Beelzebub Anime to End on March 25

Although the manga series by Ryuuhei Tamura is still in publication through Sueisha’s weekly Shounen Jump magazine, the heaven for shounen, the anime series will find the end of their path on March 25, 2012 when the 60th episode will be broadcasted. There is no current information about what makes another Shounen Jump anime find its end this March (Bleach), but it seems that there is a crisis for audience.

This shounen anime follows a high school delinquent and his newfound companion – a cute, but obnoxious, little child that is actually the son of the highest power in the demon world. Many funny situations follow the extremely odd meeting of the two in the comedy… but not funny enough, obviously.

For the ones who still enjoy Beelzebub, I can at least comfort you with the fact that Ryuuhei Tamura’s original manga will continue in the Weekly Shounen Jump magazine.

Beelzebub has been airing since January 9, 2011 and has gathered a lot of fans during the past year. For the 60 episodes it has sprung, a lot of motivational posters, fangroups and admirers have appeared throughout the internet and other-word locations. It is a surprise for me to have this show end in the middle of the season and on such a short notice, but it is a second adaptation of a Shueisha Shounen Jump magazine to end this March after the announced final arc of the Bleach anime that is supposed to end this March 27.

Source: Anime News Network

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15 comments for “Beelzebub Anime to End on March 25

  1. October 21, 2012 at 10:34 am

    i hate it when enjoy the anime and untill half its nothing

  2. ryan
    March 25, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    beelzebub anime is ending because the manga is not a top 5-7 selling manga. bleach is moving time slots because its no longer a top selling manga. beelzebub was a 12-17 selling manga. so im surprised the anime went on for as long as it did.

  3. crashzilla
    March 20, 2012 at 5:42 am

    I really just wanna to know why it’ll end? Was with low audience? The contract expired? Financial problems? Or it’s just a break to not have filler?

  4. March 18, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    I’m not sure what to say about this. The good news is that there won’t be any filler. The bad news is, you’re going to have to read the manga if you want to find out what’s what.

    I think recently they have started running these shows on a cycle. To compete with other networks, they need fresh material and because of budget restrictions and economic recession, they are forced to only go with the highest demographic hits. If they go off and do something independent, it’s going to be like Puella Magicka, where it is short.

    Beelzebub was hilarious the first 12 episodes. Down right funny. It had a strange humor that was even better if you knew how Yankees and Yakuza were portrayed in Japan. It also had that Indiana Jones like theme where some guy comes out, big muscles, and swings a sword around really fast, then Jones gets out the gun and blows him away easily. For some reason, young males love that kind of scene.

  5. Lulubel
    March 18, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I thought that was fairly popular…?!

    • March 18, 2012 at 11:46 am

      It seems we both were wrong here.

      • BakaOuji
        March 18, 2012 at 11:47 am

        Great! It was soooo stupid. Like a “serious and cool” “Chibi Devil” O.o

        • March 18, 2012 at 11:49 am

          So, you like Chibi Devi! more? Much more manly, yes. I suppose we can all just forget about shounen genre and turn to the chibi one, eh?

          • BakaOuji
            March 18, 2012 at 11:51 am

            I usually don’t respond to critics, but:
            1. I’ve never said I like it, just that what you see is what you get – no false pretences
            2. It’s MUCH shorter, so the stupidity is not prolonged for 23 mins per episode
            3. Chibi genre is particularly ridiculous and that’s an integral part of it, while having the same storyline for shounen is ridiculous.

          • March 18, 2012 at 11:55 am

            I take the end of Bleach and Beelzebub on a bigger scale – the shounen genre is obviously in crisis and I believe that no matter how good or bad Beelzebub has been, we shoulnd’t just look at that only point. I personally, didn’t get to watch it either, just a few episode sin the very start a year ago. All I can hope for now is that a newer and better Bleach will rise form the dead and that a new and better shounen series will appear. Your arguments are as reasonable as they can be, hence I am not arguing anymore.

          • March 18, 2012 at 7:41 pm

            I think Bleach’s author is running out of ideas and is getting creative fatigue. Not even the best creators can write the same thing, forever. And Bleach and Naruto have been doing it for almost a decade. Naruto is doing a good ending, but Bleach sort of got weird.

          • March 18, 2012 at 8:07 pm

            Yes, “weird” is a good description

      • March 18, 2012 at 7:39 pm

        Perhaps it was popular, and they are renegotiating the contract or perhaps they wanted to buy episodes in bulk for a volume, and the manga isn’t that far. So negotiations were stalled. This means that the negotiations might continue, or may not.

  6. BrutalMurder
    March 18, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Another shounen anime bites the dust…

  7. Shounen
    March 18, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Nooooo…. it was so much fun!

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