REVIEW: This Week's Issue!

art by Naohito Miyoshi
A World Trigger cover! Even more rare than a Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal cover! I like this cover because it looks like the characters are on their way give someone a major buttkicking. Often characters look like they're "posing" on covers, but these guys look serious! 

World Trigger
by Daisuke Ashihara

Jin reaches a deal with the Borders' brass and trades his Black Trigger for Yuma being accepted into the ranks. Even though it was a memento from his teacher, it looks like he's got a plan for the long game. Plus, Yuma and Osamu choose their specialty in combat. 

Jaco the Galactic Patrolman
by Akira Toriyama
The final chapter of Jaco the Galactic Patrolman! Toriyama Sensei pulls out all the stops and wraps everything up in a neat little package with a pretty bow. The ending to this manga will put a smile on your face. And more importantly, we finally get to see how it ties into the Dragon Ball story. I've really enjoyed the light, humorous tone of Jaco. It's a nice counter to the often intense and dramatic storylines in the rest of the magazine. Arigato gozaimasu, Toriyama Sensei!

by Naoshi Komi
Raku's memory has come back! But now he's lost the memory of when he didn't have his memory! Consequently, he's not sure what he's said to Chitoge and why she's acting weird. Plus, another clue about his past love is revealed in a children's book! 

One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda
Rebecca finds a surprising defender when White Knight Cavendish appears in the coliseum and defends her honor. Meanwhile, Ussop and his army of tiny brave warriors prepare for battle against the Don Quixote family! And the fight against Giolla and her surreal Art Art Fruit powers isn't going well! The Straw Hats have been turned into a really gaudy installation! It's one thing to die, but another to do it in such a tacky way! 


by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro

Whoa! The mother of all flashbacks! We not only get to see Midora's youth, but also Knocking Master Jiro, Ichiryu, Acacia, and Frozia. What's more perplexing, they all appear to be good guys. What could have happened to turn some of them so evil?

by Masashi Kishimoto

Another epic chapter of Naruto! Naruto fans, if last week's chapter didn't make the hairs on your neck stand up, this one will! Especially when you see Naruto on the Nine Tails standing tall next to Sasuke on his Susano'o! And speaking of epic flashbacks, we get a glimpse into the first ever Kage summit! 

One-Punch Man
story by ONE, art by Yusuke Murata

The Deep-Sea King's lasted longer than any villain in One-Punch Man! He's beaten so many heroes! And some of them were top-ranked! But now that Saitama's on the scene is he outmatched? Or is this FINALLY the fight Saitama's been looking for! Will this end punch?

by Tite Kubo
Just when it looked like the Soul Reapers were turning the tables on the Vandenreich, they find out the hard way they've underestimated them. Severely underestimated them.  


Dragon Ball
by Akira Toriyama

Nappa's been beaten to a pulp! He's on the ground and totally helpless! Luckily, his good friend Vegeta is there to "help him" in his feeble state. Is there anything more deliciously evil than early Vegeta?

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Submitted by yafada on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 17:40

Jaco's end was great. I hope that it gets a US GN release. Same with World Trigger.

Submitted by Primalx3 on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:43

Great issue review.

So who else submitted their entry for the SJ competition? I submitted mines while it was still Oct.1 on the other side of the world since I didn't know if the contest ended on their timezone or Oct. 1 of the local timezones.

Submitted by themistern on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 23:12

I submitted my entry a few days before the deadline. I considered the possibility of Shueisha using Japan Standard Time for the deadline and sure enough, on Tuesday morning the homepage said that the submission period has ended.

Submitted by Primalx3 on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 12:00

I see. I'm wondering how the process goes about of picking up the entry's uploaded to the site and organizing and judging them.

Submitted by John Bae on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 13:34

Hopefully they'll let me take a peek at some of the entries. I'm really looking forward to who comes out on top.