Monday, 28 October 2013

JUMP Issue #48

JUMP Issue #48


Naruto 652 (14th Anniversary, Cover & Lead CP)
Assassination Classroom 65 (58)
Shokugeki no Souma 45 (38)
Isobe Isobee Monogatari 2 (CP)
Toriko 255 (248)
Nisekoi 96 (89)
Gintama 467 (460)
Kuroko no Basket 235 (CP)
Beelzebub 226 (219)
PSI Kusuo Saiki 73 (67)
Soul Catcher(S) 24 (17)
Koi no Cupid Yakeno Harajin 6
World Trigger 36 (CP)

Haikyuu!! 83 (76)
Hachi 7
Tonari no Seki no Chinko-chan (One Shot, 21 pg.)

Bleach 554 (547)
Kochikame 1794 (1787)
Hime-dol! 12 (5)
Kurokuroku 13 (6)

Absent:

One Piece
+
  • Assassination Classroom is 1st, up from 3rd
  • Shokugeki no Souma's in at 2nd, big jump from 7th
  • Nisekoi moves from 9th to 4th
  • Gintama moves to 5th from 6th (2 issues back)
  • Beelzebub moves up to 6th from 12th, another big leap
-
  • Bleach stays at 10th
Other Changes:

Toriko: 4th > 3rd
PSI Kusuo Saiki: 4th (2 issues back) > 6th
Soul Catcher(S): 13th > 8th
Haikyuu!!: 8th > 9th
Kochikame: No change at 11th
Hime-dol!: 15th > 12th
Kurokuroku: 14th > 13th


JUMP Issue #49 Info

One Piece 726 (Cover & Lead CP)
Drump by Kazuki Takahashi (One Shot, 59 pg.)


I'm back! Sorry I haven't posted in a while, I've just had to adjust to a new way of life. But now I'm settling in and my posting should be regular. Add that to the fact that I'm a lazy P.O.S. and there you go.

Also, I got a Wii U and that's eating up much of my time. Add me on Miiverse, my NNID's TheNotoriousJOUA. I made my Mii a black guy because, well, who doesn't want to be a black guy? Black guys have such big... hearts.

Nice to see my selected series doing well. Especially Beelzebub. Wish I could say the same for Bleach. Looks like Kurokuroku and Hime-dol'll be getting the axe fairly soon. How have your series been getting on?

Seeing as I haven't posted much in October, and World Trigger is my MotM, I guess there's not much point in covering it today and I'll choose another one for November. Ah well, sucks.

Naw, I'm kidding. World Trigger will be my MotM for November. 

Anyway, that's it for this week! Actually, no, because there's still a ToC to come out this week. Thanks for reading, see ya next - I mean - this week! ^.^

That's it for this week. Give your reactions to the ToC in the comments below! Don't forget to Follow me on Twitter, become a Follower of this blog, or Like my page on Facebook. See ya next week! ^.^

JUMP Issue #47

JUMP Issue #47

Isobe Isobee Monogatari 1 (Cover & Lead CP, New Series)
One Piece 725 (718)
Kuroko no Basket 234 (227)
Assassination Classroom 64 (57)
Toriko 254 (247)
PSI Kusuo Saiki 72 (CP)
World Trigger 35 (28)
Hachi 6
Naruto 651 (644)
Koi no Cupid Yakenohara Jin 5
Gintama 466 (CP)

Shokugeki no Souma 44 (37)
Haikyuu!! 82 (75)
Nisekoi 95 (88)
Bleach 553 (546)
Kochikame 1793 (1786)
Beelzebub 225 (218)
Soul Catcher(S) 23 (16)
Kurokuroku 12 (5)
Hime-Dol!! 11 (4)

Jump Issue #48 Info

Naruto 651 (14th Anniversary, Cover & Lead CP)
Isobe Isobee Monogatari 2, Kuroko no Basket 235, World Trigger 35 (CP)
Tonari no Seki no Chinko-chan (
One Shot)
Absent:

One Piece

JUMP Issue #46

JUMP Issue #46

One Piece 724 (Cover & Lead CP)
Kuroko no Basket 233 (226)
Assassination Classroom 63 (56)
Naruto 650 (643)
PSI Kusuo Saiki 71 (64)
Shokugeki no Souma 43 (CP)
Nisekoi 94 (87)
Hachi 5Gintama 465 (458)
Haikyuu!! 81 (74)
Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai (One Shot, 47 pg.)
Toriko 253 (246)
Koi no Cupid Yakeno Harajin 4
World Trigger 34 (27)
Soul Catcher(S) 22 (15)
Bleach 552 (545)
Beelzebub 224 (217)
Kochikame 1792 (1785)
Hime-dol!! 10 (3)
Kurokuroku 11 (4)

Jump Issue #47 Info

Isobe Isobee Monogatari 1 (Cover & Lead CP) (New Series)
Gintama 466, PSI Kusuo Saiki 72 (CP)

JUMP Issue #45

JUMP Issue #45

Haikyuu!! 80 (Cover & Lead CP)
Kuroko no Basket 232 (225)
One Piece 723 (716)
Assassination Classroom 62 (CP)
Shokugeki no Souma 42 (35)
Naruto 649 (642)
Beelzebub 223 (216)
Toriko 252 (245)
31 Heroes (One Shot)
Hachi 4
Koi no Cupid Yakeno Harajin (23 pg.)
Nisekoi 93 (86)
Bleach 551 (544)
Soul Catchers(S) 21 (14)
World Trigger 33 (26)
PSI Kusuo Saiki 70 (63)
Kochikame 1791 (1784)
Gintama 464 (457)
Kurokuroku 10 (3)
Hime-dol! 9 (2)

JUMP Issue #46

One Piece 724 (Cover & Lead Color)
Shokugeki no Souma 43 (CP)
Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai (One Shot)

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

JUMP Issue #44

JUMP Issue #44

Kuroko no Basket 231 (Cover & Lead CP)
One Piece 721 (714)
Assassination Classroom 61 (54)
Koi no Cupid Yakeno Harajin 2 (CP, 25p)
Haikyuu!! 79 (72)
Hachi 3 (23p)
Gintama 462 (455)
Toriko 251 (244)
Naruto 648 (641)
Nisekoi 91 (CP)
Shokugeki no Souma 41 (34)
World Trigger 32 (25)
Bleach 550 (543)
PSI Kusuo Saiki 69 (62)
Ginga Patrol Jaco (31p) 11 (4)
Soul Catcher(S) 20 (13)
Hime-dol! 8 (1)
Kochikame 1790 (1783)
Kurokuroku 9 (2)
Beelzebub 222 (215)

+
  • One Piece and Assassination Classroom have switched places. Again.
  • Gintama leaps up to 4th from 9th
-
  • Shokugeki no Souma drops from 2nd to 7th
  • Bleach drops back to 9th from 6th
  • Beelzebub drops from 10th to 16th - rock bottom of the ToC

Other Changes
  • Haikyuu!!: 14th (2 issues back) > 3rd
  • Toriko: 3rd > 5th
  • Naruto: 4th > 6th
  • World Trigger: No change at 8th
  • PSI Kusuo Saiki: 5th > 10th
  • Ginga Patrol Jaco: No change at 11th
  • Soul Catcher(S): No change at 12th
  • Kochikame: 13th > 14th
  • Kurokuroku: 14th > 15th

A meh ToC for me this week. Good to see Gintama rise so high. Haikyuu!! also had a nice leap - from bottom to 3rd. Shokugeki no Souma had an unexpected drop. Beelzebub is shockingly low. Kurokuroku and Hime-Dol! have both had disappointing starts.

We still have the big news to expect for next issue. Last week I said it would be in this issue, that was a mistake. Sorry.

Now it's time for my MotM slot! For August and September, I;ve been pimping Toriko. Time for s'more whorin'.

Toriko is a written and illustrated by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro. It has been serialized in Jump since May 19, 2008, and has been collected into 25 tankōbon volumes. It follows the adventure of Toriko, a Gourmet Hunter, as he searches for rare, diverse foods to complete a full-course meal. A man with inhuman ability, he utilizes his incredible strength and knowledge of the animal kingdom to capture ferocious, evasive, and rare beasts to further his menu. He is accompanied by the weak and timid chef Komatsu, who, inspired by Toriko's ambition, travels with him to improve his culinary skills and to find rare ingredients. Toriko and his friends often fight against the Gourmet Corps, who seek to take control of the world's entire food supply and are looking for the highly-sought after ingredient GOD, which the legendary Gourmet Hunter Acacia used to end the war that took place five-hundred years before the series began.
The manga series is licensed for an English-language release by Viz Media in North America and Madman Entertainment in Australasia. Madman also licensed the anime series in Australasia, while Funimation Entertainment has licensed it in North America.

