Japanese Issue 13
Cyborg Roggy (Cover, Lead Colour, New Series)
1. Assassination Classroom
2. One Piece
Black Clover (Center Colour, Chapter 2)
3. My Hero Academia
4. Gin Tama
Haiykuu!! (Center Colour)
5. Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
Kagamigami (Extra Pages, Chapter 3)
Gakkyu Hotei: School Judgment (Center Colour)
6. Hinomaru Zumō
7. PSI Kusuo Saiki
8. World Trigger
9. Nisekoi: False Love
13. Takujo no AGEHA: The Table Tennis of AGEHA
Isobe Isobee Monogatari
The magazine Jump SQ. 19 is ending its run after 18 issues. A new Jump SQ. spin-off magazine will run in July. For the record, it had that name because it always released on the 19th. The now-defunct magazine was quarterly, then bimonthly.
Japanese Issue 14 Info
Cover, Lead Colour: Ultra Battle Satellite (New Series)
Center Colour: Cyborg Roggy, Assassination Classroom, Bleach
English Issue 12
Black Clover (Cover, Lead Colour, New Series, Jump Start)
My Hero Academia
Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
Nisekoi: False Love
Kagamigami (Jump Start)
Gakkyu Hotei: School Judgment
Boys Over Flowers Season 2 (Lead Colour, New Series, Jump Start)
If you were to ask me what I thought of Black Clover, I’d say it’s a nice setup, but also one that’s too generic. The protagonist is a dude who’s effectively the only person who can’t use magic, so he gets an anti-magic sword when everyone else gets magic tomes. On the other hand, his best friend and rival is a super-prodigy at magic.
Boys Over Flowers Season 2 debuted here the day before its debut in Japan. It runs in Shōnen Jump+ and will have 4 chapters, 2 per month, for its run here. Unlike the rest of the stuff in the magazine, this is a shojo manga. If the title didn’t make it obvious, it is the sequel to the 1992-2003 Margaret series Boys Over Flowers (Hana Yori Dango), which is one of the best-selling shojo manga of all time, moving over 54 million copies and being adapted into 6 live-action TV series (2 in Taiwan, 2 in Japan, 1 in South Korea, 1 in India) and two Japanese live-action films. That is why Viz chose to run it. It takes place 3 years after the original, meaning that, being a high school series, there are no returning characters.
This week’s Nihongo Lesson is on more brain foods: “bento” and “oden”.
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