Shonen Jump Issue 02/12/18

Magic 8 Ball soothsayer and SJ Editor Urian Brown takes a look at this week's issue. 

By Urian Brown February 12, 2018

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art by Taishi Tsutsui 

Happy Valentine's Day! In Japan, Valentine's Day is a little bit different because the girls give chocolate to the boys. Say, what?! And there are two types of chocolate, one you give to everyone, and a special one you give to guys you "like." Naturally, this is a neverending source of humorous setups for mangaka. Unfortunately, manga time and real-time rarely match, so there is no chocolate giving antics in this week's We Never Learn. That'll probably be around Halloween or something. Makes for a beautiful cover, though! 

We Never Learn
by Taishi Tsutsui

Congratulations Tsutsui Sensei on the one year anniversary of We Never Learn serializing in the magazine! SJ mangaka are the cream of the crop and it is extraordinarily difficult to get into the magazine, so making it a whole year is something truly worth celebrating. And We Never Learn continues to crack me up each and every week with a new hilariously embarrassing scenario. This week, the action takes place at an onsen so you know what that means: peeking, hiding and characters accidentally seeing each other naked! Have fun! 

We Never Learn

Hunter x Hunter
by Yoshihiro Togashi

Another one of the princes makes their move! And it's a risky one that could change the balance of power for all the parties vying to be the next king of Kakin! The battle aboard the Black Whale is heating up! 

One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda

Luffy continues to take the beating of a lifetime in this week's chapter. He's been on the receiving end of plenty of fists, but this amount of damage is hard to even look at. One thing's for sure, at the end of this fight, he's gonna have to drink a lot of milk! If he survives, that is! 

One Piece

Dr. Stone
story by Riichiro Inagaki, art Boichi

The flashback focusing on Senku's ridiculously handsome father continues! Find out what happened to him and the other survivors on their lonely island at the end of the world. It's a bittersweet story, but one with an important message, a message of hope. 

My Hero Academia
by Kohei Horikoshi

After what could only be described as a "horrendous ordeal" at the hands of Overhaul, Eri is recovering in the hospital. But she's not alone! A real hero doesn't merely fight bad guys, they always take time to visit the victims too! And Deku is doing his best to cheer her up. Can he chase away the dark clouds over her head?

My Hero Academia

Black Clover
by Yûki Tabata

The Wizard King is fighting! Let me say that again--THE WIZARD KING IS FIGHTING!!! He's literally the most powerful mage in the kingdom with magic so strong it's off the charts! And in this chapter full of glorious magic battle art, you'll get a look at something very special--his grimoire!!! 

Robot x Laserbeam
by Tadatoshi Fujimaki 

The tournament is finally over and now it's time to collect that sweet trophy and even sweeter accolades from friends and rivals. But now that Robo-kun's blown everyone away with his first professional outing, what will he set his sights on next? Find out! 

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The Promised Neverland
story by Kaiu Shirai, art by Posuka Demizu

Swiffer the room you're in before reading because your eyes are gonna pop out of your head and roll across the floor when you read this chapter! It has one of the most shocking reveals in this manga yet! They've done it again! This mangaka team is on fire!

Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma
story by Yuto Tsukuda, art by Shun Saeki, contributor Yuki Morisaki

Somone gets naked in this chapter and you'll never guess who! Actually, you will probably totally be able to guess who, but you'll never guess how! Another exciting segment of "Nude Wars!"  

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One-Punch Man
story by ONE, art by Yusuke Murata

Things are not looking good for Garo, the hero hunter! He's injured, trapped and heavily outnumbered. If he was in his prime, the heroes on his tail would be short work, but he's in bad shape. The cruel hand of irony strikes as the hero hunter becomes the hero hunted! 

Extras: Author Comments, Nihongo Lesson.

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by Urian Brown