Professional manga creation is no career for wimps. If it's not deadlines, schedules and the demands of fans and editors, it's chronic back pain, intestinal distress, a jacked up ankle, or even Vocaloid earworms. This week, the author comment section of Shonen Jump pained a picture of a group of creators who weren't just buried in work, but also contending with an especially wide range of ailments.
As reported, Universal Studios Japan in Osaka will hold "Universal Jump Summer," a time-limited event featuring attractions inspired by three internationally popular Shonen Jump titles: Dragon Ball Z, Death Note and One Piece, from July 1. Check the latest CMs for the DBZ and One Piece attractions after the jump.
This week's digital, English edition of Shonen Jump has announced Viz's plans to carry a "Jump Start" three-chapter sample run of newcomer Kentaro Itani's supernatural manga Takuan and Batsu's Daily Demon Diary. The series debuts in both English and Japanese on Monday, May 16th. Get a look after the jump.
Shonen Jump digital spin-off Plus went risque this week with the May 8th launch of erotic thriller World's End Harem. The series by LINK and ero-manga author Kotaro Shouno follows a young man awakened in a strange future about being frozen in an effort to save him from his currently incurable disease. More after the jump.
Universal Studios Japan/USJ in Osaka today announced that it will hold "Universal Jump Summer," a time-limited event featuring three attractions inspired by internationally popular Shonen Jump titles, Dragon Ball, Death Note and One Piece, from July 1. Hit the jump for more details.
Japan's Jump+ digital Shonen Jump spin-off is springing out this season with six new series, introduced between now and the beginning of May. Check out what's in store after the jump.
Shonen Jump has a busy schedule coming up. Hunter x Hunter is back on April 18th. Following Assassination Classroom's ending, an extra edition featuring Koro-sensei's private life will run April to May. The new Naruto one-shot, is coming on April 25th , then the Boruto series starts May 9th. The English edition' has announced that it will also be featuring AS, and, it has offered a Naruto preview.
Also in the latest 16th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump officially published today, it was announced that the third TV anime adaptation of Haruichi Furudate's volleyball-themed sport manga Haikyu!! is in the works for an Autumn 2016 premiere. The manga is featured on the cover of the issue to celebrates its fourth anniversary. Hit the jump for more.
Shueisha confirmed in the latest 16th issue of its Weekly Shonen Jump, which was officially published today in Japan, that the long-awaited serialization of Yoshihiro Togashi's Hunter x Hunter manga will resume in the upcoming 20th issue to be released on April 18. Hit the jump for more details.
Shueisha today announced on its "Next Generation" website for the Naruto franchise that a monthly serialization of Boruto, a new manga series featuring Naruto and Hinata's son Boruto Uzumaki as the new protagonist, will start in the upcoming 23rd issue of Weekly Shonen Jump to be released on May 9. Hit the jump for more details.
The Kyoto District Court sentenced Takehisa Hidaka, a 70-year-old Japanese employee at a delivery company, to 10 months in prison (suspended for three years). The defendant was accused of stealing copies of the Shonen Jump magazine before it was distributed in order to upload the One Piece manga chapters onto the internet. Hit the jump for more details.