Back in April, we had the heads up that Death Note author Tsugumi Ohba was writing manga again.
The genre couldn't have been more different from the dark Gothicism of Death Note. Skip! Yamada-kun was a romantic one-shot aimed at the prepubescent female manga market.
Ever wonder what happened to that?
The denizens of Reddit did, and they found it too.
Death Note News reader dfrt67uhg gave us a heads up on their quest to find Skip! Yamada-kun online. You may have already seen this, but as the alert was buried in the comments to an unrelated article, I figured it would be much more visible here.
Naturally much thanks are extended here to dfrt67uhg for thinking of us.
Tsugumi Ohba's Time-Travel One-Shot
Tsugumi Obha's Skip! Yamada-kun one shot was duly published in the May 8th 2014 edition of Weekly Young Jump No. 23.
The front cover is reproduced left.
Skip! Yamada-kun tells of a junior high school boy - the eponymous Yamada - who dreamed of a better life. There was nothing majorly wrong with the one he'd got, Yamada was just sick of things like going to school, doing homework etc.
Like most kids then.
Unlike most kids, Yamada-kun learns that he has the ability to jump through time. Thus begins a juvenile time-traveling hunt for the perfect life. Will he find it?
That would be telling. No, it really would be telling, as I speak no Japanese and this story hasn't been translated into English yet. Therefore I have absolutely no idea what happens next.
Hence potential misidentifications running wild in my reading.
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Read Skip! Yamada-kun Online
There was some discussion, but no joy in anyone actually reading it, until Redditor 891st jumped in with a tremendous offer. 891st had the raw Japanese manga one-shot from its publication in Weekly Young Jump. (S)he was willing to scan it for everyone else to view it too.
Equal to their word, the OP delivered. All 55 pages of it! You may read the result on Imgur, also embedded below.