VIZ Media has digitally published a one-shot manga called Yugen’s All-Ghoul Homeroom (Yūgen to Jorei Gakkyū). Yūto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki, the creators of the manga series Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, wrote and illustrated the manga. The manga is also available on the MANGA Plus service, and is available to read for free on both services.
Yugen’s All-Ghoul Homeroom follows the medium Yugen Tojinbo, and high school teacher Mishiro Sato, as they investigate supernatural occurrences at a prestigious girls’ high school called Falbion. The one-shot manga has 49 pages including a color page.
Both VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump service and Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service launched Hajime Kōmoto’s Mashle: Magic and Muscles manga in English on January 26, 2020. The second chapter will debut on February 2, 2020.
Shueisha describes the manga:
This is a world of magic where magic is used for everything. But deep in the forest exists a young man who spends his time training and bulking up. He can’t use magic, but he enjoys a peaceful life with his father. But one day, his life is put in danger! Will his muscular body protect him from the magic users who are out to get him? Powerfully trained muscles crush magic as this abnormal magical fantasy begins!
Both VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump service and Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service have launched Atsushi Nakamura’s Agravity Boys manga in English. The manga is also available in Spanish on MANGA Plus. The manga launched in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on December 9, 2019.
Shueisha describes the manga as:
The year 2118… Four young astronauts head out to the stars to find humanity’s new frontier…or so they thought! Two days after they depart, earth is devoured by a black hole! Plunged into a destiny they cannot escape, these unique young men reach their destination of Alpha Jumbro and plan to live out the rest of their lives there. How will humanity survive in this wacky space-survival comedy?!
Both VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump service and Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service launched Yūsaku Shibata’s Zipman!! manga in English on December 2, 2019. The manga is also available in Spanish in MANGA Plus. The manga launched in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on the same day.
Shueisha describes the manga as:
Zip up and get your robot on! A new type of robot-action series! World-famous handsome mechanical engineer Koshiro Tatara and scary-looking musclehead Kaname, these polar opposite twins both fell in love with the same girl’s smile. Since then, they compete daily to see which of them can make her smile more. But one day, tragedy suddenly strikes Koshiro… A new robot battle action manga with a totally unlikely duo from Yūsaku Shibata, creator of Yoakemono!
Shueisha’s MANGA Plus website added Kuu Tanaka’s The Vertical World (Tate no Sekai) manga on November 6, 2019. The site also added ANGYAMAN’s East, Into the Night (Yoru o Higashi ni) manga on October 30, 2019.
Shueisha describes The Vertical World:
A world stretching down from the heavens: the Vertical World. There lives a boy named Ruska, who finds himself fascinated by the world below. One day he sees a girl falling from the sky above, straight towards the bottom… And so begins his adventure surrounding the mystery of the Fallen Maiden!
Tanaka launched The Verical World on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ website on January 10, 2019.
Shueisha describes East, Into the Night:
The eternal darkness which people call “night”. Long long ago, there was an opposite to this “night”. Something far brighter than the light of their lamps, the light of hope for humanity. Seek out the forgotten “morning”.
ANGYAMAN launched the manga on Shonen Jump+ on October 31, 2019. Previously, a one-shot version of the manga was published on Shonen Jump+ in August 2017.
VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump website and Shueisha’s MANGA Plus site have both added Kentarō Fukuda’s Double Taisei (Futari no Taisei) manga in English. The manga has also launched in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Double Taisei is the second of four new manga launching in four consecutive issues of Weekly Shonen Jump.
Kentarō Fukuda previously published the two-volume Devilyman manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2015.
Shueisha’s MANGA Plus service has added Tsuyoshi Takaki’s Heart Gear manga on April 2, 2019, as well as Tatsuya Endō’s Spy x Family manga on March 24, 2019. Both manga launched in Japan on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ service on the same day.
