According to the latest Oricon report, the 78th volume of Eiichiro Oda's internationally popular manga series One Piece, released in Japan on July 3, easily took the top spot in the weekly comic sales ranking selling an astonishing 1,676,264 copies in its first week. Hit the jump for more details.
This week's issue of Viz's Weekly Shonen Jump announced plans to Jump Start a new manga. This time it's Best Blue, a swimming manga by Masahiro Hirakata, which will kick off in both the Japanese and English Jump magazines on July 13. Read on for more.
Bandai Namco's Europe website for J-Stars Victory VS+ debuted a new video showing off what you'll see out of Shonen Jump's new fighter, and this time around the video showcases the "Fighting Stars" of the game. Hit the jump for the video!
Shueisha has posted a 30-second CM for the upcoming 78th volume of Eiichiro Oda's internationally popular manga series One Piece, to be released in Japan on July 3. The video also announces the series' recent listing on the Guinness World Records. Check the clip after the jump.
J-Stars Victory VS+ is almost out in the west, so Bandai Namco rolled out a new English promo showcasing the Shonen Jump 45th anniversary fighter's "craziest assists." See the latest footage after the jump.
Viz's English edition of Shonen Jump has announced that, along with the return of One Piece following a week's hiatus, next week's June 22nd issue will include Bikkuri and Rem's one-shot "Folie à Deux." The team of American creators won the grand prize in Kodansha's first International Manga competition back in 2007. More after the jump.
The English J-Stars Victory VS+, site has rolled a new preview out 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. This one features JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood's Jonathan Joestar versus Battle Tendency's Joseph Joestar.
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.