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Viz Rolls Out the New "Weekly Shonen Jump" Today, Drops the Alpha

New website and more unveiled for simultaneous digital publication

Today marks the beginning of a new era for Viz Media's North American edition of Shonen Jump. The weekly publication has officially dropped the Alpha and is now on a simultaneous schedule with Japan, bringing with it a new look and more. The redesigned website is now live at shonenjump.com, and the issue that hits subscribers today features the debut of ONE and Yūsuke Murata's One-Punch Man

 

 

Viz also shared some sample pages from the new edition of Weekly Shonen Jump, showing off the revamped look of the digital magazine.

 

 

NARUTO © 1999 by Masashi Kishimoto/SHUEISHA Inc.

 

ONE-PUNCH MAN © 2012 by ONE, Yusuke Murata/SHUEISHA Inc

 

ONE PIECE © 1997 by Eiichiro Oda/SHUEISHA Inc.

 

NISEKOI © 2011 by Naoshi Komi/SHUEISHA Inc.

 

BLEACH © 2001 by Tite Kubo/SHUEISHA Inc.

 

CROSS MANAGE © 2012 by KAITO/SHUEISHA Inc.

 

TORIKO © 2008 by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro/SHUEISHA Inc

 

YU-GI-OH! ZEXAL © 2010 by Kazuki Takahashi, Shin Yoshida, Naohito Miyoshi/SHUEISHA Inc.

 

A subscription to Weekly Shonen Jump costs $25.99 for one year, and members will occasionally receive physical goods like Yu-Gi-Oh! promotional trading cards, the first of which is Number 88: Gimmick Puppet of Leo. As previously reported, Viz also did away with the "rental model" for the magazine, which is now download-to-own.

 

As for other new series, more are on the way. The next issue will feature Akira Toriyama's one-shot manga Kintoki, for starters. 

 

And now for the cherry on top: The "Shonen Jump OFFICIAL Anthem" video...

 

 

Anyone here a subscriber, or have you been waiting for the simultaneous switch-up? 

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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