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Top 5 Anime of 2024: Shonen Soda’s Picks
 As 2024 unfolds, anime continues to captivate audiences with fresh stories and stunning visuals. At Shonen Soda, named for our love of shonen manga and...
What is Shonen Anime? Understanding the Cultural Phenomenon
Shonen, which means "boy" or "youth" in Japanese, typically refers to manga (Japanese comics) and anime (Japanese animated series) aimed at a young male audience....
Shonen's Inspiration
It's been a while since I've posted a blog... so my bad! I recently had the pleasure to make a nostalgic trip back to Japan,...
Top 5 Anime of 2024: Shonen Soda’s Picks

 As 2024 unfolds, anime continues to captivate audiences with fresh stories and stunning visuals. At Shonen Soda, named for our love of shonen manga and anime, we’ve curated a list of our top five anime that are making waves this year. Dive into these standout series and see why they’re...

What is Shonen Anime? Understanding the Cultural Phenomenon

Shonen, which means "boy" or "youth" in Japanese, typically refers to manga (Japanese comics) and anime (Japanese animated series) aimed at a young male audience. These works often feature male protagonists embarking on action-packed adventures, battles, or quests, set in fantastical or sci-fi settings. The genre has a rich history,...

Shonen's Inspiration

It's been a while since I've posted a blog... so my bad! I recently had the pleasure to make a nostalgic trip back to Japan, the birthplace of the inspirations behind Shonen. This journey was more than just a homecoming, but it was a chance to revisit the places of what...

Nostalgic Journey Through Japanese Snacks

Have you ever wandered into a Dagashi store? These treasure troves are a gateway to old-school Japanese snacks, popular from the 90s to the early 2000s. Dagashi stores are not just shops; they are a delightful snapshot of Japanese pop culture and childhood nostalgia. What truly sets Dagashi stores apart...

Mixing the Unmixable - Cream Soda and Milk

Ever thought of mixing soda with milk? We took on the TikTok challenge with our Banana Cream Soda, and the result was surprisingly awesome. Here's why you should try it!

From Japan to the Bay Area: Story Behind Shonen Soda

Meet Ryan Hashimoto, the visionary behind Shonen Soda. Discover how his appreciation for both Japanese culture and American life inspired a brand that's a testament to cross-cultural fusion.

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Recent posts

Top 5 Anime of 2024: Shonen Soda’s Picks
 As 2024 unfolds, anime continues to captivate audiences with fresh stories and stunning visuals. At Shonen Soda, named for our love of shonen manga and...
What is Shonen Anime? Understanding the Cultural Phenomenon
Shonen, which means "boy" or "youth" in Japanese, typically refers to manga (Japanese comics) and anime (Japanese animated series) aimed at a young male audience....
Shonen's Inspiration
It's been a while since I've posted a blog... so my bad! I recently had the pleasure to make a nostalgic trip back to Japan,...