VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga, graphic novels and anime in North America, ushers in 2013 with the dawn of a whole new era of manga with today’s first issue of the new WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP digital manga magazine. The weekly serial anthology features the synchronized latest chapters of various manga debuting on the same day as the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump magazine counterpart, including flagship series NARUTO, BLEACH, ONE PIECE and more.
Today marks the beginning of a new era for Viz Media's North American edition of Shonen Jump. The weekly publication has officially dropped the Alpha and is now on a simultaneous schedule with Japan, bringing with it a new look and more. The redesigned website is now live at shonenjump.com, and you can check out some preview pages past the jump!
Viz has rolled out a series of enhancements to its Shonen Jump Alpha digital manga magazine offering. Issues of the digital anthology, featuring Naruto, Bleach and One Piece are no longer rented for one year. Users of Viz's manga reader app now have the option to download any issue posted during the course of a current or prior subscription, or purchased individually. More after the jump.
Shonen Jump Alpha fans have a lot to look forward to in January, as Viz has finally confirmed the launch date for the revised Shonen Jump Alpha digital anthology which will now be published at the same time as Weekly Shonen Jump in Japan. Hit the jump for all of the details.
This week, Nisekoi: False Love joins the line-up on Viz's Shonen Jump Alpha digital anthology, while the first volume also becomes available via VIZManga.com. Get a look at the yakuza relationship comedy after the jump.
Promoting their digital manga service, Viz has posted a video of Masakazu Katsura sketching Zetman for SHONEN JUMP Alpha during his special guest appearance during the Shonen Jump Fan Meet-Up in NYC. Get a look after the jump.
Promoting the exclusive digital content, like creator sketches and interview, offered to subscribers of the Shonen Jump Alpha anthology, Viz has posted a video of author Hiroshi Shiibashi sketching the star of yokai manga Nura. Geta look after the jump.