Not A New Episode: What is the most ‘essential’ Weekly Shonen Jump comic?

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On this latest ramble, I consider several candidates for the most essential comic in Shonen Jump’s History, and explore why I think it’s probably Keiji Nakazawa’s Barefoot Gen.


Not A New Episode: The Very Concept of Influence

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Not A New Episode is a potential series of audio posts for the FEV website and podcast feed, in which I talk unscripted about something Jump-related currently on my mind. This first one has been created as a potential replacement for the text posts, following increasing difficulty expressing my thoughts in that format.

In this clip I use recent conversations about comics ripping off other series as a springboard to look at titles like Shaman King & JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Bleach & Saint Seiya, and of course Black Clover & Fairy Tail/Naruto, and examine whether being influenced by another comic is a bad thing at all.

Let me know in the comments or on my twitter if you like this new approach to content on the site, and I hope you enjoy this little experiment.