Famous Anime Podcast – More Shonen Jump Anime

Lewis and Holly stick with us to help decide which of 11 more anime based on Shonen Jump manga are deserving of the sobriquet “Famous”. This time round we look at anime based on manga that began between 1990 to 1997. What titles will enter the Famous Anime Podcast’s Hall of Anime Fame? Listen and find out!

The music video for Hell Teacher Nube’s Theme

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  1. As I grew up in Taiwan around the time all those manga/animes were being published on the Chinese version of Jump and/or broadcasted on TV. I can give you maybe a pacific perspective of these things relative fame back in those days.

    Slam Dunk was without a doubt most popular, followed by Kenshin and Yu Yu Hakusho. Yu Yu Hakusho was more or less a hipster’s pick, I remember arguments among us elementary kids about it being better than Dragon Ball Z.

    The next most famous thing behind those 3 was Hell Teacher Nube, Looking back at it, it was something you ‘d imagine a focus group of young Jump readers would produced. It had horror, mysticism, crude jokes, out of place ecchi, a lot of bleeding, a lot of punching things in the face and a predictable episodic structure. It was a pretty big hit, bookstores in Taiwan would put up posters when new volumes are on sale.

    I want to point out 2 things in your list that are probably meta-famous. Puppet Master Sakon and Tottemo! Luckyman. The 2 respective authors went on to become the creative duo behind Death Note. In their manga Bakuman, they referenced both works. Detective Trap is conceptually similar to Puppet Master Sakon, and Super Hero Legend was a reference to Tottemo! Luckyman.

    Side note, Tottemo! Luckyman was one of my favorites mangas when I was young. It was kind of a proto-one punch man, crappy art and lots of jokes. The series ended on a Tournament arc.

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