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anyone here still have a subscription with Shonenjump ???
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Posted 8/26/14
if you do do you feel it's worth your money?

are you satisfied with it?

i useed to be a subscriber a long time ago and receive print copies, but ever since it went digitl it turned me off until i get an ipad a whle back and thought it'd be interesting to have manga on the ipad.
and i dont just want to read manga for free i like to support the authors and stuff

so does anyone enjoy it?? is it worth subscribing?????
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Matters if you enjoy what comes out in WSJ.

If you only enjoy a series, or two, it probably isn't worth it unless you are just dead set on supporting legally (like I am).


I really only thoroughly enjoy maybe... 4 series?

But the rest are not bad or anything, and even though I came into them late and have no idea wtf is going on, they are still entertaining.

Also like I mentioned, supporting legally.
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Posted 8/26/14 , edited 8/26/14
Of course! And it's like $2.00 a month. I don't even notice it's gone from my account and I'm always flipping through new manga and re-reading chapters. It's awesome.
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Posted 8/27/14

strawhat_adam wrote:

if you do do you feel it's worth your money?

are you satisfied with it?

i useed to be a subscriber a long time ago and receive print copies, but ever since it went digitl it turned me off until i get an ipad a whle back and thought it'd be interesting to have manga on the ipad.
and i dont just want to read manga for free i like to support the authors and stuff

so does anyone enjoy it?? is it worth subscribing?????


I only read about half of what's in it, but I still feel it's worth my money (the subscription is pretty cheap). Because they do add new series from time to time, as well as occasional one-shots or chapters from series Viz is promoting, It's an easy way for me to find a few new things. I'm kind of lazy about such things, so easy is good.

(Without WSJ, I would not have discovered One-Punch Man!!)
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lorreen wrote:


strawhat_adam wrote:

if you do do you feel it's worth your money?

are you satisfied with it?

i useed to be a subscriber a long time ago and receive print copies, but ever since it went digitl it turned me off until i get an ipad a whle back and thought it'd be interesting to have manga on the ipad.
and i dont just want to read manga for free i like to support the authors and stuff

so does anyone enjoy it?? is it worth subscribing?????


I only read about half of what's in it, but I still feel it's worth my money (the subscription is pretty cheap). Because they do add new series from time to time, as well as occasional one-shots or chapters from series Viz is promoting, It's an easy way for me to find a few new things. I'm kind of lazy about such things, so easy is good.

(Without WSJ, I would not have discovered One-Punch Man!!)


Yaa I want to read stealth symphony, because it's from the same writer as Durarara.
and $25 a year is pretty damn cheap

i just wanted to kinda know if people here were satisfied to help me choose whether to get it ro not

Can you read past issues from series though?
Like let's say i wanted to jump into the Blue Exorcist manga in it, can I read form the beginning, or am i going to only read like the past 5 recent chapters???
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Posted 8/27/14 , edited 8/27/14

strawhat_adam wrote:


lorreen wrote:


strawhat_adam wrote:

if you do do you feel it's worth your money?

are you satisfied with it?

i useed to be a subscriber a long time ago and receive print copies, but ever since it went digitl it turned me off until i get an ipad a whle back and thought it'd be interesting to have manga on the ipad.
and i dont just want to read manga for free i like to support the authors and stuff

so does anyone enjoy it?? is it worth subscribing?????


I only read about half of what's in it, but I still feel it's worth my money (the subscription is pretty cheap). Because they do add new series from time to time, as well as occasional one-shots or chapters from series Viz is promoting, It's an easy way for me to find a few new things. I'm kind of lazy about such things, so easy is good.

(Without WSJ, I would not have discovered One-Punch Man!!)


Yaa I want to read stealth symphony, because it's from the same writer as Durarara.
and $25 a year is pretty damn cheap

i just wanted to kinda know if people here were satisfied to help me choose whether to get it ro not

Can you read past issues from series though?
Like let's say i wanted to jump into the Blue Exorcist manga in it, can I read form the beginning, or am i going to only read like the past 5 recent chapters???


They did recently start selling back issues, but they only have the last 3 months (I believe it's 3 months) worth of issues available that way. So for a long running series like Blue Exorcist you'd need to purchase published volumes of a specific title to get the older chapters. That can add up, but is probably cheaper for just one series than buy all the back issues would have been anyway.

And of course in some cases that may mean there's a gap between the last volume published, and the earliest chapter available in back issues.

They do have a "starter pack" which provides the first chapter of current series, along with a bit of a summary, so people aren't too lost when they get started with a new subscription.
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Posted 8/27/14 , edited 8/27/14

Stonewolfe wrote:

Matters if you enjoy what comes out in WSJ.

If you only enjoy a series, or two, it probably isn't worth it unless you are just dead set on supporting legally (like I am).


I really only thoroughly enjoy maybe... 4 series?

But the rest are not bad or anything, and even though I came into them late and have no idea wtf is going on, they are still entertaining.

Also like I mentioned, supporting legally.


Same here. I have no idea what is going on in Bleach especially, haven't watched more than 6 episodes and just read the first 3 volumes, but still find it entertaining to read.

It's a good deal at $3.99 a month (if you buy in the WSJ Newsstand app) or $25.99 a year on the website, which also gets you Yu-Gi-Oh cards in the mail every season if you put in your shipping address on the website. Incidentally, thats the only manga I skip.

You also get an occasional bonus special like the Nisekoi/My Love Story one-off chapter and the first 100 pages of Tegami Bachi when WSJ was off in Japan.

I also started listening to the podcast hosted by the Viz editors. Most weeks they go over the issue and give you some neat details and their thoughts on the issue.

Also, Viz recently announced that they will be putting out the first 3 chapters of every new manga being put out in the Japanese WSJ and evaluate it to decide if they will keep it, starting this September.


Edit: Just realized that Lorreen answered your question about back issues.
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Posted 8/27/14 , edited 8/27/14
hmmm..then maybe it's not what I thought it was

here on Crunchyroll there is unlimited manga to subscribers. you can read the entire series up to date.

I thought that is what Viz was doing. where you subscribe and you get to read all their series and all the chapters to said series up to date
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I've been a subscriber since near the start and I haven''t doubted my decision once. I love being exited for Monday's to read my favorite series and it feels good to contribute to the manga economy. Another good reason is that there has been a crack down on scans recently in Japan so who knows whenever jump manga will get scanned in the near future. Also U.S jump is going to start previewing, and picking up more frequent new series.

I do only recommend it to people who have money to spare but if you do then go for it.
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Posted 8/27/14
Wow, this Thread brings back the memories.
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It's just under £2 a month in the UK. I only read One Piece, HUNTER x HUNTER, Nisekoi & Naruto from it (catching up on One-Punch Man, Toriko, World Trigger, Blue Exorcist & Seraph of the End).

Having said that, it's worth it, and I like having to look forward to some high quality manga every Monday.
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Posted 8/27/14 , edited 8/27/14
You get your money's worth and more! And with the news that they're gonna preview new Japanese WSJ, not to mention bonus issues when Japan's off, it's awesome! Coupled with Crunchyroll, MY anime & manga needs are covered.
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Posted 8/27/14
yes enough said
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Posted 8/27/14 , edited 8/27/14
I've been a subscriber for more than five years now (used to read print, then switched to digital), I think it's worth the money. I want the anime/manga industry to thrive for a long time, so I'm all for supporting the legit releases.

Shonen Jump is what opened me up to the world of anime (I know it sounds cliche, but still, the memories...), without it, I don't know what I would be doing today.
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i only read toriko, one piece and naruto is ending soon, fairy tail and attack on titan are already on crunchyroll, is it still worth my money?

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