Shonen Jump Issue 03/12/18

Angry debater of trivial matters and SJ Editor Urian Brown takes a look at this week's issue. 

By Urian Brown March 12, 2018

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art by Haruto Ikezawa 

Another new JUMP START is upon us! Calloo-callay, we'll read good manga today! It's called Noah's Notes and it's not like your average manga. And you can kind of tell that by this slightly eccentric character on the cover. He has glasses, he has gloves, and he wears a trench coat? Can you guess his occupation, just by that? I'll give you a clue...he's not a scientist! 

Noah's Notes
by Haruto Ikezawa 

Professor Noah Minami Umberbach is not your average archeologist! For one, he's prone to whipping out his gun and blowing up stuff to make dramatic entrances. But that's just his eccentric nature and he's a man on a mission. A mission that may very well be the most important mission of all time. And he's dragging unlucky student Ms. Kotobuki along for the ride! 

Noahs Notes

One Piece 
by Eiichiro Oda

This manga has been building up to a deliriously out of control climax and it seems like it may be upon us! Everyone's waiting for Luffy to appear from the mirror and his greeting party will be less than friendly. It's all on the line and this is the moment that will make or break the Straw Hats. What will happen?! 

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

The kids have cornered one of the demon bosses and now have to make the choice of what to do with it. They live in a harsh world where they've seen many of their friends killed by these gruesome villains. Is it lights out for this monster, or will mercy be shown?

The Promised Neverland 

Black Clover
by Yûki Tabata

After the devastation in the last chapter, it's time for the story to shift into flashback mode. Just why is Licht so hateful? Against even his own members of the Eye of the Midnight Sun? What happened to him that turned him into the monster he is now?

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

Is it just me, or is this manga "gettin' gud"? There's something magical about the big showdown after a long and satisfying build up. Especially when you like all the characters involved. Open your gullet for a tasty chapter of Food Wars! 

Food Wars

Jujutsu Kaisen
by Gege Akutami

I must admit this manga is growing on me. And rather fast! I usually like all the JUMP STARTS, but some seem to speak to my soul more than others. And this is one of those. There's something about its quirky nature and rough and tumble character that just works for me. Plus, the main character eats gross detached fingers!!! 

My Hero Academia
by Kohei Horikoshi 

Deku continues his training under the watchful eye of his old master, All Might. He's still got a long way to go until he achieves the legendary status his teacher did, but Deku's not one to give up easily. And the Gentle Criminal is planning something that will be guaranteed to get a lot of views. Is it clickbait? Or something more...

My Hero Academia

Hunter x Hunter 
by Yoshihiro Togashi

The Phantom Troupe is back! And they're on a mission to find a certain clown who did them dirty! As if the Black Whale didn't have enough drama, there are multiple gangs all vying for power inside, as well. The journey to the Dark Continent continues, but will anybody even be alive when the ship docs?

Robot x Laserbeam
by Tadatoshi Fujimaki 

Robo-kun's got a new bestie! And he's got A LOT of personality. Which is perfect to compliment Robo-kun's total lack of. Meanwhile, the next tournament is looming in the distance, so the golfing world is all abuzz with excitement. Can our little robotic buddy pull off a miracle victory again?

Robo Kun

Dr. Stone
story by Riichiro Inagaki, art by Boichi

Tsukasa's evil army continues its assault on the normally peaceful Ishigami Village. So far, Senku's been able to repel their advances with his scientific inventions, but this time they're playing dirty! Find out what their new and devastating tactic is! 

We Never Learn
by Taishi Tsutsui 

Yuiga gets roped into another ridiculous situation...for the 5,498th time since the manga started! This time he's riding along with Asumi to help her out in a new business venture--maid cleaning services! He's not actually dressed like a maid, but Asumi is and you'll never guess who the first customer is! And even if you do, you certainly won't guess the second customer. Or the third. It's another crazy day in Yuiga's whirlwind life! 

We Never Learn

Extras: We Never Learn Popularity Poll, Author Comments, Nihongo Lesson.

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by Urian Brown