Editor and King of the Forums Urian Brown gives his take on this week's issue of Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha!
Art by Eiichiro Oda
Normally I don’t write about the cover, but this one is exceptional for a couple of reasons. First, it’s amazing art! Even for an Oda cover this one’s really nice. Second, it was a special cover for Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump celebrating the opening of the One Piece art exhibit. And that’s why they’re all dressed up!
by Eiichiro Oda
Just as some of the mysteries of the strange island Punk Hazard are solved, a plethora of new ones pop up! The latest is—what is Trafalgar Law doing there? And why won’t he show Smoker his lab?
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
by Hiroshi Shiibashi
Gorgeous color spread! Although this art was originally meant for print, seeing it backlit really brings it alive. This chapter has some pages that artistically push the boundaries of the SJ brand. Oh, and there’s a crazy fight with lots of snakes.
by Masashi Kishimoto
The first page in-depth summary explaining the current status of the war is amazing. Naruto is on fire, right now! Madara vs. the five Kage and a showdown between Itachi, Sasuke and Kabuto! It’s everything we’ve been waiting to see!
story by Tsugumi Ohba, art by Takeshi Obata
Never before in my life have I cared so much about a voice actor getting a role! That’s the mark of a great storyteller—they can make anything totally riveting! There's also some pretty amazing catty voice actresses action.
Blue Exorcist Sneak Peek of Volume 7
by Kazue Kato
If you don’t know the story of Blue Exorcist, it goes like this—born the son of Satan, Rin Okumura rejects his heritage and becomes an exorcist to defeat his evil father. And in this sneak peek, Rin’s friends struggle to come to terms with his powers while the Impure King threatens to wipe them all out!
Toriko’s taking a week off, but we have an exciting interview by to tide you over!
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