REVIEW: This Week's ALPHA

 

Cover
art by Jyuuzou Kawai 
Nice cover! It makes it all the more bittersweet that the manga is ending next week. Ever since the magazine’s gone digital and we’ve been starting up lots of new untried manga, I’ve learned just how hard it is for a title to succeed! Makes me really respect series that have gone on for years!

Bleach
by Tite Kubo
Ichigo finally arrives on the scene, and he's not happy! In his rage, he launches a furious attack against Yhwach, the man responsible for wrecking the Soul Society. Ichigo's saved the day before, but can he stand up against the guy who bested Captain General Yamamoto?! 

Naruto
by Masashi Kishimoto
WHAT AN AWESOME CHAPTER OF NARUTO!!! This series continues to impress week after week. Kishimoto Sensei is absolutely at the top if his game further cementing Naruto as one of the greatest manga of this generation. Akatsuki fans, there is some great backstory stuff in here. Stuff I never thought I’d get to read. I love this manga!!!

One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda
Another action-packed, super-energetic, bordering-on-maniacal chapter of One Piece! Looks like a good fight between Zolo and the harpy-like Miss Monet is shaping up! Looking forward to seeing that battle!

Toriko
by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
The battle with the Four-Beasts monster is over, and the world is in full celebration mode! That is except for the IGO President Ichiryu, he’s preparing to fight the real enemy—the evil Gourmet Corp.! 

Cross Manage
by Kaito
The tragic history of Sakurai’s doomed soccer career comes to light. And when Misora hears the tale from Chiumi, she realizes there’s a lot more to Sakurai than she first thought. 

Takama-ga-hara
by Jyuuzou Kawai
Yamato’s learning even more about his power! A cool new enemy has been introduced. And Mizuho’s body is uh…well, going through some interesting changes. So sad this manga’s ending, I really like where the story’s going lately. But that’s the cold hard facts about the world of manga. 

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by Urian Brown