FAMILY! FAMILY! BLOOMIN’ FAMILY!
What is Friendship! Effort! Victory!? – It’s a podcast examining the ongoing history of Shueisha’s 45-year old comics anthology Weekly Shonen Jump, and the hundreds of titles it has published over that period of time, placing each of them under the spotlight and looking at what they were, what happened, what they meant, and if they’re actually worth reading.
What is Barrage? – It’s the sophomore serialisation of Kohei Horikoshi, former cult creator and current Jump darling, telling the story of a young boy from the slums of an alien kingdom being mistaken for a prince and taking up the kingdom’s cause of maintaining peace on the planet, fending off alien invaders and the like. It takes elements of The Prince & The Pauper and the actual historical Warring-States Period, creating something not quite as interesting as either.
-Do you want to know more about Barrage? Wikipedia, as always.
-Do you want to buy Barrage? In english there’s always Amazon (UK) (US) (CA) for print, and VizManga for digital (US/CA only). In Japanese it’s currently out of print (I’ll update this if it returns), but totally out in digital over at ebookjapan.
– Want to know more about Weekly Shonen Jump? Wikipedia has you covered.
–Are you in AMERICA? CANADA? THE UK? IRELAND? SOUTH AFRICA? AUSTRALIA? NEW ZEALAND? Weekly Shonen Jump. Available on apple devices and android.
-Are you AMERICAN? CANADIAN? You can also get Shonen Jump manga digitally over at Viz Manga dot com
–FEV is on iTunes, where subscriptions and reviews are always welcome
-You can find me on twitter at Maxy_Barnard, or on tumblr at The Despondent
-Music used: “Into Planet”, “Loser!”, from Jump Ultimate Stars. All tracks as such belong to Ganbarion.
GALLERY ONE DAY MAYBE