Seeing as this is the last week in September, my next MotM will be...

*drum roll pls*

... World Trigger! *fanfare* *rapturous applause*


That's it for this week. Give your reactions to the ToC in the comments below! Don't forget to Follow me on Twitter, become a Follower of this blog, or Like my page on Facebook. See ya next week! ^.^

Friday, 20 September 2013

JUMP Issue #43

JUMP Issue #43

Koi no Cupid Yakeno Harajin 1 (Cover & Lead CP, New Series)
Assassination Classroom 60 (53)
Shokugeki no Souma 40 (33)
Hachi 2 (CP, 25p)
Kuroko no Basket 230 (CP, 23p)

Toriko 250 (243)
Naruto (21 pg.) 647 (640)
PSI Kusuo Saiki 68
Bleach 549
Haikyuu!! 78 (CP)
Nisekoi 91 (84)
World Trigger 31 (24)
Gintama 462 (455)
Beelzebub 221 (214)
Hime-Dol! 7
Ginga Patrol Jaco (31 pg.) 10 (3)
Soul Catcher(S) 19 (12)
Kochikame 1789 (1782)
Kurokuroku 8 (1)

One Piece (Absent)

JUMP Issue #44

Kuroko no Basket (Cover & Lead CP)
Nisekoi, Koi no Cupid Yakeno Harajin (25 pg.) (CP)Hachi (23 pg.), Ginga Patrol Jaco (31 pg.)  Extra Pages:
Special Collab: Assassination Classroom x Kuroko no Basket

+
  • Assassination Classroom is 1st once again, from 2 issues back
  • Shokugeki no Souma moves to 2nd from 1st
  • Bleach is up to 6th from 9th
  • Nisekoi moves up to 7th from its awful bottom-5 ranking of 11th
-
  • Gintama yo-yos from 6th (2 issues ago) back to 9th
  • Beelzebub drops from 8th to 10th, and into the bottom 5

Other changes
  • Toriko: 7th > 3rd
  • Naruto: 5th > 4th
  • PSI Kusuo Saiki: 4th > 5th
  • World Trigger: 6th > 8th
  • Ginga Patrol Jaco: 10th > 11th
  • Soul Catcher(S): 13th > 12th
  • Kochikame: 12th > 13th

Back from holiday, bitches! Also managed to return with what I assume to be bedbugs from my hotel. And herpes. And there was this MASSIVE rat that I saw once from my room window, running across some abandoned part of the town. But anyway, a mostly-good ToC for me this week. Kurokuroku has a fucking horrific first ranking. However, Sket Dance's first ranking was also bottom, and we know how it turned out. I, however, think this'll be a swift cancellation. And I'm always right, so there.

There's a special collaboration next week of Assassination Classroom and Kuroko no Basket, which I did not see coming, and we're also apparently getting some big news in the next issue. I really have no clue as to what it could be. Maybe Jump's going out of business or something, I dunno.

Now for my MotM slot. Here's some info about Toriko, give the series a try if you don't follow it. If you do, please give your impressions.

Toriko is a written and illustrated by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro. It has been serialized in Jump since May 19, 2008, and has been collected into 25 tankōbon volumes. It follows the adventure of Toriko, a Gourmet Hunter, as he searches for rare, diverse foods to complete a full-course meal. A man with inhuman ability, he utilizes his incredible strength and knowledge of the animal kingdom to capture ferocious, evasive, and rare beasts to further his menu. He is accompanied by the weak and timid chef Komatsu, who, inspired by Toriko's ambition, travels with him to improve his culinary skills and to find rare ingredients. Toriko and his friends often fight against the Gourmet Corps, who seek to take control of the world's entire food supply and are looking for the highly-sought after ingredient GOD, which the legendary Gourmet Hunter Acacia used to end the war that took place five-hundred years before the series began.
The manga series is licensed for an English-language release by Viz Media in North America and Madman Entertainment in Australasia. Madman also licensed the anime series in Australasia, while Funimation Entertainment has licensed it in North America.


That's it for this week. Give your reactions to the ToC in the comments below! Don't forget to Follow me on Twitter, become a Follower of this blog, or Like my page on Facebook. See ya next week! ^.^

Friday, 13 September 2013

JUMP Issue #42

JUMP Issue #42

Hachi 1 (Cover & Lead CP, New Series)
Shokugeki no Souma 39 (32)
One Piece 721 (714)
Assassination Classroom 59 (CP)
Kuroko no Basket 229 (222)
PSI Kusuo Saiki 67 (60)
Naruto 646 (639)
World Trigger 30 (23)
Gintama 461 (CP)
Toriko 249 (242)
Kurokuroku 7
Beelzebub 220 (213)
Bleach 548 (541)
Hime-Dol!! 6
Ginga Patrol Jaco 9 (2)
Nisekoi 90 (83)
Kochikame 1788 (1781)
Soul Catcher(S) 18 (11)
Haikyuu!! 77 (70)

JUMP Issue #43 Info:

Koi no Cupid - Yakeno Harajin (Cover & Lead CP, New Series)
Haikyuu!! (CP, Character Popularity Announcement)
Hachi (CP)

One Piece (Absent)
JUMP Issue #44 Info:

Kuroko no Basket (Cover & Lead CP)
+
  • Shokugeki no Souma is 1st from 4th!
  • One Piece is 2nd again
  • Beelzebub's risen out of the bottom 5 to 8th from 11th,...
-
  • ... but dropping from 7th to 11 and into the bottom 5 for the first time is Nisekoi. Really? REALLY?
Other changes
  • Kuroko no Basket: 10th > 3rd
  • PSI Kusuo Saiki: 5th (2 issues back) > 4th
  • Naruto: 2nd > 5th
  • World Trigger: 8th > 6th
  • Toriko: 3rd > 7th
  • Ginga Patrol Jaco: 8th > 10th
  • Kochikame: 13th > 12th
  • Soul Catcher(S): 11th > 13th
  • Haikyuu!!: 12th > 14th
Apologies for the tardiness. Weird-ass ToC this week. Very surprised at Nisekoi's rank. Even more surprised at Haikyuu!!'s - the bottom 2 for 2 issues now. We got another new series starting next week, along with an extended number of pages for a few series. Kuroko no Basket's getting 23p, Ginga Patrol Jaco 31p, Naruto 21p and Assassination Classroom 23p. Oh, and apparently in Issue #45, there's some "Big News". Could be anything. The announcement of an anime? HunterxHunter returning from hiatus? *cough*Narutofinallyending*cough*. Kurokuroku's getting its first ranking next week. I'm predicting... a little above the bottom 5. Not horrendous, but not great.

Yet again, there won't be another post from me next week as I'm going on holiday! Which means I'll be behind. Again. But when I do catch up, I should be in the swing of things and posts should be regular and frequent.

As many of you know, Toriko's my MotM for September. Give your impressions if you read it.

Toriko is a written and illustrated by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro. It has been serialized in Jump since May 19, 2008, and has been collected into 25 tankōbon volumes. It follows the adventure of Toriko, a Gourmet Hunter, as he searches for rare, diverse foods to complete a full-course meal. A man with inhuman ability, he utilizes his incredible strength and knowledge of the animal kingdom to capture ferocious, evasive, and rare beasts to further his menu. He is accompanied by the weak and timid chef Komatsu, who, inspired by Toriko's ambition, travels with him to improve his culinary skills and to find rare ingredients. Toriko and his friends often fight against the Gourmet Corps, who seek to take control of the world's entire food supply and are looking for the highly-sought after ingredient GOD, which the legendary Gourmet Hunter Acacia used to end the war that took place five-hundred years before the series began.

The manga series is licensed for an English-language release by Viz Media in North America and Madman Entertainment in Australasia. Madman also licensed the anime series in Australasia, while Funimation Entertainment has licensed it in North America.


That's it for this week. Give your reactions to the ToC in the comments below! Don't forget to Follow me on Twitter, become a Follower of this blog, or Like my page on Facebook. See ya next week! ^.^

*OFF TOPIC* So, the release date for GTA V edges ever closer. I'm predicting a great number of people next week calling in sick from work and school, or just not bothering to turn up. If you're getting the game, what feature are you most excited to see? What console are you getting the game on? Speaking of, anybody heard about the petition to not bring GTA V to the PC. Wow. This is up there with the petition to bring back the anti-consumer Xbox One features...

