In commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the TV anime series next year, Shueisha and Toei Animation jointly launched "ONE-PIECE.com," an official portal site for Eiichiro Oda's super popular manga series One Piece on November 1. To celebrate the launch, the original manga creator Oda posted a special illustration on the site. Hit the jump for the illustration and more details.
Japanese publisher Shueisha announced on October 30 that Eiichiro Oda's super popular manga One Piece would have 300 million copies in print with the 72nd volume of the manga which was scheduled to be released in Japan on November 1. One Piece is their first manga series breaks the record. Hit the jump for more.
Shueisha released the 33rd issue of Weekly Shonen Jump on several Japanese e-book stores on today July 13, the same day with the paper version. This is the first time for them to release a manga magazine simultaneously in print and digital format. Hit the jump for more details.
Shueisha announced the theme illustration for the character novel category of the latest Jump Novel Prize for New Writers today. The participants for the category must create an original story based on the illustration drawn by Yasuhiro Nightow (Trigun). Hit the jump for more details.
Today in Japan, Shueisha released an iPhone/iPad digital platform for reading Jump manga. Called Jump Book Store, the app currently boasts over a thousand volumes of One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, and other Jump favorites. You guys might be getting used to reading digital manga from Viz or other publishers, but this app is a huge leap for the medium in its home country. Screens and impressions past the break!
The official site for Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has opened a mysterious site featuring a big "D" letter today. The flash animation also shows Japanese words "最強 (the strongest)、始動 (start/begin)". More details after the jump.
I'm going to refrain from making puns about having just "one piece" [of…whatever it is your tummy desires] for lunch and simply let everyone know there is a book of One Piece character bento recipes going on sale in Japan on Monday. Read on for pictures and further info!
The magazine formerly known as MYSTERY MAGAZINE X, now officially Shueisha's Jump X, will launch a new title fromNodame Cantabile creator Tomoko Ninomiya, who will also be illustrating the cover of the inaugural issue.
Some may think publisher Shueisha (Weekly Shonen Jump, Weekly Young Jump, etc.) already has plenty of manga magazines in their lineup, but that isn't stopping them from announcing one more in the third issue of their Miracle Jump magazine. Details are scant, but this "pure manga magazine" is set to debut this summer, and is not aimed at any specific age range or genre.