Viz Concludes "Rurouni Kenshin" Shishio Side-Story and Samples Three New "Shonen Jump" Series

Three chapters of "Judos," "Hi-Fi Cluster" and "Sporting Salt" sampled

In this Monday's September 8th Weekly Shonen Jump, Viz has launched its "Jump Start" program, in which the opening three chapters of new series from the Japanese Shonen Jump will be simultaneously published in the English version of the manga magazine. The initiative starts with martial arts manga Judos.


This will be followed by the English language premiere of Ippei Goto’s new sci-fi crime thriller Hi-Fi Cluster – beginning in the September 15th issue, and will offer Yuto Kubota’s sports medicine manga Sporting Salt– debuting in the September 23rd issue. Future series premieres will be announced as news becomes available from Weekly Shonen Jump (Japan) publisher and VIZ Media parent company, Shueisha, Inc.


VIZ Media encourages WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP members/subscribers to submit their “Jump Start” feedback and thoughts on the new series and chapters by completing the survey that is contained at the end of each digital issue and also at:


The September 15th issue will also feature the second half of the Ruruoni Kenshin Shishio side-story.


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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