The Inaugural column kicks off with a listing of what shounen US publishers have brought over from the big three manga magazines in Japan.

The amount of shounen manga that’s published year in and year out in the US is pretty high, and as it manages to resonate with a number of readers and genders, it ultimately means there will always be good titles to read. There will also be bad ones, and this brand new column (which may or may not have something to do with the big three) will also cover those manga as best we can.

But actual critique from TheOASG staff on what shounen’s being annoyingly poor is not happening just yet. Instead, for the next few Sundays you’ll get an overview of what shounen titles have been licensed by publishers and is still in print.

To reiterate as a general rule: this will more than likely not have every single title. You can only go so far using Baka-Updates, Wikipedia, and ANN. That said, I’m open to adding manga to the list if I missed one, just share what you want added. Also, if there are any corrections that need to be made (particularly if some links don’t work), feel free to let me know!

Now, onto this post’s rules:

This is a listing of every published manga in the US that you can actually purchase today that’s in or has been in the Big Three line (Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump, Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday, Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine), with info, genre, and where to read or buy it.

So i.e, if you don’t see something like Strawberry 100%, GTO, or Beet: The Vandal Buster on this list for example, there’s a reason they’re not on it. Also no Jump Starts.

We’re using the Japanese magazines as a guide. Therefore, the only highlight you’ll get of One Punch Man, published in a seinen magazine, is the link there. But to reassure you, Seraph of The End and Blue Exorcist will be in next week’s listing, where all of the shounen US manga companies have licensed and aren’t a part of the big three are on it.

Anyways, here’s a listing of the manga that’s serialized or was serialized in some of the biggest magazines known around the world.

  1. Weekly Shonen Jump
  2. Weekly Shonen Sunday
  3. Weekly Shonen Magazine
  4. Your Favorite Shounen From the Big Three

Weekly Shonen Jump

Assassination ClassroomTitle: Assassination Classroom
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Author: Yusei Matsui
Synopsis: Meet the would-be assassins of class 3-E: Sugino, who let his grades slip and got kicked off the baseball team. Karma, who’s doing well in his classes but keeps getting suspended for fighting. And Okuda, who lacks both academic and social skills, yet excels at one subject: chemistry. Who has the best chance of winning that reward? Will the deed be accomplished through pity, brute force or poison…? And what chance does their teacher have of repairing his students’ tattered self-esteem?
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/assassination-classroom/section/25031/more

bakumanTitle: Bakuman
Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama
Author: Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata
Synopsis: Average student Moritaka Mashiro enjoys drawing for fun. When his classmate and aspiring writer Akito Takagi discovers his talent, he begs Moritaka to team up with him as a manga-creating duo. But what exactly does it take to make it in the manga-publishing world?
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/bakuman/section/25105/more

BarrageTitle: Barrage
Genre: Action, Adventure
Author: Kohei Horikoshi
Synopsis: In order to save the planet, Astro will have to battle terrifying aliens while learning how to fight from his even more frightening guardian, the exacting knight Tiamat. Does a kid like Astro have what it takes to become the real prince and save the planet?
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/barrage

Black CatTitle: Black Cat
Genre: Action, Adventure
Author: Kentaro Yabuki
Synopsis: Train and his partner Sven go after a huge bounty, attempting to track down a weapons smuggler who is dealing dangerous new technology on the black market. They cross paths with an elegant thief who offers to help them, but will the alliance be fruitful, or will the burglar bring bad luck to Black Cat?
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/black-cat/section/28321/more

Black CloverTitle: Black Clover
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Author: Yuki Tabata
Synopsis: Young Asta was born with no magic ability in a world where magic is everything. In order to prove his strength and keep a promise with his friend, Asta dreams of becoming the greatest mage in the land, the Wizard King!
Published by: VIZ Media, Serialized in English WSJ
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/black-clover/section/25525/more

BleachTitle: Bleach
Genre: Action, Adventure, Supernatural
Author: Tite Kubo
Synopsis: Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see ghosts, but this ability doesn’t change his life nearly as much as his close encounter with Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper and member of the mysterious Soul Society. While fighting a Hollow, an evil spirit that preys on humans who display psychic energy, Rukia attempts to lend Ichigo some of her powers so that he can save his family; but much to her surprise, Ichigo absorbs every last drop of her energy. Now a full-fledged Soul Reaper himself, Ichigo quickly learns that the world he inhabits is one full of dangerous spirits, and along with Rukia–who is slowly regaining her powers–it’s Ichigo’s job to protect the innocent from Hollows and help the spirits themselves find peace.
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/bleach/section/28814/more

Bobobo-bo Bo-boboTitle: Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
Genre: Comedy, Parody
Author: Yoshio Sawai
Synopsis: Yoshio Sawai pushes the bounds of satire and the medium of manga itself with Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo. Irreverent, silly and unpredictable–Bo-bobo is pure comic genius. In the year 300X, a cruel dictator has mandated the hunting of all hair in the Maruhage Empire. But a single man rises to the occasion and takes a stand against this violation of human hair rights. Bo-bobo, master of Fist of the Nose Hair, uses the prehensile hairs of his shnoz to most lethal ends.

Follow the nonsensical adventures of Bo-bobo and his sentient sidekick snacks as they lead their hilarious rebellion against the Empire.
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/bobobo-bo-bo-bobo 

BorutoTitle: Boruto
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Author: Masashi Kishimoto, Mikio Ikemoto, Ukyo Kodachi
Synopsis: Years have passed since Naruto and Sasuke teamed up to defeat Kaguya, the progenitor of chakra and the greatest threat the ninja world has ever faced. Times are now peaceful and the new generation of shinobi has not experienced the same hardships as its parents. Perhaps that is why Boruto would rather play video games than train. However, one passion does burn deep in this ninja boy’s heart, and that is the desire to defeat his father!
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/boruto

Buso RenkinTitle: Buso Renkin
Genre: Action, Supernatural
Author: Nobuhiro Watsuki
Synopsis: Talk about being at the wrong place at the wrong time! High school student Kazuki Muto had no clue what he was in for when he rescued damsel in distress Tokiko from a monster known as a “homunculus.” Disguised as humans–who actually eat humans–homunculi are malevolent creatures that affix themselves to people’s brains, and once fully grown, the only thing that can annihilate them is a weapon called Buso Renkin! Follow the adventures of Kazuki after he discovers that it was actually Tokiko who saved his life by implanting a kakugane–an alchemical device that transforms into a buso renkin–to replace his heart!
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/buso-renkin/section/29038/more

CobraTitle: Cobra
Genre: Action, Space Opera
Author: Buichi Terasawa
Synopsis: The Knobby nose ..the drooping eyes.. The cigar always on his mouth that floated the smile. All of you may think he is an effeminate man. He cruises around Galaxy looking for exciting adventures with his ship ‘The Turtle’. Also with ‘Psychogun’ in his left arm and his beautiful partner “Armaroid Lady”. However, nobody in the galaxy doesn’t know his name. His name is COBRA, COBRA the space pirate.
Published by: Creek & River LTD
Official Site: https://global.bookwalker.jp/series/48336/

Cowa!Title: Cowa!
Genre: Adventure, Supernatural
Author: Akira Toriyama
Synopsis: Paifu, a half-vampire half-werekoala, is always getting into trouble with his best buddy, José the ghost. But when the Monster Flu sweeps through town, the fun and games are over. If the monsters don’t get the medicine soon, everyone will die! With all the adults sick, it’s up to the kids to save the day! Paifu and José are off on a big adventure, but will they get the medicine in time…or will they become victims themselves?!
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/manga/cowa/7094

Cross ManageTitle: Cross Manage
Genre: Drama, Sports (Lacrosse)
Author: KAITO
Synopsis: Despite Sakurai’s multiple refusals, Toyoguchi won’t take no for an answer when it comes to recruiting him to manage the girls’ lacrosse team. What’s more, her boundless enthusiasm is starting to win Sakurai over…
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/cross-manage

