Shonen Jump Issue 01/02/17

2017 noob and SJ Editor Urian Brown takes a look at the first issue of the new year!  

By Urian Brown January 02, 2017

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art by Nobuhiro Watsuki

Happy New Year! Or as they say in Japan, "Akemashite Omedeto Gozaimasu!" Japan's Weekly Shonen Jump has the week off, but we're giving you another bonus issue! And it won't count against your subscription total. It's free! Enjoy the conclusion of the Yu-Gi-Oh! and Kenshin limited series! 

Rurouni Kenshin Side Story: The Ex-Con Ashitaro
by Nobuhiro Watsuki, story consultant: Kaworu Kurosaki

The thrilling conclusion to a thoroughly entertaining side story! Life in the Meiji Era is tough! Especially when you're two ex-cons trying to survive on an empty stomach! But fast friends Inoue Aran and Hasegawa Ashitaro are determined to find a hot meal and a purpose. Their adventures take them to a most unlikely run in with some very bad people. Will they survive? And get something to eat? Find out in the exciting conclusion! 

Kenshin

Yu-Gi-Oh! Transcend Game
by Kazuki Takahashi

The earth-shattering finale for this two-part limited series! Since this was drawn by Kazuki Takashi, I knew I'd like it, but it exceeded my expectations. Not just in terms of art, but story as well. Absolutely impressive how much he was able to cram into so few pages. And seeing Kaiba back in action and obsessing over a new technology was a special treat. Find out what happens in the final chapter! 

Yu Gi Oh

Extras: SJ Cover Contest announcement, Author Comments, Nihongo Lesson.

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by Urian Brown