Thursday, March 10, 2011

Shonen Jump 100th Issue Spectacular!

Just finished reading all the great Manga editions in this 100th edition of Shonen Jump. Well, some of it is great while others are - well - so so.

>> There are Story Spoilers Here <<

What was in this edition to make is to 'SPECTACULAR'?

  1. Dark Magician card 'signed' by Kazuki Takahashi
  2. Full Color Glossy Dragon Ball Z Puul out poster
  3. One Piece x Dragon Ball Cross Epoch Manga

The regular featured manga of Naruto, Bleach and One Piece is the greatest thing about this mag in my opinion. I really look forward to reading the book (after my son does) for each of these stories each month.

My son enjoys the free cards along with Naruto, One Piece and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's stories.

I am glad they got rid of Ultimo manga as the story was blah, but they replaced it with Psyren. That is even worse that Ultimo and not sure why this was even added in.

I think the real winner this month was the added short manga One Piece x Dragon Ball Cross Epoch. From what I was able to find, this was a Special one-shot collaboration to celebrate One Piece's 10th Anniversary. I was taken back by who they had paired together in this, but think they did a pretty good job.

The obvious one was Luffy with Goku and Zolo with Piccolo. I am not that much a fan of the Dragon Ball saga anymore (to damn overdone). However, this short story was a very nice read. They got all the main characters into the story while keeping the flow from getting crazy. They kept with the wonderful fancy of how One Piece stories are told which I really enjoyed. Hell, they even got the Dragon in on that act.

Here are the rest of the tag teams for you to check out:
  • Chopper and Krillian
  • Nami and Bulma
  • Sanji and Master Roshi
  • Nico Robin / Usopp and Vegeta / Trunks
  • Buggy the Pirate and Emperor Pilaf

Ending to the Cross Epoch

What do you think of the team ups in this short story?

Would you make any changes of what characters got together?


  1. I like One Piece/Dragon Ball crosses for figures. I have some Goku/Luffy and Zoro/Piccolo prize figures I really love. I wish they had released more characters.

  2. Oh yes, I have seen crossover figure of Goku & Luffy. I think they are product of Banpresto. BTW, this issue really is value for money.

  3. That colored crossover page looks really nice! Makes me want to pick up the issue.

  4. @lovelyduckie ~ I must of lived under a rock or something as I never knew they did this crossover ><

    @Dennis aka Katsuden ~ The full color spread at the end (shown above) was a great scene.

    @Yi ~ It was one of the better editions with the crossover at the end :)


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