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

You have the right to remain silent...

I'm aware that this week's ToC is out early. Post will be up tomorrow, along with the amended ToC from last week, as I'm a very busy antelope today. Toodles!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

JUMP Issue #41 (Updated)

JUMP Issue #41

Bleach 547 (Cover & Lead CP)
Assassination Classroom 58 (51)
One Piece 720 (713)
PSI Kusuo Saiki 66 (CP)
Toriko 248 (241)
Shokugeki no Souma 38 (31)
Kurokuroku 6
Naruto 645 (638)
Gaikokkaku Morita / Takudo!!! (One-shot, 47p)
Hime-Dol!! 5
Gintama 460 (453)
Nisekoi 89 (82)
World Trigger 29 (22)
Ginga Patrol Jaco 8 (1)
Kuroko no Basket 228 (221)
Beelzebub 219 (212)
Soul Catcher(S) 17 (10)
Haikyuu!! 76 (69)
Kochikame 1787 (1780)
Smoky B.B. 15 (8) (END)

JUMP Issue #42 Info

Hachi by Yoshiyuki Nishi (Cover & Lead CP, New Series)
Assassination Classroom, Gintama (CP)

JUMP Issue #43 Info

Koi no Cupid Jin Yakenohara by Hasegawa Tomohiro (Cover & Lead CP, New Series)


+
  • Assassination Classroom is up to 1st from 3rd
  • One Piece is in 2nd place
  • Shokugeki no Souma moves down to 4th from 2nd, from 3 issues back
  • Nisekoi is at 7th from 4th, also from 3 issues back
  • Gintama is up to 6th from 9th
-
  • Although Beelzebub's up to 11th from 13th, it makes up the first of the bottom 5

Other Changes:
  • Naruto: 2nd > 4th
  • World Trigger: 6th (2 issues back) > 8th 
  • Toriko: 4th > 3rd
  • Kuroko no Basket: 7th > 10th
  • Soul Catcher(S): 9th > 12th
  • Haikyuu!!: 10th > 13th
  • Kochikame: 11th > 13th
  • Smoky B.B.: 12th > 14th
This is the correct version of the Jump Issue #41 ToC.

I'm back bitches! A great ToC overall for me. I'm happy because Bleach is also back, bitches! Smoky B.B.'s been cancelled (like nobody saw that one coming) replacing it is Hachi, next week, and Koi no Cupid Jin Yakenohara the week after, the latter of which sounds like another romcom. I'm just gonna throw this out there and say that Hachi'll be a moderate success. I dunno, gut feeling. And I'm always right, so...

I'm extending Toriko as my MotM to September too, as I didn't give it enough coverage in August. I'mma tell you about it, and if you're interested, give it a look. If you already read it, please give your reactions to the series - what you like and dislike about it.

Toriko is a written and illustrated by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro. It has been serialized in Jump since May 19, 2008, and has been collected into 25 tankōbon volumes. It follows the adventure of Toriko, a Gourmet Hunter, as he searches for rare, diverse foods to complete a full-course meal. A man with inhuman ability, he utilizes his incredible strength and knowledge of the animal kingdom to capture ferocious, evasive, and rare beasts to further his menu. He is accompanied by the weak and timid chef Komatsu, who, inspired by Toriko's ambition, travels with him to improve his culinary skills and to find rare ingredients. Toriko and his friends often fight against the Gourmet Corps, who seek to take control of the world's entire food supply and are looking for the highly-sought after ingredient GOD, which the legendary Gourmet Hunter Acacia used to end the war that took place five-hundred years before the series began.

The manga series is licensed for an English-language release by Viz Media in North America and Madman Entertainment in Australasia. Madman also licensed the anime series in Australasia, while Funimation Entertainment has licensed it in North America.

That's it for this week. Give your reactions to the ToC in the comments below! Don't forget to Follow me on Twitter, become a Follower of this blog, or Like my page on Facebook. See ya next week! ^.^


*OFF TOPIC* So, with the football transfer window shut, are you happy with the transfers your team has made? While I'm happy Man United has signed Fellaini (and Janko), I'm pretty disappointed with their conduct overall. I mean, we shouldn't have been rushing to get the Herrera and Coentrao deals through at the last minute - both of which failed. Pretty embarrassing that a club of United's stature acted like this. Not to mention we failed to sign Strootman and Thiago Alcantara. Woodward (and Moyes) could and should have done a lot better this window, but I have no doubt they can improve and hopefully make up for it in January...

Oh, AND PLAY KAGAWA, FOR FUCK'S SAKE!!!!!!!!!


JUMP Issue #40

JUMP Issue #40

Shokugeki no Souma 37 (Cover, Lead Color)
One Piece 719 (712)
Naruto 644 (637)
World Trigger 28 (CP)
Assassination Classroom 57 (50)
Toriko 247 (240)
Nisekoi x Ore Monogatari!! Cross-over (Boys Chapter) (CP)
PSI Kusuo Saiki 65 (59)
Mochizuki / Kaiki Combination (One-shot, 47p)
Nisekoi 88 (81)
Kurokuroku 5
Hime-Dol! 4
Kuroko no Basket 227 (220)
Ginga Patrol Jaco 7
Gintama 459 (452)
Soul Catcher(S) 16 (9)
Haikyuu!! 75 (68)
Kochikame 1786 (1779)
Beelzebub 218 (211)
Smoky B.B. 14 (7)

Absent: Bleach

JUMP Issue #41

Bleach (Cover, Lead CP)
PSI Kusuo Saiki (CP)
Kokkaku Moritagai / Takudou!!!! (Oneshot, 47p)

JUMP Issue #39

JUMP Issue #39

Kuroko no Basuke 226 (Cover & Lead CP)
One Piece 718 (711)
Assassination Classroom 56 (49)
Shokugeki no Souma 36 (CP)
Toriko 246 (239)
PSI Kusuo Saiki 64 (57)
Nisekoi 87 (CP)
Naruto 643 (636)
Hime-dol!! 3
Hinomaru Zumou (One Shot)

Kurokuroku 4
World Trigger 27 (20)
Ginga Patrol Jaco 6
Haikyuu!! 74 (67)
Beelzebub 217 (210)
Gintama 458 (451)
Kochikame 1785 (1778)
Soul Catcher(S) 15 (8)
Smoky B.B. 13 (6)

Absent: Bleach

JUMP Issue #40

Shokugeki no Souma (Cover, Lead CP)
World Trigger, Nisekoi x Oremonogatari!! -Boys Side- (17 pages) (CP)
Kaiki Combination (One Shot, 47 pages)

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Ain't nuthin' goin' on here...

Quick reminder that there's no post today as I'm going to a music festival. Things'll be back to normal next week.

Regards,

Me.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

JUMP Issue #37-38

JUMP Issue #37-38

One Piece 717 (Cover, Lead CP)
Toriko 245 (238)
Shokugeki no Souma 35 (28)
Assassination Classroom 55 (CP)
Naruto 642 (635)
Kurokuroku 3
Hime-dol!! 2 (CP)
Kuroko no Basket 225
Ginga Patrol Jaco 5
Ananomujina (CP, One Shot)
Nisekoi 86 (79)
Gintama 457 (450)
PSI Kusuo Saiki 63 (56)
Haikyuu!! 73 (66)
Soul Catcher(S) 14 (7)
World Trigger 26 (19)
Beelzebub 216 (209)
Kochikame 1784 (1777)
Smoky B.B. 12 (5)

Bleach (Absent)
JUMP Issue #39

Kuroko no Basket (Cover, Lead CP)
Nisekoi, Shokugeki no Souma, Hinomaru Zumou (One Shot) (CP)

+
  • Shokugeki no Souma's in at 2nd from 4th
  • Nisekoi retains its 5th place
  • Gintama shoots out of the bottom 5 to 6th!
-
  • Beelzebub drops into the top 5 at 11 from 8th
Other Changes:

Naruto: 2nd > 3rd
Kuroko no Basket: 7th > 4th
PSI Kusuo Saiki: 2nd (2 issues back) > 7th
Haikyuu!!: No change at 8th
Soul Catcher(S): 10th > 9th
World Trigger: 6th > 10th
Kochikame: 9th > 11th
Smoky B.B.: 11th > 12th

A good ToC for me this week, bearing in mind some of my selected series are absent/have CP so are not ranked. Gintama definitely surpassed my expectations, Triggertards - I mean -World Trigger fans won't be too pleased this week.

