One-Shot for the Weekend – Beelzebub

Title: Beelzebub

Author: Tamura Ryuuhei

Artist: Tamura Ryuuhei

Genres: Action, Comedy, Martial Arts, School life, Shounen, Supernatural

Summary: The story follows the “strongest juvenile delinquent”, Oga Tatsumi, as he watches over the devil king’s son (and future devil king) with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.

Published as a one-shot in Weekly Shōnen Jump 2008 where it won the fourth Gold Future Cup. It is currently serialised in Weekly Shōnen Jump, has 9 tankōbon volumes and an anime series


I’ve been following the Beelzebub anime recently, and after watching the Beelzebub special episode it’s made me think back to the time when Beelzebub was just starting. Then I thought, “It’s such a waste if nobody doesn’t at least give it a try by reading the one-shot,” because, after all, I had been one of those misguided fools. Days have been devoid of laughter I could have experienced because I had not heeded my brother’s advice to read it. Not wanting anybody else to repeat my mistake, I post it here and now as this week’s one-shot.

Beelzebub. Is. Hilarious.

You can say that I’m shallow. I’ll call almost anything a brilliant piece of work as long as the comedy is awesome even if the plot is really going nowhere. But this is different. This is on an entirely new level. This is Beelzebub. And the plot really is going somewhere.

The one-shot is a really nice way to just laugh all your stresses away this weekend. It’s a ridiculous stupid kind of humour where you’ll be like ‘the heck?!’ most of the time and burst out laughing.

Okay, and besides comedy the action scenes basically have Oga pwning everyone. It’s hilarious how they all get defeated so easily.

Personally when I compare the serialised version to the one-shot, I feel like there’s been a huge development. If you did try it out and thought the one-shot was okay, don’t put it down just yet. That was the mistake I made. Continue reading, coz the serialised version gets even better.

Overall rating: 4.2/5.0

arawr >=3


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