Shueisha describes Heart Gear:
In a ruined world, a human girl, Lu, and a droid, Zet, live a humble life. Then one day, they encounter a mysterious new droid, Chrome… Now all three of them live together like a family, but then…
Shueisha describes Spy x Family:
The master spy codenamed has spent his days on undercover missions, all for the dream of a better world. But one day, he receives a particularly difficult new order from command. For his mission, he must form a temporary family and start a new life?! A Spy/Action/Comedy about a one-of-a-kind family!
VIZ Media’s app and website, and Shueisha’s MANGA Plus app and website published the first chapter of Daijirō Nonoue’s The Last Saiyuki (Saigo no Saiyūki) manga in English on March 3, 2019. The manga launched in this year’s 14th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan on March 4, 2019.
The manga focuses on Ryunosuke, who loves baseball and decides in the third grade that he will join his school’s baseball team. On the day Ryunosuke is set to turn in his permission slip to join the team, his father tells him that he’s adopted a young girl who is now his younger sister. The girl’s name is Koharu Mori, and she is blind and has prosthetic arms and legs. Ryunosuke’s father says that because he can’t be at home very often, Ryunosuke must stop going to school and spend his days taking care of Koharu. Ryunosuke hates his new situation, and his new sister, but starts warming up to her after a certain incident. Ryunosuke will soon learn that his sister has an inhuman power that can destroy the world.
Shueisha’s online manga site and app MANGA Plus launched in Spanish on February 25, 2019. The Spanish version of the service currently offers 27 series, most of which are also available in English, but Reborn! (Katekyō Hitman Reborn!) and Captain Tsubasa are currently exclusively available in Spanish. The first chapters of both titles are available now, with new chapters slated to debut weekly.
Shueisha launched MANGA Plus worldwide outside of Japan, China, and South Korea in January 2019. The service offers more than 50 titles in English.
Shueisha has launched a new online manga site and app named MANGA Plus in English on worldwide, except in Japan, China, and South Korea beause these countries already have their own services. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices, and the service’s website is online. A Spanish version of the service is planned for launch between February and March 2019.
The service has a total of 50 titles, including 13 completed series, and more titles will be added gradually. The service publishes new chapters of currently serialized manga from Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, Jump Square magazine, and the Shonen Jump+ service at the same time they are released in Japan. While MANGA Plus is free to download and use, users can also purchase compiled book volumes for specific manga. The first chapter and the latest chapter of currently serialized manga are also free. A portion of the revenue from advertisements on the website will go directly to the manga authors.
VIZ Media recently launched its Shonen Jump service in December 2018, which similarly offers simultaneous publishing of serialized manga, as well as catalog manga. In an interview with Anime News Network, Shonen Jump+ editor Shuhei Hosono outlined what is different in MANGA Plus compared to VIZ’s service: worldwide availability (VIZ Media’s service is only available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, the Philippines, Singapore, and India), the availability of titles outside of the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, and the addition of some titles that have never had an English release.
VIZ Media’s subscription-based Shonen Jump service, conversely, features the full backlog of several completed and ongoing Weekly Shonen Jump or Jump Square manga not available currently on MANGA Plus.
The launch lineup for the service is as follows:
- One Piece
- The Promised Neverland
- Jujutsu Kaisen – Sorcery Fight
- My Hero Academia
- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
- Black Clover
- Chainsaw Man
- Hinomaru Sumo
- Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
- I’m From Japan
- Teenage Renaissance! David
- We Never Learn
- Dr. Stone
- Hunter × Hunter (Suspended)
- Hell Warden Higuma
- Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
- Blue Exorcist
- Platinum End
- World Trigger
- Dragon Ball Super
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V
- Terra Formars
- Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku
- Summertime Render
- Nano Hazard
- The Sign of Abyss
- Blue Flag
- Abyss Rage
- LAND ROCK
- Soloist in A Cage
- Curtain’s up, I’m off
- Spotless Love: This Love Cannot Be Any More Beautiful.
- Moon Land
- Rosario + Vampire
- Tokyo Ghoul
- One Piece Part 1
- Assassination Classroom
- Death Note
- Dragon Ball
- Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story
- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure