Shonen Jump Issue 08/07/17

Ham-fisted hard-nosed brick-faced SJ Editor Urian Brown takes a look at this week's issue. 

By Urian Brown August 07, 2017

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art by Eiichiro Oda, Mikio Ikemoto, Taishi Tsutsui, Posuka Demizu, Tadatoshi Fujimaki, Boichi, Shun Saeki, Kohei Horikoshi, Yoshihiro Togashi, Yûki Tabata

The One Piece 20th Anniversary celebrations continue! Twenty years is an incredible amount of time if you think about it. Oda Sensei is in a very exclusive club of mangaka who have had a hit manga for twenty straight years. And it's been the number one manga in Japan for much of that time! What's even more amazing is the manga has the same incredible energy, humor and non-stop action that it's had from day one. History is being made right now and we're witnessing it! 

One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda

Big Mom is on the attack and the Straw Hats are running for their life! Well, actually they're on top of a giant living tree stump named Kingbaum, and he's running for his life! Flying atop her living cloud Zeus, Big Mom is closing in and she's in a destructive rage that an only be quelled by the deaths of those who ruined her wedding cake! Can the Straw Hats cheat death, and Big Mom, once again?

One Piece

Blue Exorcist
by Kazue Kato

Yukio's been dealing with possible demonic possession for a long time, but he's finally reached the breaking point! Find out what desperation can do to a top exorcist! 

My Hero Academia 
by Kohei Horikoshi

The fight between heroes and yakuza gets grim as more and more warriors fall in battle. And in this chapter, we get a peek into the minds of some of the villains and their reasons for fighting. More excitin' fightin' coming your way! 

My Hero

Dr. Stone
story by Riichiro Inagaki, art by Boichi

This is one of the most entertaining new manga that's come out in awhile. I can't think of a single chapter that didn't give me a decent laugh or at least a few chuckles. And although it's one of those "end of the world" type manga, it never loses its sense of fun. Plus, it's a love letter to the power of science. I love science! This chapter follows the adventures of Suika, the watermelon head spy! Can she get the intel on the villagers Senku needs to recruit to make iron? Find out!

Robot x Laserbeam
by Tadatoshi Fujimaki

The greatest golf game that's ever been in the English-language Weekly Shonen Jump continues! Although watching golf on TV puts me to sleep, reading it in a manga is a lot of fun. And as the manga has gone on, the super golf moves have gotten more and more over the top, adding another layer of entertainment to the story. And this week, the game continues to slip away from Robo-kun and friends. Can they turn it around in time?


Black Clover
by Yûki Tabata

The very entertaining magic tournament moves on the next combatants! Think Yuno who they are? Noelle way! That's right, Yuno and Noelle are teamed up and they get their chance to show the world what they've got. And one of them, Noelle, has a lot to prove as she faces her previous tormentor! 

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

The brave children who escaped the orphanage have been fed, rested, trained and are ready to begin the next stage of their perilous journey! But the helpful demons still have some very disturbing facts to lay on them. The stuff that nightmares are made of! Find out more about the twisted world of The Promised Neverland

Promised Neverland

We Never Learn
by Taishi Tsutsui 

The cat is out of the bag and now Yuiga knows Uruka has a crush on him! And when he ends up alone with her, things get even more awkward! Is he about to she really feels? Teenage hearts are all aflutter in another chapter of We Never Learn

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

Tiny sushi! Tiny sushi! Did you know tiny sushi is a thing? I didn't either until this chapter and it looks ridiculously delicious! Well, actually every single food in this manga looks ridiculously delicious, but this one is special because they're just so tiny and cute. And when one of the judges tastes them, she loses more than just her mind! 

Food Wars

Hunter x Hunter 
by Yoshihiro Togashi

If you guessed a cockroach would play a major role in this week's chapter of Hunter x Hunter, you're right! But with this being a Togashi Sensei manga, even a simple thing like catching a cockroach becomes a complex and intriguing affair! Find out why everyone's bugging out in this chapter! 

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

Big vampire battle coming your way! One of the strengths of this manga is the art in the incredible vampire battles. Because there are vampires and augmented humans, many of the characters can move at super human speed and manga artist Yamamoto Sensei does an incredible job captured the sense of speed in fights. And this chapter has one of the coolest battles yet. Ky Luc shows everybody just how powerful higher ranking vampires are! 


Extras: Weekly Shonen Jump Con Report, Author Comments, Nihongo Lesson.

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by Urian Brown