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Adventures of Shounencard

Adventures of Shounencard published on 2 Comments on Adventures of Shounencard

In the last chapter, our hero was left locked in a deadly duel with his greatest rival, who claims to have a secret weapon that will make him unbeatable…

Alex: I’ll grind you to dust, vampire, and scatter your ashes at a crossroads!

The Adventures of Shounencard

[Battle 1,527]

Shounencard: No…you won’t win. You can’t win! And you’ll never understand why!

You don’t trust in your own skills. You lean on others rather than fightin from your heart. Someone like that can never defeat me! Having power isn’t enough. You have to be able to wield it with a strong heart. Until you can do that, we may have a hundred battles — and we will, because they’re easy to write — but you will never win!

Is Shounencard right? Or will Alex defeat him at last? Stay tuned for just fifty more pages of dramatic posturing before we find out!

2 Comments

by Xuanwu on Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:34 pm

Shonencard needs a mecha, stat!

That said, I’m a sucker for many shounen animes. However, I tend to like the “calm, cool older male” archetype (Sesshomaru, Itachi, Kurei, etc.) more than the hot headed impulsive lead character type (Inu-Yasha, Naruto, Luffy, etc.). There are a couple exceptions, like Ichigo from Bleach.

by Jamew85 on Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:54 pm

Same here. For example: in the Pokemon-fibre I always wanted to shoot Ash on the moon, just to get rid of him.
And I agree with todays comic too. Many of them simply HAVE too many of those poseing-panels. Take those magical girl stuff for example. The transformation needs pretty much time and what does the evil one? Stand there staring (Maybe drooling because of the short skirts ; ) )

by Chaos Priest on Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:43 pm

And the Card count keeps rising. Any more of them and we’re going to have to make charts and hold a “Forms of Alucard” conventions.

I admit I haven’t bothered to watch a lot of shounen anime, but it seems a fairly good representation of them to me anyway. Those speeches can get annoying after a while, and the antagonists usually seem a lot more interesting than the heroes, like Kaiba or Team Rocket, to use two famous examples. I’d much rather watch a show about them. Then there’s also the whole unfair double standard with terminology between the groups. Remember, when a hero doesn’t give up we say he has perseverance and spirit. When an antagonist doesn’t give up we say he is vindictive and a sore loser.

by Reeku on Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:28 am

Ooooh my, that speech made me cringe. xP
The art style is just TOO perfect though. And do I see what I think I see on his gloves there? 😆

Come to think of it, this strip makes me realize “No I most certainly do not read more shounen manga over shoujo”. So now I’m not sure what category the majority of anime/manga I collect falls under (not that I thought they were the only two catagories, but none of my manga is really shounen or shoujo).

by Urahara on Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:23 am

I NOW DUB SHOUNENCARD ‘GOKUCARD’.

That is all.

by Jamew85 on Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:24 am

This was great urahara!

oh, I didn´t even see THAT XD
Well done!
actually not all shounen mangas are the same. in some opinions Hellsing is also a shounenmanga with the genre horror. But most “overmerchandised” shounenmanga consist of long speeches about god, the world, the evil major plan, moral and the reason why toast always lands on its buttered side…, battles (long, short, even longer) and long looooong reviews of all characters pasts.

Once a guy sat down and wrote down “the anime and mangarules”. Quite humorous. I´ll look if I can find it again.

Here they are: http://www.abcb.com/laws/index.htm

by Frey on Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:36 am

I read it and found it interesting.

by Romanticide on Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:34 am

Shojocard!!! buahahahahahhaha

you just condensed all the cliches of the Shonen Jump brand in whole strip XD

by SailorPtah on Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:26 pm

I can’t even draw a proper helicopter; what makes you think I’d be able to draw a mecha?

That said, if someone more technically adept could design it, I’d love to play with the idea.

by Kreiga on Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:38 pm

I’m tempted to do so. Which makes me wonder what would happen if ever Pip got hold of it.

by SailorPtah on Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:26 pm

I am much more willing to put up with shoujo transformation scenes than shounen posturing. At least the transformations are sexy and sparkly and have cool music 😀

I knew purloining my brother’s Shounen Jump issues would pay off one day!

As to manga genres: “Shounen” broadly means “for boys”, and “shoujo” “for girls”, and they are both huge categories with many many subgenres. I try to use Shoujocard and now Gokucard to mock things that come up over and over ad nauseum, but even the most tired cliche isn’t used in every shoujo or shounen manga.

Hellsing is properly “seinen” (directed at young adults, usually young men; the female equivalent is “josei”, but manga with appeal to both genders tend to be classified as seinen).

