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    Are the Shonen Big 3 Still a Thing?

    Since Bleach is no more and Naruto moved on to Boruto, people have been wondering if the Shonen Big 3 are still a thing.

    I wrote and article myself where I argue that they are still alive but in the form of:
    -One Piece
    -Boruto
    -My Hero Academia

    Crunchyroll also had a recent article that argued that the new order was:
    -One Piece
    -My Hero Academia
    -Black Clover

    What do you guys think? Do the Big 3 still exists? And if so, what are they now?
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    #2
    I think the new Hot Shonen is probably MHA. I still haven't watched it yet lol.


    I tried Black Clover and oh my god it was boring.
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      #3
      Originally posted by goddessofanime View Post
      I tried Black Clover and oh my god it was boring.
      I heard it gets better after a while. I'm waiting until there's a good 50 episodes out before trying it.
      "Not conspiracies, conspiracy! Singular. Reaching back to ancient Egypt there's been a single cabal of powerful individuals directing the course of human history. But the common man prefers to believe they don't exist, which aids their success."

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        #4
        Yes, I'm sure there are at least 3 shonen series out there that are more popular than the rest, but quite honestly I've never really cared personally. I've watched about 7 episodes of Bleach and around 3 of Naruto and have zero interest in ever returning to them. I watched One Piece through the Alabasta arc before I got burned out and would like to resume someday, but have no idea when since I have too many titles I'm currently watching and in my backlog. Likewise my anime bucketlist is to watch every episode of Dragonball in all it's incarnations, but I usually don't get very far before burning out. I got through about 4 episodes of Black Clover before I couldn't take the MC anymore . I've seen all of MHA, and enjoy it, but the current season got off to a rough start for me. Overall I think I prefer series that have a more definitive end point rather than ones that just drag on, uisually years longer than they should have.
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          #5
          Originally posted by Ohiotaku View Post
          Yes, I'm sure there are at least 3 shonen series out there that are more popular than the rest, but quite honestly I've never really cared personally. I've watched about 7 episodes of Bleach and around 3 of Naruto and have zero interest in ever returning to them. I watched One Piece through the Alabasta arc before I got burned out and would like to resume someday, but have no idea when since I have too many titles I'm currently watching and in my backlog. Likewise my anime bucketlist is to watch every episode of Dragonball in all it's incarnations, but I usually don't get very far before burning out. I got through about 4 episodes of Black Clover before I couldn't take the MC anymore . I've seen all of MHA, and enjoy it, but the current season got off to a rough start for me. Overall I think I prefer series that have a more definitive end point rather than ones that just drag on, uisually years longer than they should have.
          After being into Bleach for so long, I don't want another longass series either.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Ohiotaku View Post
            I've seen all of MHA, and enjoy it, but the current season got off to a rough start for me.
            Season 3 was a rough start. The first episode wasn't good, they go to a pool and recap about previous events. Second episode they go on a school trip, not interesting. Perhaps that is intentional to lull you into a false sense of security where everyone is happy & fun because everything explodes in episode 3 when the villains attack. That is when it got really great and I'm loving it now.

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              #7
              I will say that each episode of this season has been an improvement over the previous one. A lot of people were blown away by the Deku/Muscular/Kota episode, but it didn't really start appealing to me again until the following episode.
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                #8
                I think that people really want there to be such a thing as the Jump Big 3 for reasons that are unclear to me. If you start with the premise that there is a Big 3 and then try to identify them, you can come up with something. If there were a Big 3, we wouldn't need to ponder and analyze. It would be obvious. It looks like there is One Piece and a handful of other titles that are in and out of the top 3 on a week by week basis. I don't think there is a Big 3 now.
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                  #9
                  old hat is basically right the idea of the big three died when bleach died and possibly even before then as bleach was constantly declining in popularity

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                    #10
                    I have to concur as well.

                    I mean, no one talks about 'BIG THREE' anymore. Bleach killed it, as it killed off a lot of things
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