Shonen Jump is in the middle of launching six new manga series, with award-winning newcomer Hitsuji Gonhei's Poro no Ryugaku-ki/Polo's Foreign Exchange Records next up in February 20th's 2017 issue 12. And, two series are out of the magazine to make room. An early look at the issue has shown that Yoshimichi Okamoto's Demon's Plan and Ryou Ishiyama's Amalgam of Distortion end in the issue.
This week's 2017 issue 9 has now officially revealed six titles that will be introduced starting in the following week's issue 10. These new series include fresh unknowns joined by a roster of creators readers are likely to be familiar with. With the publication of the issue, color versions of the their visuals have now been revealed. Get a look after the jump.
This Friday, Viz Media celebrated the 5th anniversary of the English Shonen Jump's digital launch with a special live-stream event. News from this included plans to feature "Jump Start" sample runs of the six new titles that are set to launch soon in the magazine's Japanese edition. More after the jump.
Viz Media has been hyping up a Weekly Shonen Jump live stream for this Friday, and it looks like they have some special reveals in store for English manga readers. The stream will celebrate the 5th anniversary of the magazine's digital launch along with a special annual membership offer, and it's all set to kick off on January 27 at 6:00pm PST at this YouTube link. Read on for more.
With the end looming for big titles (Gintama), other MIA (Hunter x Hunter, World Trigger), and new series failing to take off, it's time for another round of shake-ups at Shonen Jump. An early look at next week's 2017 issue 9 has revealed six titles that will be introduced starting in the following week's issue 10. And, this time, the fresh unknowns are joined by a roster of creators readers are likely to be familiar with.
Bleach is over. Nisekoi is over. Toriko is over. After 40 years, KochiKame is over. Now, Japanese manga readers have been giving some thought to which manga defines that notable home of the hits, Shonen Jump. From December 20-January 3, a goo poll took over 3000 votes for the magazine's next signature series. Gintama was excluded (maybe because it's ending). One Piece was excluded (maybe because it would be too obvious).
Shonen Jump's official YouTube channel has posted two 30-second CMs featuring two Japanese manga artists, 37-year-old Katsutoshi Murase (Karada Sagashi) and 42-year-old Kyosuke Usuta (Foodfighter Tabelu). Their latest works have been available on the webcomic streaming site Shonen Jump +. Check their working style after the jump.
If you've been waiting for the new Rurouni Kenshin spinoff, your wait is over. Digital Shonen Jump subscribers can grab their copy of The Ex-Con Ashitaro right now, and non-subscribers can buy it on the cheap. Hit the jump to find out how!