Japanese Issue 8
Gin Tama (Cover, Lead Colour, 11th Anniversary, New Anime Season Announcement)
1. My Hero Academia
2. Assassination Classroom
3. PSI Kusuo Saiki
4. One Piece
Nisekoi: False Love (Center Colour)
Gakkyu Hotei: School Judgment (Chapter 6)
Bokura wa Zatsu ni wa Manabanai (Center Colour, One-Shot)
6. Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma
7. Hinomaru Zumō
9. Takujo no AGEHA: The Table Tennis of AGEHA (First Ranking)
10. World Trigger
11. Isobe Isobee Monogatari
E-ROBOT (Chapter 7)
13. Sporting Salt
14. Hi-Fi CLUSTER
Judos (Final Chapter)
Bleach was absent this issue, so a one-shot is filling in.
My Hero Academia‘s second volume shows more growth than what Food Wars! got from its own second volume. On the other hand, World Trigger is showing remarkably low growth for a series that just got an anime, but I think we all know why.
Japanese Issue 9 Info
Cover, Lead Colour: Haikyuu!!
Center Color: Gakkyu Hotei: School Judgment, a one-shot by Keisuke Ikeda
It is exceedingly rare for a series to get a Center Colour before it would normally be ranked. This either shows confidence or popularity. I’d say it simply shows popularity, but recall what happened with Illegal Rare.
If I’m not mistaken, this is normally where we’d start getting new series, but apparently not. Maybe for issue 10.
English Issue 6-7
Assassination Classroom ran chapter 1 to capitalise on both the anime and the release of volume 1.
This issue’s Nihongo Lesson is based on New Year’s: “oomisoka” and “akemashite omedetougozaimasu”.
English Bonus Issue
What Can You Kill? is by Nisio Isin and Akihisa Ikeda (who made Rosario + Vampire).