The complex plot of Code Academy makes it difficult for casual readers to follow, requiring careful attention to fully enjoy the series. The lack of charismatic characters in Crypto Academy failed to attract fans and keep them invested in the story. Code Academy’s unique appeal, combined with its complexity and character flaws, eventually led to its cancellation in Shōnen Jump.
While Jump Shonen is known to be especially strict with new titles – often canceling those that do not meet their standards and requirements within a year of launch – fans widely believe that a series The longer a story lasts beyond the 30th chapter, the less likely it is to succeed. Canceled. However, for fans of the recently canceled Code Academy, the code that led to its demise was decoded early on. What’s surprising is how long the series has been around in the first place.
According to an announcement made on Shōnen Jump News’s 58 on February 4. Even though the story has ended, fans can still enjoy the release Two additional compiled volumes of the series are scheduled for publication in March and May.
The story revolves around Iroha Irohazaka, a student at the Cryptography Academy, a new military school focused on graduating a group of soldiers with skills in cryptography and code breaking. In addition to regular subjects and solving complex social problems as one of the few boys in a predominantly female school, Irohazaka is also challenged to solve more and more puzzles and games, in That failure would have dire consequences.
Cryptographic Academy is too complicated for its own good
Created by Nisio Isin & Yuji Iwasaki
The problem with the Cryptographic Academy is twofold. The story of Crypto Academy is simply too complicated for the average reader to follow. Careful attention is required to truly enjoy the series. While keeping track of the variety of characters isn’t difficult, solving the puzzles, games, and underlying mysteries of the story is more than challenging. This is especially true if fans miss or skip a chapter. What seems unimportant in one chapter, such as a random set of keys, often becomes important a few chapters later. If readers don’t follow the story closely, they won’t completely understand why the key is important.
A complex story in and of itself is not a fatal flaw for a manga, which leads to the second element of Crypto Academy’s problem, which is that its characters lack engaging appeal. draws fans into the story despite its complexity. Take Jujutsu Kaisen, a notoriously complex manga, for example. Despite its complex nature, the main characters, such as Gojo, Yuji and Nobara, resonated so deeply with readers that creator Gege Akutami’s convoluted plot was forgiven. While the main character of Code Academy, Irohazaka, is an interesting person, neither he nor anyone else in the story reaches Gojo’s level of likability and popularity.
The cryptographic academy is too niche to exist
Taken together, Crypto Academy’s overly complicated story, along with its lack of a truly engaging cast of characters, made it a failure from the start – at least in terms of Shōnen Jump. While fans don’t know the exact calculations Shōnen Jump management made to determine that the series would be canceled, it’s safe to say that even with a series as well-written as Crypto Academy, cancellation remains more likely if it does not take place. unable to attract a large and diverse audience. This doesn’t mean that Crypto Academy has bad content. This is one of the best written manga today. It’s just not suitable for Jump Shonenreader base of
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