D.Gray-manTitle: D.Gray-Man
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Author: Katsura Hoshino
Synopsis: A born exorcist, Walker’s primary anti-akuma weapon is the cross that’s embossed on his red, disfigured left hand, which contains Innocence. But not only does Walker destroy akuma, he sees the akuma hiding inside a person’s soul! Together with his fellow exorcists fighting under the command of the Black Order, Walker leads the battle against the Millennium Earl, the evil being out to destroy mankind.
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/d-gray-man/section/26569/more
Note: This was serialized in WSJ from 2004 to 2009 before moving to Jump Square (Jump SQ)

Death NoteTitle: Death Note
Genre: Drama, Psychological, Supernatural
Author: Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata
Synopsis: Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects—and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. Will Light’s noble goal succeed, or will the Death Note turn him into the very thing he fights against?
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/death-note/section/29319/more

Dr. SlumpTitle: Dr. Slump
Genre: Comedy, Gag
Author: Akira Toriyama
Synopsis: Basking in the glow of his scientific achievement, Senbei scrambles to get Arale in working order so the rest of Penguin Village won’t have reason to suspect she’s not really a girl. But first Senbei needs to find her a pair of glasses and some clothes…
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/dr-slump/section/23790/more

                                                     Dragon BallDragon Ball Z
Title: Dragonball, Dragon Ball Z
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Author: Akira Toriyama
Synopsis: Meet a naive young monkey-tailed boy named Goku, whose quiet life changes when he meets Bulma, a girl who is on a quest to collect seven “Dragon Balls.” If she gathers them all, an incredibly powerful dragon will appear and grant her one wish. But the precious orbs are scattered all over the world, and Bulma needs Goku’s help (and his super-strength)! With a magic staff for a weapon and a flying cloud for a ride, Goku sets out on the adventure of a lifetime…
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/dragon-ball/section/24640/more

Eyeshield 21Title: Eyeshield 21
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sports (Football)
Author: Riichiro Inagaki, Yusuke Murata
Synopsis: What does a wimpy kid who’s been bullied all his life have to depend on but his own two feet? Sena Kobayakawa is about to start his first year in high school and he’s vowed not to get picked on anymore. Unfortunately, the sadistic captain of the football team already has his eye on Sena and his lightning-fast speed.
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/eyeshield-21/section/26205/more

Food WarsTitle: Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma
Genre: Comedy, Cooking
Author: Yuto Tsukuda, Shun Saeki, Yuki Morisaki
Synopsis: Soma Yukihira’s old man runs a small family restaurant in the less savory end of town. Aiming to one day surpass his father’s culinary prowess, Soma hones his skills day in and day out until one day, out of the blue, his father decides to enroll Soma in a classy culinary school! Can Soma really cut it in a school that prides itself on a 10 percent graduation rate? And cacn he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress of the school that he belongs there at all?!
Published by: VIZ Media, serialized in English WSJ
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/food-wars/section/25378/more

GintamaTitle: Gintama
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Author: Hideaki Sorachi
Synopsis: Sleazy alien moneylenders, monsters on the rampage, and a ticking time bomb may all be in a day’s work for Gin, but a drop in his blood sugar level means trouble for everyone!
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/gin-tama/section/23948/more

Gun Blaze WestTitle: Gun Blaze West
Genre: Adventure, Western
Author: Nobuhiro Watsuki
Synopsis: In the Old West only the strong survive. Viu Bannes is a boy on a mission to be the best gunfighter in the West. When Viu meets a vagabond gunslinger named Marcus Homer, his desire to be the best becomes even stronger. He knows it’s his destiny to travel to the legendary land known as Gun Blaze West–where only the toughest gunmen dare set foot!
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/gun-blaze-west

haikyuTitle: Haikyu!
Genre: Drama, Sports (Volleyball)
Author: Haruichi Furudate
Synopsis: After losing his first and last volleyball match against Tobio Kageyama, “the King of the Court,” Shoyo Hinata swears to become his rival after graduating middle school. But what happens when the guy he wants to defeat ends up being his teammate?!
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/haikyu/section/26074/more

Hikaru no GoTitle: Hikaru no Go
Genre: Supernatural, Sports (Go)
Author: Yumi Hotta, Takeshi Obata
Synopsis: Hikaru Shindo is like any sixth-grader in Japan: a pretty normal schoolboy with a two-tone head of hair and a penchant for antics. One day, he finds an old bloodstained Go board in his grandfather’s attic–and that’s when things get really interesting. Trapped inside the Go board is Fujiwara-no-Sai, the ghost of an ancient Go master who taught the strategically complex board game to the emperor of Japan many centuries ago. In one fateful moment, Sai becomes a part of Hikaru’s consciousness and together, through thick and thin, they make an unstoppable Go-playing team. Will they be able to defeat Go players who have dedicated their lives to the game? Will Sai achieve the “Divine Move” so he’ll finally be able to rest in peace?
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/hikaru-no-go/section/25119/more

Hoshin EngiTitle: Hoshin Engi
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Chinese Mythology
Author: Ryu Fujisaki
Synopsis: Armed with his new weapon, the Dashinben, Taikobo seeks revenge on the demon Dakki and her sinister sisters. He finds out much more about the godlike Sennins–and what may have really happened to his clan. But looking for survivors only means falling further into Dakki’s darkness.
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/hoshin-engi/section/6289/more

Hunter x HunterTitle: Hunter x Hunter
Genre: Action, Adventure, Dark Fantasy
Author: Yoshihiro Togashi
Synopsis: Gon might be a country boy, but he has high aspirations. Despite his Aunt Mito’s protests, Gon decides to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a legendary Hunter. The Hunter hopefuls begin their journey by storm-tossed ship, where Gon meets Leorio and Kurapika, the only other applicants who aren’t devastated by bouts of seasickness. Having survived the terrors of the high seas, Gon and his companions now have to prove their worth in a variety of tests in order to find the elusive Exam Hall. And once they get there, will they ever leave alive…?
Published by: VIZ Media, serialized in English WSJ
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/hunter-x-hunter/section/25253/more

I'sTitle: I”s
Genre: Drama, Romance
Author: Masakazu Katsura
Synopsis: Torn between his physical feelings for Iori and his desire for real love, Ichitaka’s life gets more complicated when his childhood friend Itsuki moves back from America and ends up living in his house! Itsuki’s no longer the young girl Ichitaka remembers–she’s a babe who is open with her feelings and not shy about walking around in a towel! How will Ichitaka hide a barely clothed Iori from his crush Itsuki?
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/i-s/section/9230/more

Jaco The Galactic PatrolmanTitle: Jaco The Galactic Patrolman
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Author: Akira Toriyama
Synopsis: Retired scientist Omori lives alone on a deserted island while continuing his research into time travel. His quiet life is interrupted when galactic patrolman Jaco crash-lands and decides to move in with him. This agent from space claims to be elite, but sometimes it can be a little hard to believe. Can Jaco get along with the old man long enough to save the earth from a dangerous threat?
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/jaco-the-galactic-patrolman

Jojo's Bizarre AdventureTitle: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Supernatural
Author: Hirohiko Araki
Synopsis: Young Jonathan Joestar’s life is forever changed when he meets his new adopted brother, Dio. For some reason, Dio has a smoldering grudge against him and derives pleasure from seeing him suffer. But every man has his limits, as Dio finds out. This is the beginning of a long and hateful relationship!
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/jojo-s-bizarre-adventure/section/27948/more

Kimagure Orange RoadTitle: Kimagure Orange Road
Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi
Author: Izumi Matsumoto
Synopsis: When high school student, Kyōsuke Kasuga, moves to a new school, he is suddenly mixed up into a complicated love triangle between a mercurial and enigmatic girl with a troubled past, named Madoka Ayukawa, and Hikaru Hiyama—Madoka’s ditzy and energetic best friend. While Kyōsuke’s true feelings are for Madoka, his indecisive and sensitive personality keeps him from hurting Hikaru at the same time. To throw things more into the mix, Kyōsuke and his family hold a secret— they are espers (aka—people with psychic powers). Can Kyōsuke juggle the growing pains of high school life all the while keeping his family’s extra sensory powers a secret?
Published by: Digital Manga Publishing
Official Site: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/digitalmanga/publish-kimagure-orange-road-classic-manga

