art by Daisuke Ashihara, Akira Toriyama, Naoshi Komi, Masashi Kishimoto, Eiichiro Oda, Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
Hey, a multi-character cover! I love these! And they're all dressed up in fun festival outfits. Must be because Obon, a week of Japanese events celebrating one's ancestry, is next week. During Obon, most of Japan shuts down for a week, and consequently we won't have our normal issue next week. But we will have a special Naruto-themed issue with a chapter of the original Naruto one-shot the manga came from!
by Eiichiro Oda
Wow! A lot of stuff going on in this chapter! Luffy finds out a little bit more about why Don Chin Jao has a beef with him. The strange secret behind the living toys is revealed, and Usopp's tiny friends are making battle plans! For as much jumping around as this chapter does, Oda Sensei keeps it all clear. Those are some good storytelling skills!
by Masashi Kishimoto
Classic Kishimoto Sensei moment in this chapter! Don't want to ruin it, but let's just say it's not wise to insult Naruto's father.
story by ONE, art by Yusuke Murata
While it's a short chapter, it still packs quite a "punch." Ha ha. It looks like the popular Class A, Rank 11 hero Stinger has got the Clan of the Sea folk invasion in hand. Will Saitama be needed after all?
by Naoshi Komi
Raku's in trouble again! Onodera's sick! He rushes over to take care of her, but her younger sister Haru still thinks he's a total perv! And to make things worse, while he's tending Onodera, Haru gets sick too! Can he take care of her as well—and will she even let him?
Jaco the Galactic Patrolman
by Akira Toriyama
Jaco's doing his best to stay cool in the city, but when he witnesses a hapless bystander getting roughed up, he springs into action! Will his sense of justice blow his cover?
by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
It's the triumphant return of Terry Cloth! Well, he doesn't actually do much, but it's still nice to see him again! Meanwhile, the battle of the strongest fighters on earth continues!
by Daisuke Ashihara
Clash of the Border agents! It looks the agents from the main branch of Border weren't kidding, they're going after Yuma's Black Trigger with all they've got. But first they have to get through Jin and friends!
by Akira Toriyama
Goku's still on his way to the battlefield, but Krillin and Piccolo seem to be holding their own against the massive Napa. But for how long? Will Goku make it in time?! (I think most of you know the answer)
Extras: Extra Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards Subscription Offer, Author Comments.
by Urian Brown