REVIEW: This Week's Issue!

 

Cover
art by Masashi Kishimoto
Hey, a baseball one-shot by Kishimoto Sensei! I bet you weren't expecting that! For me, it's always interesting to see one-shots by creators whose art styles I'm very familair with. Having read, re-read, and re-re-read numerous volumes of Naruto, I have his art style permanently imprinted on my brain. So seeing non-Naruto characters in his style, trips me outin a good way, of course!

Bench
by Masashi Kishimoto
Life's tough on the D-Team, not being good enough for the A, B, or even C-Team. Plus, everyone treats them like dirt. All that changes when an ex-ace pitcher saves a has-been hitter from getting bullied by the best players. I have to say, I wasn't really into the idea of a Kishimoto Sensei baseball manga, but after reading it, I'm convinced he could do any kind of manga. This a very touching one-shot, and I can't wait for his next one, whatever it is! 

Naruto
by Masashi Kishimoto
The fight continues in Naruto! Despite everyone's best attempts, Obito seems to be morphing into something new and more powerful. But the question remains, will any shred of the "good Obito" remain?

 

One-Punch Man
story by ONE, art by Yusuke Murata
Kind of a differen't chapter of One-Punch Man, actually. After saving the city from certain extinction in the form of a massive meteorite, Saitama finds out not everyone is thrilled let alone even knows that he saved their lives. And when an angry mob turns against him, he starts to realize being a hero is more complicated than it seems. 

Jaco the Galactic Patrolman
by Akira Toriyama
Jaco's spaceship is seriously damaged! And it'll cost at least 19 million yen to fix! Will he be stuck on planet earth forever?

World Trigger
by Daisuke Ashihara
More drama at Border headquarters! Now that the Tamakoma branch has Yuma on their side, they have a Black Trigger at their disposal. This doesn't sit well with the bigwigs at the main branch. And they decide to send in some of their top agents to steal it!

Nisekoi
by Naoshi Komi
For once, it's not Raku who's in trouble! It's his lovesick buddy, Shu. Shu's crush, teacher Kyoko Sensei, is getting married and he has no choice but to give up on her. Something about that really rubs Raku the wrong way. Will he butt into the situation, or keep his peace?

 

Toriko
by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
What a chapter of Toriko! This whole battle has been about insanely-powerful characters one-upping each other! But now that Knocking Master Jiro has shown up, I think the toughest of the toughest are on the scene. Then again, I've thought that before...

Dragon Ball
by Akira Toriyama
Once again Vegeta has to remind Napa who's boss. I just love how Napa is twice his size, but utterly afraid of him. Must have been amazing to read this when it first came out and not know exactly how strong Vegeta is. You'd know he's stronger than Napa, but not the full extent of his power. I want a time machine!

 

Extras: Weekly Shonen Jump Con Report, Comic-Con Cosplay Pics, Author Comments.

by Urian Brown

Comments

Submitted by VocaRena on Mon, 07/29/2013 - 11:05

Where's the review for the latest World Trigger chapter?

Submitted by yafada on Mon, 07/29/2013 - 12:11

I enjoyed this issue. I like World Trigger a lot more now.

Which holiday is coming up in Japan? I noticed in "my manga" that there's no August 19 issue of Jump.

Submitted by WesKR on Mon, 07/29/2013 - 23:45

I agree, World Trigger has become quite enjoyable, I like the direction it's headed.

Submitted by jkphantom on Mon, 07/29/2013 - 21:03

That image of Obito.... I still can't get over it!!! Looks really painful!!! O_O

Submitted by leokiko on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 23:52

That one-shot from Kishi had a bunch of cliched shonen characters but it was executed well enough.

Jaco was fun and all for a slice-of-life. I wonder where Toriyama-sensei is going to go with this?

Not having OP this week was painful.