This Week's Issue 02/29/16

Human mucus generator and SJ Editor Urian Brown takes a look at this week's issue. 

By Urian Brown February 29, 2016

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art by Eiichiro Oda

Tough guy cover alert! Tough guy cover alert! Luffy covers tend to come in two styles—super happy or super tough. This one is kind of a mixture. Although he's smiling, his eyes have a kind of threatening look. And even that smile seems a bit sinister. Of course, the skull floating behind his shoulder also lends the piece a morbid flare. This cover's giving me the willies! 

One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda

Major information about a character is revealed in this chapter—shocking information you might say! I won't say who it is or even drop a clue, but get ready for a bombshell! Then the Straw Hats meet a most unusual character! One with a big bag of tricks! 

One Piece

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

The fight between Metal Bat and the Garo the Hero Hunter takes a most unexpected turn! Just when it seems one of their heads is about to be torn off, someone intervenes! 

World Trigger
by Daisuke Ashihara

Is it just me or is this one of the coolest World Trigger battles ever? The Galopoula foes have proven themselves to be quite a handful, despite their small number. And they have some of the coolest abilities we've seen in the series. In a weird way, I'm kind of rooting for them. At the very least, I'm hoping they'll join Border and become regular characters. We need more multi-armed battle units in this manga! 

World Trigger

My Hero Academia
by Kohei Horikoshi

In this episode of Heroes Gone Wild!, Tokoyami's lost control of his beastly Quirk and it's rampaging everywhere! Making matters worse, there are still plenty of enemies on the battlefield to deal with! Can our teen heroes figure out a way to get Tokoyami under control while defending themselves from the real enemy?

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

The heat is on! And high tech! Rentaro's brought in some Jetsons-level cooking technology in the form of a stream convection oven? But just what does it do and will it give him an advantage? Both chefs have simmered down and settled into their cooking groove. Looks like this contest just got serious! 

Food Wars

Kimetsu no Yaiba
by Koyoharu Gotouge

Training to fight demons is never easy. In any manga. But in Kimetsu no Yaiba, it is especially rough! Then again, these demon slayers don't go to a fancy school or aren't in a well-trained army—they're out in the woods alone. Against demons that have all manners of unexpected powers! Don't miss the final JUMP START chapter of this dark and riveting manga! 

by Tite Kubo

One thing is for sure—these Quincies are hard to kill! This arc has had so many moments where it seemed impossible for the enemy to survive, only to have them come back stronger and sometimes a lot angrier. Nakk Le Varr is no different and despite taking quite the beating from the catlike Yoruichi, he's still going strong. What will Urahara have to do to defeat him?


by Naoshi Komi

Ruri has a bad dream! One where she's going to marry the most unlikely of all people—Shu! Raku's happy-go-lucky perverted friend doesn't exactly look like good boyfriend material, so where did this dream come from? But things get even more complicated when she goes out and bumps into...Shu! Is there love in the future for these two unlikely, bespectacled characters? 

by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro

The battle between the two titans Neo and Don Slime continues to rage! But in the midst of chaos and terror, love may also be found. Toriko gets a wonderful surprise when an old friend comes back. Prepare for a tearful reunion! 


Black Clover
by Yûki Tabata

This is one fight that is hard to predict! Just when you think it's over, something crazy happens and the fight begins again! Last chapter, Gauche was giving Licht an eyeful and it seemed like it was gonna be lights out. Well, guess again. The fight for Clover Kingdom continues! 

Bye-Bye, Humanity
story by Tsunezo Watanabe, art by Asami Hagiwara

Mayama is not your average high school girl. Her parents were a bit eccentric and taught her how to use common objects in unusual, resourceful ways. Luckily for her, they did. Because when the people in town start acting strange, she's going to need all her wits and skills to keep from becoming "one of them." Enjoy this special first chapter of the mysterious Bye-Bye, Humanity

Bye Bye Humanity

Hikaru no Go
story by Yumi Hotta, art by Takeshi Obata, supervised by Yukari Umezawa

This chapter really sets up one of the great rivalries of Weekly Shonen Jump manga—Hikaru versus Akira. What makes it so great is it starts out with Akira fuming from a loss against the seemingly inexperienced Hikaru. Of course, Akira really lost against Sai, but he doesn't know that. And as the series progresses you get to see their relationship change as Hikaru starts to take go seriously on his own and rely on Sai less and less. I won't say anything beyond that so I don't ruin it for new readers, but I will say their relationship is a great one filled with all the drama and ups-and-downs that make rivalries so much fun. 

Extras: Author Comments, Nihongo Lesson. 

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by Urian Brown