On this episode of Manga Mavericks, we invite on Chris & Nik from Weekly Manga Recap for our next Jump Stop podcast where we discuss Kohei Horikoshi’s second ever Weekly Shonen Jump manga, Barrage (or Sensei no Baruji)! A sci-fi adventure take on the classic Prince and the Pauper type of story about an orphan boy named Barrage, who works for whatever little food he can give to his family, until one night where he runs into and witnesses the death of the prince of the kingdom and ends up being mistaken for said prince, which leads him into taking on his responsibilities as peacemaker going from village to village to protect those who need it most! We discuss how we feel about the series in particular as a transitionary point in Horikohi’s career and what he improves on from Oumagadoki Zoo, but also what aspects he will later eventually execute better with My Hero Academia afterwards.
00:00 – Intro/Patreon Update
06:34 – Colton’s latest podcast guest spots
09:07 – Barrage Discussion
2:02:22 – Twitter Questions
2:06:00 – Guest Plugs
2:10:14 – Community Shout-outs!:
- Taylor’s Ice Cream Cats Kickstarter
- Jump Tales Kickstarter
- Shonen Flop episode on Barrage
- Nik’s old Read Right to Left on Barrage
- Maxy’s old Friendship! Effort! Victory! episode on Barrage
- Omnibus Collector video on Shonen Jump’s Seven Discontinued Manga
- The Worst Manga in Shonen Jump
- The Dead Mothers of Shonen
2:27:35 – Wrap up
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