Shonen Jump Issue 05/07/18

Failed inventor of the dangerous and VERY hot "Real Lava Lamp" and SJ Editor Urian Brown takes a look at this week's issue. 

By Urian Brown May 07, 2018

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art by Eiichiro Oda

OMG!!! Karoooooo! When I saw this cover I yelled and started clapping like an excited little kid at my desk. Why? I love Karoo! He's a super fast duck, which is completely awesome in and of itself. He's also a loyal steed who played a significant part in the big showdown with Alabasta. I was the English-language One Piece editor during this part of the story, so I have a soft spot for this arc and all the wonderful characters in it, including duck characters. Karooooo! 

One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda

It's absolutely astonishing that Oda Sensei keeps topping himself week after week, but he's done it again! This chapter is destined to become a legend and for more than one reason. The Straw Hats are obviously quite well known, but after fighting Big Mom they've made history!  

One Piece

We Never Learn
by Taishi Tsutsui

Yuiga and the rest DO LEARN something in this chapter--how hard college interviews can be! Luckily, their teacher Kirisu Sensei is there to give them mock interviews to get ready. But just because it's their teacher doesn't mean she's going to go easy on them! This presents a major problem for Yuiga, who finds an "inventive" way to deal with the pressure. Find out what it is! 

Blue Exorcist
by Kazue Kato

The fallout from Rin and Yukio's fallout is still being felt at True Cross Academy. Wheels are moving and events are shaping up for a major showdown that will change everything. The turncoat Yukio finds out a little more about the sinister side he chose to join. Meanwhile, one of the True Cross students may be more than what they seem! 

Blue Exorcist

Dr. Stone
story by Riichiro Inagaki, art by Boichi

The spelunking adventures of Senku, Chrome and Magma continue. They've survived falling in a pit, but the question remains--did Magma do it on purpose? Is he trying to kill them to get revenge for ruining his plans of ruling the village? Is Senku actually in danger or is he playing his usual fourth-dimensional chess? All will be revealed! 

creator/supervisor Masashi Kishimoto, art by Mikio Ikemoto, script by Ukyo Kodachi

A lot of big chapters in this issue! I don't mean big as in many pages, I mean big as in BIG THINGS ARE HAPPENING! Major events that will change the trajectory of the story. And that includes this chapter of Boruto. When the battle against the mysterious villain Kashin Koji gets dire, Boruto finds himself pushed further than he's ever been before! And something inside him erupts! He'll never be the same again!


Black Clover
by Yûki Tabata

Things have never looked worse for the Magic Knights! Some of their finest members have been turned into evil elves! The worst kind of elves! Asta's definitely not giving up, but he's in way over his head this time. Unless someone comes to the rescue, it could spell the end of everyone's favorite magic knights! 

My Hero Academia
by Kohei Horikoshi 

What started as a humorous skirmish between Gentle and Deku escalated into an emotionally charged full-blown brawl! And it was a most unusual fight because both characters are so lovable. But there can only be one victor in a battle and the winner is definitely Deku. Now the question remains--what will happen to Gentle? And his adorable sidekick, La Brava? 

My Hero Academia

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

The longer the battle, the more blood on the ground. And the fight between the rebellious children and their demon tormentors has been raging for quite awhile. So far, the kids have managed the impressive feat of taking down a few demons, but not without a cost. And as the fight goes on it's getting more and more chaotic breaking down the morale of the kids. Things are getting grim, it's do or die time! 

Robot x Laserbeam
by Tadatoshi Fujimaki 

Robo-kun's getting crushed under the savage golfery of the fearless Ginro! This is no ordinary opponent and in this chapter, we get a look at Ginro's childhood and the kind of life that lead to his insane abilities. Robo's been in trouble before but never like this. Is his dream of conquering the golfing world fading before his robotic eyes?

Robo Laser

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

Erina's is a fan favorite character in Food Wars! She's undergone tremendous character growth. Possibly the most of any character in the series. And now she's standing up to her overbearing father and fighting for her freedom and the freedom of food. It's wonderful to watch and it's handled so perfectly by both the writer and the artist. If you loved her before, prepare to fall in love all over again! 

Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
story by Takaya Kagami, art by Yamato Yamamoto, storyboards by Daisuke Furuya

Yu and crew celebrate their victory over the so-called angel, but what does it all mean for the future? Meanwhile, the vampire lords gather together and try to figure out who's been pulling the strings on all the weird events that have been happening.


Extras: Author Comments, Nihongo Lesson.

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by Urian Brown