Shonen Jump Issue 09/10/18

Astonishingly awkward high fiver and SJ Marketing Guy Urian Brown takes a look at this week's issue. 

By Urian Brown September 10, 2018

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art by Posuka Demizu

The Promised Neverland really earned the cover placement this week with a chapter that's gonna blow your mind! And not just the chapter, wait until you read the results of the Japanese popularity poll! Not even a Super Nostradamus could have predicted these results! 

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

Make sure the area you read this chapter in is very clean because your eyeballs are going to pop out of your head and possibly roll across the floor a few times. This is what you call one of them, "pivotal" chapters that changes the trajectory of the whole story. And not in a bad way, these changes are great! Dig in! 


Blue Exorcist
by Kazue Kato

Another intriguing chapter devoted to the Father Fujimoto flashback. We've already learned he was a gung-ho, angry young man, but in this segment we get to see a little more of his soul. Not only that, we get a good look at Yuri who is equally mysterious. You will definitely think differently about these characters after this chapter! 

Dr. Stone
story by Riichiro Inagaki, art by Boichi

It's war! Although vastly outnumbered, Senku and his small army are making their move on Tsukasa's camp. But they've got a chance--they're armed with science! And by science, I mean lots of sneaky tricks that'll totally confuse Tsukasa's troops. But the fight's not over yet, in fact, it's just getting started! 

Dr Stone

My Hero Academia
by Kohei Horikoshi 

The battle between the classes comes to an epic finale! It's amazing how hard the students of U.A. fight even when it's just an exercise. They go all out on each other and it's amazing no one gets seriously injured. Then again, they have Recovery Girl who can kiss people and heal them. So that definitely takes some of the danger out. Find out who won and how it all went down! 

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

Food Wars? More like "Dude Wars." And the war being fought by two dudes is over Erina's heart! Being groomed to take over a culinary dynasty, she hasn't had a lot of time for dating so all this attention from Suzuki and Soma is a bit much. Each of them has their own qualities, good and bad. This is a shokugeki of the heart where the victor is far from clear! 

Food Wars

We Never Learn
by Taishi Tsutsui

Tsutsui Sensei could have easily gotten a job writing hilarious 80s sitcoms as he's an absolute genius at the wacky setups and misunderstandings. And in this chapter, when through a fairly believable set of silly circumstances, Yuiga accidentally gives Fumio a bra for her birthday, hilarious awkwardness ensues! 

Black Clover
by Yûki Tabata

More magic mayhem in the Clover Kingdom! The elves have been rampaging out of control for a while and there seems to be no end in sight. Will they achieve their nefarious goal?! 

Black Clover

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

Mika and Yuichiro spend some quality time making plans for their next move. They're in quite a bind, but more determined than ever to save everyone. The odds are against them, but these two upstarts are definitely not quitters! Find out what they decide to do! 


Extras: Author comments, Nihongo lesson.

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by Urian Brown