Shonen Jump Issue 04/16/18

Living, breathing blooper reel and SJ Editor Urian Brown takes a look at this week's issue. 

By Urian Brown April 16, 2018

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art by Boichi

Paging Dr. Stone, Dr. Stone, you're due on the cover! Boichi Sensei's art is nothing short of spectacular. Even in a magazine full of some of the greatest artists in the world, he manages to stand out. His color work is also incredible. Look at the glow on that flask! My only complaint about this cover is Tsukusa's too cute! Hard to imagine him as the heartless megalomaniac he is in the manga. 

Dr. Stone
story by Riichiro Inagaki, art by Boichi

Senku's getting closer and closer to his goal of making a cell phone. But just on the edge of success, he hits a major snag! One that may squash his dream of walking around saying, "Can you hear me now?" That means, it's time for the rest of the gang to pick up the slack. Can these luddites succeed where he's failed?

Dr Stone

One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda

Well, Big Mom's had her cake and eaten it too. Did it calm her deadly rampaging spirit? She was the "Hangriest" person ever, is she finally sated? Find out if she's gone back to being regular cruel Big Mom, or if this cake has turned her into someone new. Plus, epic chapter for Jimbei fans. Even if you loved him before, you'll love him even more! 

My Hero Academia
by Kohei Horikoshi

Neither Deku nor Gentle Criminal are backing down from this increasingly dangerous brawl. Despite the fact that they're literally fighting over "going to a school festival," both are giving it all they've got. And now that Gentle's been augmented by La Brava's love-based Quirk, Deku's really had to pull out all the stops. But in the middle of the fight, we get a look at Gentle's tragic backstory. Get some tissue's ready and clear your schedule for some "crying time." 

My Hero Academia

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

It's finally happening--the Divine Tongue Erina is cooking! She's not only cooking, she's cooking for her life and with passion and authority! It's been a long time coming, but is very satisfying as a reader to see her on the battlefield swinging away with everything she's got. Will it be enough? Will Dean Azami lose his clothes? Even a glove or two?

Robot x Laserbeam
by Tadatoshi Fujimaki

In the last chapter, Robo-kun was short-circuiting from the fact that his shots kept going awry. And the evil golf bad guy Don Okuma couldn't be happier. But Robo's trusty friend and caddy may have a plan to keep Robo from fully blowing a fuse. Can they overcome Don's "trap"? 

Robo Laser

Black Clover
by Yûki Tabata

The elves are coming, the elves are coming! And they're coming with a lot of destructive power. Their magic abilities are off the charts! But you know who else's is--Mereoleona's! However, she's greatly outnumbered and despite her formidable powers, it may just be too much. Is this the end of one of the greatest, and funniest magic knights? 

We Never Learn
by Taishi Tsutsui 

Yuiga and Uruka are practicing English! And with Tsutsui Sensei's hilarious storytelling and art, it's as awkward and funny as you'd imagine. But things get creepy when Uruka comes face to face with two skeezy gaijin! Can Yuiga use his limited English abilities to tell them to bug off?

We Never Learn

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

Emma has a sit down chat with Leuvis, the strongest of the demons! And we get some insight into his terrifying thought process regarding the hunting and killing of children. The the other kids play a dangerous game of cat and mouse, but these mice are running with a purpose. Can they trick another crafty demon and take them down?

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

It's the fight we've been waiting for and it doesn't disappoint! Garo versus Genos! Machine versus monster! They're both incredibly powerful, strong-willed and even their names are similar. But one's been fighting for awhile and is seriously injured. Will this give Genos the advantage he needs to bring this monster to his knees? Prepare your eyes for some of the best battle art ever drawn! Murata Sensei outdoes himself! 

One Punch Man

Extras: Author Comments, Nihongo Lesson.

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by Urian Brown