REVIEW: This Week's Issue!

 

Cover
art by Akira Toriyama
Hey, it's a Goku cover! A super angry Goku cover! We don't get too many of those. I don't know about you guys, but I have been enjoying the heck out of the color Dragon Ball. That is one manga I never get tired of rereading! 

Dragon Ball
by Akira Toriyama
Yes! It's the beginning of Gohan's training with Piccolo! This is one of my favorite parts of the manga. (I have a lot of favorite parts in this manga!) Piccolo is so gruff and disgusted by Gohan's weakness, so it makes it all the sweeter when that disgust starts turning to pride as Gohan develops. Also, the entire snake road segment is hilarious!

* NOTE: In this week's chapter of Dragon Ball, Goku suddenly sneezes when Gohan and Piccolo are talking about him. In Japan, when a person sneezes, they believe it's because someone is talking about that person!

One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda
The massive tournament for the Flame-Flame Fruit is finally getting started! A few familiar faces join the fray, and a ton of new ones. I think the last time I was this excited to read a battle in One Piece was the Paramount War!

One-Punch Man
story by ONE, art by Yusuke Murata
Yet another funny chapter of One-Punch Man! This manga does not disappoint! I'm starting to see more and more why Murata Sensei wanted to draw it, he must be having so much fun! The only problem with this manga is, I always want more! It's hard to wait a week!

Bleach
by Tite Kubo
Another interesting chapter of Bleach! More is revealed about Ichigo's unusual parentage! I wonder how long Kubo Sensei has had all of this in his head? It's amazing how far some mangaka plan parts of their story out.

Nisekoi
by Naoshi Komi
Raku and Chitoge are on a date at a diner where Tachibana happens to be a waitress. But when both their family's gangs show up and threaten to tear the place up, Tachibana gets put in a tough spot. Can she put out the fire before she gets fired? 

Toriko
by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
Ha! Despite being in the middle of a bloody battle with numerous casualties, there are some seriously laugh-out-loud moments in this chapter. And not in a million years would I have expected the battle between Brunch and Elg to end like it does. I usually just read the manga in the WSJ format, but I think I'll reread this whole fight when it comes out in graphic novel format. It's just that good. 

World Trigger 
by Daisuke Ashihara
Another solid chapter of World Trigger. This manga is remarkably consistent. Every single week has been really good. Mangaka Ashihara Sensei does a superb job releasing just a trickle of information each chapter, keeping us hungry for next week's release. Exposition can be tricky, but it seems Ashihara Sensei has no problem weaving it into the story in a very natural way. Good stuff!

Cross Manage
by Kaito
This week's chapter cracked me up! Especially the "old kung fu master" coach of the Choran team. Did not expect that! And there's also some good pretty good lacrosse action as well!  

 

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
Original Concept by Kazuki Takahashi
Story by Shin Yoshida, Art by Naohito Miyoshi
Production Support: STUDIO DICE

Omoshiroi! It seemed pretty obvious at some point that Yuma was going to team up with Kaito, but I did not expect him to try and ally himself with Shark, as well. And a little bit of Dr. Faker's motives are revealed in this chapter, as well. Oh, and there's some pretty neat underwater dueling, too! Great art, as always! I wish this manga was weekly—it's hard to wait a month! 

Extras: Yu-Gi-Oh! card article about the Lord of the Tachyon Galaxy booster, Hanami Fan Art Contest winners, Naruto Shippuden DVD Set 14 article and Author Comments. 

Another great issue! Please leave us your comments or reviews in the comments field below! We love comments!

by Urian Brown

Comments

Submitted by blueninja777 on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 17:06

This issue was great. I enjoyed reading DBZ in color, I like the part where Goku sneezed. Too bad Naruto is off this week, but at least I have my back-ups, One Piece and Bleach. I am looking forward for the battle royale in One Piece and learn more about Ichigo's past.

Submitted by WesKR on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 04:41

everything this week was just average

Submitted by WesKR on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 14:59

There's going to be several(3) new series starting in the Japanese shonen jump over the next few weeks, it would definitely pad our magazine a bit and being new they are probably cheaper to license.(I have no idea how it works, I'm just guessing) I look forward to my issue every week but it leaves more to be desired(in terms of length not quality), I'm not trying to complain, I just want more things to read is all.

Submitted by Primalx3 on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 10:51

Don't they announce in the previous issue wether we get one shots in the upcoming issue? I don't think we ever got surprise one shots without a prior announcement, lol.

This week's issue of WSJ was quite epic.