Knights of The ZodiacTitle: Knights of The Zodiac (Saint Seiya)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Supernatural
Author: Masami Kurumada
Synopsis: In Greek mythology, Athena, the daughter of Zeus, was born in full armor. By birthright the goddess of battle, she did not believe in conquest, and only fought defensive wars. Her battles with bloodthirsty gods and giants shook the very earth and seemed to last forever. On the battlefield, there were a group of youths that always surrounded and protected the goddess: the Knights of Athena! Flash forward to modern-day Greece: two Japanese tourists are shocked to see a mansized meteorite crash to the earth before them. It turns out to be young Seiya. Seiya must train harder than ever if he is to survive his match with the brutal Cassios! Whoever wins will receive the greatest prize known to man: the incredibly powerful Pegasus Cloth!
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/knights-of-the-zodiac-saint-seiya/section/6289/more

The Basketball That Kuroko PlaysTitle: Kuroko’s Basketball
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sports (Basketball)
Author: Tadatoshi Fujimaki
Synopsis: When incoming first-year student Taiga Kagami joins the Seirin High basketball team, he meets Tetsuya Kuroko, a mysterious boy who’s plain beyond words. But Kagami’s in for the shock of his life when he learns that the practically invisible Kuroko was once a member of “the Miracle Generation”— the undefeated legendary team—and he wants Kagami’s help taking down each of his old teammates!
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/kurokos-basketball/section/26359/more

Muhyo & Roji's Bureau of Supernatural InvestigationTitle: Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation
Genre: Action, Dark Fiction
Author: Yoshiyuki Nishi
Synopsis: When the ghost of a tormented schoolgirl starts terrorizing subway passengers, can Muhyo and Roji resolve the paranormal crisis before it totally derails?
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/muhyo-roji-s-bureau-of-supernatural-investigation/section/22852/more

My Hero AcademiaTitle: My Hero Academia
Genre: Action, Comedy, Superhero
Author: Kohei Horikoshi
Synopsis: Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn’t got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny…
Published by: VIZ Media, serialized in English WSJ
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/my-hero-academia/section/25170/more

NarutoTitle: Naruto
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Author: Masashi Kishimoto
Synopsis: Twelve years ago the Village Hidden in the Leaves was attacked by a fearsome threat. A nine-tailed fox spirit claimed the life of the village leader, the Hokage, and many others. Today, the village is at peace and a troublemaking kid named Naruto is struggling to graduate from Ninja Academy. His goal may be to become the next Hokage, but his true destiny will be much more complicated. The adventure begins now!
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/naruto/section/29001/more

NisekoiTitle: Nisekoi: False Love
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Author: Naoshi Komi
Synopsis: It’s hate at first sight—or rather a knee to the head at first sight —when Raku Ichijo meets Chitoge Kirisaki! Unfortunately, Raku’s gangster father arranges a false love match between Raku and their rival gang leader’s daughter, who just so happens to be Chitoge! Raku’s searching for his childhood sweetheart from ten years ago, however, with a pendant around his neck as a memento…but he can’t even remember the girl’s name or face!
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/nisekoi-false-love/section/25615/more

Nura: Rise of The Yokai ClanTitle: Nura: Rise of The Yokai Clan
Genre: Action, Supernatural
Author: Hiroshi Shiibashi
Synopsis: Rikuo grew up in a house full of yokai, so he always thought they were cool. But the kids in his class talk about yokai like they’re bad! When his grandfather announces Rikuo as his chosen heir to run the Nura clan, Rikuo is torn between his human nature and his duties as a yokai. The rest of the clan’s not so crazy about a wimpy part-human as their ruler, particularly Gagoze, a high-ranking yokai who would rather eat a human than be ruled by one.
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/nura-rise-of-the-yokai-clan/section/27771/more

One PieceTitle: One Piece
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Author: Eichiro Oda
Synopsis: As a child, Monkey D. Luffy was inspired to become a pirate by listening to the tales of the buccaneer “Red-Haired” Shanks. But his life changed when Luffy accidentally ate the Gum-Gum Devil Fruit and gained the power to stretch like rubber…at the cost of never being able to swim again! Years later, still vowing to become the king of the pirates, Luffy sets out on his adventure…one guy alone in a rowboat, in search of the legendary “One Piece,” said to be the greatest treasure in the world…
Published by: VIZ Media, serialized in English WSJ
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/one-piece/section/28134/more

Pretty FaceTitle: Pretty Face
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Author: Yasuhiro Kano
Synopsis: When his school bus crashes, teenage karate star Rando is sent into a coma. A year later he wakes up to find that his disfigured face has been reconstructed in the image of the girl he has a crush on! Not knowing what Rando originally looked like, the mad plastic surgeon Dr. Manabe used a photo in Rando’s pocket as the model for his reconstructive surgery. Abandoned by his friends and parents, the all-new Rando is mistaken for his would-be girlfriend’s long-lost twin sister and adopted into her family. Can he put aside his feelings and be a good “big sister” to Rina…when he’s still a teenage boy from the waist down?
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/pretty-face/section/6289/more

The Prince of TennisTitle: The Prince of Tennis
Genre: Drama, Sports (Tennis)
Author: Takeshi Konomi
Synopsis: There is a rumor going around that a twelve-year-old boy is going to enter the sixteen-year-old and under tennis group. How can someone so young ever hope to compete with kids much older and more experienced than him? This is no ordinary kid: he is none other than Ryoma Echizen, the Prince of Tennis! Ryoma’s father was destined for greatness until he injured himself during a match, ending his career forever. His talent was passed on to his son, who is determined to be the best tennis player in the world. Can the prince gain the respect of his fellow teammates despite his small size and young age? Find out in this intense sports manga!
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/prince-of-tennis/section/27792/more

PsyrenTitle: Psyren
Genre: Action, Supernatural
Author: Toshiaki Iwashiro
Synopsis: “Save me!” Those were Sakurako Amamiya’s last words to her friend Ageha Yoshina before she mysteriously went missing. Now Ageha’s on a quest to find her. He’s convinced that the mythical Psyren Secret Society has something to do with the recent rash of disappearances. And now he seems to be caught up as a player in their very deadly game…
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/psyren/section/28356/more

Ral GradTitle: Ral Ω Grad
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Author: Tsuneo Takano, Takeshi Obata
Synopsis: During a bloody war, a child is born at the cost of his mother’s life. From this baby comes forth a huge and powerful dragon born of shadow that lays waste to the landscape. A quick-thinking knight locks the baby in a cage of darkness, where he grows to be a young man, knowing only the kindness of his young female tutor. Until the day the Shadows attack…
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/ral-grad

Rurouni KenshinTitle: Rurouni Kenshin
Genre: Action, Drama, Historical
Author: Nobuhiro Watsuki
Synopsis: One hundred and forty years ago in Kyoto, with he coming of the American “Black Ships,” there arose a warrior who, felling men with his bloodstained blade, gained the name Hitokiri, manslayer! His killer blade helped close the turbulent Bakumatsu era and slashed open the progressive age known as Meiji. Then he vanished, and with the flow of years, became legend.
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/rurouni-kenshin/section/27722/more

Sand LandTitle: Sand Land
Genre: Adventure, Post-Apocalyptic
Author: Akira Toriyama
Synopsis: In the far future, war has destroyed the entire Earth, leaving only a barren wasteland where the supply of water is controlled by the greedy king. In search of a long-lost lake, Sheriff Rao asked the king of the demons for help…and got the king’s son, Beelzebub, and his assistant, Thief. Together the unlikely trio sets off across the desert, facing dragons, bandits and the deadliest foe of all… the King’s army itself! It’s travel adventure and tank action in this new story from Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dragon Ball Z!
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/manga/sand-land/2096

School JudgmentTitle: School Judgment: Gakkyu Hotei
Genre: Mystery
Author: Nobuaki Enoki, Takeshi Obata
Synopsis: The accused this time is a boy named Tento. His crime? The murder of a beloved member of the classroom! Luckily for him, the state has sent him a defense attorney—Abaku Inugami. But is this wild young lawyer skilled enough to ronpa his client off the hook?
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/school-judgment

