REVIEW: This Week's Issue! - Feb 04, 2013

Hamburglar helper and SJ editor Urian Brown gives his super-biased review of this week's issue.
By February 04, 2013


art by Akira Toriyama 
Hey, I recognize that bicep! I bet you’re wondering why Son Goku is gracing our latest cover. That’s because we’re running parts of the Dragon Ball Z manga in color! No, we didn't color it ourselves, this came straight from Japan! And in even bigger news—we're publishing it for the first time in color at the same time they are! DBZ fans, you don’t wanna miss this! 

Dragon Ball
by Akira Toriyama 
As a longtime DBZ fan, this is like candy for my eyes! Toriyama-Sensei’s beautiful art in color looks absolutely amazing. And whoever colored it, did a bang-up job. It’s almost like reading the anime!


by Masashi Kishimoto
Interesting chapter of Naruto! And it’s has one of my all-time favorite characters—Orochimaru! Yes, he’s still alive! Sort of. I think. This chapter is also a nice break from all the fighting. Not that I mind the fighting, but it’s nice to get a little downtime. I have a feeling the end of the chapter will be the topic of much discussion!  

Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration
by Nobuhiro Watsuki 
Action-packed chapter of Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration! In this chapter of the re-telling of the original story—Kaoru versus Jin-e! Sanoske versus inui! Saito versus Gein! And more! You’ve may have seen these fights before, but you’ve never seen them like this! 

One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda
Wow, cool chapter of One Piece! It looks like Trafalgar Law has got a few tricks up his sleeve. Tricks that he can use as bargaining chips against Doflamingo! This character is getting more and more intriguing! Also, I’ve heard he’s a popular character with the ladies. Ladies, can you confirm this?

by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
Seeing Toriko in action against Starjun is freaking A-MAZ-ING! And he goes all out on a barrage of cunning culinary attacks! Seriously, this fight is a blast. So much energy! 

Cross Manage
by Kaito
Sakurai does some one-on-one coaching with Komatsu. And not just Lacrosse coaching, a little life coaching as well. Can he help her improve in both areas? Cross Manage is getting better and better. Since it began, I’ve been hoping we’d get into the backstory of the team characters, and now we are. Interesting stuff! 

One-Punch Man!
story by ONE, art by Yusuke Murata
Bros before heroes! One bro wants to be the strongest person ever! The other bro is a mad scientist that helps his dream come true. Together they have the brains and brawn to rule the world! Can anyone bald stop them?

by Tite Kubo
To get ready for the next attack on the Soul Society, Kenpachi continues training against the ruthless Retsu. I’m not going to spoil it here, but an interesting fact about Kenpachi’s background is revealed in this chapter! As a huge Kenpachi fan, I can’t believe Kubo Sensei found a way to make him even cooler. 

by Naoshi Komi
Wow, Chitoge’s mom is quite a lady, as Raku is finding out firsthand! What starts out as a simple errand snowballs into quite an adventure! Will he survive his first meeting with his “girlfriend’s” mother?

Blue Exorcist
by Kazue Kato 
Rin and the other Exwires tackle another of the Seven School Mysteries of the True Cross Academy. There’s something dark and disturbing in the Hall of Portraits that’s traumatizing students! When the team goes in to root the evil out, Konekomaru surprises everyone by taking charge! Is this team finally starting to understand the concept of “teamwork”? I am really digging the current arc in Blue Exorcist. I love seeing the Exwires develop together, and I am looking forward to seeing them in action when the big showdown comes! 

Announcement—a brand new manga staring next week! Get ready for World Trigger

Hope you enjoyed the issue! Feel free to leave you comments below. Believe it or not, we actually read them! We really do!

by Urian Brown