Shounen manga aims to male audience between the age of 10 to 18, but actually the readers of shounen manga are far more than the age between 10 and 18, some females also big fans of shounen manga.Gintoki, a character from Gin Tama is a big fan of Shounen manga, reading shonen jump is an indispensable part of his life, although he is almost 30 years old.
Fairy Tail is a typical shounen manga, including all elements of shounen manga, high-action characters, such as Natsu, hilarious plots, fierce fighting scene, and sometime need a touching conversation to spice up the story. These standard elements consist of a worth-watching shounen manga. Some readers are attracted by the personality of protagonists, some are attracted by the touching and unexpected plots, some are attracted by the fighting scene. This is why almost every shounen manga is popular when it come out at the first time. For example, Fairy Tail, the art of Fairy Tail is similar with the One Piece, literally readers do not like reading the manga with similar art because it is easy to get bored. However, Fairy Tail becomes popular and earns hundreds of thousands of fans, which is beyond the expectation of the writer.