Black Clover: The Amalgamation of Popular Shounen Manga

If you do not know it already, Black Clover is one of the newest manga that came out of Shonen Jump in 2017 and has gained increasing popularity in both Asian and Western audience. Preceding the end of two of The Big Three of Jump Comics– Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto in November 2014 and Tite Kubo’s Bleach in August 2016– Black Clover shows its promising future to become one of Shonen Jump’s cornerstone, alongside the longest-running manga, One Piece.

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Well, that’s debatable. Let’s examine the manga some more, shall we?

!!! SPOILERS AHEAD! DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE NOT UP-TO-DATE WITH THE MANGA!

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What I Learned from Assassination Classroom

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*SPOILER ON THE WAY! PLEASE DON’T READ IF YOU HAVEN’T READ/WATCH THIS*  

If you don’t know, I am also a big anime fan. Although I am more inclined to romance and slice of life genre, shounen manga and anime is also a favorite of mine (because OP characters are life). I recently finished reading Assassination Classroom and oh boy you have no idea how many tears I have shed while reading/watching this. There’s also so much laughter, comedic relief, and the feels train is real in this anime.

Assassination Classroom is about Class 3-E and their mission to kill their alien teacher. While this sounds absurd,  I notice that the anime speaks volume about our society, authority, power and control, and our psychoanalysis. Continue reading