I return bearing great news: Yoshikawa is back in the game with a new story in Weekly Shonen Magazine’s lineup! It’s called Yamada and the Seven Witches, and it debuted yesterday in Japan. Thanks to an unknown raw uploader (thank you, whoever you are) and shark0week0’s fantabulous script, you all get to read the first chapter today. Here’s a summary of chapter 1:
Ryuu Yamada is a second year student at Suzaku High. Ryuu is always late for school, naps in class and gets abysmal grades. His life is a dead bore. The beautiful Urara Shiraishi, on the other hand, is Suzaku High’s brightest student. One day, without explanation, their bodies are swapped! Ryuu ends up in Urara’s body, and Urara in Ryuu’s.
I was hoping for a departure from the whole high school thing, but it looks like Yoshikawa isn’t done playing around with delinquent dudes and genius students. My curiosity is piqued having read the first chapter, but I remain cynical… I still haven’t forgiven Yoshikawa for throwing Adachi under the bus.
[EDIT: Just woke up to a bunch of angry comments. I’m cracking up at the thought of people thinking I meant that literally. What I meant by this is I don’t like the way Yoshikawa neglected Adachi’s character in favor of excessively propping up Shinagawa. This started happening a long time ago in the manga. I didn’t say anything about the ending or any future events; it was more of a general statement about Adachi’s character. So to clarify: ADACHI DOES NOT GET THROWN UNDER ANY MOVING VEHICLES. I probably should have worded that differently. Oops!]
I apologize for the shoddy quality of the pages. Magazine scans are a bitch.
Without further ado, here is the first chapter of Yamada and the Seven Witches!