It looks like the popularity of Free! didn't rub off on Masahiro Hirakata's Best Blue. According to an early listing of the contents of next Monday's issue of Shone Jump, the swimming sports manga from the author of the briefly popular but short lived manga Policewoman Kiruko-san is set to end in the 2015 issue 52. More after the jump.
Next week's 2015 Shonen Jump issue 51 sees the introduction of Kaito's (Cross Manage) new baseball series Buddy Strike, along with color pages for Food Wars!, Isobe Isobee Monogatari and ballroom series Sesuji wo Pin! to. Absent from the issue is One Piece. Additionally, the issue ends Kagamigami.
Kaito, author of 2012-2013 lacrosse manga Cross-Manage returns to Shonen Jump next week with baseball series Buddy Strike. Viz's digital English edition will be tracking the series' Japanese premiere with a three-chapter sample as part of their "Jump Start!" program.
This week's September 14th issue of the English edition of Shonen Jump introduces the three chapter "Jump Start" simul-published preview of Haruto Ikezawa's new shogi strategy game manga Mononofu, and announces plans for Viz's digital magazine to carry a similar preview of Samon the Summoner. Along with this will be the first half of Bakuman. age 13, a prequel produced for the live-action adaptation.
With Tsugumi Ohba (story) and Takeshi Obata's (art) manga about manga-manga Bakuman. heading to theaters October 3rd for a live-action adaptation, Shonen Jump has published the first half of a prequel short in next week 2015's issue 43. More after the jump.
This week's English edition of weekly Shonen Jump has announced plans to run a three chapter "Jump Start" look at Haruto Ikezawa's (Kurogane) manga Mononofu, based around shogi traditional strategy game. The issue also launched a "Jump Back" reprint of the early chapters of Toshiaki Iwashiro's Psyren. More after the jump.
While there was some fan speculation that one of the more recent series sampled by the "Jump Start" program was set to join Viz's Shonen Jump digital manga magazine, this week's issue of Jump's English edition revealed that the new title will be Yu-Gi-Oh! Arv-V. Kazuki Takahashi and Naohito Miyoshi's series launches in the Japanese V-Jump on August 21st, and will follow in the English Weekly Shonen Jump starting the 24th.
Bandai Namco makes worlds collide by bringing together the Jump universe in J-Stars Victory VS+. Any way you look at it, this is title is a hugely ambitious undertaking. Hit the jump to find out what worked and what still needs more training!
According to the latest Oricon report, the 78th volume of Eiichiro Oda's internationally popular manga series One Piece, released in Japan on July 3, easily took the top spot in the weekly comic sales ranking selling an astonishing 1,676,264 copies in its first week. Hit the jump for more details.
This week's issue of Viz's Weekly Shonen Jump announced plans to Jump Start a new manga. This time it's Best Blue, a swimming manga by Masahiro Hirakata, which will kick off in both the Japanese and English Jump magazines on July 13. Read on for more.
Bandai Namco's Europe website for J-Stars Victory VS+ debuted a new video showing off what you'll see out of Shonen Jump's new fighter, and this time around the video showcases the "Fighting Stars" of the game. Hit the jump for the video!
Shueisha has posted a 30-second CM for the upcoming 78th volume of Eiichiro Oda's internationally popular manga series One Piece, to be released in Japan on July 3. The video also announces the series' recent listing on the Guinness World Records. Check the clip after the jump.
J-Stars Victory VS+ is almost out in the west, so Bandai Namco rolled out a new English promo showcasing the Shonen Jump 45th anniversary fighter's "craziest assists." See the latest footage after the jump.