VIZ Media has announced a "Shonen Jump Digital Warp" initiative, a "speed-up" of selected titles to bring U.S. readers up-to-date with Japanese releases and prepare for the January 2012 launch of VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha, North America’s only near-simultaneous digital manga magazine.
The program starts December 7th with the release of One Piece volume 59 on its digital platform, the same day as its print version debuts. Volume 60 also becomes available on the 7th, while One Piece volumes 61 and 62 debut on December 12th.
The Shonen Jump Digital Warp also continues for Masashi Kishimoto’s hit ninja series Naruto, with Volume 56 now available, and for Tite Kubo’s supernatural action saga Bleach, with Volume 52 debuting on December 12th. Naruto Vols. 54-55 and Bleach Vols. 49-51 are also available now, ahead of the print editions.
December 7th will also see the kick-off of a special limited time promotion that makes all Volume 1 manga titles available for up to 20% off (regular prices range from $4.99 to $9.99). This offer will run until midnight PST on December 12th.
Additional manga volumes launching in the first part of December include:
BLEACH Vols. 36-37
DENGEKI DAISY Vol. 7
NARUTO Vol. 56 – Digital first!
NEON GENESIS EVANGELION Chapter 18
NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN Vol. 6
OISHINBO Vol. 5
ONE PIECE Vols. 59-60 – Digital first for Vol. 60!
OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB Vol. 13
TORIKO Vol. 7
BAKUMAN Vol. 8
BLEACH Vol. 52 – Digital first!
BLUE EXORCIST Vol. 5
FUSHIGI YUGI: GENBU KAIDEN Vol. 9
GRAND GUIGNOL ORCHESTRA Vol. 5 – Final volume!
I’LL GIVE IT MY ALL TOMORROW Vol. 4
KEKKAISHI Vol. 19
NEON GENESIS EVANGELION Chapter 19
ONE PIECE Vols. 61 & 62 – Digital first!
RUROUNI KENSHIN Vol. 28 – Final volume!
For more information and to download VIZ's manga reader app, check out VIZManga.com