Roboco volume coversGo back to the main page Everyone loves Roboco, both as in the manga Me & Roboco (Shuhei Miyazaki, Weekly Shōnen Jump 12020-present) and the titular character. Putting her aside, despite her immeasurable charm and charisma, the manga is a spoof on manga tropes. Bondo Taira (the "Me" in the title) is a Shōnen Jump-loving boy, to the degree where his brain ceases to function weeks Jump is on break, and the rest of the manga carries the same kind of energy. Essentially, it becomes some kind of meta-manga where the characters not only reenact scenes from classic Shōnen Jump series, like Dragon Ball and Hunter x Hunter, but also talk about them - and about contemporary series, ones running in jump right now. The capricious character Roboco will compare her knees to Nappa's (from Dragon Ball), and be jealous that she is not as popular as Ruri from RuriDragon (Masaoki Shindo, WSJ 12022-present).
Fittingly, the covers for the volume releases of Roboco are also parodies, of the covers of both new and old manga that have/do run in Jump. Well, with the exception of Doraemon (Fujiko F. Fujio, various Shogakukan magazines 11970-96), but most of the main cast parodies Doraemon, giving it some special status.
This is a small compendium of the covers, and what they parody.
|#||Roboco cover||Parodied cover||Info|
|2||One Piece #61|
|3||The Promised Neverland, WSJ issue #8/2017|
|4||Jujutsu Kaisen #4|
|5||My Hero Academia #1|
|6||Demon Slayer #15|
|8||Oshi no Ko #1|
|9||Death Note #1|
|10||Chainsaw Man #1|
|11||Hunter x Hunter #12|
Originally written by Voliol 12022-08-23, HE, last updated 12022-09-21.