New Shonen Jump Series!

Introducing All You Need Is Kill, the latest series to join Shonen Jump!

By January 13, 2014

art by Takeshi Obata
Feast your eyes on this fantastic cover! It's some luscious art from one of the best artists in the manga industry—Takeshi Obata! Introducing All You Need is Kill, a new manga joining the Weekly Shonen Jump family. Based on the novel by the same name, this new addition will be serialized weekly. The novel has also been turned into a major motion picture called Edge of Tomorrow, starring the one-and-only Tom Cruise. To celebrate, we've launched this special Obata-themed bonus issue with chapters of Hikaru no Go and Bakuman. Remember subscribers, this is a bonus issue and won't count as one of your regular issues. Enjoy!

All You Need is Kill
original story by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, storyboards by Ryosuke Takeuchi, character designs by Yoshi ToshiaBe, art by Takeshi Obata
Mankind has been invaded by strange aliens called, "Mimics." They've taken over major chunks of the world. Japan is the only place that can manufacture special metal suits powerful enough to stop them. And Keiji Kiriya's platoon is on the last line of defense between the Mimics and Tokyo. But Keiji's got a problem—he can't shake the feeling that he's seen this all before. I knew the art in this series would be awesome, because it's by Takeshi Obata. But he hasn't really drawn a lot of action manga, or manga with battle suits, so I was curious to see how he'd handle it. Big surprise—it looks amazing! Both the suits and the action. And the gore! This is a really gory manga! Possibly our goriest yet! I'm looking forward to more!

Hikaru no Go
story by Yumi Hotta, art by Takeshi Obata, 
I’d forgotten what a great first chapter this is. It has all the elements needed to keep a reader hooked. A main character in need of growth, a cute sidekick girl buddy, and a mysterious ghost with a tragic backstory. And it's based on a subject that’s incredibly complicated, that most people don’t know a whole heckuva lot about. I’d consider this to pretty much be a perfect first chapter. It totally hooks ya. 

story by Tsugumi Ohba, art by Takeshi Obata
Also a great first chapter! As crazy as a boy proposing to a girl when he makes it as a mangaka sounds, it actually works in the manga. When I first started reading this story, I thought at some point they'd abandon the plotline, but they really stick with it throughout the series. If you haven't read this manga, you're really missing out on a glimpse into the inner-workings of the manga industry. 

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by Urian Brown