A reminder that this week is a double issue. And no, it doesn't mean there're two manga chapters in an issue, it means this week's chapters will account for 2 weeks, essentially meaning there's a break next week.

In addition, there won't be a blog post from me in 2 weeks as I'll be away at a music festival. Sad, I know. Try not to miss me too hard. So expect the next post in 3 weeks. If you're lucky.

My Manga of the Month for August is Toriko! I'mma tell you about it, and if you're interested, give it a look. If you already read it, please give your reactions to the series - what you like and dislike about it.

Toriko is a written and illustrated by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro. It has been serialized in Jump since May 19, 2008, and has been collected into 25 tankōbon volumes. It follows the adventure of Toriko, a Gourmet Hunter, as he searches for rare, diverse foods to complete a full-course meal. A man with inhuman ability, he utilizes his incredible strength and knowledge of the animal kingdom to capture ferocious, evasive, and rare beasts to further his menu. He is accompanied by the weak and timid chef Komatsu, who, inspired by Toriko's ambition, travels with him to improve his culinary skills and to find rare ingredients. Toriko and his friends often fight against the Gourmet Corps, who seek to take control of the world's entire food supply and are looking for the highly-sought after ingredient GOD, which the legendary Gourmet Hunter Acacia used to end the war that took place five-hundred years before the series began.

The manga series is licensed for an English-language release by Viz Media in North America and Madman Entertainment in Australasia. Madman also licensed the anime series in Australasia, while Funimation Entertainment has licensed it in North America.

That's it for this week. Like this week's ToC? Dislike it? Sound off in the comments below. Don't forget to Follow me on Twitter, become a Follower of this blog, or Like my page on Facebook.

Thanks for reading, see ya in 3 weeks! ^.^

Thursday, 1 August 2013

JUMP Issue #36

JUMP Issue #36

Hime-dol 1 (Cover, Lead CP, New Series)
One Piece 716 (709)
Naruto 641 (634)
Toriko 244 (Lead CP)
Assassination Classroom 54 (47)
Shokugeki no Souma 34 (27)
Kurokuroku 2 (CP)
Ginga Patrol Jaco 4
Nisekoi 85 (78)
PSI Kusuo Saiki 62 (CP)
World Trigger 25 (18)
Kuroko no Basket 224 (217)
Haikyuu!! 72 (65)
Beelzebub 215 (208)
Inumaru Dashi (Bangaihen)
Kochikame 1783 (1776)
Soul Catcher(S) 13 (6)
Gintama 456 (449)
Smoky B.B. 11 (4)
Mutou Black 12 (END)
Absent: Bleach (Till Issue #41)

JUMP Issue #37-38

One Piece (
Lead CP/Cover)
Assassination Classroom, Hime-dol, Oneshot by Youichi 
Amano (49 pages) (CP)

+
  • One Piece is on top
  • Assassination Classroom stays in 3rd place
  • Shokugeki no Souma retains its 4th place spot from 2 issues back
  • Nisekoi moves up one place to 5th
-
  • Beelzebub drops to 8th from 5th
  • Wow... Gintama's 2nd from bottom at 12th...
Other Changes:

Naruto: 4th > 2nd
World Trigger: 8th > 6th
Kuroko no Basket: 6th > 7th
Haikyuu!!: 7th > 8th
Kochikame: 10th > 9th
Soul Catcher(S): 12th > 10th
Smoky B.B.: No change at 11th
Mutou Black: 13th > 12th

Sorry this is late. Had to work, then went to get wasted, so no time to do this.

A good ToC this week. Very shocked to see Gintama where it is, though. World Trigger seems to be holding its own nicely in the ToC. Also shocked to see Mutou Black end so quickly. One Piece gets the Lead CP and Cover next issue, AC and Hime-dol get the CP. There's also a one-shot by mangaka Youichi Amano, dunno what it's about.

Next week is a double-issue. For those of you who don't know what this means, it's that next week's issue will account for 2 weeks. So in theory, we're getting chapters next week and a one-week break, in contrast to the common misconception of there being 2 chapters in 1 issue.

As for my Manga of the Month, August shall be for... Toriko!!

That's pretty much it for this week. Thanks for reading, see ya next week! ^.^

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

JUMP Issue #35

JUMP Issue #35


Kurokuroku 1 (Cover & Lead CP, New Series, 54 pg.)
Toriko 243 (236)
PSI Kusuo Saiki 61 (54)
Shokugeki no Souma 33 (CP)
Assassination Classroom 53 (46)
Naruto 640 (633)
Beelzebub 214 (207)
Ginga Patrol Jako 3
Kuroko no Basket 223 (216) (CP)

Nisekoi 84 (77)
Haikyuu!! 71 (64)
World Trigger 24 (17)
Gintama 455 (448)
Kochikame 1782 (1775)
Smoky B.B. 10 (3)
Soul Catcher(S) 12 (5)
Mutou Black 11 (4)
Koisuru Edison 42/43 (27/28) (END)

Absent:

Bleach (till Issue #41)
One Piece


JUMP Issue #36:

Hime Doll!! by Kazuro Kyou (Cover & Lead CP, New Series, 54 pg.)
Toriko, PSI Kusuo Saiki, Kurokuroku (CP)Bangaihen: Gag Manga Biyori, Inumaru Dashi

Bleach (Absent till Issue #41)

+
  • Assassination Classroom drops to 3rd - its lowest place, in like, forever, from 1st
  • Beelzebub rises to 5th from 9th (2 issues ago)
  • Nisekoi stays in 6th
-
  • Gintama is in at 9th from 12th, but is still in the bottom 5

Other Changes
  • Toriko: 2nd (3 issues back) > 1st
  • PSI Kusuo Saiki: 9th > 2nd
  • Naruto: 3rd > 4th
  • Haikyuu!!: 5th > 7th
  • World Trigger: 6th (2 issues back) > 8th
  • Kochikame: No change at 10th
  • Smoky B.B.: 14th > 11th
  • Soul Catcher(S): 9th > 12h
  • Mutou Black: 10th > 13th
  • Koisuru Edison: 11th > 14th
An ok, slightly weird ToC this week. PSI's rise the most unexpected. Assassination Classroom drops out of the top 2 for the first time in forever, Beelzebub continues to rise and Gintama continues it bottom 5 slump. One Piece'll be back next week, but Bleach won't be back till Issue #41. Both being absent this week  are quite possibly the reason why the ToC is a little weird.

It also appears that we have some bangaihen in next week's issue. For those of you who don't know what this is, they're basically side stories of a manga series, but they're not linked to any actual plot. We're getting i for Gag Manga Biyori (dunno what that is) and Inumaru Dashi, which was in JUMP aaaaages ago. Back when I started this blog, in fact. I actually wish Katekyo Hitman Reborn! would get one - that ending left me VERY unsatisfied...

The last of the new series starts next week in the form of Hime Doll!!, and like I said would happen, Koisuru Edison has made way. No more confusing-as-fuck double chapters! Ceeelebrate good times, come on!

As you probably already know, I've chosen Kuroko no Basket as my Manga of the Month. I'll tell you a little about it and encourage you to check it out. If you have, and/or you read it regularly, let me know what you think of it in the comments!


Kuroko no Basket (Kuroko's Basketball), written by Tadatoshi Fujimaki, is about 5 legendary basketballers, known as the "Generation of Miracles" , who each played for a middle school team, but went to different high schools. However, there was actually a sixth member called Kuroko Tetsuya, who now goes to Seirin High, and now wants to help Seirin become the best in Japan, with the help of his naturally-talented teammate, Tagami Kaiga, by taking on his former teammates - one-by-one.

Kuroko no Basket has been serialised since December 2008 and so far has 21 volumes released, with sales of over 9,000,000 copies in Japan. Volumes have frequently appeared on lists of best-selling manga in Japan. The first season of the anime premiered in April 2012 and ended in September 2012. A second season is also set to air this October.

