REVIEW: This Week's ALPHA - Dec 31, 2012

Mystery meatloaf fanatic and SJ Alpha editor Urian Brown gives his take on this week's issue.
By December 31, 2012


art by Eiichiro Oda
Wowee, what a wacky cover! I don't know what the heck's going on here, but I suddenly want some milk! Just a bunch of shirtless guys (and a skeleton) drinking milk with psychedelic a 60s background! I hope the New Year's Eve party I go tonight is half as crazy as this looks!

One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda
Neat color spread! I really like the fact that Brook's skinny arms and hands make the clock hands. If you're wondering, I think "Le temps quie passe, nous indiffére" means "The time passes with indifference." Deep thoughts! Luffy finally gives Caesar Clown what he deserves! That has been a long time coming! Also, it's a new Luffy move! Add another one to the list of his super crazy attacks!

by Tite Kubo
If you missed last week's bathhouse antics in Bleach, you really should go back and read it. That was a "WUT THE...?" followed by a "HAHAHAHAHA!" moment for me. This week's chapter is a little more somber as Soul Society tries to regroup and figure out a way to defend themselves against the Quincies next attack.

by Masashi Kishimoto
Just when it looks like Naruto and his allies have turned the tide and actually have a shot at stopping Ten Tails, they find out they've greatly underestimated its powers and also it's range! Is there any hope in trying to take down a beast vastly stronger than all of the other Tails? And Madara? And Obito? Things are not looking good...

by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
Wow! The latest chef to join the Cooking Fest Competition is amazing! Shimabukuro Sensei seems to have a never-ending source of creativy to create crazy new characters! It's absolutely mind boggling to think of how many he's already come up with, and this manga looks like it's going to keep going for quite awhile. Impressive!

by Naoshi Komi
The game is on! Assassin Paula thinks her old mentor Tsugumi has gone soft, so she challenges her to a contest—be the first to place a kiss on Raku's lips! Does Tsugumi still have it, or will she let her junior get the better of her? And will Raku survive the night!

Cross Manage
by Kaito
Toyoguchi takes Sakurai shopping to buy some new lacrosse equiptment at her favorite sports store. But when she meets her old friend, who happens to be a top lacrosse player in college and quite handsome, let's just say he and Sakurai don't exactly hit it off.


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by Urian Brown