Years after shonen became popular, many anime and manga of this genre have gained attention from the global fan base. Although most shonen follow a certain formula, many people still love this anime / manga genre.
The names above are familiar to most A / M fans, how about the shounen anime that have just appeared recently? Jujutsu Kaisen in particular is one of the breakthrough anime shounen, considered to be the most potential in recent years. But besides this anime, there are still many series that fans believe can surpass the giant shounen monuments above.
1. Jujutsu Kaisen
Jujutsu Kaisen is an anime that revolves around Yuji Itadori, an unlucky high school student who is very good at sports. His world is turned upside down after suddenly learning about the existence of demons and exorcist mages often hunt for these bizarre creatures.
After a series of unwise decisions, Yuji faces a difficult choice: join the mage school and fight the demons, or be executed. Jujutsu Kaisen is a compelling story built on the standards set by the Shonen anime, while adding many unique, creepy and dark details.
2. Demon Slayer
Demon Slayer is probably one of the best works of new generation shounen manga. The story revolves around Tanjirou, a boy who lives a normal life until his family is slaughtered by a demon, his sister Nezuko is also transformed into a demon. Wanting revenge on the demon that caused this, Tanjirou and Nezuko embark on a dangerous adventure, at the same time hoping to find a way to turn Nezuko into a human.
On the way, Tanjirou tries to train to be able to fight demons and accompanies several other characters with very special personalities. With an engaging and in-depth storyline, along with great fighting scenes, Demon Slayer deserves to be the ideal role model of today’s shounen.
3. My Hero Academia
In My Hero Academia, 80% of the population is born with powers called Quirks. Some of the Quirks are destined to be heroes, which is also the dream of protagonist Izuku Midoriya. Unfortunately for Midoriya, he is one of the few people born without Quirk, but that all changes when he happens to meet All-Might, the hero Midoriya has always idolized.
My Hero Academia is a brilliant example of the pinnacle of today’s shonen anime, with its great character lines, humorous but equally profound storyline.
4. That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime
That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime is an example of a successful combination of isekai and shonen. The anime revolves around Satoru Mikami, an ordinary civil servant suddenly travels to another world. But instead of isekai becoming a normal person, Satoru becomes a blue slime, capable of mimicking everything.
Viewers are watched Satoru in an exciting journey as a slime, at the same time befriending new companions. That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime is the best shounen-isekai anime you can find online today, reminiscent of classic monuments like Fairy Tail, One Piece.
5. Blood Blockade Battlefront
Blood Blockade Battlefront is a potential shonen anime that hasn’t received much attention. In this universe, there exist strange monsters and they can coexist with humans. New York City has since become the ‘Hellsalem’s Lot’, with an organization called Libra working in the dark to preserve the fragile peace between humans and monsters. Leonardo Watch discovered and joined the organization after receiving the “All-Seeing Eyes of the Gods” ability, from which he became involved. on a journey full of deadly dangers.
6. Dr. Stone
Dr. Stone has changed the recipe for a traditional shounen anime with novel elements such as science, technology, and fiction. The story begins with the main character, Senku, when all the people living on earth are turned into stone statues for 3600 years. Senku is the first person to awaken from this state, and determined to restore humanity from this catastrophe.