Jean and Jeff are here to run through the week in shonen on Beamcast!
The major news this week is Clare’s success in Claymore 148. The achievement of her greatest ambition is notable, but she is afforded little time to celebrate, and now must instead refocus and prepare for what potentially could be a tougher challenge ahead.
Nanatsu no Taizai 67 continues the recent attempts to ramp up the intensity of current events. Between Diane failing in combat, the Holy Knights deliberately lying to the public, and the appearance of legendary figure King Arthur, author Suzuki Nakaba is finally molding this derivative story into something engaging.
Similarly, Magi 215 has the series poised for a bright future, only in this case the goal is to reclaim the bright future it already had, before the catastrophic Magnostadt arc did its damage. Aladdin’s explanation of Alma Toran is a nice reset for a story that can do well if it only avoids some familiar pitfalls.
Finally, History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi 559 handles storytelling with all the grace and efficiency of throwing food into a blender from a different house, while Hayate no Gotoku! 441-442 introduce the protagonist’s brother in just about the strangest way possible.
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1:19 – Claymore 148
15:32 – Nanatsu no Taizai 67
30:28 – Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic 215
41:12 – History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi 559
50:16 – Hayate no Gotoku! 441-442