Shaman KingTitle: Shaman King
Genre: Action, Supernatural
Author: Hiroyuki Takei
Synopsis: To most people, ghosts are the stuff of horror stories and nightmares. But to Yoh Asakura, a transfer student at Shinra Private Junior High, they’re his friends! Yoh Asakura is a shaman–one of the gifted few who can speak to spirits. by channeling ghosts into his body–like the long-dead samurai Amidamaru–he can allow them to possess him and use their powers. But a modern-day shaman faces great responsibilities, because spirits–and the people who work with them–can be very dangerous indeed.
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/shaman-king/section/27757/more

Slam DunkTitle: Slam Dunk
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sports (Basketball)
Author: Takehiko Inoue
Synopsis: Winning isn’t everything in the game of basketball, but who wants to come in second? It takes dedication and discipline to be the best, and the Shohoku High hoops team wants to be just that. They have one last year to make their captain’s dream of reaching the finals come true–will they do it? Takehiko Inoue’s legendary beloved basketball manga is finally here and the tale of a lifetime is in your hands. Hanamichi Sakuragi’s got no game with girls–none at all! It doesn’t help that he’s known for throwing down at a moment’s notice and always coming out on top. A hopeless bruiser, he’s been rejected by 50 girls in a row! All that changes when he meets the girl of his dreams, Haruko, and she’s actually not afraid of him! When she introduces him to the game of basketball, his life is changed forever…
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/slam-dunk/section/26688/more

Takama-ga-haraTitle: Takama-ga-hara
Genre: Action, Supernatural
Author: Jyuuzou Kawai
Synopsis: Welcome to Yamato Yamada’s world. He used to think his biggest problem was trying to be a manga artist in a family of die-hard martial artists. But now that his kamiwaza powers are manifesting, he may be too busy fighting for his life to ever get a chance to finish his manga!
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/takama-ga-hara

The Promised NeverlandTitle: The Promised Neverland
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Author: Posuka Demizu, Kaiu Shirai
Synopsis: Life at Grace Field House has been good for Emma and her fellow orphans. While the daily studying and exams they have to take are tough, their loving caretaker provides them with delicious foods and plenty of playtime. But perhaps not everything is as it seems.
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/shonenjump/chapters/the-promised-neverland

To Love RuTitle: To Love Ru
Genre: Ecchi, Harem, Romance
Author: Saki Hasemi, Kentaro Yabuki
Synopsis: Rito Yūki is your average high school student–awkward, shy, and hopeless when it comes to confessing his feelings to the girl of his dreams. But one day, an alien princess on the run suddenly appears in his bathtub! When Rito finds himself engaged to the beautiful Lala after a misunderstanding, he becomes embroiled in the chaos of extraterrestrial politics, rival alien suitors, and harem hilarity! The story continues in To Love Ru Darkness, when Lala’s younger sister Momo begins her own machinations to marry Rito…but it can only happen if he is coronated as king of their interstellar empire, which would allow him to marry as many women as he wants!
Published by: Seven Seas
Official Site: http://www.sevenseasentertainment.com/series/to-love-ru
NOTE: Title will be available October. You can pre-order it on Amazon & Book Depository.

TorikoTitle: Toriko
Genre: Action, Cooking, Comedy
Author: Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro
Synopsis: This is the great era of gourmet food! And only Toriko can hunt down the ferocious ingredients that supply the world’s best restaurants. As a Gourmet Hunter, Toriko tracks and defeats the tastiest and most dangerous animals with his bare hands. But has he met his match with an eight-legged alligator the size of a tank?
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/toriko/section/26898/more

WaqWaqTitle: Wāqwāq
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi
Author: Ryu Fujisaki
Synopsis: Shio is forced by the tragedy of the machine war to team up with a mysterious girl from another world whose blood is the color red, just like the prophecies proclaim. Is this girl the human race’s last hope for survival in a world overrun by metal?
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/waqwaq

Whistle!Title: Whistle!
Genre: Drama, Sports (Soccer)
Author: Daisuke Higuchi
Synopsis: Banned from his school’s soccer team for being too short, Shô Kazamatsuri decides there’s only one thing left to do: switch schools! But even a change in scenery doesn’t help the David Beckham wannabe. On campus, he is mistakenly introduced to everyone as a hotshot soccer player. When the truth is revealed, Shô drops out of school to practice on his own. Alone, the spunky teenager must work twice as hard to make his dreams come true. He wants to play soccer so bad he’s willing to hustle day and night to make it happen. Packed with action, humor and teenage kicks, Whistle! is a must-read for dreamers (and soccer fans) of all ages!
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/whistle/section/9035/more

World TriggerTitle: World Trigger
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Author: Daisuke Ashihara
Synopsis: Earth is under constant threat from Neighbors, invincible monsters from another dimension that destroy our way of life. At least we have the elite warriors of Border, who co-opt alien technology to fight back! Our hero Osamu Mikumo may not be the best agent, but he’ll do whatever it takes to defend life on Earth as we know it. When Osamu meets a feisty humanoid Neighbor named Yuma, everything that he thinks is right is turned on its head. Can the two natural enemies ever become friends?
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/world-trigger/section/26884/more

Yu-gi-oh!Title: Yu-Gi-Oh!
Genre: Action, Adventure, Supernatural
Author: Kazuki Takahashi
Synopsis: Sitting by himself in the back of the class, 10th-grader Yugi always had his head in some game–until he solved the Millennium Puzzle, an Egyptian artifact containing a powerful spirit from the age of the pharoahs! Awakened after three thousand years, the King of Games possesses Yugi, recklessly challenging bullies and evildoers to the Shadow Games, where the stakes are high, and even the most ordinary bet may result in weirdness and danger beyond belief! Let the games…begin!
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/yu-gi-oh/section/25695/more

YuYu HakushoTitle: YuYu Hakusho
Genre: Action, Supernatural
Author: Yoshihiro Togashi
Synopsis: Yusuke Urameshi was a tough teen delinquent until one selfless act changed his life…by ending it. When he died saving a little kid from a speeding car, the afterlife didn’t know what to do with him, so it gave him a second chance at life. Now, Yusuke is a ghost with a mission, performing good deeds at the beshest of Botan, the spirit guide of the dead, and Koenma, her pacifier-sucking boss from the “other side.” But what strange things await him on the borderline between life and death?
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/yuyu-hakusho/section/24027/more

ZOMBIEPOWDER.Title: ZOMBIEPOWDER.
Genre: Action, Supernatural
Author: Tite Kubo
Synopsis: Elwood was a knife-thrower caught in a life of crime until he met Gamma Akutabi, class “S” criminal, a man with a six-foot chainsaw and a metal hand. Soon, Elwood is caught up in Gamma’s quest for the most precious objects in the world, the Rings that might give new life to Elwood’s sister…or make Gamma even harder to kill than he is already. But to get eternal life, they’ll have to put their own lives on the line…and look down the barrel of the gun of the only man who is Gamma’s equal…
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/zombiepowder

Weekly Shonen Sunday

Arata: The LegendTitle: Arata: The Legend
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Author: Yuu Watase
Synopsis: In a world where humans and gods coexist, Arata is the unfortunate successor to the matriarchal Hime Clan–unfortunate because if he’s not cross-dressing to hide his gender one minute, he’s fleeing for his life the next! When Arata winds up in the modern world and switches places with a boy named Arata Hinohara, it’s a wonder which Arata’s actually better off… Hinohara is the spitting image of Arata, so he suddenly finds himself fighting people after his life! As he navigates through this foreign world filled with power-hungry warriors, who will come to his aid? One thing’s for sure–it’s not easy being Arata!
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/arata-the-legend/section/12407/more/2

BakeGyamonTitle: BakéGyamon
Genre: Action
Author: Mitsuhisa Tamura
Synopsis: Sanshiro’s chances of having an adventure are slim to none in his tiny island hometown, until the day a mysterious stranger invites him to play a game… Without warning, Sanshiro is taken to a backwards universe to play BakéGyamon–a game pitting monsters against monsters. Along the way he meets other players who have a particular reason for being there–to obtain the wish that is granted to the winner. But how far can Sanshiro get when the monsters he’s been paired with are a bunch of little mud balls?!
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/bakegyamon

