Shonen Jump Issue 12/26/16

Wanted North Pole escapee and SJ Editor Urian Brown takes a look at this week's issue. 

By Urian Brown December 26, 2016

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art by Eiichiro Oda

Another adorable cover with Weekly Shonen Jump characters dressed as One Piece characters! And if you look at Luffy's hand, you'll notice he's making a zero. Why? Because on the 12/12/16 issue cover, he's holding up two fingers. Combine both these covers and he's saying twenty, as in it's One Piece is about to turn twenty years old! Major celebrations are coming in the next year! 

My Hero Academia
by Kohei Horikoshi

The results of the Japanese and English-language My Hero Academia character popularity polls are in! And you'll be surprised to see which characters fared better or worse in the different countries! Meanwhile, in the manga, the fight between Bakugo and Deku continues! Both are getting pounded while working out their problems, but only one will come out on top? And despite who wins, will this finally settle the matter between them?

My Hero Academia

One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda

A major reveal in this chapter! I will not spoil it or even say who it's about, but it is a MAJOR SHOCKER. And the fight between Pedro and his old nemesis Baron Tamago continues! Will Baron Tamago crack like an egg? Or will Pedro end up with egg on his face? Will they both be scrambled by the end? Find out in another explosive chapter of One Piece

One Piece

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

More is revealed about Soma's dad and the past that made him the man he is today. And some of the stuff he went through may surprise you. Especially considering his easygoing attitude. Find out the startling details of his past!

Boruto Naruto Next Generation
creator/supervisor Masashi Kishimoto, art by Mikio Ikemoto, script Ukyo Kodachi  

The action continues in Boruto! Naruto and Sasuke have teamed up to take on an enemy so powerful it takes both of them to fight it! Considering they're literally two of the most powerful shinobi that have ever lived, this new foe is obviously fearsome! But what's Boruto's role in all this? Can a young ninja with limited abilities hope to be of any use at all on the battlefield? 


Black Clover
by Yûki Tabata

Has Mars become a good guy? The same Mars that fought our heroes before?! What caused this sudden change of heart and how will it affect the balance of power? One thing's for sure, the Black Bulls will need all the help they can get to fend off the Diamond Kingdom's attack! 

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

Sister Krone makes the kids an exciting offer! One that may be too good to be true. They say the devil's in the details, but in this case, the devil may be making the offer! Find out what her offer is and if it actually is too good to resist! 

Promised Neverland

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V
original concept by Kazuki Takahashi
story by Shin Yoshida, art by Naohito Miyoshi
production support: STUDIO DICE 

More incredible dueling is this month's chapter of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V! Yuya is dueling as one his multiple personalities! If you think you're dueling life is complicated, imagine dueling with multiple personalities! Plus, more details about the story are revealed and some of them are quite incredible!

manga by Shirow Miwa, based on the Rooster Teeth series created by Monty Oum

Another action-packed chapter of RWBY! And when I say "action-packed" I mean "action-packed!" In fact, the entire chapter is one big fight! One big fight with amazing art. In other words, good stuff! 


Extras: SJ Cover Contest announcement, Author Comments, Nihongo Lesson.

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by Urian Brown