New Shonen Jump Manga MamaYuyu Shows What It Takes to Be a Hero

Corleo learns what it means to be a hero in this new Shonen Jump manga!

by J.R. Waugh
MamaYuyu New Shonen Jump Manga Release Date Chapter 2
Image: Yoshihiko Hayashi / Shueisha / VIZ Media

Shonen manga stories like to play around with the typical hero archetype, often giving them a bit of an edge. MamaYuyu is the latest creation featured in the Weekly Shonen Jump publication. It features an alternate world where demons and humans coexist, and the trait of a hero is passed down as if genetically. When young Corleo inherits the quality, he’s uncertain he wants to live up to such expectations. But the series quickly corners him in a life-or-death situation when a hero visits from another world. All this and more can be found in the new MamaYuyu manga from Shonen Jump!

MamaYuyu Joins the Shonen Jump Lineup

Joining the usual Sunday releases (Mondays in Japan) Mamayuyu will be featured alongside other Shonen Jump series like Jujutsu Kaisen and Akane-banashi. The protagonist, Corleo, has a particularly violent coming-of-age in this prologue chapter, but with a ton of heart.

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In it, Corleo was given the trait as the previous hero died, but now he lives in an era of peace where such features aren’t necessary. This is especially the case as in his world, he was taken in and raised by the demon lord Mamama. Overlooked in a post-war society and lacking a sense of identity, Corleo soon finds himself learning what a true hero is.

MamaYuyu Lets You Follow Corleo’s Unique Hero’s Journey

However, Corleo can’t shake the instinct to seek out his purpose and live up to the previous heroes’ legacy. He thinks it’s simply to be strong and self-sufficient when Evan All Green shows up from another world. Evan embodies a classic heroic archetype, quickly trying to slay this world’s demon lord, Mamama.

To learn from him, Corleo endures a crisis of identity, finding himself tested when the dual presence of heroes in one world causes a horrific event where Evan’s life is traded to save Corleo’s.

MamaYuyu Chapter 2 Release Date, Time, and Countdown

MamaYuyu will release Chapter 2 on Sunday, September 17, 2023. It will be available at 8 AM PT / 10 AM CT / 11 AM ET on the VIZ Media MamaYuyu portal, the Shonen Jump manga reader app, and Manga Plus!

MamaYuyu Chapter 2
Release Date Countdown

If you’re uncertain about when MamaYuyu will release Chapter 2 in your region, check our release time zone guide!

Time ZoneRelease Time
Pacific Time (Los Angeles, Vancouver)8:00 AM PST
Mountain Time (Calgary, Denver)9:00 AM MST
Central Time (Chicago, Regina)10:00 AM CST
Eastern Time (New York, Toronto)11:00 AM EST
Atlantic Time (Halifax, Fredericton)12:00 PM AST
Brazil (Brasília Time)12:00 PM BST
UK and Ireland4:00 PM GMT
Europe5:00 PM CEST
Moscow6:00 PM MSK
India8:30 PM IST
Vietnam and Thailand10:00 PM ICT
Philippines11:00 PM PHT

This is just the first chapter, and we see a pretty terrific range of emotion, and by the end some impressive artwork featuring a surprising display of cosmic horror. Its characters are likable with relatable premises, and Corleo’s struggle is sure to resonate with readers simply. Our predecessors may leave impressive legacies for us, but perhaps it’s their sense of character, and not their actions or achievements, that we should observe.

- This article was updated on September 17th, 2023

About The Author

J.R. is a content creator with AOTF and has been covering gaming and entertainment in the industry since 2022. Along with a B.A. in History from the University of Cincinnati, he has studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, and part of his M.A. at the University of Waterloo. You'll find J.R. particularly at home writing about the hottest manga and anime. He is highly passionate about horror, strategy, and RPGs, and anything about Star Trek or LOTR. When not ranting about fan theories or writing guides, J.R. also manages his local movie theater.