Captain KenTitle: Captain Ken
Genre: Space Western
Author: Osamu Tezuka
Synopsis: Under the red sky of Mars lives an enigmatic man named Ken. Not a single person alive knows who he is, why he’s on Mars, or why he looks just like Miss Ken Minakami. In a whirlwind of gunfights, horseback chases, and utter lawlessness, Captain Ken sparks a time of change. The townspeople seek to rid themselves of the corrupt Mayor Deven (who doesn’t give a whit about anyone else), and the Martians wish to reclaim the cities that were once their homes. Stranded in a prison full of enslaved Martians, Ken must get himself out, or all is lost.
Published by: Digital Manga Publishing
Official Site: https://www.comixology.com/Captain-Ken/comics-series/37086

Case ClosedTitle: Case Closed
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Author: Gosho Aoyama
Synopsis: Precocious high school student Jimmy Kudo uses his keen powers of observation and astute intuition to solve mysteries that have left law enforcement officials baffled. Hot on the trail of a suspect, Jimmy is accosted from behind and fed a strange chemical which physically transforms him into a grade schooler! Taking on the pseudonym Conan Edogawa, he attempts to track down the people who did this to him. But until he finds a cure for his bizarre condition, Jimmy continues to help the police solve their toughest cases.
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/case-closed/section/12407/more/2

Cat Eyed BoyTitle: Cat Eyed Boy
Genre: Horror
Author: Kazuo Umezu
Synopsis: A chilling concoction of dark vignettes dripping with the macabre, the grotesque and the absurd. Hated by humans and demons alike, Cat Eyed Boy dwells in the shadows of the human world. No matter where he goes, terrifying situations involving humans and demons begins to unfurl.
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/cat-eyed-boy
NOTE: This was actually published in two other magazines (Shōnen Gaho & Shōnen King) before being serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday (1976).

Cheeky AngelTitle: Cheeky Angel
Genre: Action, Romance
Author: Hiroyuki Nishimori
Synopsis: Megumi, a nine-year-old martial arts enthusiast and all around rapscallion always wanted to be, “the manliest man on Earth.” After saving a sorcerer from a group of local toughs, Megumi is presented with a magic genie which can grant any wish. Unfortunately, this genie misconstrues Megumi’s desire as wanting to become the, “womanliest woman on Earth,” and in a flash, Megumi’s Y chromosome is swapped for an X. Six years later…Megumi is the hottest girl in school, but has stayed true to his/her tough talkin’, punk stompin’ ways. If that’s not enough, Genzo, the baddest dude in town, is smitten by Megumi’s womanly wiles…
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/cheeky-angel

Cirque Du FreakTitle: Cirque du Freak
Genre: Advenure, Fantasy, Paranormal
Author: Darren Shan, Takahiro Arai
Synopsis: The world of internationally acclaimed author Darren Shan’s Cirque Du Freak brought to life as you’ve never seen it before! Darren Shan was an average kid until destiny brought him to the Cirque du Freak. Now Darren’s been immersed into a shadowy world inhabited by vampires, werewolves, and strange creatures the likes of which he’s never imagined, and his life will be changed forever!
Published by: Yen Press
Official Site: http://yenpress.com/cirque-du-freak-the-manga/

Cross GameTitle: Cross Game
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sports (baseball)
Author: Mitsuru Adachi
Synopsis: Cross Game is a moving drama that is heartfelt and true, yet in the brilliant hands of manga artist Mitsuru Adachi, delightfully flows with a light and amusing touch. The series centers around a boy named Ko, the family of four sisters who live down the street and the game of baseball. This poignant coming-of-age story will change your perception of what shonen manga can be.
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/cross-game/section/12407/more/2

Firefighter! Daigo of Fire Company MTitle: Firefighter! Daigo of Fire Company M
Genre: Action, Adventure
Author: Masahito Soda
Synopsis: Fire, smoke, adrenaline, and fear–when everyone is running to escape from a fire, a few courageous people are running to jump right into the thick of it. Firefighters put their own lives on the line to protect others and Daigo Asahina has always dreamed of becoming one. He’s fresh out of the training academy and has been newly assigned to Medaka-Ga-Hama fire station. Cocky and overconfident, Daigo responds to a few calls and is quickly humbled and put in his place–he’s still got a lot to learn before he can call himself a true firefighter.
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/firefighter-daigo-of-fire-company-m

Flame of ReccaTitle: Flame of Recca
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Author: Nobuyuki Anzai
Synopsis: Teenager Recca Hanabishi is always up for a good-natured tussle with his friends. That’s because he’s famous at school and around town for being a super ninja geek. Armed with the power to control flame, Recca suddenly finds himself in an awkward situation. On the day he pledges his undying ninja allegiance to a pretty classmate named Yanagi Sakoshita, a mysterious older woman pops into his life. Is she good? Is she evil? What exactly does she want? And what’s the deal with tomboy, Fuko Kirisawa? She’s got the power of wind at her command. Does she want to smash our hero to smithereens, or does she simply want to kiss him?
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/flame-of-recca

Hayate the Combat ButlerTitle: Hayate the Combat Butler
Genre: Action, Harem, Romance
Author: Kenjiro Hata
Synopsis: Hardworking Hayate has a plan to pay back the yakuza–who are now the legal owners of his body parts: he’ll kidnap someone and ransom them for a mountain of money! But things get tricky when his would-be kidnappee–who as luck would have it is the daughter of a mind-bogglingly wealthy family–mistakes Hayate’s actions for a confession of love, and subsequently hires him to be her personal servant. At least his employment future is secure, or so he thinks…
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/hayate-the-combat-butler/section/12407/more/2

InuyashaTitle: Inuyasha
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
Author: Rumiko Takahashi
Synopsis: After falling into an old well and into ancient Japan, Kagome discovers that her destiny is linked to the dog-like half demon called Inuyasha! As Kagome learns more about her connection to the past and to Inuyasha, she comes into conflict with the terrible demons that are drawn to the Shikon Jewel, including Inuyasha’s own half brother, Sesshomaru. Finding the shards of the Shikon Jewel is going to require powerful magic, strange allies, and a strong heart. Kagome’s got plenty of heart, but she’s going to need Inuyasha’s help for the rest of it, and he may not be so willing to lend a hand!
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/inuyasha/section/12407/more/2

ItsuwaribitoTitle: Itsuwaribito
Genre: Action, Comedy, Supernatural
Author: Yuuki linuma
Synopsis: Utsuho’s truthfulness as a child resulted in an enormous catastrophe, and he decided to lie from that day forward. Raised in a village of orphans by a monk, Utsuho is an unrepentant troublemaker. The monk eventually inspires him to help people, but there’s no way Utsuho’s going to lead an honest life! Instead, he’s going to use his talents for mischief and deception for good!
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/itsuwaribito/section/12407/more/2

KekkashiTitle: Kekkaishi
Genre: Action, Comedy, Supernatural
Author: Yellow Tanabe
Synopsis: Yoshimori couldn’t care less about catching demons…until he realizes that his apathetic attitude is taking a toll on his friendship with Tokine. Just as he decides to take matters into his own hands, a couple of amphibious demons and the pesky ghost of a pastry-chef show up to complicate matters!
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/kekkaishi/section/12407/more/2

KurozakuroTitle: Kurozakuro
Genre: Adventure, Supernatural
Author: Yoshinori Natsume
Synopsis: Mikito Sakurai is tired of being a punching bag for all the delinquents on campus. But what can he do? By nature he’s a gentle and easygoing high school student. That all changes the night he swallows a mysterious orb and meets Zakuro, a strange kid who promises to grant his most heartfelt desire. “When you wake up,” says the pint-sized apparition, “you’ll be stronger and better than a human.” And that’s exactly what happens. Mikito wakes up with superstrength. But there’s a catch. He may look the same on the outside, but deep inside lurks a monster that craves ultraviolence and the taste of human flesh. “I used to hate the sight of blood,” says Mikito to himself, “but now it looks so beautiful to me.”
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/kurozakuro/section/12407/more/2

