From Mazinger Z to Dragon Ball to My Hero Academia and all the Shameless Schools and To Love-Rus in-between, Shonen Jump has been a cornerstone of Japanese pop culture. One of the longest running, best selling manga magazines, it launched with an August 1, 1968 cover date and is now gearing up for its 50th anniversary. With this in mind, @YonkouProd has put together a video survey of its past and future.
Manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump closed out its 2017 cover-year on Monday. An early look at plans for 2018 reveals that a number of the series notable creators will be returning for new one-shot works, including some of those heay-hitters that wrapped up in 2016. Preview the roster after the jump.
It was known that three manga (at least) were set to join Shonen Jump (Lycopene The Tomatoy Poodle, Full Drive and Gen Osuka's Golem Hearts). And, it was pretty safe bet that three were out. One was Beelzebub creator Ryūhei Tamura's Hungry Marie, which is ending next week. Now, an early look a the magazine's line-up for next week shows that perennial subject for cancellation speculation, Isobe Isobee Monogatari.
Get hands-on with Shonen Jump's 50th anniversary with their new karuta deck! The 208-card deck covers 100 classic titles from the manga mag. Hit the jump to preview the cards and find out where to get yours!
It's time for another round of churn at Shonen Jump. Some manga is in - starting with Lycopene The Tomatoy Poodle (in cute but biting comedy concerned with Japanese celebrities and politicians). Others are out - starting with Beelzebub creator Ryūhei Tamura's Hungry Marie. After starting a three-chapter Jump Start sample of Lycopene this week, Viz announced the schedule for sampling Genki Ono's Full Drive and Gen Osuka's Golem Hearts.
It's time for another round of turnovers in Shonen Jump, and Viz has announced plans to preview at least the first in their English edition of the manga magazine. This starts next Monday with Koji Oishi's (author of 2006, 5-volume four-panel manga Maison du Penguin) Lycopene The Tomatoy Poodle. More after the jump.
In shonen manga, you don't live to old age without developing some serious skills. Someone has to whip the young would-be hero into shape. September 15 was Respect for the Aged Day in Japan, and that got moved to the third monday in 2003 as part of the "Happy Monday" system. Shonen Jump took the opportunity to show how they've demonstrated the need to respect the oldsters with a special digital "Silver Jump" manga collection.
It was announced in the latest 42nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump released today that a new chapter of Osamu Akimoto's comedy manga series Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kouen Mae Hashutsujo, KochiKame for short, will be published in the magazine's next 43rd issue to be released this Saturday, September 16. Hit the jump for more details.
Shonen Jump launched August 1, 1968. And, sure, plenty of people love its heroes. Still, how about Vegeta over Goku? Hiei over Yusuke? Even Dio over Jotaro? PLEX had scheduled a 50th anniversary set of PoteKoro mascots (H50 x W60 x D80mm) of the leads for September. Now, it's time for the companion set, with 10 more trading mascots following in October.