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Shonen Tapes

The Shonen Tapes is a podcast where homies Kevin and Sean deep dive into anime every week. Topical episodes some weeks and deep dives into shows and characters other weeks. Twenty years of friendship between the hosts comes with the non-stop and banter you’d expect while hanging out with your friends. Subscribe to catch The Shonen Tapes every week!

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The Shonen Tapes is a podcast where homies Kevin and Sean deep dive into anime every week. Topical episodes some weeks and deep dives into shows and characters other weeks. Twenty years of friendship between the hosts comes with the non-stop and banter you’d expect while hanging out with your friends. Subscribe to catch The Shonen Tapes every week!

#172: The Captain Levi Tape

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This episode really quickens the pulse! We talk about a fan favorite character in Levi Ackerman. His cold but loyal personality drives us really into the discussion of why people like Levi so much. We also knit pick because we know he ain't perfect! What are your thoughts about Captain Levi and what other anime would he be dope in? Make sure you don’t miss out on this one!

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This Episode Includes: Levi Ackerman, Mikasa Ackerman, Eren Yeagar, Attack on Titan, Shonen, Anime, Vegeta, Sasuke, AOT

Jul 13 2022

40mins

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#171: The Old People Tape

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This episode is out of pocket, but it geeks. We're talking old folk today... Y'all know the type, either SUPER WISE and all knowing, or absolutely set in their ways. Are they too stereotypical the way they're portrayed these days? What current characters are going to make fantastic old people one day?  We also list some favorite old people and talk about the notable ones.

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This Episode Includes: Master Roshi,  Anime, Shonen, One Punch Man, My Hero Academia, Attack on Titan, Goku, Dragonball, Dragonball Super, Death Note, Demon Slayer, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden, Sauske, Vegeta, YuYu Hakuhso, HunterXHunter, Hunter X Hunter

Jul 06 2022

31mins

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#170: The Good Guys Gone Bad Tape

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Please don't let the title fool you, this is PG13!! Today we talk about what heroes could make the best villains, and how it could make sense in their respective universes. HIRE US SHONEN JUMP, these stories are some heat. We will admit that some picks are completely out of pocket, but others just make sense... This was a lot of fun to workshop, so let us know if you if you guys enjoy this type of episode on Instagram or Twitter!

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This Episode Includes: Goku, Dragonball, Dragonball Super, Death Note, Demon Slayer, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden, Sauske, Vegeta, YuYu Hakuhso, Ruroni Kenshin, Trunks, Gohan, Anime, Shonen, One Punch Man, My Hero Academia, Attack on Titan, Platinum End

Jun 29 2022

37mins

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#169: The Goku Tape

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*knock knock knock* HEY IT'S ME, GOKU!!

Alight y'all, we finally got around to doing the Goku tape. We've been meaning to break this man down for quite some time, because the East's version of Superman has inspired each and every single one of us to attempt to go super saiyan AT LEAST one point or another... We dive into how good of a protagonist he is, rate his fatherhood abilities, judge how his archetype would do in other shows, and speak on our favorite versions of him. Join us.

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This Episode Includes: Goku, Dragonball, Dragonball Super, Dragonball GT, Vegeta, Yamcha, Tien, Anime, Shonen, Frieza, Cell, Majin Buu, Jiren, Bulma, Gohan, Trunks

Jun 22 2022

1hr 14mins

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#168: The Showdown Tape: Naruto vs Demon Slayer

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LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLEEEEE!!!! Are we tripping for thinking the power scaling for Demon Slayer is low-key on par to Naruto? Yes. So we dialed it back and compared Naruto characters from the timeframe of when Shippuden started. We compare the shows a little bit, but we're mainly focusing on straight up fights between the two, and who would win. Let us know who bodies who in the comments!

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This Episode Includes: Naruto, Sasuke, Hinata, Neji, Rock Lee, Kakashi, Shikamaru, Tanjiro, Tengen, Hashira, Muzan, Zenitsu, Inosuke, Nezuko 

Jun 15 2022

55mins

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#167: The Demon Slayer Entertainment District Arc Tape

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Okay so we know we've been notoriously hard on Demon Slayer since season 1, so we're taking another stab at it. Giving it a chance. Water breathing, blood demon arting, as flashy as possible.  We're going to judge this on if there was any improvement on exposition dumping, how enjoyable the side characters are now, and if they kept up the heat with how good the fighting and story was compared to season 1. What did y'all think of this season?? 

