WSJ catch up post: So i've been slacking on my weekly comics recently, so decided to marathon a boat ton this week, and here are my thoughts.
We Never Learn improves, but is still something not even remotely in my wheel house. Watch it become a smash it in japan, folks! U19 on the other hand I find fascinating. A kind of casual barminess you could only get in a Shonen manga, and an actually not half bad romantic story. If it where a one shot, how it will sustain itself with the introduction of 'powers' into the story I wouldn't mind seeing.
Demon Prince Poro Diary's is giving me Spring Weapon flashbacks, but the pop culture jabs and often filthy sense of humor I find much more my thing than in the aforementioned non-comedy. It's a strange one, for sure. Hungry Marie actually comes to us from a Jump alumni, Tamura of Beelzebub fame. It's not bad, and like Demon Prince before it feels like a mildly interesting take on something we've all seen before. I'm much less decided on this than I am the other three, it's certainly odd but i'm not sure it could bring anything new to the table.
But tomorrows issue, now, THAT I am excited for. Dr.Stone comes to us from two of the giants of the manga industry, Inagaki of Eyeshield 21 and Boichi of MF Sun-Ken-Rock. THIS is the title that i'm most excited for out of the entire Jump Start line up, not just because of the creative team, but because I suspect it will scratch a Toriko sized itch of mine.