REVIEW: This Week's Issue!


art by Eiichiro Oda
This cover is one for the books! We've had some great covers in the past, but this one really stands out! In case you're wondering, those little ghosts are called "Teru teru bozu." They are little Japanese dolls usually made out of cloth that are used to ward off rain. I'm not sure how effective they are, but they certainly are cute!

One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda
Holy flying fists of fury, what an amazing color spread! Fact about me: I often walk through San Francisco's China Town on the way to work, and pass right by where Bruce Lee was born. It's a bank now, but it used to be a hospital. There has only been one Bruce Lee, and his effect on the world can not be overestimated! Anyway, in this chapter of One Piece, Nico Robin and Usopp find a lush forest in the most unexpected place. But there's more to this forest, than meets the eye.

One-Punch Man
story by ONE, art by Yusuke Murata
Saitama runs into an old acquaintance. A super fast old acquaintance, who happens to be a ninja with a grudge! Could this be the villain he has been looking for to maintain his status as a hero?

by Masashi Kishimoto
It looks like everyone has something to prove in this chapter: They're not letting Cell 7 hog the glory! Choji, Ino and Shikamaru bust out an amazing three-person attack. I won't ruin it for you here, you have to read it to believe it! 

World Trigger
by Daisuke Ashihara
While Yuma and Chika are hiding out, Chika reveals some painful secrets! Meanwhile at Border, Jin gets a direct order to take down Yuma. Will he follow it?

Cross Manage
by Kaito
The Fujioka team is doing the impossible—putting pressure on what was once thought to be the invincible Choran team! But it's only halftime. Will the girls have enough steam in their engines to last the whole game, especially considering they have no depth?

by Tite Kubo
Never before has sword making looked so exciting! Ichigo's sword is getting repaired and Oh-Etsu Nimaya is putting on quite the show! Also, there's a SUPER SHOCKER about Ichigo's Zanpku-to!

by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
What a chapter of Toriko! I have to hand it to Shimabukuro Sensei, he's pushed the envelop on battle manga art further then almost anyone I've ever read. It's an absolute pleasure to see art on this level. Simply amazing. 

by Naoshi Komi
Raku's asked to help out at Onedera's sweet shop! But how can he concentrate on his work when Kosaki's younger sister Haru thinks he's a pervy maniac?

Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration
by Nobuhiro Watsuki
The battle between Kenshin and the sadistic Udo continues! I have to say the "swords stuck through the hands" technique Udo uses is a new one on me. This is the last chapter of the Rurouni Kenshi: Restoration remake, and it has a very satisfying ending. I think fans will enjoy it. I did.  


Dragon Ball
by Akira Toriyama
Goku finishes his training with Lord Kaio! Now he's ready to come back to life to fight the Saiyans, but there's just one problem—Lord Kaio forgot to factor in Snake Road travel time! And now he's not going to make it back in time to meet the enemy when they arrive. Can the others handle it until he gets there?

Extras: One Piece Ship Giveaway announcement, Bleach DVD Set 17 feature, Shonen Jump Manga Competition announcement, Author Comments. 

by Urian Brown


Submitted by ethanzolotor on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 11:34

1. Bleach - Mind Blow!!!!! (Even though everyone thought that old man looked like yhwack)
2. One Piece
3. World Trigger - Decent Cliff Hanger
4. Onepunch man
5. Dragonball
6. Naruto

Don't read the rest of them :)

Will something replace Restoration?

Submitted by ethanzolotor on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 14:29

nisekoi should go between 4 and 5

Submitted by WesKR on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 13:30

1: Bleach <- Huge twist
2: Toriko.
3: One Piece <- Epic color page, I must say.
4: World Trigger
5: Naruto
6: Onepunch
7: Nisekoi
8: Dragon Ball

Submitted by shresthajason on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 15:46

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! Yu-Gi-Oh! should be weekly!

Submitted by Primalx3 on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 19:50

Incredibly awesome issue this week!

Also, before I answer Alexviz question from last week, what is your method and what is Andy's in one sentence each? Just so I don't get anything mixed when answering. Thanks. (シ_ _)シ

Submitted by Primalx3 on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 14:09

My third and longest storyboard so far. I like it better than the previous two, but then it turned out it would need another 15 pages to finish, making its total 60 pages.

I would have to take out some of the supporting characters, some of the gags, and include a more solid beginning that sets up the problem better as well as introducing the villain earlier. One way to do this is to make the pig dude the villain and the gag vermin as henchmen instead.

Then, once I have something solid, the inking begins, using 6 characters is really something that should be left to a serialization and not a one-shot:

I would probably be better off just using as few characters as possible and making the story simpler and more focused. I guess I wanted to try this out first for fun and then get to work on the real thing.

I wonder what are strong examples of one-shots under 45 pages with 2 main characters and 3 support characters.