Now, I understand that everyone reads shounen manga magazines. They’re supposed to be for teenage boys, but they have the broadest demographic appeal of the different types of manga magazines. I get that. What I don’t get are the series like Detective Loki Ragnarok.
While we’re at it, I’ll throw in series like Pandora Hearts and Kuroshituji. Seriously, these are meant for teenage boys? Just look at Loki:
The main character is an adorable shota with a cuddly doggy. He’s not particularly energetic or hotheaded like most shounen heroes, even younger ones that are around 12 years old or so. Compare him to Detective Conan. Where Conan is goofy and nerdy looking, Loki is some adorable, almost wan shota. Or, if you compare him to say, Negi Springfield, at least he’s surrounded by nubile naked girls (for a while, any way). Series consisting primarily of nubile, naked girls are a pretty standard format for shounen series.
Nope, instead Loki looks like the sort of thing dreamed up by some fujoshi as the sort of thing that she wants to see in a doujinshi where he gets raped by another male character who is twice his age. In the early episodes, Mayura almost feels like a female self-insert character who wants to jump Loki. And while we’re at it, what’s the deal with the Squeenix manga magazine having series like these anyway? I never feel like I see these in Kodansha, Shuueisha, or Shougakukan’s magazines.
Would I watch it even if I weren’t forced? Nah