REVIEW: This Week's Issue!


art by Kaito
I may be weird, but I kind of think of manga characters as my friends. And when I see characters from a manga I haven't seen in a while, it makes me feel like I'm seeing some old friends. And that's why this Cross Manage cover gave me the warm fuzzies. Why is Cross Manage on the cover? It's a special one-shot story! 

Cross Manage
by Kaito
The gang's all at a special training camp, and it's Sakurai's big chance to tell Misora how he really feels! But you know how tough that can be for a manga character, so things get quite complicated! Luckily, Sakurai's got his friends pushing him to make his move. Unluckily, both Namine and Chiumi aren't giving up on Sakurai just yet. Pile on the normal hijinks and meddling of all the characters, and you've got a really fun chapter of Cross Manage! Find out if Sakurai and Misora confess their love! Oh, and if you've always wanted to see all the characters in swimsuits, thats in here, too. Have fun!

by Tite Kubo
Just when you thought the Soul Reapers were finished, they get a second chance via Urahara's special pills. And now that they have their Bankai back, they stand a much better chance of fending off the Vandenreich's attacks! Hitsugaya fans, this chapter should bring a smile to your face. 

by Masashi Kishimoto

Holy hokage, this chapter is something else! The battle against Obito reaches a whole new level of crazy when Naruto and Sasuke combine their powers to create a never-before-seen super jutsu! This manga just keeps upping the ante!

One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda
Rebecca's in the midst of a bloody battle in Block D! Surprisingly, she's holding her own with her unique fighting style where she keeps her back to the moat and lets her opponents fly by her into the water. But with the Flame Flame Fruit on the line, this is no ordinary tournament. Will her unusual technique be enough to survive?

by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro

The battle between Ichiryu and Midora finally comes to a head, physically and emotionally. Both unleash their final techniques, but only one is left standing. Find out who! 

by Naoshi Komi
The girls at school are being harassed by a dirty old man...who's a young girl! Her name is Mikage, and she's got the mouth (and brain) of a drunken sailor! Complicating matters, Marika's told Mikage that Raku's her fiancé. There's just one problem, Mikage's not leaving until she sees them kiss! Will they pucker up?

World Trigger
by Daisuke Ashihara

A-rank Kazama's challenged low-ranked Osamu! It's only a mock battle, but Kazama's motives are unclear. Why would he want to fight such a low-ranking agent, and does Osamu stand a chance?

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
Original Concept by Kazuki Takahashi
Story by Shin Yoshida, Art by Naohito Miyoshi
Production Support: STUDIO DICE

Kaito's in trouble! He's bedridden and on death's door! Luckily, he's got his good robot pal Orbital to protect him! But when Yagumo arrives unexpectedly, Orbital proves he's more than just a wacky robot sidekick! This chapter is full of surprises. I have to say, this manga continues to impress me with its complex storyline. It's so much more than just a "card manga." 

Dragon Ball
by Akira Toriyama

The battle between Goku and Vegeta continues to rage! Vegeta thinks he has the upper hand, but Goku pushes himself beyond the point of return when he goes Kaio-ken times three! All this power, and they haven't even gone Super Saiyan yet!

Extras: Author Comments. 

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by Urian Brown 


Submitted by Primalx3 on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 11:50

Awesome issue this week, especially with the Cross Manage bonus chapter.

Submitted by John Bae on Wed, 10/23/2013 - 14:56

Agree! This bonus chapter reminded me how awesome CROSS MANAGE is and how much I miss it!