Japanese Issue 12
Black Clover (Cover, Lead Colour, New Series)
1. One Piece
2. My Hero Academia
Kagamigami (Center Colour, Chapter 2)
3. Assassination Classroom
Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma (Center Colour)
6. PSI Kusuo Saiki
Hinomaru Zumō (Center Colour)
7. Gakkyu Hotei: School Judgment
8. Gin Tama
Tonkatsu DJ Agetarō (Special Chapter)
9. Nisekoi: False Love
11. Takujo no AGEHA: The Table Tennis of AGEHA
E-ROBOT (Final Chapter)
Isobe Isobee Monogatari
World Trigger (Absent)
Looks like my prediction regarding E-ROBOT was correct after all.
A spin-off to Food Wars! titled Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma: Etoile has been announced. Its protagonist is one Kojirō Shinomiya.
This initially escaped my notice, but now that I’ve read chapter 1, Kagamigami seems to be based on the recent one-shot Shikigami Twilight Days. The opening chapter is, in fact, near-identical minus a few points.
Tonkatsu DJ Agetarō normally runs in Jump+. Speaking of which, iShōjo‘s sales have been doing surprisingly well since the shift over to said magazine. Nothing groundbreaking, but volume 1 of iShōjo+ sold 16,211, which is more than you expect from a series that shifted to a brand new magazine in lieu of being canned.
On the subject of sales, it may be bottom 4, but volume 16 of Nisekoi opened with 196,123 in sales (and the limited edition sold an additional 31,067). These are not huge numbers, but enough to make second place on the week’s listings. It also did decently as an anime. However, given the recent shifts in plot, I would not be surprised to see it naturally conclude within the next round. It is worth noting that this level of sales for a series that has run this long is merely okay by Jump standards.
Japanese Issue 13 Info
Cover, Lead Colour: Cyborg Roggy (New Series)
Center Colour: Black Clover, Gakkyu Hotei: School Judgment, Haikyuu!!
English Issue 11
Kagamigami (Cover, Lead Colour, New Series Jump Start)
Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
My Hero Academia (New to Lineup)
Nisekoi: False Love
Gakkyu Hotei: School Judgment
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Due to Kagamigami starting this week, My Hero Academia is the first series to start a run in the English magazine since the first issue to not have a dedicated cover page. Rather, it is simply noted on the side while Kagamigami has the cover. In any event, a few pages were dedicated to summing up the plot until now. This summary is comprehensive and far more useful than the one for Food Wars! was.
This week’s Nihongo Lesson is on brain foods: “onigiri”, “umeboshi” and “takoyaki”.
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