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Shudan!


Alt Names: alt シューダン!
Author: Yokota Takuma
Artist: Yokota Takuma
Genres: Comedy ComedySchool Life School LifeShounen ShounenSports Sports
Type: Manga (Japanese)
Status: Ongoing
Description: The encounter with a girl fires up the "average" soccer boy's soul. A story of growth about a boy & girl team in the soccer kingdom of Shizuoka.
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Chapters

Title Group Contributor Date
Vol.1 Ch.6: La emocionante subida de Hamanishi FC
Nato_012 Nato_012FS 6 days ago
Ch.16: Morozumi Rokuro
No Group hedorotototoro 4 days ago
Ch.15: That Guy and His Strong Team
No Group hedorotototoro A week ago
Ch.13: Me, You, and Daigo
No Group hedorotototoro 4 weeks ago
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40 Comments

Common folk read manga in Japan waaay more than otaku do, y'know.

What I don't know is that shotacon and lolicon is not considered common folk.

Now that is new. I have always thought these kinds of manga are aimed at ped...I mean, shotacon and lolicon.

 

Common folk read manga in Japan waaay more than otaku do, y'know.

So you all know: Now that Hungry Marie got axed, the next ones om the list are Cross Account and Shudan. They have always been at the very bottom every issue as of late, especially Cross Account. So, if WSJ needs to open space for other works, those two may end up getting cancelled.

as Hungry Marie got more time, 'cause the author, maybe Shudan can get the same treatment and had at list one more volume of chapters, Cross Account has less luck in that part.

still think this author should try his luck in another magazine like WSSunday or WSMagazine

So you all know: Now that Hungry Marie got axed, the next ones om the list are Cross Account and Shudan. They have always been at the very bottom every issue as of late, especially Cross Account. So, if WSJ needs to open space for other works, those two may end up getting cancelled.

Hm, what you guys aren't taking into consideration is that, while certainly soccer mangas get compared to Captain Tsubasa and tend to not do well unless the gimmick is crazy (or the mood is super hot-blooded), this one HAS a rather unlikely advantage over others of its kind: it's a sports manga about elementary school kids, and with a female protagonist to boot.

 

Elementary schoolers are a big part of Shonen Jump's readership but there aren't usually many series targeted at their demographic. While Shudan might not be aimed ONLY at elementary schoolers, it's definitely a large part of its scope. Kids like to read stories that showcases their age group in exciting situations while also being more-or-less relatable and NOT treating them like "kids" (as in, especifically showing or mocking how immature they are; stories with "adult vibes, so to say), and so far Shudan has been catering to those expectations well enough.

 

Besides, you also need to consider that Shonen Jump is more tolerant to series that cover a specific niche. I don't think they have any other featuring elementary schoolers or aimed at them besides the few odd gag mangas. So yeah, while the base elements of this manga (and Yokota Takuma's brand of low-key atmosphere and grounded stakes) might not be suited for Shonen Jump's older readerbase, it MIGHT turn out to be a decent hit among the younger kids. 

Now that is new. I have always thought these kinds of manga are aimed at ped...I mean, shotacon and lolicon.

only 8 players each side?  Does japan play a different type of football or what? Did I missed something while reading?

probably "futbolito" ... I can't remember the name in english (sorry xp)

you can use from 6-8 players, the field is smaller than a football one, but is bigger than those one for futsal or baby football (the one were you can only score in the gk area, with a really small field)

only 8 players each side?  Does japan play a different type of football or what? Did I missed something while reading?

first match is the rival

yeah, it's getting canned

Hm, what you guys aren't taking into consideration is that, while certainly soccer mangas get compared to Captain Tsubasa and tend to not do well unless the gimmick is crazy (or the mood is super hot-blooded), this one HAS a rather unlikely advantage over others of its kind: it's a sports manga about elementary school kids, and with a female protagonist to boot.

 

Elementary schoolers are a big part of Shonen Jump's readership but there aren't usually many series targeted at their demographic. While Shudan might not be aimed ONLY at elementary schoolers, it's definitely a large part of its scope. Kids like to read stories that showcases their age group in exciting situations while also being more-or-less relatable and NOT treating them like "kids" (as in, especifically showing or mocking how immature they are; stories with "adult vibes, so to say), and so far Shudan has been catering to those expectations well enough.

