The 15th volume of Shueisha's Shonen Jump, which was officially published in Japan on March 10, has started a new readers contribution project, the 1st "Assassin Wanted!." The readers can send their own ideas for assassins who can actually kill Korosensei in Yusei Matsui's Ansatsu Kyoshitsu/Assassination Classroom manga. Hit the jump for more details.
On March 14th, the J-World Tokyo theme park, based on the stories and characters featured in the Jump series of manga periodicals, will reveal its newest additions and improvements, including new areas based on series “Kuroko no Basuke”, “Gintama”, and “The Prince of Tennis”. Read on for full details courtesy of YATTAR JAPAN!
Opening this past July in Tokyo’s Sunshine City shopping center, J-World is an indoor theme park where guests “can play in the world of Weekly Shonen Jump.” Get a look, and read about the Dragon Ball, One Piece, and Naruto themed attractions – courtesy of Otaku USA – after the jump!
Viz has announced on their Shonen Jump podcast that they've licensed Yuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki's ecchi cooking manga Shokugeki no Soma, set to be released in North America as Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma. More after the jump.
Even though it's not something we're likely to ever see outside of Japan, it's still fun to dip into classic Shonen Jump-based games with footage from Namco Bandai's Jump Legend Biography. Enjoy some Famicom/Super Famicom nostalgia after the jump.
In commemoration of the announcement for the TV anime series in April of 2014, JUMP SHOP, the official stores for the Shonen Jump character goods, were holding a special fair featuring the Haruichi Furudate's volleyball-themed sport manga Haikyu!! between October 12 and 20. Check the photo report from the Osaka Umeda store after the jump!
While Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama's Jaco the Galactic Patrolman didn't seem terribly well received in Japan, the legend's new comedy was also always intended to be only a volume long. North American manga publisher Viz has finished the run in its digital Weekly Shonen Jump, so it's now time to find a replacement. See what the new title might be after the jump.
One Piece: Strong World, the 10th movie in the series, whose box office success was only surpassed by the recent One Piece: Film Z, is coming to North America from FUNimation November 19th. And, with that on the horizon, Viz has scheduled the prequel to run in their Shonen Jump digital manga magazine next week. More after the jump.