Shonen Jump Issue 03/20/17

Butt of many office jokes and SJ Editor Urian Brown takes a look at this week's issue. 

By Urian Brown March 20, 2017

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art by Tadatoshi Fujimaki 

Our first golf cover! It's about time! We've had hundreds of covers over the years and not one has had a golf club and flying golf ball on it. It's Robot x Laserbeam, our final JUMP START out of six! This has been one of the most exciting times in Weekly Shonen Jump history and I hope you've enjoyed reading all the new chapters. And remember to go to the survey to tell us which one you liked the most! 

Robot x Laserbeam
by Tadatoshi Fujimaki 

Robo-kun's got a problem--he's got no personality! To the point that it's kind of creepy to his classmates! But when his best friend introduces him to the world of golf, his life takes a turn! What will happen when a robot tries to play golf? Find out! 

Robot Laser

One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda

Despite some flareups, the Straw Hats and Bege's crew decide to work together to try and take down Big Mom. But just how tough is this lady? Apparently, really, really tough! So tough they come up with a complex plan that must be followed to the tee in order to succeed. There's just one problem...can the Straw Hats follow a plan? Do they even have plans? Beyond running and punching stuff, that is. The craziest wedding ever is just around the corner! 

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

Nooooorrrrrrrm!!! The loss of Norman has taken its toll on Emma. She's usually the bright spot in the group and her ceaseless optimism has lifted everyone up around her. But not in this chapter. Not being able to save everyone is weighing on her like a ton of bricks. Is Norman the straw that broke Emma's back? Find out! 

Promised Neverland

Dr. Stone
story by Riichiro Inagaki, art by Boichi

Senku and Taiju's plan to un-stone Taiju's childhood crush goes awry when...lions attack! Being the last known survivors in a world without man for three thousand years is not easy! These two have managed to survive for awhile, but they've never had a run in with a vicious pride of lions! What will stone tomahawks and a lot of gumption do against the king of the jungle? It's the last JUMP START chapter of this offbeat sci-fi thriller! 

Black Clover
by Yûki Tabata

Now that the battle to save the witch forest is all wrapped up, it's time for some wacky downtime! Tabata Sensei is truly gifted when it comes to goofy comedy chapters. And placing them after a long and tense battle or story arc is genius. It's exactly what the reader needs to cleanse their palette to get them ready for the next part of the story. Laffs are coming your way! 

Black Clover

My Hero Academia
by Kohei Horikoshi

After a brief, and very tense, run in with the yakuza boss Overhaul, Midoriya's first day of work study was eventful, to say the least! But now it's back to the grind of school and a chance to check in with everyone else! The journey to becoming a hero is not a short one! 

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

The first match of the Régiment Du Cuisine is about to begin! This is the big cooking contest that will decide the fate of Totsuki Institute and the very future of the culinary arts in Japan! There is a lot on the line! And the first match will be key in setting the tone for the fight! The food wars have begun! 

Food Wars

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

The situation with Garo the Monster has gotten so bad, a secret meeting of the Holy Order of the Sword has been called to deal with it. These are the greatest swordsmen on the planet. Meanwhile, Saitama's about to face his toughest opponent yet--wig malfunctions! Can he keep his hair in place long enough to win the tournament? Or will his chrome dome come out and blow his cover?

Extras: Jump Festa Tatsuhiko Katayama interview, Author Comments, Nihongo Lesson. 

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by Urian Brown