 

Besides, you also need to consider that Shonen Jump is more tolerant to series that cover a specific niche. I don't think they have any other featuring elementary schoolers or aimed at them besides the few odd gag mangas. So yeah, while the base elements of this manga (and Yokota Takuma's brand of low-key atmosphere and grounded stakes) might not be suited for Shonen Jump's older readerbase, it MIGHT turn out to be a decent hit among the younger kids. 

Atsui is Dutch but didn't start playing football until he moved to Japan. What?

It's dead in the water and we all know it. Nobody nowadays can make a soccer manga without it being inevitably compared to Captain Tsubasa. I honestly believe it would have had a better shot if they focused on a lesser-known sport, like rugby or flag football.

Obscure and less mainstream sports also don't have a good track record within this serial either.  Even Robot x Laserbeam, which is about golf, is only in the middle of the rankings at best on average, and I am pretty sure there was a lacrosse series that was canned in the past.  Honestly, I think this series, and this author in general, would have been better to just not be in Weekly Shounen Jump- Straighten Up was also pretty consistently low in the rankings and in the back of the magazine. The numbers indicate WSJ's readers don't really seem to care much for this author's style. I almost feel like the light comedy and charming quirkiness this author seems to like doing, as demonstrated in Straighten Up and now Shudan, would better blend in the general tone of what runs monthly over in Gessan or, if we stay weekly, next to Baby Steps, Ippo, and Daiya no Ace in Weekly Shounen Magazine than it fits next to WSJ's frontliners- entirely different publishers but I think that also makes a difference here.

Man, I hope this takes off. It's cute and good, but I guess the big issue is that its gimmick (soccer playing heroine) isn't crazy enough.


It's dead in the water and we all know it. Nobody nowadays can make a soccer manga without it being inevitably compared to Captain Tsubasa. I honestly believe it would have had a better shot if they focused on a lesser-known sport, like rugby or flag football.

Man, I hope this takes off. It's cute and good, but I guess the big issue is that its gimmick (soccer playing heroine) isn't crazy enough.

thanks to the spanish group that worked on the first 3 chapters =D

He and his wife were main characters from Golden though, I think they meant characters original to Straighten Up

 

That being said, Knowledgeable Person and Soccer Loving Neighbor need a team-up special so much.

but Soccer Loving Neighbor has connections xD

I hope that Roku has some connection to Tanya or Miki 

I hate shounen jump ratings for putting this adorable series on death row. Its not confirmed kill yet but the chances of this not getting cancelled are slim to none unless it has a miracle turnaround in ratings cause its been getting bottom 5 ranks and even dead last modt recently. Had so much potential too.

It's not like that's made this entire community so cynical that it projects WSJ's system onto every other serial- including monthlies and one from other publishers- or anything like that.

I hate shounen jump ratings for putting this adorable series on death row. Its not confirmed kill yet but the chances of this not getting cancelled are slim to none unless it has a miracle turnaround in ratings cause its been getting bottom 5 ranks and even dead last modt recently. Had so much potential too.

 

Still too soon to tell, but it will most likely survive the next cancellation round, so there's still a chance for it to last at least a while longer and/or even take off in terms of popularity. It wouldn't be unusual for something like that to happen at all and it totally depends on how the japanese readers will receive the current arc. We should just wait and see.

I hate shounen jump ratings for putting this adorable series on death row. Its not confirmed kill yet but the chances of this not getting cancelled are slim to none unless it has a miracle turnaround in ratings cause its been getting bottom 5 ranks and even dead last modt recently. Had so much potential too.

Ayyy, Michiru-chan-sensei is back for a cameo!

Michiri-chan-sensei! I can only hope that the members of the dance club also show up.

Oh hey, I can tell instantly by the face who the mangaka is - subscribed!

Why do I only found about this manga now and how can I get more chapters now?

Nanase now my favorite Jump heroine
Wow, Nanase is fucking brutal

The moms are such a great touch most authors would never think to include.

This author is pretty fond of the peanut gallery, as the Straighten Up also heavily featured remarks and reactions from the audience.  That's how we ended up with the greatest exposition dump characters ever such as Knowledgeable Person and now Soccer Loving Neighbor.  I also appreciate the extra details in depicting Kamoshida actually getting a yellow card for his absolutely deplorable sportsmanship, well that and literally everyone else on his team hating him for his behavior too.

The moms are such a great touch most authors would never think to include.


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