Shonen Jump Issue 12/04/17

Gingerbread manhandler and SJ Editor Urian Brown takes a look at this week's issue. 

By Urian Brown December 04, 2017

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art by Kazue Kato

A blue-tiful cover of Blue Exorcist! This manga has been running in the magazine for years and I've enjoyed it from day one. Kato Sensei is an exceptional artist and storyteller. One of her greatest strengths is coming up with cool and memorable characters. And her world building is superb as well. And she's no slouch in the cool/scary monster department either. She's pretty much got it all! 

Blue Exorcist
by Kazue Kato

Prepare yourself for a TOTALLY SHOCKING chapter of Blue Exorcist! What happens next will floor you! You won't believe it! Well, you probably will believe it after reading the chapter, but still, it's a doozy. And one that changes everything. Not going to spoil it for you, but things are gonna be different! 

Blue Exorcist

One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda

Let them eat cake! And let Big Mom eat cake especially--otherwise she's going to kill everybody! Everybody get's "hangry" once in a while, but she takes it to a whole new level! And if Sanji and his baker buddies can't get past Oven, then this affair will not end well. Find out if Big Mom gets her injust desserts! 

My Hero Academia
by Kohei Horikoshi

More fallout from the massive battle with Overhaul and his evil henchmen. This time the chapter focuses on Mirio who tragically lost his Quirk during the battle. It's one thing to get a little roughed up, but to completely lose your super powers is another. Find out how he's dealing with the loss! 

My Hero Academia

Dr. Stone
story by Riichiro Inagaki, art by Boichi

This manga amuses me! Greatly! I must say, it's a unique manga because I normally lose interest in a story when I think what's happening breaks my suspension of disbelief. But not in this one. For some reason, I don't mind that what's happening stretches the boundaries of what's possible (sometimes by quite a bit!) because it's so thoroughly entertaining it's fun no matter what. And the art is just plain incredible, some of the best I've ever seen. The multitude of goofy characters all help. I guess what I'm trying to say is, it's fun! 

Black Clover
by Yûki Tabata

Ladies and gentlemages, it's officially on! And by that, I mean the battle against the evil organization, the Eye of the Midnight Sun. Mereoleona's leading the charge and in this chapter, she proves she's got the muscle to back up her attitude. Strap yourself in, this is gonna be a crazy fight! 

Black Clover

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

In the thrilling last chapter, Somei drew his razor-sharp samurai sword and cut down foe after foe in a blood-soaked battle. Many heads were separated from many bodies.  Well, figuratively. His food totally blew the judges away and left Soma in a bad spot. But it's not over yet. And one thing we've learned by now, Soma is always full of surprises. See what he cooks up! 

Robot X Laserbeam
by Tadatoshi Fujimaki

Dorian continues to baffle everyone at the tournament by his inhuman ability to smash the golf ball down the course, but without accuracy. And now he's really got himself into a pickle--the ball's buried deep in the sand of a bunker. Will this tip the game in Robo-kun's favor?

Robot Laser

We Never Learn
by Taishi Tsutsui

For the most part, this manga has been non-stop laughs stemming from highly improbable and highly embarrassing situations. But occasionally, mangaka Tsutsui Sensei veers off into more heartfelt territory. And in this chapter, he shows he's just as capable of playing the heartstrings as the kazoo. Meaning, he's deft in the drama department as well as comedy. Enjoy! 

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

Emma finds out a little more about the creepy/happy (crappy?) town she wakes up in and the demons who hunt the children there. Turns out, some of the demons are bored hunting helpless tots. Could she be the challenge they're looking for? Maybe being too brave and resourceful can be a bad thing once in a while! 

Promised Neverland

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

Guren's back and he's got some explaining to do! But will Yuichiro and Mika like his explanations? Or even understand them? As things get more grim and complex it's starting to look more and more like this might be the End! For vampires and everyone else! 

Extras: Author Comments, Nihongo Lesson.

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by Urian Brown