After Sena comes home from school one day, he finds a mysterious golden Nintendo DS lying in the middle of the floor. Deciding that it couldn’t hurt, he immediately begins playing Jump Super Stars only to be sucked into the game himself! As he literally drops into ‘Jump World’ he discovers that Dr. Mashirito has kidnapped a hostage and now, alongside the likes of Naruto, Luffy and even Bobobo bobo, Sena must try and rescue the helpless Mamori and find a way to return to the real world.
This combines two of the most distasteful and unentertaining types of manga into one package--advertisement for a product, with it shamelessly throwing out lines like "It's as cool as I thought it'd be," and self-gratifying indulgence, with the author reveling in feir own fame and fanboying feir favorite series. I swear, this type of sloppily thrown-together, unimpressively-drawn crossover story can't be considered fan service, 'cause what kind of fans would actually get excited for this crap? Though I can't say I understand the appeal of crossover stories in general since the very concept seems like a self-referencial circle jerk to me. Like, I can understand an artist hiding an easter egg homage to another series or maybe even a cameo appearance within feir own series, but the idea of fem trying to blend two distinct universes together just to show unconnected characters interacting feels pointless and masturbatory and I doubt it will ever lead to worthwhile storytelling. So, authors: Stop indulging in these non-stories that only serve to feed your own egos (or placate your editors). And editors: Stop exploiting famous series for money-grabbing purposes and commercials in manga form.
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