MagiTitle: Magi
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy,
Author: Shinobu Otsuka
Synopsis: Together with the djinn Ugo and his friend Alibaba, Aladdin sets out to find his fortune in the depths of the endless dunes…
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/magi/section/12407/more/2

MaohTitle: Maoh: Juvenile Remix
Genre: Action, Psychological, Supernatural
Author: Kotaro Isaka, Megumi Osuga
Synopsis: High school student Ando has the special ability to make others say out loud what he’s thinking. But will this be enough to uncover Inukai’s secrets and stop the plot to control the city?
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/maoh-juvenile-remix/section/12407/more/2

Marchen Awakens RomanceTitle: MÄR (Marchen Awakens Romance)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Author: Nobuyuki Anzai
Synopsis: Ginta Toramizu is a 14-year-old kid who doesn’t have a lot going for him: he’s near-sighted, doesn’t do well in school, sucks at sports, and to top it off–he’s short! But Ginta is a dreamer and has had the same dream 102 times, always in the same fantasy world, where he is a hero blessed with all the abilities he lacks in real life. Then one day a supernatural figure appears at Ginta’s school and summons him to a mysterious and exciting new world! In this strange universe filled with magic and wonder, he is strong, tough, agile–and he can see without his glasses! Thus, Ginta begins a mystical quest in search of the magical items known as “ÄRMS,” one of which may have the power to send him home. Joining him on this epic journey are his companion Jack and the valuable living, talking, mustachioed iron-ball weapon known as “Babbo,” which everyone wants but, it seems, only Ginta can possess!
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/mar/section/6289/more

Ranma 1/2Title: Ranma 1/2
Genre: Action, Comedy, Gender-bender
Author: Rumiko Takahashi
Synopsis: Years ago, Genma promised his old friend Soun Tendo that Ranma would marry one of Soun’s three daughters and carry on the family’s martial arts school. Except that the girl picked to be Ranma’s bride doesn’t seem to like him, Ranma keeps getting into fights…and did we mention that whole changing into a girl thing?
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/ranma-1-2/section/12407/more/2

RIN-NETitle: RIN-NE
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
Author: Rumiko Takahashi
Synopsis: As a child Sakura Mamiya mysteriously disappeared in the woods behind her grandma’s home. She returned whole and healthy, but since then she has had the power to see ghosts. Now a teenager, she just wishes the ghosts would leave her alone! At school, the desk next to Sakura’s has been empty since the start of the school year. Then one day her always-absent classmate Rinne Rokudo shows up, and he’s far more than what he seems!
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/rin-ne/section/12407/more/2

Silver SpoonTitle: Silver Spoon
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life,
Author: Hiromu Arakawa
Synopsis: Hachiken Yuugo enrolled in Oezo Agricultural High School for the reason that he could live in a dorm there. In some ways he chose Oezo in an effort to escape the highly competitive prep schools he had attended previously, but he was faced with an entirely new set of difficulties at Oezo, surrounded by animals and Mother Nature. After growing up in an average family, he began to encounter clubs and training the likes of which he had never seen before.
Published by: Yen Press
Official Site: Yen Press announced they acquired Silver Spoon at AX 2017. Official site will be added as well as preorder links in the future.

The Drifting ClassroomTitle: The Drifting Classroom
Genre: Horror
Author: Kazuo Umezu
Synopsis: In the aftermath of a strange earthquake, an entire elementary school vanishes, leaving nothing but a hole in the ground. While parents mourn and authorities investigate, the students and teachers find themselves somewhere far away…somewhere cold and dark… a lifeless, nightmarish wasteland in which their school stands like a lone fortress. As panic turns to terror, as the rules start to fall apart, a sixth-grade boy named Sho and his friends must fight to survive in an alien world…
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/drifting-classroom

The Law of UekiTitle: The Law of Ueki
Genre: Action, Comedy
Author: Tsubasa Fukuchi
Synopsis: In a world of powerful celestial beings, an epic contest is being conducted to select the next king! Each Celestial selects a kid in junior high to be his champion and grants him a special power. The kids battle it out–losers are eliminated, and the winners are granted new talents! Seemingly ordinary Kosuke Ueki has been chosen to be a contender in the tournament. Granted the power to change trash into trees, Ueki has two disadvantages to overcome–one, he doesn’t know he’s a participant in the tournament, and two, how the heck can anyone win a battle with the power to turn trash into trees?
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/law-of-ueki/section/6289/more

Tuxedo GinTitle: Tuxedo Gin
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Author: Tokihiko Matsuura
Synopsis: Meet seventeen-year-old Ginji Kusanagi. Things are going great for him; he’s only in high school but he’s on the eve of making his debut as a pro-boxer. He’s also just met Minako Sasebo, the girl of his dreams. Unfortunately, Ginji has an accident and dies…and is then reincarnated into a penguin! Will love be able to bloom between a boxing perguin and a beautiful girl!?
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/tuxedo-gin/section/6289/more

Yakitate Japan!!Title: Yakitate!! Japan
Genre: Comedy, Cooking
Author: Takashi Hashiguchi
Synopsis: The stakes are high and the competition is fierce, but Kazuma won’t let anything prevent him from achieving his nation-changing, freshly baked goal. Relocating to Tokyo, Kazuma seeks to further his studies at Pantasia, a famous bakery chain. But will he rise to the challenge and pass the entrance examination, or will his best intentions fall flat?
Published by: VIZ Media
Official Site: https://www.viz.com/read/yakitate-japan/section/12407/more/2

Weekly Shonen Magazine

A Silent VoiceTitle: A Silent Voice
Genre: Drama, Romance, Slice of Life
Author: Yoshitoki Oima
Synopsis: Shoya is a bully. When Shoko, a girl who can’t hear, enters his elementary school class, she becomes their favorite target, and Shoya and his friends goad each other into devising new tortures for her. But the children’s cruelty goes too far. Shoko is forced to leave the school, and Shoya ends up shouldering all the blame. Six years later, the two meet again. Can Shoya make up for his past mistakes, or is it too late?
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: http://kodanshacomics.com/series/silent-voice/

A Town Where You LiveTitle: A Town Where You Live
Genre: Drama, Romance
Author: Kouji Seo
Synopsis: It’s their first meeting, but they’re living together!! Yuzuki, a girl from Tokyo, has moved to the country in order to start high school. But in order to do so, she’s living in the home of Haruto, a complete stranger! In other words, she’s a freeloader!! Haruto never agreed to have her live there, and all he can think is “How can they suddenly make me live with someone I’ve never even met before…?” Despite that, Yuzuki makes herself completely at home on the very first day! They start at the same school in spring, along with the girl of Haruto’s dreams, Nanami. Looks like this is going to be a pain for Haruto…
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: http://www.crunchyroll.com/comics/manga/a-town-where-you-live/volumes

Ace of The DiamondTitle: Ace of The Diamond
Genre: Drama, Sports (Baseball)
Author: Yuji Terajima
Synopsis: Eijun Sawamura had his heart set on the middle-school national baseball championships. But his team is eliminated thanks to a wild pitch thrown by Eijun himself. He’s planning to go to high school with his teammates and try again next year when he’s scouted by the famous Seido High School baseball team. When he goes for a campus visit, he finds himself on the receiving end of a baptism by fire! His experience forming a battery with up-and-coming catcher Miyuki rekindles his passion for baseball!!
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: http://kodanshacomics.com/series/ace-of-the-diamond/

Aho GirlTitle: Aho Girl
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Author: Hiroyuki
Synopsis: Yoshiko is a hopelessly clueless high school girl. Her rock-paper-scissors strategy is “rock.” She somehow gets zeroes on multiple-choice tests. And she has an often-nearly-fatal weakness for bananas. Her devoted friends have no choice but to hang around and make sure nobody takes advantage of her. (Of course, the entertainment value might have something to do with it, too.) Cute characters, weird gags, and lots and lots of bananas!
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: http://kodanshacomics.com/series/aho-girl/

