Shounen anime,or manga,refers to graphic novel content which is mainly made for an audience of teenage young boys,whose ages fall within the range of 12-18 years,and the demographic consists of mainly Japanese kids. Shounen anime has been quite the talk among teenagers due to its rapid rise in popularity since the pandemic. Let us have a look at some of the upcoming anime,rather, upcoming Shounen anime.
- Platinum End(Shounen Anime,2022)
Platinum End is one of the newest and most talked about upcoming anime of recent times,since it has been written by Tsugumi Ohba,who is extremely famous for penning the legendary Shounen anime Death Note.
The character-enriched and captivating storyline follows an orphan high school student named Mirai Kakehashi,who was saved by an angel named Nasse when he tried to end his life. Nasse informed Mirai that he was shortlisted for a candidate to be God’s replacement,with 12 other competitors,since God was about to retire in 999 days.
This upcoming anime debuted in the month of November of 2021,and its huge fanbase is expecting its comeback in 2022 with its second half.
- Attack on Titan: The Final Season- Part 3(Shounen Anime,2023)
This is one of those Shounen anime which needs no introduction nowadays,such is its popularity and stature in the manga and anime industry. Penned and illustrated by Hajime Isayama,this epic of an anime is set to have its farewell with this last part of the ultimate season airing in 2023.
This anime is one that just cannot be described by just a few words. It revolves around humanity and its war against human devouring creatures named Titans. The storyline is so enriched with unmissable twists and turns that it has attracted audiences of almost all ages and regions.
The final part of the season 4 will be looking forward to rounding things off with a bang,and with MAPPA animating the last part,it is expected to be one of the best,if not the very best,Shounen anime endings of all time.
- One Punch Man Season 3(Shounen Anime,2023)
Written by Tomohiro of ‘Mob Psycho 100’ fame,One Punch Man became an instant sensation since its release in 2015. It is one of those few Shounen anime which has managed to make its place among the hearts of children worldwide. This Shounen anime is speculated to make its comeback with the third season by mid-2023.
The storyline follows the story of Saitama,a young man,who once saved a child from a mutant antisocial,and since then had trained himself to such perfection that a single punch sufficed to defeat any opponent that confronted him. Such power, although extremely exciting to possess,made him feel bored since he had no worthy opponent. The anime follows his trails as he searches for strong and worthy opponents.
- Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2(Shounen Anime,2023)
Jujutsu Kaisen, despite being the new kid on the block of Shounen anime, has proved itself to be worthy of the immense support and fame it has been getting since its release in 2020. Written by Gege Akutami,this instant phenomenon of an anime completed its first season in the month of March,2021,had a movie released called Jujutsu Kaisen 0 which had an immense crowd pull,and is now looking forward to releasing its second season by 2023.
The story follows the life of a fitness freak high school student named Yuuji Itadori who comes across a whole new world of people and Cursed elements when he consumes a Cursed object,which is one of the fingers of the infamous Ryomen Sukuna,and gains immeasurable powers. This newfound life is quite bizarre and leaves him puzzled at first,but with the help of his peers: his sensei,Gojo Satoru,his friends,Fushiguro Megumi and Nobara Kugisaki,and others,he finds his way through hardships and conflicts.
- My Hero Academia Season 6(Shounen Anime,2022)
One of the best Shounen anime out there,My Hero Academia has been the talk of the trade since its inception in 2016. The manga, written by Kōhei Horikoshi,became so popular that it had to be adapted into an anime. It has had five extremely successful seasons from 2016-2021 and its sixth instalment is going to come out by the month of October of 2022.
The story of the anime follows a boy named Izuku Midoriya,who lives in a world where everyone has a Quirk which makes them superheroes,but Midoriya lacks one. He still has the flair and dream to be a superhero one day,which comes true when the most celebrated pro-hero,All Might,gives Midoriya a chance to have his powers. Midoriya,along with other supposed heroes,go on a journey of self exploration and fighting different enemies and strengthening bonds.
- Haikyuu!! Season 5(Shounen Anime,2022)
Written by Haruichi Furudate,Haikyuu is a coming of age anime which has a lot of comic elements,and a captivating storyline to keep its fanbase enthralled and happy with the content. With 4 seasons in the bag, Haikyuu is set to make its return with the fifth instalment by 2022.
The storyline of the anime follows a junior high school student named Shoyo Hinata who is obsessed with the sport of volleyball and wants to build a team from his own institution. Hinata,and how he makes the team,how he deals with whatever life throws at him,and how his bonds with others mature: these are some of the very discussed topics of the anime.
- Demon Slayer Season 3(Shounen Anime,2023)
Kimetsu no Yaiba,or Demon Slayer,is a one of a kind anime. Written by Koyoharu Gotouge,this anime has been at the peak of popularity since its release in 2019. The franchise,one of the most successful ones in the whole world,has had two successful seasons and an immensely successful movie in its bag and is looking forward to releasing its third season by the spring of 2023.
The storyline revolves around a kind hearted boy named Tanjiro Kamado,who,after his family gets slaughtered and his sister is left as a demon by other demons,gets recruited as a demon Slayer and starts gathering friends and support for his cause: to heal his sister and to bring peace by eliminating the threat of demons.
These were some of the upcoming Shounen anime. Anime watchers and avid fans have a lot to look up to in these coming months, since the anime and manga is only going to get bigger. To read about Nitendo Switch games, click here.