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!
The official website for 56-year-old Japanese manga artist Hirohiko Araki today announced that, as of the release of the 14th volume of the current 8th arc JoJolion next Monday, his long-running Jojo's Bizarre Adventure manga series has printed 100 million copies in Japan since 1987. Hit the jump for more details.
According to the newest Oricon sales report for the week ended December 4, the 24th volume of Haruichi Furudate's sport manga Haikyu!!, released on December 2 in Japan, sold 282,363 copies in its first three days, becoming the top-selling manga tankobon of the week. Check this week's top 10 manga titles aftert he jump.
Apparently, friendship and revolutionar action sci-fi manga Red Sprite by Tomohiro Yagi (Iron Knight) won't be lasting much longer than fellow August Shonen Jump addition "fresh, all-species directed 'full-on love comedyl" Love Rush! by Ryôhei Yamamoto (E-Robot). November 23rd is public holiday Labour Thanksgiving Day in Japan, so next week's issue of Jump is out an extra day early, and leaking for that is news that Red Sprite ends next Monday.
With the most recent addition, Spring Weapon No.1 , there have been 660 titles in the Japanese edition of Weekly Shonen Jump. The magazine debuted in 1968, but even split among 50 years, that means that there's been a lot of coming and going. However, with the end of Naruto, Bleach, Nisekoi, and Toriko, to say nothing of the 40-year run of KochiKame, the ground at Jump seems particularly unstable recently.