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.
Reportedly, an early look at next week's Shonen Jump has Sporting Salt concluding with the next chapter. The ending sports medicine manga follows other September launches Judos and Hi-Fi Cluster, all of which were sampled, or in the case of Hi-Fi Cluster, carried in the English digital edition of the magazine. More after the jump.
With Hi-Fi Cluster ending, Viz's English edition of Weekly Shonen Jump is now set to introduce 2014's Jump breakout hit, My Hero Academia. Houhei Horikoshi's top ranking, recently Manga Taisho Award nominated series follows a boy with dreams but no super powers in a world where powers are common place. More after the jump.
With the first collection of his new Mamono Kanteishi Babilo manga due on February 4th, Yoshiyuki Nishi has taken over the Twitter account for the Shonen Jump Plus digital manga service. In addition to one-page Twitter manga, the former Takeshi Obata assistant has used the platform to post a tribute to the live-action Bakuman movie adaptation, scheduled for this year. Get a look after the jump.
Ippei Gotou's 2014 Hi-Fi Cluster, which was picked up for the English edition of Shonen Jump after a "Jump Start" trial run will be following fellow fall Jump Started manga Judos into history with the sci-fi manga manga ending in next week's Shounen Jump Issue 9. Sporting Salt, E-Robot, Takujou no Ageha and the English translated Gakkyuu Houtei are still running. More after the jump.
Viz has announced a special promotion to celebrate the third anniversary of the digital English Weekly Shonen Jump. To mark the milestone, they invite readers to sample the magazine beginning with the 01-19-2015 issue, four complete issues (01-19, 01-26, 02-02 and 02-09) of Weekly Shonen Jump will be available to read for free as part of the promotion. More after the jump.
In November Shueisha launched a nine story festival of one-shot manga by NisiOisiN (Monogatari) running through their Jump family of magazines as well as the shojo Margaret. The first of these was "heaven" themed RKD-EK9, illustrated by Takeshi Obata (Death Note), initially published in the December issue of Jump Square, and later included in the English edition last month. Another is slated for next week's issue. More after the jump.
Jump Shop's Tokyo station store is located in Tokyo Character Street, which has 26 official merchandise stores of Japanese TV networks, toy manufactures, popular anime/tokusatsu series. The most featured titles at the store now are the latest Naruto film The Last: Naruto the Movie and Haikyu!!. Check the latest photo report below.