Shonen Jump Issue 10/09/17

Sean Baylor swoops in to save the day as the Brown Banana shuns his own kind and vacations in the Big Apple!

By John Bae October 09, 2017

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art by Koji Oishi

We've had all different types of covers for JUMP over the years, ranging from cool to goofy to scary. And though we've had cutesy covers before (hello Nisekoi!), I can't ever recall seeing a cover quite like this one! Koji Oishi's Tomatoy Poodle cover is about the last thing you'd expect to see on JUMP, with its pastel pinkish tones and Sanrio-esque characters. It's such a sweet cover, figuratively and literally with the macron-fruit tree in the background!

Lycopene the Tomatoy Poodle
by Koji Oishi

Meet Lycopene. A tomatoy poodle. Wait! Hold up. A...what?! Apparently a tomatoy poodle is poodle born from a tomato plant. Meet Meh-Meh, a normal schoolgirl, who finds herself lost in Cuteopia, a strange world inhabited by strange creatures like Lycopene. And now that we're all familiar, let's get started on this hilarious new JUMP START series by Koji Oishi!

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One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda

The battle of elastic Devil Fruit users heats up in this week's chapter! Luffy's finally met his match with Katakuri's mochi-based attacks. Meanwhile, the rest of the Straw Hats are in quite a bind as Big Mom's hunting them down while riding a huge tidal wave! All this just for a bite of a wedding cake! Talk about hunger pangs...

Dr. Stone
story by Riichiro Inagaki, art by Boichi

Get excited! The scientific progress is chugging along at an incredible speed, but Senku and friends are about to run into a wall! Their next step to procuring a cure for Ruri leads them to a pond filled with one of the most deadliest substances known to man...sulfuric acid!

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We Never Learn
by Taishi Tsutsui

Yuiga's maid cafe adventures continues! But this time around, Yuiga's getting guff, not from Asumi, but from another source—Fumino's and Rizu's strict former tutor Kirisu Sensei!

Blue Exorcist
by Kazue Kato

There's something about Yukio that is quite unsettling, whether it's his creepy desire to find out all about his past or the lifeless expression in his eyes. Regardless, he has been acting very strange lately, and the situation worsens when he threatens Bon with a gun! And to make matters even worse, an unhinged Yukio shows up at a government press conference where Mephisto is about to address the media!

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Food Wars!
story by Yuto Tsukuda, art by Shun Saeki, contributor Yuki Morisaki

It's the third bout between Central and the resistance! Takumi's taking on quite the challenge in Etsuya Eizan, a master schemer at goading his opponent. Can Takumi overcome the many obstacles Eizan throws his way? Or will his sweet victory be spoiled by Eizan's dastardly artichoke!

Black Clover
by Yuki Tabata

Langris, Finral's younger brother, is not right in the head. Despite being the star of the family and a vice captain in a storied magic knight brigade, he has some anger issues he needs to work through. And what better way to work through your issues than a good ol' match against Asta, anti-magic boy!

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Robot x Laserbeam
by Tadatoshi Fujimaki

Robo's getting all excited about golf, and he's not even playing! Instead, he's watching as his rival Yozan takes on professional golfers in a professional tournament. And despite realizing just how much of a difference there is between him and Yozan, that disparity is only spurring him on!

My Hero Academia
by Kohei Horikoshi

Mirio's struggles, although heroic, are really starting to get to Eri. Not wanting to see more heroes suffer in their attempts to rescue her, Eri pleads to Overhaul to spare them if she returns. But Deku's having none of it and gives Overhaul everything he's got! Is it enough?!

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

Emma and Ray are finally going on a journey to find Minerva! But they're not going at it alone—this time around, they've got an adult to help them out! Only, this adult isn't exactly what you would call trustworthy. But still, anything's better than their brains becoming fodder for demons, right?

Rurouni Kenshin: The Hokkaido Arc
by Nobuhiro Watsuki, story consultant Kaworu Kurosaki

Welcome to the Hokkaido Arc! And as an introduction, we get a chance to meet some dastardly new villains as well as an old, familiar face that'll warm the cockles of every Kenshin fan's heart!

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Extras: Author Comments, Nihongo Lesson.

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by Sean Baylor