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.
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.