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.



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 tankĊbon 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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