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Who the most Shoneniness Hero EVER!?
Posted 2/2/13
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Oh come on! Son Goku is Luffy's father. All the shounens are inspired in Dragon Ball. I see your age and i understand your naivety.
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Posted 2/2/13
Goku
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Its obviously Goku. Dragon Ball is modern Shonen's father. Show some respect.
Posted 2/2/13
Goku
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Posted 2/2/13
Oh yeah, totally Goku. No question about that.
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Posted 2/3/13
I won't vote because this survey is so limited. Everyone needs to stop sucking on Goku's dick, he's the inspiration for battle royal shonen mangas, that's all. His personality is not what a shonen hero should have, neither Luffy's for that matter.. except the latter does have a badass attitude.. Still, a shonen hero should be a badass. The most fitting personality in my opinion would be the typical always antisocial and serious. From the list, I know only Ichigo is like that. However, I don't read or watch Bleach so I wouldn't really know. Having said that, there are other characters in other series that are much better examples of the perfect shonen hero. Take Eren Jaeger, Kazan, Inuyasha, Guts, Yusuke Urameshi, Spike Spiegel as a few examples.

I can't give my opinion on Ichigo and Natsu since I never got into their series but Luffy is far better character than Naruto and Goku by leaps and bounds.
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Posted 2/3/13 , edited 2/3/13

javiikyuu wrote:

I won't vote because this survey is so limited. Everyone needs to stop sucking on Goku's dick, he's the inspiration for battle royal shonen mangas, that's all. His personality is not what a shonen hero should have, neither Luffy's for that matter.. except the latter does have a badass attitude.. Still, a shonen hero should be a badass. The most fitting personality in my opinion would be the typical always antisocial and serious. From the list, I know only Ichigo is like that. However, I don't read or watch Bleach so I wouldn't really know. Having said that, there are other characters in other series that are much better examples of the perfect shonen hero. Take Eren Jaeger, Kazan, Inuyasha, Guts, Yusuke Urameshi, Spike Spiegel as a few examples.

I can't give my opinion on Ichigo and Natsu since I never got into their series but Luffy is far better character than Naruto and Goku by leaps and bounds.


LOL first you say that a shonen hero should be an antisocial and serious then you say that the childish Luffy is far better character than Naruto and Goku. btw Goku and Naruto grew and mature, luffy is still the same idiot with the same jokes.

You really are confused about something about shonen. The audience they target are mostly kids and teenagers and thats why personality like Goku, Naruto and Luffy have some similitudes like being funny and airhead because thats what KIDS like. You say that the most fitting personality should be the typical antisocial and serious. First, i think that you are trying to have a character with whom you identify. Second, that kind of characters can be found in Seinen and is in this gender where they belong.

I'll tell you something about how shonens are made nowadays and why always they are inspired in Dragon Ball

Personality

-Son Goku was airhead(Naruto, Natsu and Luffy)
-Son Goku really love to fight(Naruto, Natsu and Luffy)
-Son Goku was very good making friends(Naruto, Natsu and Luffy)
-Son Goku never give up(Naruto, Natsu and Luffy)
-Son Goku will do whatever it takes to protect someone(Naruto, Natsu and Luffy)
-Son Goku love eating((Naruto and Luffy)
-More...

Secundary Characters

Goku's friends

-Dragonball had a baddass(Zoro, Laxus and Itachi)
-Dragonball had a pervert(Sanji, Jiraiya, Loke)
-Dragonball had a coward(Ussop, Sasuke and a lot of Fairy tail random members)
-Dragonball had a smart person(Robin, Levy, Shikamaru)
-Dragonball had the timid type(Chopper, Hinata, Wendy)
-More....


Storyline

All shonens are basically like this:

The bad guys are stronger than the good ones in the beginning. They kick the good ones asses and then they get their asses kicked at the end.


There are more but i really don't wanna waste my time in this because i think i made a point here.
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Posted 2/3/13
i think that the most shoneny thing ever is the main character getting strength from his friends, that is why i picked Natsu. Naruto,ichigo,goku come second because the second most shoneny thing is awakening a hidin power (ssj,hollow powers,kyubi mode). Luffy is the most different even though he shares huge similarities.
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Posted 2/3/13
I can admit that Goku is that old most well known shonen and that the hero complex is top notch. But I Vote for Luff because there is a depth to his characer that you don't know until you go deeper in to the series. But Luffy was the update when i thought of heroes. If you think about it they both have simple and complex heroes. Both lived with childhood that should have killed them and one wanted peace and the other had a goal from childhood.
You don't have to like my chose but you can keep your opinions of my choice to yourself
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Posted 2/3/13
I'd like to point out that the question isn't who our favorite shounen hero is, but which shounen hero is the most archetypical. So what if Ichigo is cooler, or Natsu is more fun? Goku made the mold, meaning that he is definitively the shounen hero archetype.
All you need for evidence of this can be found in Gintama and all the Dragonball Z parodies, spiky hair and orange jumpsuits. The only time any other shounen manga/anime is mentioned is when Gintoki reads Jump.
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Posted 2/3/13
For me, the most shoneniness should be Natsu. Why? because i always sees him owning people and talking badass with his opponents almost everytime
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Posted 2/4/13
I think Goku would be the best.
Posted 2/4/13
Luffy is my favorite, followed by Natsu but come on... Goku gets the vote hands down. Every shounen anime I can think of draws inspiration from DBZ.
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Posted 2/5/13
Yusuke Urameshi is not on the list. Major problem here. Naruto and Bleach also owe PLENTY to Yu Yu Hakuhso.
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