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This Episode Includes: Ultra Instinct Chuckie Finster, Tanjiro, Tengen, Hashira, Muzan, Zenitsu, Inosuke, Nezuko 

Jun 08 2022

47mins

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#166: The Team Guy Tape

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Heh Heh Heh...Kakashiii is his rival. Today we are doing a deep dive on Team Guy, also known as Team Nine from Naruto. We disagree on who's the best and disagree more on who's the worst. Ten Ten, Neji, and Rock Lee are ranked, dissected and put into some hypotheticals.
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This Episode Includes: Naruto Shippuden, Sakura, Ino, Sasuke, Boruto, Kakashi Hatake, Madara, Shonen, Anime

Jun 01 2022

40mins

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#165: The Majin Buu Saga Tape

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We are dissecting Dragonball’s arguably worst Saga. Where did it go wrong and was it the shenanigans like fusion and SSJ3 that gave it a pass at the time? Or…maybe we liked it. (That’s a fat maybe)

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May 25 2022

36mins

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#164: The Eren Yeager Vs. Naruto Tape

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HEAR US OUT - It's not just who's the strongest. It's who's the better tactician, who's the more interesting character, who's the better protagonist, who has the better arc?? There's levels to this ya'll. Join the convo.

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This Episode Includes: Attack on Titan, Naruto, Eren Yaeger, Sauske, Mikasa, Levi

May 18 2022

38mins

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#163: The Tacticians Tape

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Oh you sneaky sneaky tapeworm.. Y'all think you can outsmart US? We are TACTICIANS BABY. That's exactly why we're talking about some stand-out tacticians in anime. This could be obvious ones, or the low-key ones. Did you favorite make it? Probably not. But tune in to see why we picked who we picked. Lastly - SUB TO US ON TIKTOK

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This Episode Includes: Attack on Titan, Naruto, Shikamaru, Dragonball, Gohan, Piccolo,  Jujutsu Kaisen, Hunter X Hunter

May 11 2022

32mins

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#162: The Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 Tape

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ON today’s action packed episode of the Shonen Tapes Podcast, Kevin and Sean finally get to discuss the entirety of Attack on Titan final Season Part 2. You know how excited the guys get whenever they get the opportunity to discuss this show.. The fellas go over why this season was so interesting and why this season has attracted so much people to it.They go over their favorite parts and least favorite parts of the season. As well as go over some of their theories about how they think the series  will conclude. This was definitely a very fun episode for the guys so make sure to check it out and let is know on social media how you feel about Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2.

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This Episode Includes: Attack on Titan, Eren Yeagar, Mikasa, Armin, Attack Titan, Founding Titan, Anime, 

May 04 2022

45mins

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#161: The New Shows Tape

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Welcome to the 161st episode of the Shonen Tapes Podcast! It is the dawn of a new era. Kevin and Sean kick of the new era by talking about some of the new shows they previewed. But first they discuss  the winner of Shonen Tapes Madness 2022 bracket… it was Attack on Titan. The guys were definitely pleased with the winner. So next weeks episode will be devoted to the AOT’s Season 4 Part 2. Then they get into the meat of the episode when they talk about Spy  Family, Ranking of Kings and Link Click. In which they watched the first two episodes of and talk about which ones they liked the best and which ones they didn’t like. They then discuss their reasonings on why they liked or didn’t like the shows. Then they talk which ones they will do an episode on down the line. Make sure to let everyone know how you feel about some of these shows as well as the winner of Shonen Tapes Madness by  reaching out on all major forms of social media!Follow us HERE to keep up with The Shonen Tapes on social media and your favorite podcast sites! 

This episode includes:  Attack on Titan, Spy x Family, Ranking of Kings, Link Click, anime 

Apr 27 2022

51mins

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#160 Hip Hop: The Final Hip Hop Tape

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All good things must come to an end!

Like Kevin and Sean said on the previous anime podcast they will be discontinuing the Hip Hop portion of the podcast. Which means after today's episode they will be an anime only podcast. Of course they will mention hip hop here and there on the podcast because they absolutely LOVE hip hop music.  But Kevin and Sean want to focus more on growing the podcast and in doing that they want to have more of a niche and the Tapeworms seem to be consuming the anime episodes at higher rate then the hip hop episodes. But the guys didn't want to leave you all hanging on this last hip hop episode. They thought the only appropriate way to end this portion of the podcast was to bring in the guys they started this podcast journey with, BG and Aymen! This was a great episode with the guys talking about some of their hot takes when it comes to hip hop and some gripes they had about past episodes.  Kevin and Sean were definitely grateful having BG and Aymen back on the show. This is a BIG episode that you will not want to miss! The best way to move on to the future is first acknowledging the past. Check out this episode and say farewell to the further Hip Hop episodes with the Shonen Tapes Gang!

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This episode includes: Tyler the Creator, Jack Harlow, Kanye West, Eminem, Russ, Jay-Z, Pusha-T, Hip Hop, Doja Cat

Apr 21 2022

1hr 35mins

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#159 Anime: Shonen Tapes Madness Finals

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The  finals are here! But first, the boys discuss the special announcement about the future of Shonen Tapes then they get into the matchups. The competition really went there! The final matchup was really interesting. They discuss the  previous matchups and talk about if they were surprised by the result. Then they talk about reasonings why either anime in the finals could possibly win.  They also decide that whichever anime wins they will do an episode on that anime next.  The guys then go over more anime that they want to watch in the coming months, and there are some good shows that the guys were able to find. So get ready for the final round everyone! And you all know the drill, only tapeworms votes count. Get ready, cause the guys are about to get amped like it's March  Madness!

