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    Daniel_Newton moderator on Dec. 7, 2012 at 5:29 p.m.

    @sickVisionz: That looks about right. I've always thought it would be silly to call it the "Holy Shonen Trilogy" and then limit it to Weekly Shonen Jump manga only, therefore leaving other weekly shonen titles (like Fairy Tail) out completely.

    Where's Toriko? Is that not a big deal any more?

    Destinyheroknighton Dec. 7, 2012 at 5:47 p.m.

    @sickVisionz:

    HST was created for the top Shonen Jump titles in there ranking, (because Jump is the biggest shonen magazine in Japan) not for other manga magazine. And also it not HBST (Holy Battle Shonen Trinity) so Kuroko's Basketball will count

    It like saying Thor or Iron man would be part of the trinity in DC, because there books sell well

    sickVisionz moderator on Dec. 7, 2012 at 7:32 p.m.

    @Destinyheroknight said:

    It like saying Thor or Iron man would be part of the trinity in DC, because there books sell well

    I always thought of it as being more like saying Thor and Iron Man can't be a part of the HCT (Holy Comic Trinity) because they are Marvel. With further explanation being that "comic" doesn't actually refer to comics in the slightest (cuz that's totally obvious, right?) , and that the actual case is that people got super lazy when creating the acronym and it should actually be HDCT (Holy Detective Comics Trinity) which specifically refers to the company known as Detective Comics, not comics.

    Shortening "Shonen Jump" to "Shonen" (which also refers to an extremely popular genre) is probably on of the worst abbreviations ever conceived.

    Kino88on Dec. 7, 2012 at 7:49 p.m.

    come back Sam! it,s getting more and more melancholy with each new episode.......sniff

    Destinyheroknighton Dec. 7, 2012 at 7:59 p.m.

    @sickVisionz:

    Well, they just call it the trinity. It don't have other HC in it (been that for a long time)

    It also help that DC make a comic with the name LOL!

    Shortening "Shonen Jump" to "Shonen" (which also refers to an extremely popular genre) is probably on of the worst abbreviations ever conceived.

    Well, it is the longest running Shonen magazine, out now and have the most success then any others

    jj_jacksonon Dec. 7, 2012 at 8:14 p.m.

    @takashichea: Well i agree with ya there i did a bit of exploring myself and i watched the anime "Welcome to the NHK" and i found it very refreshing and it was great all around for a drama/comedy.

    And ya i mean blue exocist HAD potential but they took it in another direction. The manga is decent i havent been super impressed by it but its better than the animes story.

    And i think if any of these current manga or animes could fill the shoes of one of the big three they already would have done it! its gotta be something new. im gonna give toriko a chance but honestly it isnt rubbing me the right way.

    Marshal Victoryon Dec. 8, 2012 at 11:16 a.m.

    Err was that mister rogers music at the end?

    Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic Has the potential .In spades no less.High hopes for it .Tho may be um more adult than others i say that not as a cut it just deals with more death an blood an slavery.

    Fairy Tail Should be one of them.Dont see how its similar to One Piece .

    Blue Exorcist Had all the parts should have been right up their.. maybe it can make a comeback ?

    Dark horses least likey but maybe to fit..

    Medaka Box It has all the over the top fights down.Ultra violent but few deaths part down.

    Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan had the potential ,Its style may hold it back tho.

    Zetman just poor ploting i think killed this the potential was there.

    Problem with all 3 here is main characters .For some their faults stand out more than the powers or deeds they do.With the HST the main characters seem like people you wouldnt mind hanging out with.

    bettywhitechanon Dec. 9, 2012 at 1:55 p.m.

    I really enjoy Fairy Tail. I wish this site did a weekly review of the manga like they do for the big three. Maybe I'll start one :). The plot of Fairy Tail just keeps getting better and better.

    takashichea moderator is online on Dec. 9, 2012 at 4:03 p.m.

    @Marshal Victory:

    I heard Magi anime will end after the Balbadd arc. I don't know if the anime is favor with newcomers or manga fans because of the altercations.

    You should visit DestinyHeroKnight's I prefer One Piece over Fairy Tail thread. Fairy Tail and One Piece's characters may not be totally similar, but they have some common ground. The overall story in One Piece and Fairy Tail is like a never ending adventure.

    @bettywhitechan:

    We do talk about the manga over at the Fairy Tail Discussion. We just put them in spoilers. Used to have a separate manga discussion thread.

    Marshal Victoryon Dec. 9, 2012 at 11:41 p.m.

    @takashichea: That would be a shame if Magi just got one season.

    For Fairy Tail an One Piece i can see the never ending stroy thing. But any world can be that .If it takes time, builds an expans which few seem to want to do.

    With Fairy Tail an One Piece its difrent flavors of ice cream.I dont think its the old like or love thing as in you can love one but only like the other.But even as that i see them as difrent enuf to stand on their own.I can see the similarities tho , travel,group adventure.magic,an long fights.They have difrent world builds tho.

    It's almsot like arguement about which is better ninjas or pirates.They both use projectiles , both use swords an least we forget trickery.But most of us will have a opion on which is better .Tho i will say this i stoped One Piece aroudn time they got up to the ocean in the sky.. seen the people their cuting clouds off for building blocks an lost intrest.

    MsSlicingClawson Dec. 11, 2012 at 7:28 a.m.

    I think it's highly potential!

    Sure, FT has it's downside, like ridiculous fillers, and obsessive amounts of cleavage. But it fits what we most consider to be a great shonen, plus it doesnt do everything so cliche.

    Besides, have you seen the bodies on those men!?

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