold now i think these anime shows will be like that, they will never end and you will never EVER find out what is the ONE PIECE !! sorry but this is how it will be.. hope u dont get hit by a bus tho, love that comment 😉

  • Cut out filler junk and Naruto is not too ridiculous in episodes… yet.

    • Luke Halliday

      Naruto has had a total of 458 episodes including both Naruto and Naruto Shippuden.

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