Japanese Issue 36/37
One Piece (Lead Colour)
1. My Hero Academia
Nisekoi (Center Colour, Final Chapter)
3. Black Clover
4. Gin Tama
The Promised Neverland (Center Colour, Chapter 2)
5. Yuragi-sō no Yūna-san
6. Hinomaru Zumō
Boruto (Center Colour)
7. The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
Bleach (Center Colour)
8. Food Wars!
9. World Trigger
11. Kimetsu no Yaiba
12. Samon the Summoner
13. Straighten Up!
14. Takuan & Batsu’s Daily Demon Diary
Isobe Isobee Monogatari
Bleach trolled everyone one last time. It didn’t end this week, there’s actually more chapter to go. There will apparently be a special announcement, too.
The Promised Neverland is being received very well in Japan. Opinions in the West are rather mixed, with many calling it predictable.
Black Clover has 1.6 million copies in print between its 7 volumes. Yuragi has 300,000 with only two volumes. Before dividing the print numbers by the number of volumes to compare the two, do keep in mind that older volumes get reprinted when the new ones get printed. I would argue that Yuragi is more impressive.
A fully-customizable online subscription service for smartphones, MyJump, has been announced.
The ranking drops for Yaiba and Samon are mere blips on the radar right now (plus Samon is a gag manga, which aren’t stable to begin with), but this has been an unfortunate trend for Straighten Up! and Takuan. Straighten Up! could still recover, but Takuan is probably gone in the next round. Likely not this one, since two major series are already concluding this round to make space. That said, both series could survive, since the next round may not have many series, as 2016 has been lacking in that department.
Japanese Issue 38 Info
Cover, Lead Colour: Love Rush! (New Series)
Center Colour: Bleach (Final Chapter), My Hero Academia
REMINDER: The magazine always takes a week off after a double-issue.
English Issue 35
The Promised Neverland (Cover, Lead Colour, New Series, Jump Start)
Black Clover (Center Colour)
My Hero Academia
Both Love Rush! and Red Sprite will run for Jump Start. Love Rush!, in particular, was up in the air since ecchi manga are often skipped.
I hadn’t noticed until now, but Viz has opted to run Haikyu!! as one of the series with free chapters on their website instead of in the magazine itself for some reason.
This week’s Nihongo Lesson is themed after another one of their free series (The Emperor and I): “himitsu” and “dekai”.
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