That's it for this week! Thanks for reading, see ya next week! ^.^

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Thursday, 18 July 2013

JUMP Issue #34

JUMP Issue #34

Toriko 242 (Cover & Lead CP)
Assassination Classroom 52 (45)
One Piece 715 (708)
Ginga Patrol Jako 2
Naruto 639 (632)
World Trigger 23 (CP)
Shokugeki no Souma 32 (25)
Haikyuu!! 70 (63)
Beelzebub 213 (CP)
Nisekoi 83 (76)
Kuroko no Basket 222 (215)
Bleach 545 (538)
PSI Kusuo Saiki 60 (53)
Soul Catcher(S) 11 (4)
Kochikame 1781 (1774)
Gintama 453 (446)
Mutou Black 10 (3)
Smoky B.B. 9 (2)
Koisuru Edison 40/41 (25/26)
Cross Manage 42 (35) (END)

JUMP Issue #35 Info

Kurokuroku (Cover, Lead CP, New Series, 54 pg.)
Kuroko no Basket, Shokugeki no Souma (CP)
Absent: Bleach, One Piece

+
  • Assassination Classroom is 1st! Well, shit on my chest!
  • One Piece moves to 1st from 2nd
  • Shokugeki no Souma moves up into 4th from 5th
  • Nisekoi drops to 6th from 4th - still an ok rank
  • Bleach has risen from 11th to 8th!
-
  • Gintama remains at 12th, but drops into the bottom 5
Other Changes
  • Naruto: No change at 3rd
  • Haikyuu!!: 8th (2 issues back) > 5th
  • PSI Kusuo Saiki: 8th > 9th
  • Soul Catcher(S): No change at 10th
  • Kochikame: 13th > 10th
  • Mutou Black: 15th > 13th
  • Smoky B.B.: No change at 14th
  • Koisuru Edison: 17th > 15th
  • Cross Manage: No change at 16th
Sorry this is so late. Extreme fatigue + Scorching weather = unproductive me. A good ToC for me overall. AC continues to kick ass and take names. Speaking of, an Assassination Classroom OVA is gonna air at this year's Jump Super Anime Tour. I think some footage of the Nisekoi anime may be shown too, along with a Naruto OVA.  I had the chance to read Ginga Patrol Jako last week. Overall, I'd give it a 7/10. Had some funny moments, but wasn't that captivating. Oh, and something tells me that in the last chapter, Toriyama has a surprise for us, so stay tuned... 

Next week, One Piece is absent, as is Bleach - for 6 FREAKIN' WEEKS! Ah well, it's s Kubo can give his all for the upcoming War Arc, so if he needs the rest to make it a quality arc, so be it. Also, with One Piece and Bleach absent, next week's ToC is going to be VERY interesting...

Finally, I've chosen Kuroko no Basket as my Manga of the Month. I'll tell you a little about it and encourage you to check it out. If you have, and/or you read it regularly, let me know what you think of it in the comments!


Kuroko no Basket (Kuroko's Basketball), written by Tadatoshi Fujimaki, is about 5 legendary basketballers, known as the "Generation of Miracles" , who each played for a middle school team, but went to different high schools. However, there was actually a sixth member called Kuroko Tetsuya, who now goes to Seirin High, and now wants to help Seirin become the best in Japan, with the help of his naturally-talented teammate, Tagami Kaiga, by taking on his former teammates - one-by-one.

Kuroko no Basket has been serialised since December 2008 and so far has 21 volumes released, with sales of over 9,000,000 copies in Japan. Volumes have frequently appeared on lists of best-selling manga in Japan. The first season of the anime premiered in April 2012 and ended in September 2012. A second season is also set to air this October.

That's it for this week! Thanks for reading, see ya next week! ^.^

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*OFF TOPIC* Regarding the verdict of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case, what are your thoughts and opinions of this?

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

JUMP Issue #33

JUMP Issue #33

Ginga Patrol Jako 1 (Cover & Lead CP)
One Piece 714 (707)
Assassination Classroom 51 (44)
Naruto 638 (631)
Nisekoi 82 (75)
Toriko 241 (CP)
Shokugeki no Souma 31 (24)
World Trigger 22 (15)
Haikyuu!! 69 (CP)
Kuroko no Basket 221 (214)
PSI Kusuo Saiki 59 (52)
Beelzebub 212 (205)
Soul Catcher(S) 10 (3)
Bleach 545 (538)
Gintama 453 (446)
Kochikame 1780 (1773)
Smoky B.B. 8 (1) - First Ranking
Mutou Black 9 (2)
Cross Manage 41 (34)
Koisuru Edison 38/39 (23/24)


JUMP Issue #34 Info

Toriko (Cover & Lead CP)
World Trigger, Beelzebub (CP)

+
  • One Piece remains in 1st
  • Assassination Classroom remains in 2nd (based on 2 issues ago)
  • Nisekoi breaks into the top 5 at 4th, from 7th (2 issues ago)
  • Shokugeki no Souma moves from 3rd to 5th, still a great ranking
-
  • Beelzebub drops to 9th from 7th
  • Although Bleach has moved out of the bottom 5, it remains in 11th
  • Gintama is 1 place above the bottom 5 for a 2nd consecutive week at 12th

Other Changes:
  • Naruto: 6th > 3rd
  • World Trigger: 7th > 6th
  • Kuroko no Basket: 5th > 7th
  • PSI Kusuo Saiki: 4th > 8th
  • Soul Catcher(S): 9th > 10th
  • Kochikame: 10th > 13th
  • Mutou Black: 12th > 15th
  • Cross Manage: 13th > 16th
  • Koisuru Edison: 12th > 17th
A good ToC for me this week. OP and AC doing as well as expected. Bleach and Gintama continue their slumps. And overall poor first ranking from each of the 3 new series. That's not to say they won't improve, as we're already seeing it with Soul Catcher(S).

Akira Toriyama's new series starts this issue, and is also the start of 3 new series starting over the next few issues. I also expect Cross Manage and Koisuru Edison to make way for it.

Continuing with my Manga of the Month theme, I've chosen Kuroko no Basket. I'll tell you a little about it and encourage you to check it out. If you have, and/or you read it regularly, let me know what you think of it in the comments!

Kuroko no Basket (Kuroko's Basketball), written by Tadatoshi Fujimaki, is about 5 legendary basketballers, known as the "Generation of Miracles" , who each played for a middle school team, but went to different high schools. However, there was actually a sixth member called Kuroko Tetsuya, who now goes to Seirin High, and now wants to help Seirin become the best in Japan, with the help of his naturally-talented teammate, Tagami Kaiga, by taking on his former teammates - one-by-one.

Kuroko no Basket has been serialised since December 2008 and so far has 21 volumes released, with sales of over 9,000,000 copies in Japan. Volumes have frequently appeared on lists of best-selling manga in Japan. The first season of the anime premiered in April 2012 and ended in September 2012. A second season is also set to air this October.

That's it for this week! Thanks for reading, see ya next week! ^.^

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Wednesday, 3 July 2013

JUMP Issue #32

JUMP Issue #32

Assassination Classroom 50 (Cover & Lead CP, First Year Anniversary)
One Piece 713 (706)
Toriko 240 (233)
Shokugeki no Souma 30 (23)
PSI Kusuo Saiki 58 (51)
Nisekoi 81 (CP)
Kuroko no Basket 220 (213)
Naruto 637 (630)
Sket Dance 288 (CP, END)
Beelzebub 211 (204)
Smoky B.B. 7
World Trigger 21 (14)
Haikyuu!! 68 (61)
Soul Catcher(S) 9 (2)
Gintama 452 (445)
Kochikame 1799 (1792)
Bleach 544 (537)
Mutou Black 8 (1) - First Ranking
Koisuru Edison 36/37 (21/22)
Cross Manage 40 (33)


Jump Issue #33 Info

Ginga Patrol Jako by Akira Toriyama (Cover & Lead CP) (New Series, 35 pg.)
Toriko, Haikyuu!! (CP)+
  • One Piece stays at 1st
  • Shokugeki no Souma is up to 3rd from 5th
  • Beelzebub moves up to 6th from 8th
-
  • Gintama stays in 10th from... 3 issues back, I believe
  • Bleach, Bleach, Bleach... up to 11th from 12th, but still in the bottom 5
Other Changes
  • Toriko: No change at 2nd (2 issues back)
  • PSI Kusuo Saiki: No change at 4th
  • Naruto: 3rd > 5th
  • World Trigger: 9th > 7th
  • Haikyuu!!: No change at 8th (2 issues back)
  • Soul Catcher(S): 10th > 9th
  • Kochikame: 13th > 10th
  • Koisuru Edison: 15th > 12th
  • Cross Manage: 14th > 13th
An ok ToC for me this week. Beelzebub's recent rankings appear to be on an upward trend, Bleach's are just awful. As for Mutou Black's first ranking - ouch. Even Soul Catcher(S)' was better. I bet Smoky B.B. will get a first ranking of... 10th. Just throwing that out there. 

