This Week's Issue 04/27/15

Highly sought after clown therapist and SJ editor Urian Brown takes a look at this week's issue. 

By Urian Brown April 27, 2015


art by Masashi Kishimoto and Eiichiro Oda

Yay! Naruto's back on the cover! And son! That's because we're running the first chapter of Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring! It's the story of the children of Naruto and the other heroes of Konoha. Of course, you may be wondering why Luffy's there, too. He's not one of the children of Konoha. He's on the cover because we finally get to see Gear Four! Plus, there's a wonderful interview in the magazine that features these two legendary mangaka and the rivalry they had. 

One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda

Gear Four, Gear Four, Gear Four! It's finally here! This got people so hyped up, One Piece was trending on the SJ Twitter feed for three days! That's an impressive record. I had a lot of theories about what Gear Four would be, but I was way off! Just goes to show you, Oda Sensei is still full of surprises! 

One Piece

Food Wars
story by Yuto Tsukuda, art by Shun Saeki, contributor Yuki Morisaki

The stagiaire skill tests are coming to a close! It's been a wild ride for Soma, but now we get to see how some of the other members of his class fared! This determines who will continue in the school and who will not. Find out who made the cut! 

by Tite Kubo

You better sit down when you read this chapter, because it has got some major shockers! The battle against the seemingly all-powerful Yhwach continues and the return of some old faces will bring a grin to your face! 


World Trigger
by Daisuke Ashihara

The Rank Wars have been raging for quite awhile now, but this chapter cranks up the intensity way past 11! Agents are starting to bail out and the situation gets even more dire for some. Plus, a rare flashback into Yuma's past that will give you a look at the world he came from. 

My Hero Academia
by Kohei Horikoshi

The stunning conclusion to the match between Midoriya and Todoroki! They've both pushed their bodies to the absolute limit and are gambling everything on one last move! But when all the dust is cleared, who will be left standing? And what will the price of victory be? Find out!  

My Hero Academia

by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro

Toriko and gang seem have gotten used to the fact that they've all grown boobs from eating Pair pretty fast. But when some old allies show up, they have a little explaining to do. Plus, one of the "toughest" Gourmet Hunters gets the shock of his life when a very powerful monkey mistakes him for someone else! 

Gakkyu Hotei: School Judgment story by Nobuaki Enoki, art by Takeshi Obata

The case of the classroom massacre continues as Tento squirms in the witness stand while the dominatrix-like Yui Kijima turns up the heat! So far the evidence is damning and Tento's not doing much in the way of helping himself. Can Inugami find the truth and prove it to the baby judge? That baby judge is a pretty tough! For a baby, anyway. 

Gakkyu Hotei

Black Clover
by Yûki Tabata

After successfully completing his first mission and an eventful shopping trip, Asta's off on another adventure! This time, it's a newly discovered dungeon! But it's full of magic-based traps and who knows what else. Although he has no magic ability of his own, he's more than raring to go. What mysteries await him?! I have to say, I'm totally in love with this manga. Every chapter has been great and has made me want to read more. I wish it came out faster! Those two weeks of three chapters at once spoiled me! 

by Naoshi Komi

The mood is right, the setting couldn't be more romantic. It looks like the stars are all aligned for Raku to finally say the words that he can't muster the courage to say—I love you. All he has to do is say three simple words to let Onodera know how he really feels. Will he be able to finally do it? It all hangs on this moment! 


Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
original concept by Kazuki Takahashi, story by Shin Yoshida, art by Naohito Miyoshi

This is it! The big duel between Yuma and Astral! After so many duels together, they now pit their skills against one another! Once Astral was Yuma's teacher, but now the student faces his master! The contest is off to a hectic start with Astral unloading all his big guns in an early salvo. But Yuma's well aware of Astral's cards and has some surprises of his own. Who will win?!

Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring
by Masashi Kishimoto

No one believed the little upstart who would proudly proclaim that he would be hokage someday. Well that day has come and now Naruto and the other heroes who saved the world have children of their own. And as you may have guessed, Sasuke and Sakura's kid has a bit of an anger issue. Just why is she so mad and what does it have to do with Sasuke? Find out! 


Extras: A Conversation Between Masashi Kishimoto and Eiichiro Oda,  Toriko Bundle MEGA MEAL, Duel Like A Champ Xyz Monsters feature, Nihongo Lesson, Author Comments. 

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by Urian Brown