Shonen Jump Issue 08/06/18

Soon to be sued creator of Sonic the Fudgehog cookies and SJ Marketing Guy Urian Brown takes a look at this week's issue. 

By Urian Brown August 06, 2018

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by various artists 

A bright colorful explosion of happy Shonen Jump characters celebrating Summer! It's been a brutal summer for much of the world, except here in wacky San Francisco where you daren't leave your house without a hoodie because it's too cold. In August! They definitely don't don't have that problem in Japan! Enjoy the final month of Summer! 

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

Now that the kids have defeated the demons at Goldy Pond, it's time for some much-needed downtime. A bit of respite to heal physical and mental wounds from the harrowing experience that just about killed them all. But it's not all fun and frolicking, because in this world danger always seems to be just one page away. 

Promised Neverland

One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda

As usual, I am absolutely in love with Oda Sensei's new arc! I know I always say that, and it's always true--but the setting of ancient Japan is right up my alley. I spent a good chunk of my youth devouring violent samurai movies and fell in love with this era. So to see the One Piece characters there just tickles me pink! Plus, we finally get to see Hawkins fight and it does not disappoint! 

My Hero Academia
by Kohei Horikoshi

Deeply disturbing and intriguing chapter of MHA this week! Deku has some dreams that shake him to his very core. A nightmare that casts some sinister shadows on his world and all that he holds dear. Freaky stuff! 

My Hero

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

There's a new instructor named Suzuki at the Totsuki Institute and he's quite mysterious! He's challenged Soma to a shokugeki. Yes, Soma, a legend even among the legendary class that defeated Dean Azami. Just what's his game? And does he even stand a chance? 

Blue Exorcist
by Kazue Kato

The massive flashback arc in Blue Exorcist continues! Although we only saw Father Fujimoto in the manga for a little while, there's no doubt he had a massive influence on the story. And now we get to see what he was like as a young exwire. Let's just say, he was a "tad" angry. Find out exactly how angry! 

Blue Exorcist

Dr. Stone
story by Riichiro Inagaki, art by Boichi

Senku's got a sweet ride! The kind of car you roll up with and the babes come runnin'! Babes being everyone in the village who helped make his latest invention come to fruition. But Senku's not done yet! He's gotta trick this ride out. Big rims? Jacuzzi in the back? That thing that makes the front hop up and down? None of those things! But what he does do is just as impressive. 

Hot
by Akira Amano

I know what you're thinking, "A hockey manga? What the puck?!" and that's what I first thought. Then I remembered the magic of manga...it can be about anything! It just has to be good. And that's exactly what this one-shot from the creator of Reborn is, good. Really good, to be exact! Enjoy! 

Hot

Black Clover
by Yûki Tabata

More crazy magic battles, more crazy magic battles, more crazy magic battles! This manga shows no sign of slowing down and the latest chapter packs quite a wallop as Yami gets into the action. If you didn't think he was the coolest character yet, you just may after this chapter! 

We Never Learn
by Taishi Tsutsui 

Although this manga is called "We Never Learn," the characters do actually learn stuff. And in this chapter, it's Sensei's turn to become the student. Yuiga gives his teacher a much-needed cooking lesson. But during the lesson, something flares up and I don't mean the stove!

We Never Learn

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

Tempers ignite as friend and enemy meet on the battlefield and it's not exactly clear who is who! One thing is certain, the world's heading for a major cataclysm unless Guren and the others can head it off. 

Extras: Author comments, Nihongo lesson. 

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by Urian Brown