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Can filler actually be good for you? As we reaffirm the positives of epic Shonen,Tom leads Sam to a shocking revelation that will change the Vice Pit... FOREVER!!!

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    Marshal Victoryon April 30, 2013 at 2:58 p.m.

    Sam has some good points here. Main one i agree with the most is does the show deserve the length of 100+ episodes or is it that long just cause its shonen.

    Hunter X Hunter (2011) should be the next big shonen right up their with Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic an yet Toriko seems to be wining the rateings race in japan. Cultural/race shift? Seems a shallow story is more avalible now than a deep one.Maybe Toriko really is aimed at 12 year olds? An story is just in the way of cool character fights an design.

    Tom is right to about character devlopment. Shonen mostly now feels either paper thin characters or you know their life history in the 1st episode. Oddly enuff Joujuu Senjin!! Mushibugyou seems to be doing the one episode per character back story an im more intrested in it than Toriko .While i dont think its the next big thing in shonen like Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic it could well be .

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