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This episode includes:  HunterxHunter, Dr. Stone, Attack on Titan, Demon Slayer, anime, hip hop

Apr 19 2022

43mins

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#158 Hiphop: The Eminem Vs. Drake Tape

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On today’s episode of the Shonen Tapes Podcast, Kevin and Sean review  talk about two of the most successful rappers to ever do it, Eminem and Drake and they pit them against each other.  The guys talks various skills set for a rapper and discuss which rapper does it best. I bet you all can guess which rapper Kevin is going to root for the most. This is an episode you will not want to miss. Make sure to let us know how you feel about these rappers by reaching out on all major forms of Social Media.

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This episode includes: Eminem, Slim Shady, Marshall Mathers, Drake, Drizzy, Drizzy Drake Rogers, Aubrey Graham, Hip Hop

Apr 14 2022

58mins

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#157 Anime: Shonen Tapes Madness Semi Finals

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The  Semi finals are here! Another week of March Madness baby! Shonen Tapes style! The competition is really heating up. The voting has been very interesting to say the least. Sean’s shows versus Kevin’s shows. Not every show will survive.. But all that they can promise is that one show will reign supreme and you all know the deal! Only the Tapeworms votes count.  Listen really hard in these debates and make the best decision! Get ready, cause the guys are about to get amped like it's March  Madness !

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This episode includes:  Jujutsu Kaisen, Yuyu Hakusho, Hunter X Hunter, Pokemon, Demon Slayer, One Punch Man, Tokyo Revengers, Attack on Titan, The Promised Neverland, 

Apr 12 2022

31mins

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#156 Hip-Hop: The D-Day Tape

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On Episode 156 of the Shonen Tapes Podcast, Kevin and Sean review  the new mixtape by Dreamville, D-Day.  The guys go over their favorite and least favorite songs on the album as well as go over  how much of fans they are of course of J. Cole and other artist on Dreamville. Despite that fact the host had very different takes on this mixtape.  This is an episode you will not want to miss it. Make sure to let us know how you feel about this album by reaching out on all major forms of Social Media.

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This episode includes: J. Cole, JID, Ari Lennox, Earth Gang, D- Day, Hip- Hip

Apr 07 2022

32mins

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#155 Anime: Shonen Tapes Madness 2022 Quarter Finals

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The quarter finals is here! Another week of March Madness baby! Shonen Tapes style! The competition is really heating up. This weeks debates were ones for the book.. Sean’s shows versus Kevin’s shows. Not every show will survive.. But all that they can promise is that one show will reign supreme and you all know the deal! Only the Tapeworms votes count.  Listen really hard in these debates and make the best decision! Get ready, cause the guys are about to get amped like it's March  Madness and their name is Stan Van Gundy!.

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This episode includes:  Jujutsu Kaisen, Yuyu Hakusho, Hunter X Hunter, Re: Zero, Pokemon, Demon Slayer, One Punch Man, Tokyo Revengers, Attack on Titan, The Promised Neverland, Goblin Slayer, Erased, The Rising of the Shield Hero, Dr. Stone, Yasuke

Apr 05 2022

35mins

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#154 Hip-Hop: The Melt My Eyez See Your Future Tape

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On Episode 154 of the Shonen Tapes Podcast, Kevin and Sean review Denzel Curry’s new project  that dropped earlier this month “Melt My Eyez  See Your Future”.  The guys go over their favorite and least favorite songs as well as go over what they think about Denzel’s flow. They also go over his appeal and his potential. The guys def go off course and give their take on The Slap Heard Around The World.  This is a episode for the books. Make sure to let us know how you feel about this album by reaching out on all major forms of Social Media.

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This episode includes: Denzel Curry, Melt My Eyez See Your Future, Kanye West, Ludacris, Hip Hop

Mar 31 2022

25mins

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#153 Anime: Shonen Tapes Madness 2022 Round 2

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Round 2 is here! Another week of March Madness baby! Shonen Tapes Style, Round 2 starts today. The guys got another fire line up of shows that are up against each other. This weeks debates were really interesting. Sean’s shows versus Kevin’s shows. Not every show will survive.. But all that they can promise is that one show will reign supreme and you all know the deal! Only the Tapeworms votes count.  Listen really hard in these debates and make the best decision! Get ready, cause the guys are about to get amped like it's March  Madness and their name is Charles Barkley.

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This episode includes:  Jujutsu Kaisen, Yuyu Hakusho, Hunter X Hunter, Re: Zero, Pokemon, Demon Slayer, One Punch Man, Tokyo Revengers, Attack on Titan, The Promised Neverland, Goblin Slayer, Erased, The Rising of the Shield Hero, Dr. Stone, Yasuke

Mar 29 2022

56mins

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