REVIEW: This Week's Issue!


art by Eiichiro Oda
Is Luffy throwing up gang signs? Nope. He's celebrating the astounding fact that One Piece has sold over 300,000,000 copies! That's a mind-boggling number when you think about it. That's nearly a copy for every single person in America. It's almost three copies for each person in Japan. It's nearly 1,000 copies for each person in Iceland! If you laid them out all together in a line lengthwise, they'd go all way around the earth and little more! We congratulate Oda Sensei, and look forward to the next 100,000,000!

One Piece
by Eiichiro Oda
Great color spread! Seeing all the characters as little kids is amazing! And if you notice, they all have numbers indicating when they joined the crew. Some major reveals in this chapter, including what happened to the infamous King Riku and the tragic history between the Tontattas and the Don Quixotes!

by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro

Toriko's awoken! And in more than one way! Could he be on the verge of becoming something even more powerful? And Ichiryu reveals a shocking bit of truth to Midora! 

by Masashi Kishimoto

Naruto's trying to make Obito understand the monster he's become! Since they both had similar childhoods, this may be the chance to end the war for good. But can even if Naruto gets through to Obito, can Obito change paths having gone so far and killed so many?

World Trigger
by Daisuke Ashihara

The training battle between Kazama and Osamu comes to a climax! Well, the 25th battle between Kazama and Osamu, technically. Osamu's lost 24 times in a row, but he's trying something different this time. Will it work?! Plus, Chika's first day at combat training causes a flap at Border. Just what did she do that got everyone so riled up?

by Tite Kubo
Ichigo's back! He's done training and is headed to the battlefront in the Soul Society as fast as he can! The only problem is, the only way to get there is down a incredibly long staircase! Even with his shunpo, it'll take Ichigo half a day. Can they hold out long enough for him to make it?

by Naoshi Komi
Raku's in a pickle! His false date with Marika to appease her old classmate Mikage is getting complicated! Although it's not a real date, things start to get hot and heavy on the ferris wheel when Marika asks Raku for a kiss! 

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

The police have taken Saitama downtown! They want to interview him about someone who is targeting police officers. During his interview, he discovers that the Hero Association looks down on the police, and the police feel insulted by the Association. While Saitama's bald, he's no Dr. Phil. Can he possibly help smooth things between them?   

Blue Exorcist 
by Kazue Kato
Izumo finds out about her kidnapper's plans for her and why Shima betrayed everyone. And while Mephisto's working to repair the True Cross Academy, Rin and company head to the Inari Taisha Shrine to look for Izumo. Even if they do find her, could they possibly be strong enough to take on the Illuminati? Just what is Mephisto up to?


Dragon Ball
by Akira Toriyama

Vegeta's having a tough time coming to terms with the fact that someone could possibly be stronger than him! But he's not done, yet! Goku's driven him past the point of return, and now Vegeta's going ape! 

Extras: Author Comments.

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Submitted by yafada on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 15:08

I'm wondering if

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]Marika has a terminal illness. "How is she?" does not seem to be a usual question that one would ask in that situation.

That and she's the one who has the lock that Raku's key would open. Mikage knows and wonders why Marika hasn't said anything knowing that she's... dying?

If not dying, then maybe some kind of disease that would take away her memories? Kinda like the situation in School Rumble?

Submitted by Odinson83 on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 15:58

Raku has the lock and all the girls have keys

Submitted by John Bae on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 16:42

And don't forget, there might possibly be one more...
Submitted by yafada on Mon, 11/04/2013 - 17:34

Whoops, flipped it around.

If there's an additional girl, this manga could go on for ages.

Submitted by John Bae on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 10:39

I think that's usually the plan for any SJ manga artist, until someone tells him/her to stop!
Submitted by yafada on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 14:01


That is the difficult part of reading shonen romance mangas. Progress with the different girls feels miniscule and the level of cluelessness is over 8000.

I feel like adding another girl would add another level of complexity to his existing relationships. Unless she just stalks him from the shadows and no one notices her. Lol.

Submitted by onepiece2013 on Sat, 11/23/2013 - 19:46

I love the colour page of the straw hats when they were kids! You can tell how much the art has changed