Among the many titles that have been added in 2021, here are five of the best new Shonen Jump manga series.
Every year, many new manga appear in Weekly Shonen Jump, resulting in a series of refreshing stories for readers to enjoy and read through. This year was no different, with a new series of manga appearing to fill the gap that was about to be left in the weekly magazine. Popular manga like Demon Slayer and Haikyuu! has ended while other manga, like My Hero Academia and One Piece, are nearing their end. Meanwhile, newer manga, like Chainsaw Man, have moved from print magazines to the Shonen Jump + app.
Looking at Jump’s latest 2021 manga series, there are five that stand out as potential frontrunners to be the top guys replacing other popular series.
Take Akira’s prologue, add One Piece Devil Fruits and use Willy Wonka’s images, and you have a funny Candy Flurry.
In Candy Flurry, after mysterious power-ups float around Japan, Tokyo is completely wiped out by lollipops. The story centers on an unusual lolypop, Tsumugi Minase, who must hide his powers for fear of being mistaken for the villain who wiped out Tokyo. Meanwhile, a member of the candy-hunting police force joins Tsumugi’s school, chasing people who use illegal candy.
Oddly enough for its premise, Candy Flurry takes itself so seriously that it feels like a parody. It follows the beats of many other shonen manga, but due to the absurdity of the whole love story, you can’t help but fall in love with every second of the manga.
I Tell C
One of the most unorthodox shonen manga in recent years, I Tell C is a procedural crime story that revolves around a detective – Risa Aioi – who is obsessed with love with murderers and villains. other evils she hunts. Thus, the series focuses on cat-and-mouse games she plays with criminals – scaring them with her games.
I Tell C the best story is Death Note if Misa Amane is the main character. In a sense, this manga is also redemption for Kazusa Inaoka, whose previous manga, Invade You, only had 16 chapters.
In the world of Choujin X, monsters with ghostly abilities exist, known as choujin. Since childhood, two young people Tokio Kurohara and Azuma Higashi have been attached to each other. The two appear to be opposites to each other, but both often protect the vulnerable in brutal street fights. However, when they encounter a choujin that threatens their lives, the two boys must undergo a grotesque transformation in order to survive, opening them up to a new world of gods and monsters.
Drawn by Sui Ishida, creator of Tokyo Ghoul, Choujin X will have an occasional update schedule. Ishida adopted this non-weekly manga release schedule to avoid the terrible burnout he went through while making his horror manga the best. Choujin X seems to be a beautifully illustrated manga that similarly combines the relationship of friendship with bodily horror.
Shonen Jump isn’t just a place for action stories. Several romance manga have also aired in the magazine’s history, with Blue Box being one of the latest stories. The manga also adds a bit of twist to the sports romance genre: Taiki Inomata is a badminton player who is bewitched by the incredibly talented basketball player, Chinatsu. The two develop a relationship through inspiring each other, only for Taiki to gradually realize that Chinatsu’s mother is friends with his mother’s – and, while the Chinatsu family is overseas, she will stay inside. his house.
Blue Box is a love story about human connection. It is beautifully drawn, sometimes more like a shojo manga than a regular manga. If Blue Box continues, it can join the shounen jump.
The Elusive Samurai
One of the best manga titles currently being picked up on Shonen Jump is a story where the main character avoids fighting anyone. Hojo Tokiyuki is a young prince who survived a military coup in which his entire family was murdered. Hojo tries to escape only to find himself repeatedly on the run as the province turns against him. And while Hojo can’t fight for survival, he can run away… very well.
Created by Yusei Matsui, creator of Assassination Classroom, this historical-fiction epic manga has, in a short span of time, become one of the highlights of Shonen Jump’s newer manga. The manga series is not only emotionally suspenseful but also surprisingly intense, starting with all emotions at the highest level and never giving up.