art by Naoshi Komi
Summer is starting to wind down, but it's still not too late to take advantage of the weather and have fun in the sun! And what better way to have fun than with the girls of Nisekoi (and of course, the ever-hapless Raku, whose face is on the beach ball)! Having a cover and an opening intro page in color truly highlights Naoshi Komi's fantastic art style. And that little touch of color makes Nisekoi that much more fun-loving! Learn more about the man and his art with our exclusive interview inside this week's issue!
by Naoshi Komi
Raku has a bit of a memory problem to begin with—he can't seem to remember the name and the face of the girl he made a promise with more than ten years ago. But how in tarnation can he forget his (false) girlfriend Chitoge's birthday?! Though her rage can be justified, Chitoge is beating herself up...for beating Raku up!
by Masashi Kishimoto
I remember a past Masashi Kishimoto interview where he talked about how having a baby profoundly influenced the storyline in Naruto. And you can see it in full force with this current story arc as Naruto and his resurrected father team-up to take on the delusional Obito. Can the father-and-son duo take out the seemingly invincible Obito, who has now become the Ten Tails' jinchuriki?
by Eiichiro Oda
I love One Piece! And this chapter highlights everything that I've come to love about this series! Luffy's in the midst of a grudge match at the tournament against quite an imposing foe, meanwhile the rest of the Straw Hats are getting ready for action. Oda's an absolute genius when it comes to creating and designing creatures, and his latest (and perhaps littlest) creations are mind boggling! I wanna go to Tontatta Airport to ride on top of bugs!!!
Jaco the Galactic Patrolman
by Akira Toriyama
Jaco and Omori are being chased by the authorities and are quickly saved by a girl named Tights! But they're still not in the clear yet as the police are searching every nook and cranny for Jaco. Though the situation may seem impossible to overcome, Jaco's not a "chosen super elite member of those who protect the peace of the galaxy" for nothing...right?!
story by ONE, art by Yusuke Murata
Puri Puri Prisoner. That is all.
by Daisuke Ashihara
After establishing a pretty strong storyline, the action in World Trigger is starting to heat up as Jin takes on Kei Tachikawa, his rival at Border. Though both were somewhat evenly matched throughout their career at Border, with Tachikawa holding a slight edge, Jin now wields a Black Trigger. But is that enough to hold off the Border Agents on a hunt for Yuma and his Black Trigger?
by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
For me personally, I think one of Shimabukuro Sensei's strong points as a mangaka are his crazy character designs. And in this latest chapter, we're introduced to even more characters (actually, reintroduced, as these characters have all appeared before in the manga, but their identities were not all fully revealed), and I now have a new favorite character design: Alfaro!
Original Concept by Kazuki Takahashi
Story by Shin Yoshida, Art by Naohito Miyoshi
Production Support: STUDIO DICE
What's going on?! Throw all your theories and expectations out the window, as this chapter is chock-full of twists and surprises! The good guys might actually be bad? The bad guys might not be so evil? I just don't know what to think anymore...
by Akira Toriyama
It's about to get real in Dragon Ball as Nappa is not happy with how things are going. Though the earthlings might not prove much of a challenge, Son Goku's iminent arrival has them all pumped up! But is Goku's presence enough to take on both Nappa AND Vegeta?!
Extras: Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG feature, Back Issues Announcement, Author Comments.
by John Bae