REVIEW: This Week's ALPHA

 

Cover
art by Eiichiro Oda
Wowee, what a wacky cover! I don't know what the heck's going on here, but I suddenly want some milk! Just a bunch of shirtless guys (and a skeleton) drinking milk with psychedelic a 60s background! I hope the New Year's Eve party I go tonight is half as crazy as this looks!

One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda
Neat color spread! I really like the fact that Brook's skinny arms and hands make the clock hands. If you're wondering, I think "Le temps quie passe, nous indiffére" means "The time passes with indifference." Deep thoughts! Luffy finally gives Caesar Clown what he deserves! That has been a long time coming! Also, it's a new Luffy move! Add another one to the list of his super crazy attacks!

Bleach
by Tite Kubo
If you missed last week's bathhouse antics in Bleach, you really should go back and read it. That was a "WUT THE...?" followed by a "HAHAHAHAHA!" moment for me. This week's chapter is a little more somber as Soul Society tries to regroup and figure out a way to defend themselves against the Quincies next attack.

Naruto
by Masashi Kishimoto
Just when it looks like Naruto and his allies have turned the tide and actually have a shot at stopping Ten Tails, they find out they've greatly underestimated its powers and also it's range! Is there any hope in trying to take down a beast vastly stronger than all of the other Tails? And Madara? And Obito? Things are not looking good...

Toriko
by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
Wow! The latest chef to join the Cooking Fest Competition is amazing! Shimabukuro Sensei seems to have a never-ending source of creativy to create crazy new characters! It's absolutely mind boggling to think of how many he's already come up with, and this manga looks like it's going to keep going for quite awhile. Impressive!

Nisekoi
by Naoshi Komi
The game is on! Assassin Paula thinks her old mentor Tsugumi has gone soft, so she challenges her to a contest—be the first to place a kiss on Raku's lips! Does Tsugumi still have it, or will she let her junior get the better of her? And will Raku survive the night!

Cross Manage
by Kaito
 
Toyoguchi takes Sakurai shopping to buy some new lacrosse equiptment at her favorite sports store. But when she meets her old friend, who happens to be a top lacrosse player in college and quite handsome, let's just say he and Sakurai don't exactly hit it off.

 

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Comments

Submitted by Ashirogi6 on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 10:22

I thought Naruto was a little boring this week, but I really liked Nisekoi and Cross Manage this week!

Submitted by Ramen4Life on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 13:01

I really liked the latest chapters of One Piece and Cross Manage this week. Nisekoi is quickly becoming one of my favorites to read!

Submitted by onepiecefan1 on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 15:28

I still haven't recieved the SJA yearbook. I live in Sacramento does it take more then one week to send? I have been a subscriber since April 2012. Please reply soon!

Submitted by John Bae on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 16:59
Submitted by Byakuya3721 on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 17:33

Hi, my yearbook has not come in the mail and i'm a little worried that it got lost in the mail. I've gotten all of the other cards in the mail no problem but i still haven't received my yearbook.

Submitted by Rhgrisktaker on Fri, 01/04/2013 - 09:59

Hi I still have not got my yearbook yet and I am getting worried I live in new york and I sent a email to shonen jump about 3 days ago what's going on

Submitted by bernie211 on Fri, 01/04/2013 - 21:10

I havent gotten mine so what do i do what till january 5 or write to sjalpha?