art by Kazue Kato
Sweet Blue Exorcist cover made sweeter by a rare cover appearance of Kuro! I love black cats and wish Kuro got more time in the manga, but at least he's on the cover. By the way, this cover was one of many topics of conversation in our first-ever SJ Podcast! You can listen to it here!
by Kazue Kato
Rin's quest to invite Shiemi to the dance party at the school festival goes sour when she admits she plans to ask his twin brother, Yukio! Will Yukio say yes, and how will Rin take the rejection?
by Masashi Kishimoto
While Kakashi is stuck in Obito's alternate dimension, he confronts his friend and tries to find some good in him. But is it too late? Kind of a short chapter, but definitely packs a punch! It's also interesting to see Kakashi use Obito's own words against him to try stop him from doing more evil.
by Masashi Kishimoto
A Kishimoto Sensei one-shot is a rare thing indeed! Mario is a half-Japanese, half-Italian hitman with a wild streak. But when he's introduced to a strange, but talented female assassin, his life takes an unexpected turn. This one-shot really shows a darker side of Kishismoto Sensei, as it's quite violent. He's also done a great job of changing his art. Although you can tell it's Kishimoto Sensei, it doesn't look anything like Naruto.
by Eiichiro Oda
Ha! What a chapter! An old enemy of Luffy's grandfather Garp, has attacked Luffy and blown his cover as Lucy! And in the tournament, the numbers are thinning out leaving just the toughest of the toughest, including the fearsome Bellamy.
by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
Granny Setsuno begins to show off just how fearsome she really is when she's kidnapped by Neo agents. I love it when a character is built up to be super powerful for a long time, and when they finally battle it's every bit as good as you'd imagined. And she does not disappoint!
by Naoshi Komi
The race to get a kiss from a girl continues! And despite most of the boys ganging up on Raku to keep him from winning, he's not going down without a fight!
by Daisuke Ashihara
Yuma's newfound friend Chika has a strange knack for attracting Neighbors. And after a scan by Replica, a shocking fact about her trion levels is revealed!
by Tite Kubo
Ichigo's dad continues to tell the story of how he met his mother. This is a wonderfully heartfelt chapter that should warm the heart of any manga fan. Seriously, Kubo Sensei handles it with a nice touch.
Just when it looks like the Fujioka team's really got it together, Namine, the best player on the other team, shows them just how good she really is. Now that their confidence has been zapped, do they still have a chance?
story by ONE, art by Yusuke Murata
Saitama and his sidekick Genos take the Hero Certaification Exam. But when a jealous instructor feels insulted, he takes matters into his own hands! You can probably guess how that turns out.
by Akira Toriyama
Gohan continues his brutal training with his father's former enemy, Piccolo. But when he see the light of the full moon he transforms into an incredibly powerful giant ape! Will the world be destroyed before the Saiyans even get there?
Extras: Masashi Kishimoto Interview, One Piece on Toonami announcement, SJ Podcast announcement, Author Comments.
by Urian Brown