Shounen, the Genre
I'm an adult woman now, but my first exposure to anime and manga was through the shounen series, and they remain a sentimental favorite. There's always something about teenaged boys on the cusp of something bigger than themselves, and watching them grow and overcome obstacles through a discovery of their own power and self-worth will always be one of my favorite themes.
I've chosen a title that is definitely a mouthful, but this represents the best of what the genre has to offer: young heroes who are on the brink of unleashing their full potential, always one more enemy to conquer, one more strength to uncover, one more hurdle to overcome. These boys have climbed mountains to see the edge of greatness, and as we witness their (usually) arduous journey, we can’t help but root for them to succeed.
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