Warning! Contains spoilers for Chapter 29 of Ginka & Glüna!Another part Shonen dance manga got canceled early, but despite this, it’s still worth reading. Shonen Jump has become notorious for canceling more new series before they had a chance to come out, and this left many of them unsatisfied to read after ending. But Shinpei Watanabe’s Ginka & Glüna supports this trend by having the most satisfying ending possible given the circumstances.
Chapter 29 ends the series with an open but optimistic ending. After losing her memories to defeat Magaraka, Shonen Jump’s extremely powerful opponent in the series, Glüna still suffers from amnesia. While her friends desperately try to recover her memories, nothing works. Ginka, although initially distanced from Glüna due to heavy guilt, eventually realizes she is selfish and joins their efforts. But even his magic expertise was not enough. So, instead of restoring Glüna’s old memories, Ginka decides to travel the world with her and create new ones, in an ending that mirrors the beginning of the manga.
Despite Shonen Jump Axing It Ginka & gluna good ending
Just like the first part of the manga, this ending has a spirit of optimism and adventure that makes Ginka & Glüna feel like the original One Piece. And like most One Piece sequels, it does a great job of balancing light-hearted moments with dark revelations about the dark side of society and the depths of human cruelty. The series also offers creative twists on concepts and characters from other popular series like Naruto and Jujutsu Kaisen in its own way. Clearly this is a series created out of a passion for some of the best Shonen stories out there, both old and new. All of this makes the manga extremely satisfying to read for Shonen fans even if it comes to an abrupt end.
Many Shonen Jump readers don’t try the magazine’s newer series for fear of wasting their time or being invested in a series that will force an unsatisfactory ending. These are both very reasonable fears. In fact, two of Shonen Jump’s most recent cancellations suffered this fate, with the excellent PPPPPP ending in a shocking counter-climax and The Devil Bride’s Tale in Tokyo failing Become a stupid harem story with supernatural pitfalls. But Ginka & Glüna is the rare series that makes the most of the cancellation, speeding up its plot to hit some epic moments early and helping the manga end as best as possible given the circumstances.
Ginka & gluna is the rare Axed Shonen Jump Manga that fans should still read
It’s disappointing that Ginka & Glüna didn’t have more time to tell its story, but the excellent story it tells makes mangaka Shinpei Watanabe a talent worth watching. It’s unclear when or even if they’ll publish another manga series, so in the meantime, Shonen fans should check out Ginka & Glüna to see what the hype is about. While Shonen dance may not have given it the length it deserves, Ginka & Gluna is still considered a fun and creative story that readers will not regret to learn.
Ginka & gluna Chapter 29 available to read from Viz Media.