Shonen Jump Issue 11/13/17

Loser of many staring contests with cats and SJ Editor Urian Brown takes a look at this week's issue. 

By Urian Brown November 13, 2017

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art by Yûki Tabata

I give most Shonen Jump covers a cool rating, but I'm gonna have to go ahead and give this one an "extra cool" rating. One, because there's so much black, and black is the coolest color. Two, because Asta looks serious for once. Not just serious, but "super serious." Usually, he's yelling or grinning, but not here. And three, because that awesome/scary super toothy guy is in the background! 

Black Clover
by Yûki Tabata

Man, that was a fun tournament! And the perfect length. Just enough time to see a bunch of cool fights, learn a little bit more about the characters and meet some new ones. And this new guy, Xerx, or is it Zora, has totally won me over. I love his pointy teeth, bad attitude and cool trap-based magic. But now that the tournament's over, will we see him again?

Black Clover

One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda

Luffy looks really good in black. Especially in super-buff, shiny Gear Four black! They say you should always bet on black, but this time the odds don't look that good. Although Luffy's in his most powerful form, it does have its weaknesses. Has Luffy finally met his match? Is this guy just too mochi for him to handle? 

Dr. Stone
story by Riichiro Inagaki, art by Boichi

If you think there's too much science in Dr. Stone and not enough fighting, then you're going to love this chapter! It's bursting with great fight scenes involving tough guys from a strange post-apocalyptic future. And artist Boichi Sensei brings his usual incredible skill to the page making each and every panel feel like it's going to explode with dynamic impact. Enjoy! 

Dr Stone

Golem Hearts
by Gen Osuka

As a Shonen Jump employee and a cheerleader for manga in general, I always root for the JUMP STARTS to succeed. But there are some that I root for a little harder than others. Golem Hearts is one of those. I just love this wacky world. Especially the designs of the golems themselves. And the main character is so lovable. Ganbatte, Golem Hearts

Robot x Laserbeam
by Tadatoshi Fujimaki

The big golf tournament heats up and Robo-kun is knocking them out of the park! Whoops! Wrong sports' metaphor! He's knocking them down the fairway like some kind of futuristic, highly sophisticated golfing robot! But it's not over yet and he's still got a lot to learn, especially about being a human! 

Robo Laserz

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

Megumi's up and it's her turn to try and wow the judges with a tasty dessert. She's come a long way from the meek little girl that could barely talk at the beginning of the manga. She's still shy, but there's fire inside and it's about to come out in this chapter! See what Megumi cooks up and if anybody gets naked! 

My Hero Academia
by Kohei Horikoshi

That was one crazy battle! And now it's time for a well-deserved cool down chapter. Battles are important in Shonen Jump manga, obviously, but so are the cooldowns afterward. It's all part of the peaks and valleys that key to long-form storytelling. What am I talking about? I don't know! Anyway, this was an excellent battle wrap-up chapter. Enjoy! 

My Hero

We Never Learn
by Taishi Tsutsui 

By a set of incredible, but still believable circumstances, Yuiga and Furhashi end up sharing a futon together! There's not a lot of room on a futon so things get a little awkward! Find out who touches who and what happens next! 

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

The Nameless Geezer is dragging the kids all around the scary demon-filled world and it's starting to take a toll. Although they're the brave heroes of this manga, when it comes down to it, they're still little kids. And short legs must take many more steps to keep up with long ones. They've fought monsters, but endurance is a very tricky beast!  

Promised Neverland

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

Speed-o'-Sound Sonic fans will get a kick out of this chapter as it focuses on everybody's favorite super-fast, and super-frustrated ninja! Frustrated how? By his inability to defeat Saitama! Also, he lost to Saitama in a most embarrassing way early on in the manga. But now he's training harder than ever to overcome his rival. Could it possibly be enough?

Extras: Author Comments, Nihongo Lesson.

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by Urian Brown