Monthly Shonen Magazine April Issue

Nanaten's Random Review

It's that time of the month again. This month, two new series started, and one ended, and one is preparing to get back on the magazine. Liu Bang is on the front cover (Yato, Yukine, and Chiori is on front cover of the Kindle version).

Lineup (03/05/2016)

  • Ryusui no Tsubasa: Shiki Ryuko Seike Iden (Masatoshi Kawahara)

95 pages of goodness that I once again cannot read. But at least I got a new screen saver for my phone. From what I can read out of google translate, first chapter sets two years after the unification of China. It tells of how Zhang Liang found a baby fall off a cliff (or something, I don't know....).

Anyway, a reviewer said that Zhang Liang is kinda combination of various Kawahara-sensei's past characters (like how Tuban Sano's character design reminds us of Benkei from Shura no Toki). The fighting scene is still there, which gives us the feeling of Shura no Toki: China Arc, only without Mutsu. Although there is a fan theory that the characters in this manga are the ancestors of that Chinese clan from Dai ni Mon, but that's just stretching it.

Next chapter will be 105 pages and maybe the first chapter will be available for free on their website.

  • Noragami (Adachitoka)

  • Kakushigoto (Kouji Kumeda)

Hime brought her father's donut cushion and it's surprisingly popular. Then Kakushi took Hime to a summer festival, but he have to hide any of his merchandise sold in various stalls. And finally, policemen came to Kakushi's workplace for an inspection.

  • Okitegami Kyoko no Biboroku (Nishio Ishin & Yo Asami)

With Kyoko-san memories have been reset, it's time to solve the case. But there's still a bigger case on who wrote last chapter's note. 

  • Mashiro no Oto (Marimo Ragawa & Sai Aoya)

A special gourmet chapter featuring chibi-styled Setsu and Wakana. Next Issue, Mashiro no Oto will return from their break.

  • Haru yo, Kuru na (Bin Kusamizu & Mayo Hamazaki)

It's Takuya's first day as a med student and things aren't looking great for him.

  • RiN (Sakuishi Harold)

  • Dear Boys Overtime (Hiroki Yagami)

  • Kin no Kanojo Gin no Kanojo (Maruboro Akai)

The gang is helping their friend to meet a deadline for her erotic manga in 24 hours.

  • Kuro Ageha (Atsushi Kase)

  • Ponkotsundere na Osananajimi (Reona Umitsuki)

New romatic comedy series about a boy who has a weird girl childhood friend. It's a nice take on childhood friends genre.

  • Summer Salt Turn (Hajime Inoryu & Renji Hoshi)

Mizuno has found his determination to take down Ebina. Meanwhile, the girls are sorting out their feelings after Ebina's confession last chapter.

  • Bocchi Album (Satoshi Yamaguchi & Takeshi Hirai)

A girl is missing her shoes and everyone suspect Kurusu.

  • C. M. B. (Motohiro Kato)

Another treasure hunt for the duo. This time, a statue of an Egyptian cat that is connected to black magic.

  • Convenience Store Lady (Asumu Matsumoto)

This chapter, our lady is craving for some chocolate. However, when she heard about pop rocks, she decides to mix those two together.

  • Banjo no Polaris (Minori Kiguchi & Takahiro Wakamatsu)

Final chapter (Are you serious? This ended?!). Second match between Ippei and Aoi. This time, Ippei decides to take Aoi to his world. After that is time skip and Hikaru-no-Go-ish ending. Too bad this ended. It has so much potential.

I'm gonna miss this series

  • Tekken Chinmi Legends (Takeshi Maekawa)

A chapter featuring the antagonists. Yeah, I don't care either.

  • Chikuwa Machi no Susume (Naoki Hirano)

  • Ryuroden (Yoshito Yamahara)

  • Shin Kamen Rider Spirits (Ishinomori Shotaro & Kenichi Muraeda)