The beginning of a new week can only mean one thing: time for new Weekly Shonen Jump! This is where Jacob investigates the latest and greatest in the magazine, telling you what’s worth your time and what’s not. You can find coverage of other series under the tag Jump Time. Here’s Magu-chan: God of Destruction chapter 26.
It’s been a long time coming, but the momentous encounter finally happened: Magu Menueku, God of Destruction, met Ruru Miyanagi, Ruri’s mom.
This is the culmination of the series’ first multi-chapter story, beginning back in chapter 24, that I’ve been wanting to cover ever since it first kicked off. I kept pushing back, however, waiting until the eventual resolution came, and I’m glad to say that Magu-chan chapter 26 doesn’t disappoint.
Almost immediately, sparks begin to fly. Or at least they do inside Magu’s mind. As the one person that his ‘first follower’ would revere more than him (referring to the time when Ruri said that ‘There’s no one in the world I look up to more than my mom’) Magu is eager to see what makes her so special in Magu-chan chapter 26, which has hilarious consequences.
First, he tries to blow away all the clutter in the storage room as Ruri and her mom search for the kotatsu, but that idea is quickly nipped in the bud. Then, when they can’t find the futon that’s supposed to go on top of it, he transforms himself into a unique-looking covering, which Ruri gladly takes advantage of. It is only then, when she is under his complete control, that he realizes that she might not be that much of a threat to him, after all.
Putting the comedy aside, what’s also interesting about Magu-chan chapter 26 is the fact that it establishes a long-term goal of sorts for the series. In chatting with Ruri about her job and her reasons for working abroad, Magu produces the friend book that he has likened to calling the ‘Book of the Destruction Disciples’ Blood Oaths.’ Signing it, she says that she wants him and Ruru to ‘make lots and lots of friends’ and ‘fill every one’ of the pages. This provides a definite narrative framework for the series, and a natural end goal, the likes of which are often seen in serialized storytelling.
Whether Magu-chan chapter 26 turns out just to be another bit of fun remains to be seen. Certainly, the series is selling well enough to imagine for itself a long-term future, but Agravity Boys also coming to an end should remind us that gag manga don’t tend to last very long in Weekly Shonen Jump. In any case, this chapter is very good.
You can read Magu-chan chapter 26 for free via VIZ Media‘s Shonen Jump.