Shuten Douji
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Shuten Douji

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Synonyms: Shutendoji
Japanese: 手天童子


Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 30
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 18, 1976 to Apr 12, 1978
Theme: Mythology Mythology
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Nagai, Go (Story & Art)


Score: 7.061 (scored by 195195 users)
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Ranked: #78722
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Popularity: #17963
Members: 750
Favorites: 5


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Volumes: /9
Chapters: /30


As a baby Jiro was delivered to his foster parents by a massive oni, who said he would return for Jiro in 15 years. When the time comes Jiro must contend with enemy oni, dark cultists, and their minions while attempting to protect both his parents and girlfriend from their depredations. Ultimately he must embark on a journey through the past, future, and other dimensions to embrace his destiny as Shuten Doji reborn.

(Source: ANN)



May 8, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Really, really meandering and way longer than it needed to be.

Shutendoji, at its core, is a cute and charming spin on the tale of Princess Kaguya. I think if you were to lay out this manga's plot on paper and stick to the basic, overarching ideas, then you'd have a solid story on your hands. However, my problem with it is that there are so, so many plotlines which add absolutely nothing to the grand scheme of things.

There are things I liked about Shutendoji. It had some nice moments and a cute ending. I think if you were to trim a lot of the ...

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