Akira Toriyama's new series starts next week - and well done to those of you who could see that I was joking about not knowing who he was -.-. I think this'll be a short series.

Also, general consensus (which actually consisted of only one person - you lazy cunts) says that I should just stick to the current format and show changes from last week, instead of for the past 5, so that I what I shall do ^.^

Y'all remember Akira Amano, mangaka of Katekyo Hitman Reborn!? Well she's starting a new series called ēlDLIVE in the new Jump Live app, which launches in August and features exclusive content from Jump mangaka. Shinmai Fukei Kiruko-san's also returning and'll be in the app.

Finally, you may have noticed that Kuroko no Basket is highlighted in green. This is because I have chosen it as my Manga of the Month, so I'm gonna tell you a little about it and, if you haven't already, encourage you to check it out.

Kuroko no Basket (Kuroko's Basketball), written by Tadatoshi Fujimaki, is about 5 legendary basketballers, known as the "Generation of Miracles" , who each played for a middle school team, but went to different high schools. However, there was actually a sixth member called Kuroko Tetsuya, who now goes to Seirin High, and now wants to help Seirin become the best in Japan, with the help of his naturally-talented teammate, Tagami Kaiga, by taking on his former teammates - one-by-one.

Kuroko no Basket has been serialised since December 2008 and so far has 21 volumes released, with sales of over 9,000,000 copies in Japan. Volumes have frequently appeared on lists of best-selling manga in Japan. The first season of the anime premiered in April 2012 and ended in September 2012. A second season is also set to air this October.

That's it for this week, my laptop crapped out on me AGAIN, so I'm making use of the library and kinda had to rush this. Why can't Google make Blogger tablet/mobile/friendly? Thanks for reading - see you next week! ^.^ 

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

JUMP Issue #31


JUMP Issue #31


Gintama 451 (Cover, Lead CP)
One Piece 712 (705)
Assassination Classroom 49 (42)
Naruto 636 (629)
PSI Kusuo Saiki 57 (50)
Toriko 239 (CP)
Shokugeki no Souma 29 (22)
Kuroko no Basket 219 (212)
Haikyuu!! 67 (CP)
Smoky B.B. 6
Nisekoi 80 (73)
Mutou Black 7
Beelzebub 210 (203)
World Trigger 20 (13)
Soul Catcher(S) 8 (1) - First Ranking
Sket Dance 287 (280)
Bleach 543 (536)
Kochikame 1798 (1791)
Cross Manage 39 (32)
Koisuru Edison 


JUMP Issue #32


Assassination Classroom - First Anniversary (Cover, Lead CP)
Nisekoi, Sket Dance (CP)

JUMP Issue #33


- Kuro Clock (New Series by Atsushi Nakamura)

JUMP Issue #34

- Hime Doll (New Series by Kazurô Kyô, Author of After School Idol)

JUMP Issue #35

- Ginga Patrol Jako (New Series by Akira Toriyama)

+

  • One Piece is in 1st
  • Assassination Classroom moves down to 2nd, from 1st
  • Shokugeki no Souma stays in 5th
  • Nisekoi down 1 place to 7th, still OK
  • Beelzebub moves out of the bottom 5 to 8th...
-
  • ... And its place is taken by Bleach, which has fallen from 7th to 12th
Other Changes:

  • Naruto: 4th > 3rd
  • PSI Kusuo Saiki: No change at 4th (2 issues back)
  • Kuroko no Basket: 3rd > 6th
  • World Trigger: No change at 9th (2 issues back)
  • Sket Dance: No change at 10th (2 issues back)
  • Kochikame: 9th > 13th
  • Cross Manage: 11th > 13th
  • Koisuru Edison: 10th > 14th
An OK ToC for me this week. Poor Bleach. Assassination Classroom's first anniversary is next week. Boy, does time fly! More details about Nisekoi's anime will be in the next issue, and I'm also hearing that Sket Dance is ending next week... We've also got some new series starting up over the next few weeks. We've got Kuro Clock (probably supernatural, never heard of the author), Hime Doll (sounds Ecchi) and Ginga Patrol Jako, which is probably something to do with space. It's also by Akira Toriyama, who I've never even heard of. I assume this is his first work. Nevertheless, I wish all of them the best of luck with their new series. And this also means some more series are getting the cut to make room. My money would be on Sket Dance, if rumours are correct, Koisuru Edison and Cross Manage.

Things are getting pretty stale around here, so I'm gonna be making a few changes. Starting from next month, I'm gonna have a Manga of the Month theme, and shall change my display picture and background to promote said manga. Next month's manga will be... *drumroll* Kuroko no Basket!

Also, I wonder if I should start showing the rankings of manga from as far as 5 issues back, so we can see trends in the rankings and therefore make easier judgements. What do you guys think? Should I start doing that, or stick to his format? Let me know in the comments. As always, thanks for reading! See you next week! ^.^

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*OFF TOPIC* So, following on from Microsoft's u-turn on their DRM, always online and backwards compatibility policies, will this motivate you to get the Xbox One? Or will you not give Microsoft a second chance? If not, which consoles are you going with next-gen? For me, it's looking like Wii U and PS4 so far... Let me know your thoughts!



Wednesday, 19 June 2013

JUMP Issue #30

JUMP Issue #30

PSI Kusuo Saiki (Cover, Lead CP)
Asassination Classroom 48 (41)
Toriko 238 (231)
Gintama 450 (Center Colour)
Kuroko no Basket 218 (211)
Naruto 635 (628)
World Trigger 19 (Center Colour)
Shokugeki no Souma 28 (21)
Soul Catcher(S) 7
Nisekoi 79 (72)
Bleach 542 (535)
Beelzebub 209 (Center Colour)
Smoky B.B. 5
Haikyuu!! 66 (59)
Chienetsu! David-san (Oneshot, 19pg.)
Mutou Black 6
Kochikame 1797 (1790)
Sket Dance 286 (279)
Koisuru Edison 59/60 (45/46) (????)
Cross Manage 38 (31)

Absent: One Piece


JUMP Issue #31 Info

Gintama (
Lead CP/Cover)
Toriko, Haikyuu!! (
Center Colour)

+
  • AC is in 1st!
  • Shokugeki no Souma is in 5th, despite falling from 3rd
  • Nisekoi up to 6th
  • Bleach stays in 7th
-
  • None for me this week! ^.^
Other Changes
  • Toriko: No change at 2nd (2 issues back)
  • Kuroko no Basket: 5th > 3rd
  • Naruto: 6th > 4th
  • Haikyuu!!: 7th > 8th (2 issues back)
  • Kochikame: 12th > 8th
  • Sket Dance: 11th > 9th
  • Koisuru Edison: 15th > 10th
  • Cross Manage: 14th > 11th
Ahhh, it feels so good to be back! I'm sorry I've been away for so long, there were things in my life I had to prioritise and deal with, but now I'm freeeee!!! 

Phwoar, Assassination Classroom is tearing up the ToC like a BBW's ass! One Piece is absent again, which sucks, but as long as Oda is ok then that's all that matters. Not much else I can say seeing as I've been away from manga for so long. I know that Hungry Joker and Kiruko-san have been cancelled, can anybody fill me in on what's happened while I've been away? Any shocks? Surges? Slumps? What are the new series like?

Agree/Disagree? Write down your thoughts in the comments below! If you don't, you do know that I can track the IPs of every visitor, right? So I can come to your house and hide under your bed, right? Unless I'm already in your family, which you won't exactly know...

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Thanks for reading, see you next week! ^.^

*OFF TOPIC* Any football/soccer fans on here? I sure am liking the look of Man United's first 5 fixtures. I have every faith that Moyes will do just fine and land us our 21st title! What do you think of your team's fixtures?

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Back from the Dead

MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Yes, I am back. I'm sorry for neglecting you guys, my little piglets. This week, everything should resume normally, so you can start suckling on my teats again. Now let the good times roll! It's not like I have THAT much catching up to do anyway...

