This Week's Issue 05/09/16

SJ Podcast Stockholm syndrome sufferer Urian Brown takes a look at this week's issue. 

By Urian Brown May 09, 2016


art by Mikio Ikemoto

Great news! Naruto is back in the magazine! Well, actually his son, Boruto! The new manga called Boruto: Naruto Next Generation, is a monthly series and focuses on the children of Konoha. It's drawn by Mikio Ikemoto, who is Masashi Kishimoto's longtime assistant. Plus, it's supervised by Kishimoto Sensei himself. So it should be quite a ride! And if you thought Naruto was a handful when he was a kid, wait until you meet his offspring! 

Boruto: Naruto Next Generation
creator/supervisor Masashi Kishimoto, art by Mikito Ikemoto, written by Ukyo Kodachi

It's not easy living under the shadow of a legend. And not just any legend, a legend among legends. Possibly the strongest shinobi who ever lived. And the ruler of a village. No pressure or anything! That's Boruto's predicament, and unlike his father, becoming the Hokage is the furthest thing from his mind. But what is on his mind is the lack of time he gets to spend with his dad. Although he has a dad, unlike his father, his dad is never there. Which is worse? The world Kishimoto Sensei built continues! 


Black Clover
by Yûki Tabata

More fun under the sea! The Black Bull Knights meet a most unusual man...and immediately attack him! Luckily, he's no normal denizen of the deep, he's a High Priest and one with a great sense of humor. But in order to fulfill the quest and get the magic stone from him, the Black Bulls will have to accept his challenge. But what will it be? Hint: It's not collecting sea shells! 

Blue Exorcist 
by Kazue Kato

The fight to save Shura from the snake-demon, Hachiro continues! Because of the dire situation, Rin and Yukio have put aside their usual differences and are working like a well-oiled machine. But this Hachiro is no normal multi-headed, gigantic snake demon with the power to freeze anything--it can also regenerate itself! Can they do enough damage to stop it from coming back? 

Blue Ex

World Trigger
by Daisuke Ashihara

The Rank Wars continue! It seemed like Tamakoma-2 squad had everything pretty much wrapped up, but their enemy is a little more wily than they expected. Looks like the team is going to have to stay on their toes if they want to make this opponent bail out. Who will prevail?

My Hero Academia
by Kohei Horikoshi

In the last chapter, our heroes got the surprise of the lifetime when a shadowy figure of immense evil appeared on the scene! It's All For One! The complete opposite of the greatest hero alive, All Might! What are his intentions? Why reveal himself now? If you thought the stakes were high before, they've just gone through the roof! 

My Hero

Hunter x Hunter
by Yoshihiro Togashi

Hisoka and Chrollo are two of the strongest Hunters in the world, so naturally their fight is nothing short of spectacular. And complicated! Chrollo's powers are so intricate, they practically need flowcharts. And Hisoka has yet to fully unleash his abilities. The fight to end all fights in Heaven's Arena continues! 

by Tite Kubo

Last week, the older-looking Hitsugaya, Byakuya, and Kenpachi showed some serious teamwork when they pulled a combination attack against the gigantic Quincy, Gerard! But if this arc has taught us anything, it's that Yhwach's men are ridiculously hard to kill! Was their stunning display of teamwork enough?


by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro 

Oh, my God!!! They've found God! After many chapters of talking about God, the "thing" finally shows itself. But what is it? Last week, we only saw God's eyes, what does the rest of its body look like? And what will God do when he appears? Will they suffer God's wrath? Will God damn them?

by Naoshi Komi

Major story reveals in this chapter! Chitoge visits Raku's mother and finds out so much about so many things! Of course, I can't spoil any of it here, but if you're the person who updates the Nisekoi Wikipedia page, you're going to be busy today!


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

The shokugeki has come to a head! Both chefs have turned in incredible dishes that have blown the judges away! By blown away, I mean blown their clothes away! But there can only be one winner! Who will it be?! 

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

Yuichiro and gang are in trouble! While trying to beat a hasty retreat, they've run into Crowley, an extremely powerful vampire. While they've taken down some pointy-toothed bad guys in the past, this one's abilities are off the charts. Plus, his boss Ferid is not far behind. Can they take down Crowley before his backup arrives?


One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda

Curious about the fate of Sanji? Of course, you are! This chapter will shed some light on his marriage predicament. It will also show you what happens when the Straw Hats have to fend for themselves without a chef aboard! If they don't get Sanji back soon, this may be the greatest threat they've ever faced! 

Extras: Author Comments, Nihongo Lesson. 

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by Urian Brown