VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump Adds Robot × Laserbeam and We Never Learn Manga

VIZ Media’s digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine added Tadatoshi Fujimaki’s Robot × Laserbeam and Taishi Tsutsui’s We Never Learn manga as regular series beginning with this year’s 20th issue on April 17, 2017.

The two manga were among six new series VIZ Media previewed in February 2017 and March 2017 as part of its “Jump Start” initiative. In the initiative, VIZ Media’s digital Weekly Shonen Jump anthology publishes the first three chapters of a new manga simultaneously with the Japanese release. Based on reader feedback, the digital anthology sometimes adds the manga to its permanent lineup.

VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump also added Riichirou Inagaki and Boichi’s Dr. Stone manga from among the new titles. The other manga were Yūji Kimura’s U19, Hitsuji Kondaira’s Demon Prince Poro’s Diaries, and Ryūhei Tamura’s Hungry Marie.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump Adds Dr. Stone as Regular Series

VIZ Media’s digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that it is adding Riichirou Inagaki and Boichi’s Dr. Stone manga as a regular series. The magazine will also announce another new series for its lineup next week.

VIZ previously released the first three chapters as part of its “Jump Start” initiative. In the initiative, VIZ Media’s digital Weekly Shonen Jump anthology publishes the first three chapters of a new manga simultaneously with the Japanese release. Based on reader feedback, the digital anthology sometimes adds the manga to its permanent lineup.

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VIZ Media Celebrates Weekly Shonen Jump Anniversary With International Promotion and Special Livestream Event

VIZ Media proudly marks the fifth anniversary of Weekly Shonen Jump’s digital launch with a special annual membership offer and livestreamed event.

The promotion will run only on January 30, 2017 and will be available to North American-based readers as well as fans located in all international territories where Weekly Shonen Jump and the Weekly Shonen Jump digital app is available. Within a 24-hour period, readers can score an annual membership, which includes 48 issues, of the world’s leading digital manga magazine for only $9.99 (USD).

Manga readers are also invited to catch a special Weekly Shonen Jump Livestream Event, taking place on Friday, January 27, 2017 beginning at 6:00pm PST at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z37zf8hlLwA.

The online event will blend the fun of the Weekly Shonen Jump Podcast with Team Jump regulars along with some very special guests. Fans can join the action via the VIZ Media Facebook page and catch BIG announcements about future magazine content and more. Fans may also participate in a live Q&A and a trivia contest for a chance to win some collectible JUMP items from Japan.

Weekly Shonen Jump is published digitally each week by VIZ Media and features the latest chapters of some of the world’s most popular manga series. Weekly Shonen Jump’s official English edition is available in North America as well as in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Philippines, India and Singapore.

Weekly Shonen Jump annual members receive 48 weekly digital issues as well as rare one-shot manga releases, select digital-only promotions, and access to additional subscriber-only content including creator interviews and insightful promo videos. Yu-Gi-Oh! cards are not included in this promotion. Current subscribers can access their accounts via VIZ.com/ShonenJump or with the Newsstand App available for the Apple iPad® and iPhone or the Weekly Shonen Jump App on the Google Play Store for Android devices.

Manga series currently featured in Weekly Shonen Jump include One Piece, My Hero Academia, One-Punch Man, Boruto, Black Clover, Blue Exorcist, Food Wars!, The Promised Neverland, Seraph of the End, Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V and RWBY. Weekly Shonen Jump also regularly gives readers an advance peek at other hot new series debuts in Japan with special Jump Start features throughout the year.

VIZ Media Expands Digital Access to Weekly Shonen Jump Issues on Google Play

VIZ Media adds a new way for readers to access the latest issues of Weekly Shonen Jump as it announces the launch of the popular weekly manga publication on Google Play.

Previously, readers could only access Weekly Shonen Jump on the Google Play store via the VIZ Manga App or through the Android-based Weekly Shonen Jump App. Manga fans can now purchase single issues of Weekly Shonen Jump directly from Google Play/Google Books for $0.99 (USD) each. A backlist catalog offering 1 month of previously released issues will also be available.

Weekly Shonen Jump is the world’s most widely read manga publication for both emerging as well as established hit series and it has helped launch scores of the genre’s greatest series in the world,” says Andy Nakatani, Editor-in-Chief of Weekly Shonen Jump. “Google Play is one of the web’s most popular destinations for a wide variety of digital entertainment and we invite readers to explore all of the exciting fresh manga content contained in each week’s new issue.”

Manga series currently featured in Weekly Shonen Jump include One Piece, My Hero Academia, One-Punch Man, Boruto, Black Clover, Blue Exorcist, Food Wars!, The Promised Neverland, Red Sprite, Seraph of the End, World Trigger and Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V. Weekly Shonen Jump also regularly gives readers an advance peek at other hot new series debuts in Japan with special Jump Start features throughout the year.

Weekly Shonen Jump is published digitally each week by VIZ Media and features the latest chapters of some of the world’s most popular manga series released to English readers across North America as well as the U.K., Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, India, the Philippines and Singapore on the same day as the magazine’s general print release in Japan. International issues debut each Monday at 10:00am (PST) and monthly subscriptions are available across all territories.

