REVIEW: This Week's Issue!


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

Blue Exorcist 
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

One Piece
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!

World Trigger 
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. 

Cross Manage
by Kaito
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?

One-Punch Man
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. 

Dragon Ball
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


Submitted by WesKR on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 11:13

Good issue, I enjoyed pretty much everything in there, everything except Cross Manage. (Because I can't read it yet)

Submitted by WesKR on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 11:17

Also, I'll be buying Cross Manage tomorrow.

Submitted by ethanzolotor on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 16:56

The size is ALOT BETTER, blue exorcist is amazing, every manga (that i read) was at the top of its game, and the oneshot was icing on the jump cake...a large helping of icing. More oneshots please!

Submitted by ogbemi on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 17:49

Great issue, nothing really special about the length though apart from the included one shot, this should be the normal length when the monthly mangas are present

Submitted by TheLegendaryDuelist on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 22:43

i heard/read that when u sign up u get 2 free cards of an older issue do u guys still do that because im trying to get shooting quasar and hyper librarian and i want to join but i want to that it is worth the purchase so can i get those cards when i sign up or no. and i u can help me with any discount code or anything i will deeply appreciate it.
- TheLegendaryDuelist

Submitted by John Bae on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 13:03

Not sure where you heard that, but that's not true. If you sign up for a membership, you will get whatever cards are released while you are still an active member, meaning you should get about 4 cards spread throughout your one-year membership.
Submitted by TheLegendaryDuelist on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 16:26

oh well i can still go out and get them but thx for answering.