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9:00 PM on 04.12.2014

Shonen Showdown 4-12-2014

Alright everyone, it's time for Shonen Showdown, the weekly fighting manga and anime recap that gets it, OK, we know about the whole duality thing in Naruto's themes. Gaawhhhd.  Anyway, we've got it all for you this fine...

Josh Tolentino


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Shoujo Showdown: Happiness Charge PreCure Episodes 5-6 photo
Shoujo Showdown: Happiness Charge PreCure Episodes 5-6
by Brittany Vincent

Helping others out is awesome, but getting caught up on PreCure is cool too. We're gonna get there yet. Here's another dose of Happiness Charge PreCure! I'm having a good time covering it. How's everyone else feeling about it?

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Shonen Showdown 4-7-2014 photo
Shonen Showdown 4-7-2014
by Josh Tolentino

Happy Monday, folks! It's time to get focused on fighting off the banality of the week with Shonen Showdown, the weekly recap that's using the title bar to conveniently censor the werewolf above! Don't look! It's a....compromising position.

Where we don't compromise, however, is on the hottest new chapters of Naruto, Bleach, and Hunter x Hunter, with a side order of PreCure to boot! Get on below to get all that into your system!

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Shonen Showdown 3-29-2014 photo
Shonen Showdown 3-29-2014
by Josh Tolentino

Welcome to the latest edition of your weekly fight-show roundup, Shonen Showdown! And now it's time for your daily Mad Ninja Skillz™ Top Tip:

You can't expect to intimidate anyone when you select the "Nervous Teddy Bear" expression as your Ninja Mask.

This helpful tip was brought to you by the latest episodes and chapters of Naruto, Bleach, Hunter x Hunter, and One Piece!

Oh, and have you checked out the latest addition to our Shonen Showdown stable? That's right, manly men, we've got HappinessCharge Precure! And no, we're not kidding!

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Shonen Showdown: Happiness Charge PreCure Episodes 3-4 photo
Shonen Showdown: Happiness Charge PreCure Episodes 3-4
by Brittany Vincent

It's another double dose of Happiness Charge PreCure as I get up to speed on the series for regular Shonen Showdown coverage! This week we're rapidly developing some characters and checking out some new PreCards. I'm ready for the third PreCure to make her appearance. How about you?

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First Impressions: Happiness Charge PreCure! Episodes 1-2 photo
First Impressions: Happiness Charge PreCure! Episodes 1-2
by Brittany Vincent

I'm no stranger to magical girl anime, but I've never watched a PreCure series. I've always been interested, but once I sat down and started watching, the daunting task of sitting through 50+ episodes of each series no longer appealed to me. I'm not sure why I decided to start with Happiness Charge PreCure!, especially given the fact that the series has reached its 10-year anniversary, and there's a lot about the franchise I just don't know. Still, considering the fact that at its heart it's about love, happiness, dreams, and all that typical girly stuff, I figured it would be pretty simple to jump into. 

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Shonen Showdown 3-22-2014 photo
Shonen Showdown 3-22-2014
by Josh Tolentino

It's time now for Shonen Showdown, the recap that doesn't want your pity or your mourning, for it is doing what it was always meant to do...recap battle anime and manga, and recap it hard.

We've got a full house today with the latest offerings from our talented fighter-writers, with the latest recaps of Naruto, Hunter x Hunter, Bleach and One Piece! Get on below and commemorate the loss of a man among men, Might Guy!

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Shonen Showdown 3-15-2014 photo
Shonen Showdown 3-15-2014
by Josh Tolentino

Hello and welcome to Shonen Showdown, the weekly recap that--HAH! Got you! You thought you were gonna make this column late? You just delayed my clone! No one stops the recap train!

We're up tonight with the latest workplace drama from Naruto, the latest child-abuse drama from Bleach, and a new dose of awesome from Hunter x Hunter, all tonight and ready!

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Shonen Showdown 3-9-2014 photo
Shonen Showdown 3-9-2014
by Josh Tolentino

Hey there! It's time again for some sweet Shonen Showdown goodness, so put on your happy faces, everyone!

Oh, maybe not that happy. OK, please take off your happy face now. 

It's an extra full house this week, with recaps of the best in fighting anime and manga, including Bleach, Hunter x Hunter, One Piece, and a double-header of Naruto Shippuden in addition to the Naruto manga!

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Shonen Showdown 3-2-2014 photo
Shonen Showdown 3-2-2014
by Josh Tolentino

Welcome to this week's round of Shonen Showdown, the weekly anime and manga battlin' recap that's coming to you today courtesy of booting into Safe Mode! Aww yeah, core drivers, networking support, and nothing else, coming at you this weekend!

That said, our stripped-down circumstances this week won't stop us from giving you the very latest in hot Hunter x Hunter, Naruto and Bleach recaps, all of which are set below and hosted on our site, which is thankfully more reliable than a bad set of video drivers!

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Shonen Showdown 2-22-2014 photo
Shonen Showdown 2-22-2014
by Josh Tolentino

It's that time on Saturday, people: The time to FIGHT! It's Shonen Showdown time!

It's a week of epic reversals as Bleach makes us EAT last week's harsh judgment and Naruto turns a heel into (half a) face, while One Piece drops in the weirdos and runs into a sugar-wall, and Hunter x Hunter reveals its oh-so-effective coping mechanism for stress: EXPLOSIONS!

Join us now as Pedro, Chris and yours truly charge up and punch in with the latest battle anime and manga recaps!

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Shonen Showdown 2-16-2014 photo
Shonen Showdown 2-16-2014
by Josh Tolentino

It's time again for Shonen Showdown, the weekly fighting anime and manga roundup that's opting to use this week's header selection to anticipate the end result of many a successful Valentine's eve! How did your love-love day go?

Speaking of things we love, it's time to talk about comics and cartoons chock-full of wanton violence! With pirate epic One Piece on break this week, we've got the usual complement of Bleach, Naruto, and Hunter x Hunter to get you pumped! Get on below and join us in this shonen action love-fest!

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