VIZ Media Launches RWBY Manga Series in Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine

VIZ Media adds a new title to its Weekly Shonen Jump lineup with the launch of RWBY in the October 31, 2016 issue of the manga magazine.

RWBY is an action-driven adventure inspired by the popular online anime series created by Monty Oum and produced by Austin, Texas-based Rooster Teeth Productions. The manga is set in the future-fantasy World of Remnant and introduces readers to a group of four young adventurers who train at Beacon Academy to become Huntsmen and Huntresses in order to protect their world from monsters. The RWBY manga is written and illustrated by Shirow Miwa, who is widely acclaimed for his series Dogs: Bulleta and Carnage.

A special free Chapter 1 of RWBY is available in the Shonen Jump section of the VIZ website. New RWBY digital chapters will be available exclusively to Weekly Shonen Jump subscribers every Monday.

In RWBY, humans and beasts once coexisted peacefully in the magical World of Remnant. Now they are at fierce odds. Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna and Yang Xiao Long are Team RWBY, classmates at the Beacon Academy, learning the deadly craft of hunting the monstrous species known as the Grimm.

“This is the RWBY that you know and love, but with a twist. Not just an adaptation, this new story is a prequel, depicting events taking place before Ruby, Weiss, Blake and Yang were in the Academy in Volume 1 of the animation,” says Joel Enos, Senior Editor. “You should expect to see some all-new reveals and backstories for the characters in each new chapter that’s available digitally each week in Weekly Shonen Jump!”

Manga creator Shirow Miwa debuted in UltraJump magazine in 1999 with the short series Black Mind. His next series, Dogs, was published in the magazine from 2000 to 2001 and instantly became a success. He returned in 2005 with Dogs: Bullets & Carnage, which is currently running in UltraJump. Miwa also creates illustrations for books, music videos and magazines, and produces doujinshi under the circle name m.m.m.WORKS. Fans can visit his personal website at http://mmm-gee.net.

Weekly Shonen Jump is published digitally each week by VIZ Media and features the latest chapters of some of the world’s most popular manga series released to English readers across North America as well as the U.K., Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, India, the Philippines and Singapore on the same day as the magazine’s general print release in Japan. International issues debut each Monday at 10:00am (PST) and monthly subscriptions are available across all territories.

VIZ Media Announces Exclusive Free Weekly Shonen Jump Manga Content and Territory Expansion

VIZ Media has announced the launch of special free digital manga chapters available exclusively on the Weekly Shonen Jump website, VIZ.com/shonenjump. The free content section will exist alongside the paid subscription model and will be available to fans in current Weekly Shonen Jump territories as well as the new territories of the Philippines, India and Singapore.

Manga readers are invited to dive into a dynamic array of exciting free content straight from the pages of VIZ Media’s and Weekly Shonen Jump’s most popular, as well as upcoming, manga series. New chapters will be posted daily with additional new series to be added on a regular basis.

Manga series featured in the first month of launch include:

  • Blue Exorcist
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generation
  • Boys Over Flowers Season 2
  • Dragon Ball Super
  • The Emperor and I
  • Haikyu!!
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Part 1 Phantom Blood
  • Kuroko’s Basketball
  • Naruto: Chibi Sasuke’s Sharingan Legend
  • Naruto: The Path Lit by the Full Moon
  • One-Punch Man
  • Tokyo Ghoul [Jack]

“This is an important new international initiative that will give English manga readers in territories around the world a variety of fun and free reasons to visit every day for the latest new content,” says Hisashi Sasaki, VP, Global Shonen Jump. “From the exciting new generation of ninja adventures in Boruto to the knockout action of the bestselling One-Punch Man, this new portal will help showcase the unique content of Weekly Shonen Jump to a substantial new international audience.”

In addition to reaching readers across North America, this content will be available for free to fans across key international territories where Weekly Shonen Jump is distributed digitally, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Free and paid Weekly Shonen Jump content is now also available for the first time in the Philippines, India and Singapore.

Weekly Shonen Jump is published digitally every week by VIZ Media and features the latest chapters of a wide variety of serialized fan favorite manga titles presented in English and released on the same day as the magazine’s general print release in Japan.

Weekly Shonen Jump to Launch Two New Manga Series in February 2016

This year’s ninth issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump has announced that it will debut two new manga series in upcoming issues. Tadahiro Miura will begin Yuragi-sō no Yūna-san (Yūna of Yuragi Manor) in the 10th issue on February 8, 2016, and Koyoharu Gotōge will begin Kimetsu no Yaiba (Blade of Demon Destruction) in the 11th issue on February 15, 2016.

Miura previously drew the art for the Weekly Shonen Jump series Koisome Momiji, written by Tsugirō Sakamoto, which ran from May to November 2012. He has since drawn several one-shots for the magazine.

Gotōge was one of the recipients of the 70th Jump Treasure Newcomer Manga Awards in 2013. He has since drawn several one-shots for Weekly Shonen Jump.

As a reader of the VIZ Media’s English version of Weekly Shonen Jump, I’m anticipating an announcement before long that these two new manga will be featured for their “Jump Start” initiative. We’ll see if I’m right.

Source: ANN