The Japanese publisher Shueisha released the 33rd issue of Weekly Shonen Jump on several Japanese e-book stores including iTunes App and Google Play on today July 13, the same day that the paper version hit the street. This is the first time for them to release a manga magazine simultaneously in print and digital format. And it is also the first time to release digitally for a fee. They posted the magazine online for free when the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami delayed the shipment in March 2011. The price for the digital version is 300 yen (US$3.02) while the print's is 250 yen. The digital version will be available for six months from today.
The 33rd issue of Weekly Shonen Jump celebrates its 45th anniversary. Both versions feature the first episode of Jaco the Galactic Patrolman, the long-awaited new manga by Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball).
The digital version includes the full-color version episodes of One Piece, Naruto, Ansatsu Kyoshitsu with its
original black-and-white version, Dragonball x One Piece: Cross Epoch, a 2007 collaborative work between
Eiichiro Oda and Akira Toriyama featuring the characters from both One Piece and Dragon Ball, and
more exclusive materials. It is unclear whether Shueisha will publish more Shonen Jump issues digitally
Shonen Jump 33rd issue digital version
"Jaco the Galactic Patrolman"
Source: Comic Natalie
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