VIZ Media’s digital English edition of Weekly Shonen Jump has announced that it will begin a new round of “Jump Start” titles with Masayoshi Satosho’s Momiji no Kisetsu. The manga will debut in Japan and in VIZ’s Weekly Shonen Jump on May 14, 2018.
Shonen Jump describes Momiji no Kisetsu (Momiji’s Shogi Time, a pun on “fall leaves season”) manga as focusing on a young man who aims to become a pro shogi player and Ryūō. The Ryūō Tournament is one of the eight major professional shogi title tournaments.
For its “Jump Start” initiative, VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump publishes the first three chapters of a new manga simultaneously with the Japanese release.