To commemorate the opening of the Naruto Exhibition in Japan, Naruto and One Piece creators Masashi Kishimoto and Eiichiro Oda sat down for an extensive conversation about their works and careers. After publication in the Japanese editions of Shonen Jump, Viz has shared an excerpt of the exchange.
The Japanese edition of Shonen Jump doubled-up for an issue 22/23 last week in order to take off this week's Golden Week string of public holidays. So, without any new adventures of Luffy, Ichigo, Toriko and company to offer, Viz's English Weekly Shonen Jump has presented a special May 4th issue with the latest Blue Excorcist and Seraph of the End, along with behind-scenes "The Right Way to Make Jump."
After the current 22/23 double issue of Shonen Jump, the manga magazine will debut new series in issues 24, 25 and 26, respectively dance themed Sesuji wo Pin! to〜Kyougi Dance-bu e Youkoso〜 by Takuma Yokota aka Yoko, author of Onani Master Kurosawa and Sentou Hakai Gakuen Dangerous; Lady Justice by Ken Ogino (Hayate hime); and 9th Golden Future Cup winner Devily-man by Kentaro Fukuda. And, it looks like the expected series are being cleared away to make room.
The English J-Stars Victory VS+, site has rolled out its latest round of promo videos for the crossover fighting game celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Shonen Jump magazine, now set to be released in Europe on June 26, followed by the Americas on June 30, on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, as well as a digital-only release on PS Vita.
It's amazing enough that we're getting J-Stars Victory VS+ in the west, but the fact that the roster will remain completely intact makes it that much more so. Now we have something more concrete than the initial summer release window, though, with J-Stars Victory VS+ set to attack Europe on June 26, followed by the Americas on June 30. Hit the jump for more.
It looks like Weekly Shonen Jump is about to go into another eventful period. Next week's issue 21 has a Nisekoi cover/color page with One Piece and Bleach absent. That might be the calm before the storm. The following is a Golden Week 22/23 double issue with the cover shared by the returning One Piece and Naruto Gaiden - The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring Month. After that, things get interesting. More after the jump.
Last month, Bandai Namco began the preparation for this summer's North America and European PS3/PS4/Vita release of J-Stars Victory VS+ . A second batch of English previews has now been posted with Bleach's Ichigo vs Aizen, Fist of the North Star's Kenshiro vs Sakigate!! Otokojuku Momotaro Tsurugi and Gintama's Gintoki vs Assassination Classroom's Koro-sensei. Get a look after the jump.
Bandai Namco has announced the launch of their English site for J-Stars Victory VS+, the crossover fighting game celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Shonen Jump magazine and the 20th anniversary of the V Jump magazine. Building to a summer 2015 North American and European release on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita, the site starts with the first of six phased previews, offering a look at DBZ's Goku versus Frieza and more.
This week sees the launch of the first of four new manga series in the Japanese edition of Shonen Jump with the debut of Toshiaki Iwashiro's (Psyren) Kagamigami. The debut also carried over to the English, digital edition of the magazine as Viz samples the first three chapters with their "Jump Start" program. More after the jump.
The new turn over in Shonen Jump manga will soon be reaching North American readers. Four series will be launched in the Japanese edition of the magazine over the next four issues. Toshiaki Iwashiro's Kagamigami in issue 11, Yūki Tabata's Black Clover in issue 12, Yuu Miki's Kaizou Ningen Roggy in issue 13 and Utsumi Yuusuke's Urban Battle Satellite in issue 14. And, Viz will be "Jump Starting" the new manga.
Who would win in a fight: Goku, Naruto, Ichigo, Luffy, Gintoki, or Bo-bobo? While the correct answer is Bo-bobo, everyone who disagrees will have to fight it out in J-Stars Victory VS+! Hit the jump for our hands-on impressions of this upcoming crossover slugfest!
J-Stars Victory VS+ is bringing the Shonen Jump anniversary action to PlayStation 4, and some recent footage from this weekend's Taipei game show puts the latest version on display. Watch some off-screen team battle action in the video after the jump.