Thursday, 9 May 2013

JUMP Issue #22/23

Cover: Heroes vs Rivals
One Piece 706 (Lead CP)

Assassination Classroom 41 (34)
Naruto 627 (620)
Moon Walker LTD II (Center Colour, Oneshot)
Kuroko no Basket 211 (204)
Medaka Box 192 (END, Center Colour)
Shokugeki no Souma 21 (14)
Toriko 231 (224)
Gintama 443 (436)
Nisekoi 72 (65)
PSI Kusuo Saiki 48 (41)
Tetokuchi (Center Colour, Oneshot Prologue)
Beelzebub 202 (195)
Haikyuu!! 59 (52)
World Trigger 12 (5)
Bleach 536 (529)
Sket Dance 279 (272)
Kochikame 1790 (1783)
Cross Manage 31 (24)
Koisuru Edison 45/46 (31/32)
Shinmai Fukei Kiruko-san 22 (15)
Hungry Joker 23 (16)

Jump Issue #24 Info

Lead CP/New Series: Soul Catcher(S) (Author of Light Wing)
Center Colour: Haikyuu!!, Toriko, Kingdom (Bangaihen)


+
  • Assassination Classroom is 1st
  • Shokugeki no Souma rises to 4th
  • Gintama shoots up to 6th
  • Nisekoi moves 1 up to 7th
  • Beelzebub moves up 1 place to 9th
-
  • Bleach down to 12th
Other Changes
  • Naruto: 6th (2 chapters back) > 2nd
  • Kuroko no Basket: 1st > 3rd
  • Toriko: No change at 5th
  • PSI Kusuo Saiki: 4th > 8th
  • Haikyuu!!: 7th > 10th
  • World Trigger: 9th > 11th
  • Sket Dance: 11th > 13th
  • Kochikame: 12th (2 chapters back) > 14th
  • Cross Manage: 13th > 15th
  • Koisuru Edison: 14th > 16th
  • Kiruko-san: 16th > 17th
  • Hungry Joker: 17th > 18th
Sorry for the lateness. Gonna make this quick so I can work on this week's. Medaka Box has ended, and we've got a new series next week called "Soul Catcher(S)", which sounds supernatural. The following week, we've got another newbie called "Mutou Black", which also sounds gothic. And the week after that, another new series called "Smoky B.B.", which sounds like some action shit. Now, onto the next one!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

JUMP Issue #21

JUMP Issue #21

Kochikame 1789 (Cover, Lead CP)
Kuroko no Basket 210 (203)
Assassination Classroom 40 (33)
One Piece 705 (698)
DARK PORN (CP, Oneshot)
PSI Kusuo Saiki 47 (40)
Brand New School Day (CP, Oneshot)
Toriko 230 (223)
Shokugeki no Souma 20 (13)
Bleach 535 (CP)
Haikyuu!! 58 (51)
Nisekoi 71 (64)
World Trigger 11 (4)
Koisuru Edison 43/44 (29/30)
Sket Dance 278 (271)
Beelzebub 201 (194)
Gintama 442 (435)
Medaka Box 191 (184)
Cross Manage 30 (23)
Hungry Joker 22 (15)
Shinmai Fukei Kiruko-san 21 (14)

Absent: Naruto

JUMP Issue #22/23 Info

Lead CP: One Piece
CP: Medaka Box (END), Moon Walker LTD.II (Oneshot), Tetokuchi (Oneshot/Bangaihen)

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  • Assassination Classroom is 2nd
  • One Piece is 3rd. Gotta admit, it looks a little weird...
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  • Shokugeki no Souma slips from 3rd to 6th
  • Nisekoi fallsfrom 4th to 8th
  • Beelzebub moves to 12th from 10th
  • Gintama moves into the bottom 5 at 13th
Other Changes:
  • Kuroko no Basket: (2 chapters back, no change at 1st)
  • PSI Kusuo Saiki: 5th > 4th
  • Toriko: (3 chapters back, no change at 5th)
  • Haikyuu!!: (2 chapters back, no change at 7th)
  • Nisekoi: 4th > 8th
  • World Trigger: 7th > 9th
  • Koisuru Edison: 14th > 10th
  • Sket Dance: 8th > 11th
  • Medaka Box: 15th > 14th
  • Cross Manage: 13th > 15th
  • Hungry Joker: 17th > 16th
  • Kiruko-san: 16th > 17th

An odd ToC this week, which could largely be due to Naruto's absence. Kuroko no Basket is 1st for a 2nd ranked week in a row. One Piece falling to 3rd - haven't seen that in a while. Shokugeki no Souma's fallen out of the top 5 for the first time in God knows how long. Nisekoi's also dropped too. But what surprises me the most is that Koisuru Edison's had a pretty big jump out of the bottom 5! But Gintama's replaced it. Can't say I didn't see that coming to be honest. Guess Edison got sick of the interracial gangbang and Gintama wanted a piece. Oh well. Got some mo' oneshots next week, and it looks like Medaka Box is ending too. Which fuels the speculation that Ohba and Obata's new series is in fact coming. Either way, I can't wait for the coming weeks.

Oh, and next week's a double issue, meaning that the chapters will account for 2 issues and JUMP is on a week's break. That's pretty much it. Thanks for reading, see you next week! ^.^

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Oh, and my laptop is being fixed after being stuck in that fucking Windows 8 start-up loop. Not to mention I'm being knighted by the Queen of England next week, so expect a major delay.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

JUMP Issue #20

JUMP Issue #20

Toriko 229 (Cover, Lead CP)
Assassination Classroom 39 (32)
One Piece 704 (697)
Shokugeki no Souma 19 (12)
W.C. Friends (CP, Oneshot 21.pg.)
Nisekoi 70 (63)
PSI Kusuo Saiki 46 (39)
Kuroko no Basket 209 (CP)
Naruto 626 (619)
World Trigger 10 (3)
Sket Dance 277 (270)
Bleach 534 (527)
Haikyuu!! 57 (CP, Character Popularity Poll Results)
Beelzebub 200 (193)
Gintama 441 (434)
Kochikame 1788 (1781)
Cross Manage 29 (22)
Koisuru Edison 21/22 (9/10)
Medaka Box 190 (183)
Shinmai Fukei Kiruko-san 20 (13)
Hungry Joker 21 (14)

JUMP Issue #21

Kochikame: Cover/Lead CP: 
Center Colour: Bleach, DARK PORN (Oneshot, 45pg.), Brand New School Day (Oneshot 21pg.)

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  • Assassination Classroom is 1st again
  • One Piece follows at 2nd
  • Shokugeki no Souma takes 3rd spot
  • Nisekoi's in 4th
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  • Bleach down 1 place to 9th
  • Beelzebub drops down to 10th
  • Gintama down 1 place to 11th
Other Changes
  • PSI Kusuo Saiki: 7th (2 issues back) > 5th
  • Naruto: 5th > 6th
  • World Trigger: 6th (2 issues back) > 7th
  • Sket Dance: 9th > 8th
  • Kochikame: 11th > 12th
  • Cross Manage: 15th >13th
  • Koisuru Edison: 13th > 14th
  • Medaka Box: 14th > 15th
  • Kiruko-san: No change at 16th
  • Hungry Joker: 12th > 17th
I'm liking the look of this week's top 4. Poor Hungry Joker's slipped to the bottom. Meh, not really much to say other than Kochikame's anniversary's approaching, so it's getting Cover and Lead CP. 

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*UPDATE* My laptop, which runs on Windows 8, appears to have entered some kind of "Automatic Repair" loop, where it doesn't even start repairing; it just keeps rebooting and rebooting. If anybody could shed some light on this issue, that'd be great. This could also mean posts coming out slower :(

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

JUMP Issue #19

JUMP Issue #19

Assassination Classroom 38 (Cover, Lead CP)
Kuroko no Basket 208 (201)
One Piece 704 (697)
Jieta no Tsuugakuji (CP, Oneshot)
Shokugeki no Souma 18 (11)
Beelzebub 198 (191)
World Trigger 9 (CP)
Naruto 626 (619)
Nisekoi 69 (63)
Haikyuu!! 56 (49)
Bleach 533 (526)
PSI Kusuo Saiki 45 (CP)
Sket Dance 276 (270)
Gintama 436 (429)
Kochikame 1787 (1780)
Hungry Joker 20 (13)
Koisuru Edison 19/20 (5/6)
Medaka Box 188 (181)
Cross Manage 28 (21)
Shinmai Fukei Kiruko-san 19 (12)

Absent: Toriko

Jump Issue #20 Info

Toriko (Cover, Lead CP)
CP: Haikyuu!! (Character Popularity Poll Results), Kuroko no Basket, W.C. Friends (Oneshot)

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  • One Piece in 2nd
  • Shokugeki no Souma is in 3rd
  • Beelzebub continues its good run in 4th
  • Nisekoi's doing ok in 6th
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  • Bleach remains in 8th
  • Gintama up one place, but to 10th
Other Changes
  • Kuroko no Basket: 4th > 1st
  • Naruto: 1st > 5th
  • Haikyuu!!: 9th > 7th
  • Sket Dance: 10th > 9th
  • Kochikame: 13th > 11th
  • Hungry Joker: No change at 12th
  • Koisuru Edison: 16th > 13th
  • Medaka Box: No change at 14th
  • Cross Manage: 17th > 15th
  • Kiruko-san: 15th > 16th
Good ToC this week. Kuroko no Basket surges to the top, Shokugeki no Souma continues its good run in 3rd. Hungry Joker moves back down into the bottom 5. Next week, there is a novel announcement for PSI Kusuo Saiki and Haikyuu!! gets its character popularity results. I've started to update my other blog, Weekly Jump Rantings, a little more now. Every week, I'll just be posting summaries of news regarding anime, manga and games. If you've got any stories, @ me on my Twitter or summat.