Air GearTitle: Air Gear
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Sports (Skating)
Author: Oh! Great
Synopsis: Ikki Minami is a junior high school student with a dream—to become the best Air Trek rider in town. It won’t be easy, as he faces a lot of competition from boys and girls alike. What is Air Trek? Just the latest craze that involves taking a two-wheel inline skate and adding a motor, suspension, and a shock absorber to enable the wearer to execute the wildest, wackiest, most aggressive moves you can imagine. Ikki has a lot to learn as he fights his way to the top in this wild, sexy manga from the creator of Tenjho Tenge!
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: http://kodanshacomics.com/series/air-gear/

Bloody MondayTitle: Bloody Monday
Genre: Mystery, Psychological, Sci-Fi
Author: Ryou Ryumon
Synopsis: Takagi Fujimaru may seem like a regular high school student, but behind the cheery facade lies a genius hacker by the name of Falcon. When his father is framed for a murder, Falcon uses his brilliant hacking skills to try and protect his sister and clear his father’s name. However, he finds that his father, an agent in an elite government agency, was involved with something far more complex than a simple murder. A terrorist group is plotting against the city of Tokyo and it is up to Falcon, with the help of his friends, to unravel the twisted plans set in place to kill millions of people.
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: http://kodanshacomics.com/series/bloody-monday/

Cage of EdenTitle: Cage of Eden
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Survival
Author: Yoshinobu Yamada
Synopsis: Danger and action abound after Akira Sengoku and his classmates crash-land on a deserted island while flying home from a class trip. The island doesn’t exist on any maps but that’s not even the strangest part: the animals they find on the island are prehistoric beasts that are supposed to have been extinct for thousands of years! Now Akira and his friends are in danger as the island’s residents start eyeing the humans for their next meal. Will they ever solve the mystery of the island and find their way home?
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: http://kodanshacomics.com/series/cage-of-eden/

Cyborg 009Title: Cyborg 009
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Author: Shotaro Ishinomori
Synopsis: Spreading the seeds of war and reaping huge profits by selling weapons to warring nations, the organization of death merchants known as BLACK GHOST plots to dominate the world! With an eye toward super-stratospheric war, they draft a secret plan to develop an invincible warrior, the Cyborg Soldier. Gathering nine young people from various countries around the world, they create a prototype cyborg, the 00- series, for the purpose of mass producing an army of unstoppable killing machines.

Appalled by the twisting of science to such evil purposes, Dr. ISAAC GILMORE escapes from the organization, taking the nine cyborgs with him. These nine youngsters must struggle to overcome the trauma of their transformation into cyborgs and fight back against Black Ghost with all the powers at their disposal. The peace of the world depends on them! Story of group of abducted and reconstructed youth from various countries who escapes with help from a kind scientist, and who fights with the evil, international arms trader, Black Ghost. They were forced to be reconstructed into cyborgs. They did not form the group, because they liked one another. Ishinomori depicts the sorrow and struggles of each of those cyborgs due to the differences amongst their nationalities, races, ages, and sex. They fight for someone that goes beyond their sufferings, but they can never go back to their lives before they were turned into the cyborgs.
Published by: ComiXology
Official Site: https://www.comixology.com/Cyborg-009/comics-series/9119

Domestic GirlfriendTitle: Domestic Girlfriend
Genre: Drama, Harem, Romance
Author: Kei Sasuga
Synopsis: High schooler Natsuo is hopelessly in love with his cheerful and popular teacher, Hina. However, one day at a mixer, he meets a moody girl by the name of Rui and ends up sleeping with her. Soon after, his father announces that he’s getting remarried to a woman with two daughters of her own. And who shows up in tow, other than both Hina and Rui?! Natsuo’s outrageous new life starts now!
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: http://kodanshacomics.com/series/domestic-girlfriend/

Fairy TailTitle: Fairy Tail
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Author: Hiro Mashima
Synopsis: Cute girl wizard Lucy wants to join the Fairy Tail, a club for the most powerful wizards. But instead her ambitions land her in the clutches of a gang of unsavory pirates led by a devious magician. Her only hope is Natsu, a strange boy she happens to meet on her travels. Natsu’s not your typical hero—he gets motion sickness, eats like a pig, and his best friend is a talking cat. With friends like this, is Lucy better off with her enemies?
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: http://kodanshacomics.com/series/fairy-tail/

Fire ForceTitle: Fire Force
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Author: Atsushi Ohkubo
Synopsis: The city of Tokyo is plagued by a deadly phenomenon: spontaneous human combustion! Luckily, a special team is there to quench the inferno: The Fire Force! The fire soldiers at Special Fire Cathedral 8 are about to get a unique addition. Enter Shinra, a boy who possesses the power to run at the speed of a rocket, leaving behind the famous “devil’s footprints” (and destroying his shoes in the process). Can Shinra and his colleagues discover the source of this strange epidemic before the city burns to ashes?
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: http://kodanshacomics.com/series/fire-force/

FuukaTitle: Fuuka
Genre: Romance, Ecchi, Music, Slice of Life
Author: Kouji Seo
Synopsis: New meetings always come suddenly! The protagonist, Yuu Haruna, moves into a new town where he meets a somewhat strange girl who doesn’t have a cell phone. The girl, Fuuka, seems to have a strange allure that draws people to her, very much like a summer breeze. Looks like Yuu has been caught up in one wild love story!
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: http://kodanshacomics.com/series/fuuka/

Love HinaTitle: Love Hina
Genre: Ecchi, Harem, Romance
Author: Ken Akamatsu
Synopsis: When Keitaro Urashima fails his entrance exams to get into Tokyo University for the second time, he’s officially an unemployed and uneducated slacker. To make things worse, his parents have kicked him out of his house. Fortunately, his grandmother owns the fabulous Hinata Lodge and has agreed to take Keitaro in as caretaker. What he doesn’t know is that the lodge is actually a girls’ dorm and he’s the only guy around! Most guys would kill to live with five sexy ladies, but if Keitaro’s not careful, this job will kill him.
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: http://kodanshacomics.com/series/love-hina-omnibus/

NegimaTitle: Negima: Magister Negi Magi
Genre: Action, Ecchi, Harem, Romance, Fantasy
Author: Ken Akamatsu
Synopsis: Follow the adventures of Negi Springfield, a fresh magic academy graduate, as he starts his new job as a teacher at an all-girls high school. Can he balance his teaching duties while pursuing his dream to become a great wizard like his father?
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: http://kodanshacomics.com/series/negima-omnibus/

Queen EmeraldasTitle: Queen Emeraldas
Genre: Space Opera
Author: Leiji Matsumoto
Synopsis: The sci-fi classic from the creator of Space Battleship Yamato (Star Blazers), Galaxy Express 999, and Captain Harlock in English for the first time! Emeraldas, known throughout the galaxy as the Pirate Queen, travels through space on her heavily armed ship, searching for a secret. Hiroshi Umino is a young boy who escaped the bounds of Earth only by building his own spaceship. He crashes on Mars, where he encounters Emeraldas, who sees a little of herself in the reckless young man.
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: http://kodanshacomics.com/series/queen-emeraldas/

Real AccountTitle: Real Account
Genre: Drama, Psychological, Survival
Author: Okushou, Shizumu Watanabe
Synopsis: Like many of his peers, Ataru Kashiwagi has found himself addicted to the newest social networking service, Real Account. But one day, Ataru and almost 10,000 other people, get sucked into the Real Account Zone, where they have become players in a series of deadly games. The basic rules of these games are simple—if you lose all your followers, you die in real life, and if you die, all of your followers die with you. As these depraved games decimate the players around him, Ataru must use quick thinking and his knowledge of Real Account to win each round and return to the real world. But when true friendship determines whether he lives or dies, can Ataru really survive when the only people he can count on are his Internet friends?
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: http://kodanshacomics.com/series/real-account/

Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei!Title: Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei!
Genre: Comedy
Author: Koji Kumeta
Synopsis: Teachers are supposed to inspire the younger generation to follow their dreams and achieve great things. However, our hero, Nozomu is not that teacher. Nozomu’s probably the most depressive man in Japan—so depressive, in fact, that every little setback in life inspires yet another suicide attempt! But then why is being in Nozomu’s class such a blast? Is it his quirky and endearing students? The bizarre adventures he leads them on? Or is there something after all to “the Power of Negative Thinking”? A wickedly twisted comedy by Koji Kumeta!
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: http://kodanshacomics.com/series/sayonara-zetsubou-sensei/

School RumbleTitle: School Rumble
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life
Author: Jin Kobayashi
Synopsis: She … is a second-year high school student with a single all-consuming question: Will the boy she likes ever really notice her? He … is the school’s most notorious juvenile delinquent and he’s suddenly come to a shocking realization: He’s got a huge crush, and now he must tell her how he feels. Life-changing obsessions, colossal foul-ups, grand schemes, deep-seated anxieties, and raging hormones—School Rumble portrays high school as it really is: over-the-top comedy!
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: http://kodanshacomics.com/series/school-rumble/

Sherlock BonesTitle: Sherlock Bones
Genre: Mystery
Author: Yuma Ando, Yuki Sato
Synopsis: When Takeru adopts his new pet, he’s in for a surprise—the dog is none other than the reincarnation of Sherlock Holmes, the famous detective. What’s more, this “Sherdog” has decided that Takeru is the reincarnation of his long-time assistant, Dr. Watson. Takeru may think Sherdog (or he himself) is crazy, but with no one else able to communicate with Holmes, he’s roped into becoming the canine’s assistant all the same. Using his exceptional sleuthing skills, Holmes uncovers clues to solve the trickiest crimes
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: http://kodanshacomics.com/series/sherlock-bones/

SuzukaTitle: Suzuka
Genre: Drama, Ecchi, Romance, Sports (Track)
Author: Kouji Seo
Synopsis: Yamato is ready for a fresh start. So when his aunt invites him to stay rent-free in her big-city boarding house in hustling, bustling Tokyo, Yamato jumps at the chance. There’s just one teensy-weensy catch: it’s an all-girl housing complex and spa! Things get even more nerve-racking when Yamato meets his neighbor Suzuka, a beautiful track-and-field star. She’s not just the cutest girl Yamato’s ever met, she’s also the coolest, the smartest, and the most intimidating. Can an ordinary guy like Yamato ever hope to win over a girl like Suzuka?
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: http://kodanshacomics.com/series/suzuka/

The Seven Deadly SinsTitle: The Seven Deadly Sins
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Author: Nakaba Suzuki
Synopsis: When they were accused of trying to overthrow the monarchy, the feared warriors the Seven Deadly Sins were sent into exile. Princess Elizabeth discovers the truth—the Sins were framed by the king’s guard, the Holy Knights—too late to prevent them from assassinating her father and seizing the throne! Now the princess is on the run, seeking the Sins to help her reclaim the kingdom. But the first Sin she meets, Meliodas, is a little innkeeper with a talking pig. He doesn’t even have a real sword! Have the legends of the Sins’ strength been exaggerated … ? Prepare to get swept away by an epic fantasy story and colorful cast of characters that will rewrite the history of manga as we know it!
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: http://kodanshacomics.com/series/seven-deadly-sins/

To Your EternityTitle: To Your Eternity
Genre: Drama, Supernatural
Author: Yoshitoki Oima
Synopsis: From the creator of the critically acclaimed A Silent Voice, Yoshitoki Oima’s newest manga series is a compelling spiritual fantasy, the tale of an abandoned native boy journeying alone in the frozen north with only a mysterious wolf for a companion.
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: https://www.comixology.com/To-Your-Eternity/comics-series/89060

TsubasaTitle: Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicles
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Author: CLAMP
Synopsis: Childhood friends Princess Sakura and Syaoran, the son of an archaeologist, become entangled in a series of events that force them to traverse through alternate realities on an action-packed and unforgettable adventure! In the Kingdom of Clow, an archaeological dig unleashes an incredible power, causing Sakura to lose her memories. To save her, Syaoran must follow the orders of the Dimension Witch and travel alongside Kurogane, an unrivaled warrior; Fai, a powerful magician; and Mokona Modoki, a curiously strange creature, to retrieve Sakura’s dispersed memories! But first, there is a price to be paid…
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: http://kodanshacomics.com/series/tsubasa-omnibus/

Tsuredure ChildrenTitle: Tsuredure Children
Genre: 4-koma, Comedy, Romance
Author: Toshiya Wakabayashi
Synopsis: This manga is for those of you who just can’t seem to say, “I love you.” Toshiya Wakabayashi’s acclaimed school-romance is jam-packed with frustration, embarrassment, and awkwardness! Heavily revised and with never-before-seen chapters, this omnibus edition of the popular 4-panel web comic offers an experience you can’t find in the online version!
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: http://kodanshacomics.com/series/tsuredure-children/

UQ HolderTitle: UQ Holder
Genre: Action, Ecchi, Sci-Fi
Author: Ken Akamatsu
Synopsis: Negi Springfield, the boy wizard of the hit manga Negima!, fought and won many battles. Now it is decades later and Negi’s grandson(!), a little boy name Touta, dreams of leaving his quiet village and heading to the City. But first he must defeat his teacher … the immortal vampire, Evangeline! Witness the dramatic beginning of a futuristic battle fantasy—the newest series by Ken Akamatsu, creator of Love Hina and Negima!
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: http://kodanshacomics.com/series/uq-holder/
NOTE: This began serialization in Shonen Magazine in 2013, but moved to Bessatsu Shonen Magazine in 2016.

Yamada Kun and The Seven WitchesTitle: Yamada-Kun and The Seven Witches
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
Author: Miki Yoshikawa
Synopsis: Class troublemaker Ryu Yamada is already having a bad day when he stumbles down a staircase along with star student Urara Shiraishi. When he wakes up, he realizes they have switched bodies—and that Ryu has the power to trade places with anyone just by kissing them! After figuring out the workings behind this new and amazing ability, Ryu and Urara take full advantage of the situation to improve their lives. But with such an oddly amazing power, just how long will Ryu and Urara be able to keep their secret under wraps?
Published by: Kodansha Comics
Official Site: http://kodanshacomics.com/series/yamada-kun-and-the-seven-witches/

Your Favorite Shounen From the Big Three

In the comments below, please feel free to share which is your favorite manga you’ve enjoyed out of the big three. You can choose one manga out of the big three or three from each magazine. You can explain why, but be brief if possible. You can break this rule if you wish since there are a lot of great titles published here.

Here’s some of TheOASG’s staff on our favorite shounen titles and why:

Alcina: Jump — It’s a tossup between Kuroko’s Basketball and Haikyu!!, but I would have to choose Kuroko. I really loved the anime. It made me feel excited about basketball for the first time, and I ended up picking up this manga when it was brought over.
Sunday — Case Closed is a long-time favourite of mine, and contains some of my favourite detective – and phantom thief – characters. I actually started reading this in Chinese a long time ago, currently reading the English release when I can. Considering its length, it is daunting, but the core cast are all lovable and genuinely interesting.

Justin: This is a difficult decision since there are a ton of favorites, but I’m gonna choose one that manages to combine humor, action, and historical inaccuracy just because aliens are involved: Gintama. Very first time I heard of it didn’t seem all that appealing to me, until I read a preview chapter in my school’s anime club in the print edition of US WSJ years ago. I could not recall a work that made me tear up and laugh so brazenly in public like Gintama, and throughout all 23 volumes published here, all managed to be one hell of a trip, sometimes humorously and seriously. Miss being able to collect them all in English, but will just have to suffice with the anime for now I hope.

Krystallina: Jump —Rurouni Kenshin – Part of me loves Kenshin because it helped hook me into anime, but I think the series still stands out for featuring an older, strong protagonist who isn’t emo.Sunday — Cross Game – Although a good part of me says the anime is better, I love Cross Game because it’s deceptively simple. Part sports, part romance, all emotion.

Magazine — Negima! – I almost don’t want to choose it since I despise the non-ending and I’m not really feeling the sequel, but man, Akamatsu brilliantly shifted from “Harem Potter” to an epic adventure. Plus the art is amazing.