I can't recall the exact moment it happened. I can tell you, though, that it was a momentous occasion. Maybe it was the endless fetch quests that permeate the genre. Maybe it was the endless training arcs. Regardless of what it was, I lost the love I had for the standard shonen manga.
The loss was crushing at first. What is one to do without a weekly does of Bleach?
A brief re-examination of that previous statement will most likely give you all the reason you need. Simply give the title a lower-case "b" and you'll understand.
Furthermore, what does a fan turn to once the weekly releases lose their luster?
I found solace in Kaori Yuki's Angel Sanctuary and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto's Neon Genesis Evangelion.
(To Be Continued)