As previously reported, Shueisha will launch "Jump Live," a smartphone app to deliver exclusive contents by famous artists in this August. Some of the title lineup are announced today, which includes a Flash anime adaptation of Shuichi Aso's The Disaster of PSI Kusuo Saiki manga. Hit the jump for more information.
Today on July 1, Shonen Jump's official YouTube channel posted a short announcement video for its upcoming "Jump Live" smartphone app. The app which will deliver exclusive contents everyday is scheduled to be launched in Japan in August. Hit the jump for more details.
In commemoration of the release of the fifth volume of Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Banpresto will start a new session of its popular lottery series Ichiban Kuji featuring the manga characters, mainly the invincible alien teacher Koro-sensei, in Japan on July 4th. Check the Koro-sensei prizes after the jump.
Shonen Jump is about to make an announcement along with chapter 76 Nisekoi. The general assumption is that the yakuza/highschool relationship comedy will be getting an anime adaptation, and this begs the question of whether 76 chapters is an especially quick turn around for a Jump manga series. So, from circa 2000 on, exactly how many chapters does it take a Jump series to get its own anime? Find out after the jump.
45 years of Shonen Jump history is being reflected in a series of J Stars collectors figures. From the top shonen manga magazine, classic series like Midori no Makibaō, to the current heavy hitters like Naruto, to hot up and comers like Assassination Classroom will be covered in monthly assortments, available as prizes in arcades across Japan. Get a look after the jump.
Thanks to the great success of the recent TV anime series, Hirohiko Araki's long-running (more than 26 years!) manga series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure has become the dominant business trend in Japan now. Taking this opportunity, Premium Bandai has started accepting pre-orders for the special collaboration sneakers with Converse yesterday, Hit the jump for more details.