As to Gokucard’s gloves: I wanted a good symbol to correspond to Shoujocard’s heart. I figured this was appropriate 🙂

by Abadon XXX on Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:44 pm

Shonen Anderson shall be known as saiyan Anderson >>

by Urahara on Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:10 pm

I was considering either Vegederson or Andertrunks. The latter’s only because of the base sprite, though.

by Abadon XXX on Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:21 pm

what about Angeta?

by Xuanwu on Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:15 pm

Saiyanderson seems a more appropriate…fusion of names. (DBZ joke.)

by Reeku on Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:15 pm

VEGETERSON PLEZ.

by Elin-darling on Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:16 pm

BAD pun! BAD! And if you want a…’fusion’ of names, Andertrunks is the better one

by Urahara on Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:20 pm

VEGEDERSON DOES FIT BETTER WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE PERSONALITY AND RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MALE LEAD..

BUT IT DOESN’T ROLL OFF THE TONGUE THE SAME WAY ANDERTRUNKS DOES. QA0SAD9FY-9td78asdfausk Naming stuff isn’t my strong point, anyway. =D

by Romanticide on Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:11 pm

Seing Shonecard with the Goku hairstyle made me wonder… how would a Hellsing adaptation of “Journey to the west” would be…
Integral would definately be the priest… but Seras and walter? Pip would be the pig XD

by Ledderlegs on Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:55 am

Walters easy-He’d be Sandy! (or Shā Wùjìng, if we’re being technical)
As Winkipedia puts it…

” …given the name Friar Sand or Sandy in English, was once the Curtain Raising General, who stood in attendance by the imperial chariot in the Hall of Miraculous Mist. He was exiled to the mortal world and made to look like a monster because he accidentally smashed a crystal goblet belonging to the Heavenly Queen Mother during the Peach Banquet. The now-hideous immortal took up residence in the Flowing Sands River, terrorizing the surrounding villages and travelers trying to cross the river. However, he was subdued by Sūn Wùkōng and Zhū Bājiè when the Sānzàng party came across him. They consequently took him in to be a part of the pilgrimage to the West…
…Shā Wùjìng is known to be the most obedient, logical, and polite of the three disciples, and always takes care of his master, seldom engaging in the bickeries of his fellow-disciples. Ever reliable, he carries the luggage for the travellers. Perhaps this is why he is sometimes seen as a minor character; the lack of any particular perks confers the lack of distinguishing and/or redeeming characteristics.”

I’m not too sure about where Seras would fit in though…seeing as none of the 5 main Characters in Journey to the West fit her.
Perhaps the Dragon Prince, though I think this character would fit Alucards backstory better!
Saved from execution to serve Tripitaka as a horse-and if I remember correctly, he sometimes acted as a bodyguard. Somebody correct me if I’m wrong please, it’s been a very long time since I last read/saw a translation of Journey to the West.

by Open_sketchbook on Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:57 am

I don’t like japanese mecha too much, (I perfer the American tank-on-legs model to the Japanese attack-of-the-60-foot-ninja model, though I love the concept when it’s scaled down to an armoured suit, like Starship Trooper’s Mobile Infantry or Legacy of Aldenata’s ACS units… sorry, nerd attack.) but I think I can design something kick ass for Alucard, Anderson and the rest of those crazies. I only wish I had the time to draw a comic about it.

by Xuanwu on Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:48 am

My Journey to the West match up:

Sun Wukong = Alucard
Xuanzang = Integra
Pigsy = Pip (the comedy relief)
Friar Sand = Walter
Guanyin, Goddess of Mercy = Seras
Dragon Prince = Doggycard
White Boned Demon = Rippy
Green Lion Demon = Schroe (as a Green Catboy Demon)

It would actually be very interesting to make this a comic. I remember reading the whole story when I was a kid (I read the four volume Anthony Yu version with all 100 chapters – took me several months to polish off).

by Remeth on Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:26 pm

I can’t see Seras as Guanyin, simply because he/she is technically a male in a female form. Seras’s D-cups would ruin the androgynous image. Or make it extremely funny. Either one. And personally, I see Shroe as the fire boy, with the Captain as his daddy, the Bull Demon.

Oh yea… I’m new 🙂 if anyone’s wondering who this person that just randomly appeared is. Elin knows who I am… I usually just browse the convo, but I had to comment on this one because I love Journey to the West. ^^

by Romanticide on Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:16 pm

As far as I know the japanese version Kannon is a woman… and also it was kind of confused with the virgin Mary many times…

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