Shonen Jump Issue 05/22/17

Potential candidate for "Hoarders: Disheveled Desks" edition and SJ Editor Urian Brown takes a look at this week's issue. 

By Urian Brown May 22, 2017

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art by Kohei Horikoshi

A rare villain cover! One of the interesting things about the English-language Weekly Shonen Jump is we run more villain covers than the Japanese WSJ. They pretty much never give the entire cover to a villain. While I don't think villains are intrinsically cooler than heroes, I do think they dress better. Who looks cooler, Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker? It's not even close! I think wearing a lot of black and trying to look scary gives villains the fashion edge over heroes. And Overhaul is one cool and scary-looking dude. 

My Hero Academia
by Kohei Horikoshi

The attack on Overhaul's compound is underway! The kids of U.A. have had quite a bit of combat experience due to sudden attacks by bad guys and other unplanned experiences, but this is the first planned major assault they've been involved with. And the heroes aren't taking any chances—they're bringing in some heavy hitters for the job. But Overhaul and his organization aren't your average thugs, they're not to be taken lightly. A high stake super-powered battle coming right up! 

My Hero Academia

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

The soba cook-off is over and the winner has been announced! And now it's on to the second card—eels! The Italian chef Julio has no shortage of bravado and one of his specialties happens to be an Eel dish! Will this slimy chef cook up something delish and wriggle his way into the judge's hearts? Or will he be finito?

Robot x Laserbeam
by Tadatoshi Fujimaki

Robo-kun's out on the golf course and playing a real match! His teammate Rion is baffled by his inconsistent gameplay. He can send the ball flying and perfectly straight like a pro, but when he puts, he's a total putz! And this isn't just a friendly match, it's for pride and to uphold the honor of the game against two middle-aged golfing dirtbags. Can Rion figure out how to improve Robo's game before they fall too far behind? 

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Black Clover
by Yûki Tabata

Asta has found himself in a very tough spot! For once in his life, he can't beat a challenge by sheer willpower, something he has an endless supply of. The volcano he's trying to climb requires a mastery of mana manipulation and he has virtually no mana! Has he finally been bested?! 

Dr. Stone
story by Riichiro Inagaki, art by Boichi

Tsukasa—the stone cold killer, or cold stone killer, in his case—has made his move and Taiju and friends are in a rough spot! Senku's taken the brunt of Tsukasa's attack and things are looking grim for our would be civilization re-starters. Can Taiju pull off a superhuman feat and defeat this monster? Or will Tsukasa's demented dreams of a "perfect" world come true?

Dr Stone

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

The kids find out the hard way that freedom isn't free! Just because they're out of the orphanage, does not mean they're out of danger. The world beyond the walls is a totally unknown place and one that may be just as perilous as where they came from! The fight to be free continues! 

We Never Learn
by Taishi Tsutsui 

Yuiga's baffled by the sudden attention of a beautiful girl! He's used to girls liking him for his incredible tutoring skills, but this one doesn't want to learn anything from him. Or does she? Yuiga's complicated love life continues! 

We Never Learn

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V
original concept by Kazuki Takahashi, production support by Studio Dice, story by Shin Yoshida, art by Naohito Miyoshi, duel compositing by Masahiro Hikokubo

The high-speed duel kicks into overdrive as Yuya tries to find an opening to attack his foe! But Ren is one crafty duelist and he's not making it easy! If Yuya wants to come out on top, he'll have to rev up his dueling skills before it's all over! 

Extras: Author Comments, Nihongo Lesson.

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by Urian Brown