Warning! Contains revelation for Akane-banashi Chapter 67!Shonen dance It’s no stranger to publishing great manga series that continue to be turned into great animated movies, but the latest example of this breaks the mold of what these series usually look like. Most of the time, the most successful anime adaptations come from fighting series like My Hero Academia or Jujutsu Kaisen. But the recent success of the breakout hit Oshi no Ko hints that an entirely different genre of the series is arguably Shonen Jump’s next super hit.
That series is Akane-banashi by Yuki Suenaga and Takamasa Moue. Its latest chapter, translated by Stephen Paul, features a stunning scene that would be unbelievable if made into an anime. It features voice actor Hikaru expressing the Rakugo story in her own unique way, giving a different voice to each character. While this is generally considered a taboo in Rakugo’s world, her performance is so captivating that it leaves the audience completely hooked and reaches a breathtaking climax. This performance is the latest in a long string of epic Rakugo performances that are incredibly good despite having no voices or background music behind them.
Akane-banashi can be an Oshi no Ko level hit for Shonen Jump
An anime adaptation adds these extra elements, and if done right, it can be dramatic. Oshi no Ko is the best example of this. The original manga Oshi no Ko by Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari has been a mesmerizing look at the Japanese entertainment industry, but the anime has captured some great acting or singing scenes in a way the manga doesn’t. never get. The anime also added things that weren’t possible in the manga, such as Kana’s excellent music video intro. Audiences have clearly responded well to this approach, even putting Oshi no Ko in the top anime of MyAnimeList for a short period of time.
Akane-banashi would benefit from the same treatment, which will likely help enhance its already great story. While it may not be as packed with action as many other Shonen Jump series, it does a great job of making various Shonen genres stand out through its unique Rakugo competitions. Akane-banashi has even repeatedly innovated certain antics like the tournament arc, shifting the protagonist’s relationship to her opponents. This makes it a series that can appeal to both fans of the new wave of performance manga like Oshi no Ko and fans of the more classic Shonen Jump series.
Akane-banashi can satisfy both new and old Shonen Jump fans
No anime adaptation has been announced for Akane-banashi yet, but most of the Shonen Jump series survived as long as it was eventually adapted. And based on its current plot, the series won’t end anytime soon. If its inevitable anime adaptation gets as much investment as Oshi no Ko, then Akane-banashi is likely to become Shonen dancenext megahit.
Akane-banashi Chapter 67 available to read from Viz Media.