This Week's Issue 03/07/16

"Caveman Lifestyle" advocate and SJ Editor Urian Brown takes a look at this week's issue. 

By Urian Brown March 07, 2016

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art by Yûki Tabata

Asta has been getting some serious cover action lately! That can only mean one thing—Black Clover is popular! It's been a favorite in the office and much of the praise that's lauded upon it is because of Asta! His neverending optimism combined with his hilarious cluelessness has proven to be an attractive combo. Here's hoping the series continues to ride the wave of support it's gotten from fans in Japan and the rest of the world! 

Black Clover
by Yûki Tabata

The battle escalates quickly as multiple high-level mages enter the fray! Sparks will fly! Literally, as they unleash spells that do devastating damage and also look really cool! But with so many captains and bad guys with insane amounts of magic powers, how will little magic-less Asta fit in? Can he still be useful with the big hitters in town?

Black Clover

One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda

If you thought last week's chapter was intense, wait until you read this one! So much story packed into so few pages! Many things will be revealed that will set up what's to come in the next story arc and beyond. Because of my little kid's brain, normally when a manga gets "all talky," I kind of zone out, but not with One Piece. The story's just that interesting. Plus, even in the midst of long exposition, Oda Sensei sprinkles a little comedy in which always helps. Enjoy this talky, but not boring chapter! 

World Trigger
by Daisuke Ashihara

The battle is over! I think of all the manga I've written about on this site, I've written "the battle continues" the most for World Trigger. That probably has something to do with the Neighbors annoying habit of invading. Well, this invasion did not go as plan and now it's time to celebrate for the victors and do some wound licking for the losing team. The battle doesn't continue! 

World Trigger

My Hero Academia
by Kohei Horikoshi

The battle does continue in this manga! And due to the unexpected powers of a villain, things have gotten worse since we last saw our heroes. But who is this new villain and what Quirk could give our pumped up teenage heroes such a hard time? Find out! 

Blue Exorcist
by Kazue Kato

Yukio's plan to save Shura from the snake-like demon Hachiro has gotten complicated! Despite having the son of Satan as a partner, this isn't going to be easy! But amazing things can happen when you work together instead of against each other. Will this super brother team up prevail? Find out! 

Blue Exorcist

by Naoshi Komi

If you're like me, you've probably wondered—what is it about Raku that makes all the girls swoon for him? He's not the toughest guy in class. He's not the most athletic. He's not even the most handsome, so what do all these lovesick lasses see? This chapter will help answer that question! And from a most unlikely source! 

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

The food is ready and the judges must now do their thing and...judge it! You've probably eaten salmon before, but not like this! In fact, I doubt many people in the entire world have eaten salmon like it's prepared in this chapter. If they did, their clothes would probably explode and fly off their body. Prepare for some delicious looking manga! 

Food Wars

by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro

Even in 1,000 years, I don't think mankind could make a computer that was smart enough to guess what will happen in Toriko from week to week. This manga is utterly unpredictable. And that's what makes is so great. Each week something completely crazy happens and I'm boggled, yet again. And this chapter was definitely a mind melter! Get ready for weird! It's another chapter of Toriko!

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

Yuichiro is in trouble! The demon that possessed him is only getting stronger! He's becoming a major liability for his friends and there seems to be nothing anyone can do about it. Making matters worse, the group must now decide what to do with themselves since they've defected from the Demon Army. Looks like its time for a very serious discussion. Which path with they choose?


Extras: Jump Festa 2016 Interviews: Takaya Kagami, Author Comments, Nihongo Lesson.

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by Urian Brown