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

JUMP Issue #18

JUMP Issue #18

One Piece (Cover & Lead CP)
Naruto
Assassination Classroom
Beelzebub
Sakuran (Kakkokari) (One Shot, 21 pg.)
Kuroko no Basket
Toriko
Shokugeki no Souma (CP)
World Trigger (First Ranking)
PSI Kusuo Saiki
Bleach
Haikyuu!!
Nisekoi (CP)
Sket Dance
Gintama
Hungry Joker
Kochikame
Medaka Box
Shinmai Fukei Kiruko-san
Koisuru Edison
Cross Manage

JUMP Issue #19

Assassination Classroom (Cover & Lead CP)
CP: PSI Kusuo Saiki, World Trigger, Jieda no Tsuugakuji by Naoki Iwamoto (One-shot, 21 pg.)
Absent: Toriko

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  • Assassination Classroom in 2nd, hasn't moved out of the top 3 in God know how long
  • Beelzebub up to 3rd! DAYUM!
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  • Bleach drops back down to 8th. Well, that jump was never gonna last long, was it?
  • Gintama falls to 11th
Other Changes
  • Naruto: 3rd > 1st
  • Kuroko no Basket: 6th (2 issues back) > 4th
  • Toriko: 1st > 5th
  • PSI Kusuo Saiki: 6th > 7th
  • Haikyuu!! 7th (2 issues back) > 9th
  • Sket Dance: 8th > 10th
  • Hungry Joker: 13th > 12th
  • Kochikame: 9th > 13th
  • Medaka Box: 11th > 14th
  • Kiruko-san: 14th > 15th
  • Koisuru Edison: 12th > 16th
  • Cross Manage: 13th > 17th
Boy, that took a LOT longer than it should've. My apologies, been mondo busy today, plus I'd heard that a female former classmate of mine made a porno video of herself, so I've been... preoccupied. World Trigger's first ranking is 6th, which falls in with what I predicted last week of it being between 5th and 10th. Maybe that's too big a range, I dunno. Either way, I was right. I'm always right. So suck it. And what do we have here? Hungry Joker's moved out of the bottom 5! It seems that Koisuru Edison has replaced it in the interracial gangbang at the foot of the ToC, as it ran out of juices. Next week, we've got another One-shot called Jieda no Tsuugakuji by Naoki Iwamoto. I predict it'll be a gag-manga. I dunno, I have a hunch. Oh, and in this issue's One Piece chapter, I think in the CP there's a shot of Nami's nipple. My childhood dream is complete. As always, thanks for reading! See ya next week! ^.^

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

JUMP Issue #17

JUMP Issue #17

Kuroko no Basket 206 (Cover, Lead CP)
Assassination Classroom 36 (29)
One Piece 702 (695)
Shokugeki no Souma 16 (Center Colour)
Toriko 227 (220)
World Trigger 7
Sporting Salt (Center Colour, Oneshot, 47pg.)
Naruto 624 (617)
Haikyuu!! 54 (Center Colour)
Nisekoi 67 (60)
PSI Kusuo Saiki 43 (36)
Gintama 438 (431)
Sket Dance 274 (267)
Kochikame 1785 (1778)
Beelzebub 197 (190)
Medaka Box 187 (180)
Koisuru Edison 15/16 (1/2) - First Ranking
Cross・Manage 26 (19)
Shinmai Fukei Kiruko-san 17 (10)
Hungry Joker 18 (11)
Absent: Bleach

Jump Issue #18

Lead CP: One Piece

Center Colour: Shokugeki no Souma, Nisekoi, Sakuran (One-shot, 21pg.)

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  • Assassination Classroom is up to 1st
  • One Piece is 2nd
  • Nisekoi stays in 5th
  • Gintama up to 7th
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  • Beelzebub is down 1 place to 10th
Other Changes:

  • Toriko: 1st > 3rd
  • Naruto: 1st (2 issues back) > 4th
  • PSI Kusuo Saiki: 4th > 6th
  • Sket Dance: No change at 8th
  • Kochikame: 10th > 9th
  • Medaka Box: No change at 11th
  • Cross・Manage: 14th > 13th
  • Kiruko-san: 12th > 14th
  • Hungry Joker: 14th > 15th
Good ToC this week overall for my selected series. AC is back on top, Shokugeki no Souma continues its mini run of CPs, and its final one is next week. We're also getting another one-shot next week called "Sakuran" by the author of Psyren, so it might be another psychological series. Koisuru Edison gets its first ranking in at 12th, and look! It's joined the interracial gangbang at the bottom! More pleasure all around! That's it for this week, thanks for reading! See you next week! ^.^

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

JUMP Issue #16

*ATTENTION, NOOBS! Series that are in colour and/or are in bold are not ranked! The number not in the brackets is the chapter for this week's issue, and the number inside brackets is the chapter being ranked! e.g. Chapter 53 of Haikyuu!! appears in this week's issue, but its ranking is based on Chapter 46*

JUMP Issue #16

Gintama 437 (Cover, Lead CP)
Toriko 226 (219)
Bleach 530 (523)
Assassination Classroom 35 (28)
PSI Kusuo Saiki 42 (35)
Shokugeki no Souma 15 (CP)
World Trigger 6
En Musubi no Kami!? Makkey (CP, One Shot)

Nisekoi 66 (59)
Kuroko no Basket 205 (198)
Haikyuu!! 53 (46)
Sket Dance 273 (266)
Koisuru Edison 7*
Beelzebub 196 (189)
Kochikame 1784 (1777)
Medaka Box 186 (179)
Shinmai Fukei Kiruko-san 16 (9)
Hungry Joker 17 (10)
Cross・Manage 25 (18)

One Piece, Naruto (Absent)

JUMP Issue 17:

Kuroko no Basket (Cover, Lead CP)
CP: Shokugeki no Souma, Sporting Salt (One Shot by Kubota Yuuto)

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  • BLEACH 2ND? PHWOAR!
  • Assassination Classroom in 3rd
  • Nisekoi up to 5th
  • Beelzebub is up to 9th
Other changes:
  • Toriko: 5th > 1st
  • PSI Kusuo Saiki: No change at 4th
  • Kuroko no Basket: 6th > 6th
  • Haikyuu!!: No change at 7th
  • Sket Dance: 3rd > 8th
  • Kochikame: 9th > 10th
  • Medaka Box: 12th > 11th
  • Kiruko-san: 14th > 12th
  • Hungry Joker: 12th > 13th
  • Cross・Manage: 13th > 14th
A good ToC for me this week - no negatives! One Piece is unexpectedly absent as Oda is sick - here's hoping he makes a speedy recovery. My baby, Bleach, has injected steroids and had a major boost. The interracial gangbang between well, you know the three, continues. The one shot in this week's issue sounds like a gag manga. Shokugeki no Souma gets colour pages for the 2nd out of 3 weeks because it's just that awesome. Thanks for reading, see yo next week! ^.^

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*UPDATE* I accidentally put Beelzebub as 8th instead of 9th, so I've corrected everything below it and moved them one place lower. My bad.

* It appears I've been getting Koisuru Edison wrong. I was always one chapter ahead and it'actually 2 chapters per issue. But its first rank is next week, so everything should be correct then.
** Prize is entirely fictional.