Shonen Jump Issue 06/12/17

Donut and pastry proof SJ Editor Urian Brown takes a look at this week's issue. 

By Urian Brown June 12, 2017

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art by Takuma Yokota

Hey, it's a new JUMP START! Even though the previous JUMP STARTS that became regular series have been in the magazine awhile, they still feel JUMP STARTY to me. I guess it takes some time before that fresh JUMP START smell begins to fade and they fully take their place as a regular series in my mind. But for now, it seems like we're practically all JUMP STARTS! Not that I'm complaining! 

by Takuma Yokota

This manga is fresh! In the 80s rap slang way and in a story content way. It's tough to make sports manga feel fresh, but mangaka Yokota Sensei has pulled it off. And not only that, he's created some very likable characters. I usually don't get too attached to characters right off the bat, but these guys and gals are just so adorable! And there's also a lot of humor packed into this first chapter too. Plus, good art! This JUMP START pretty much has it all! 


One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda

One Piece is the best-selling manga ever and one of the best-selling books of any kind as well. And it's chapters like this that make it crystal clear why--Oda Sensei's still got it! Even after 84 volumes of manga, he's still firing on all cylinders and turning in jaw-dropping chapters. I'm not going to spoil any of it, but WOWSERS, this is one helluva manga! 

Robot x Laserbeam
by Tadotoshi Fujimaki 

Robo has a chance to be a starter on the high school golf team. But it won't be easy! In a very short time, he has to not only get his score down to a ridiculously low level, he's got to build up his endurance! Looks like the beginning of his long road to beating Yozan in a game is just beginning! 

Robo Laser Beam

We Never Learn
by Taishi Tsutsui 

Things seemed to be going fine for Yuiga and his attempts to help his classmates overcome their deficiencies to certain academic subjects. But when he gets called into the Student Guidance Office by the cold and intimidating Kirisu Sensei, he begins to sweat. And when she starts grilling him about some of the compromising situations he's found himself in—things get really tense! Has his short tutoring life come to an end?

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

The first round of the shokugeki has gone to the Resistance! Hands down! They've managed to completely defeat Central in the opening exchange. But this is a long battle and Dean Azami isn't even shaken by the loss. The second round is about to begin!

  Food Wars

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

The kids are being chased by a giant super-gross monster!!! In the last chapter, the kids were planning their next move and got rudely interrupted by a six-legged, multi-eye monster with a whole lot of teeth! They've played tag with Sister Krone, but if this thing catches them, they're lunch! Apparently, life outside the orphanage is eat or be eaten! 

Black Clover
by Yûki Tabata

Just as the big magic tournament is getting started a crazy guy in a scary-looking mask shows up! Not just shows up, but puts his arm around the Wizard King as if they were buddies! And just when it seemed like things couldn't get more chaotic, the teams are announced and guess who ends up paired with Asta? Looks like this tournament will be full of surprises! 

Black Clover

Dr. Stone
story by Riichiro Inagaki, art by Boichi 

The flashback of Senku's first lonely days as the only un-stoned person on Earth continues! He's got the basics like food, water and shelter covered, now it's time to move onto other important things--like figuring out how to un-stone other people, mainly his best friend Taiju! See how his early experiments turned out! 

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

Just as the big martial arts tournament finishes, a monster appears! Formerly a martial artist himself, he's been turned into a vastly more powerful, and monstrous, being by the Monster Association! And now he's come to recruit! Will these proud martial artists sell their souls, and human bodies, for more power?! What would Mr. Miyagi say?! 

One Punch

Extras: Author Comments, Nihongo Lesson.

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by Urian Brown