Rightstuf describes it:
Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha! Manga Volume 1 features story from Akira Toriyama and art by dragongarow LEE.
A Japanese high school student is on his way to a Dragon Ball event and makes a detour to hit on a cute girl. Unfortunately, he meets with an unfortunate and fatal accident before he reaches her and, to his great surprise, wakes up in the Dragon Ball universe as Yamcha! Being a Dragon Ball fan, he knows exactly what misery awaits him as Yamcha, so he takes matters into his own hands and vows to make Yamcha the strongest Dragon Ball character ever!
*This review is spoiler-free. I won’t spoil anything!
Oh my gosh, we finally get the release date for the fourth act of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures in manga format! Just announced today, the English manga company Shonen Jump just revealed the release date for the fourth part of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 4: Diamond is Unbreakable manga will be releasing this year in May. Amazon lists the manga on May 7th.
Diamond is Unbreakable is currently on Toonami on Saturdays at Adult Swim with English Dub. The protagonist, or new JoJo character, is Josuke Higashikata who is the illegitimate son of Joseph Joestar. Taking place after the events of Part 3: Stardust Crusaders, Jotaro visits the town of Morioh and finds out that Josuke has a Stand. Together, they are trying to find out who is giving people Stands.
Look who’s joining Jump Force with Renji, Hancock, Trunks and Asta!
It’s been revealed by Bandai Namco that Izuku Midoriya “Deku” will be joining the Shonen Jump crossover game Jump Force. Midoriya is a young student who wants to be a superhero like his idol All Might. He’s also from the insane popular superhero anime My Hero Academia, Also revealed today is story mode! Revealed in a trailer, players will create their original character and use Shonen Jump accessories like Yugi’s hair or Luffy’s strawhat and even use special attacks in order to save the world from the game’s antagonist.
Who do you want to be in this game?
Here is the now updated roster including Deku:
My Hero Academia
Hunter x Hunter
- Kenshin Himura
- Makoto Shishio
Fist of the North Star
- Pegasus Seiya
- Dragon Shiryu
If you guys thought that Asta joining Jump Force was cool, get ready for some more exciting news!
Announced by Bandai Namco, we are going to get three different characters from the series One Piece, Dragon Ball and Bleach. From One Piece, we have the Empress and one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea Boa Hancock. With the power of the Love-Love Fruit, Hancock can use her lovely charms and attacks to turn her enemies into stone. She is the coldest pirate in the seas, but her weakness is the rubber pirate Monkey D. Luffy and she is in love with him and she can’t help but not say no to him. Joining her is the son of the Saiyan Prince Vegeta named Trunks Briefs. Sent from a dark future, Trunks is sent to the past to help Goku and his friends from Earth’s destruction from the hands of the Androids and save their future. In Bleach, make way for Renji Abari. Renji is Rukia’s childhood friend while becoming Soul Reapers at the academy. Renji later became a vice captain to Rukia’s brother Byakuya. Renji was also Ichigo’s rival when they first met, but after their fight, these two became great friends and allies against evil threats. In this version, players will be able to play as Renji during the Thousand-Year Blood War (final arc in the manga).
Jump Force is set to be released on February 15, 2019 for PS4, X1 and PC.
Trunks (Dragon Ball)
Boa Hancock (One Piece)
Currently, here is the roster with the updated playable characters (Light Yagami and Ryuk from Death Note are in this game but non-playable):
Hunter x Hunter
- Kenshin Himura
- Makoto Shishio
Fist of the North Star
- Pegasus Seiya
- Dragon Shiryu
Do you like reading Shonen Jump manga like Naruto, One Piece and My Hero Academia? Do you want to be able to read these manga and support your favorite authors? I got great news for you! It’s been announced from Viz and Weekly Shonen Jump that they’re planning on starting a premium plan as low as $1.99 for people to read manga!
Hisashi Sasaki, editor of Weekly Shonen Jump in English and Japanese, mentioned that the goal for this new plan is to help bring in new members and fans and help support legal manga. Instead of being called Weekly Shonen Jump, it will be called Shonen Jump.
According to the Viz site, Shonen Jump will begin on December 17th, 2018 (same time as Tumblr will remove all +17 content lol). Free users will access to these here:
FREE chapters of One Piece, My Hero Academia, Boruto, Dragon Ball Super and many more!
Official and same day as Japan!
New chapters weekly!
With new series coming!
However, if you want to pay for the plan and show support, here is what you get even more:
Unlock the Shonen Jump digital vault of 10,000+ chapters
Catch up on current hits from any point, revisit old favorites and discover new series for ONLY $1.99 a month!
Start your 7-day free trial beginning December 17, 2018!
Are you a current paid member? Go here to learn how this change will affect your membership!
You’ll get a free trial of the plan. The price is very small if you are doing monthly. You’ll get access to a ton of manga chapters from different series.
If you are already a member of Weekly Shonen Jump like me, you will have instant access to the plan and your subscription expiration date will be pushed three months ahead for free. You can read the frequently asked questions if you are already a member and still want to learn more.
Also announced, according to ANN, Shonen Jump will be adding more manga for the line up that you don’t usually read in the magazine. Here is what is being added:
- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
- Chainsaw Man
- Gokutei Higuma (tentative title)
- Jujutsu Kaisen!!
What do you guys think about this new plan? Instead of reading a magazine, you are going to be reading a vault of many chapters from your favorite series on the app and website. You will be able to read manga legally and support the authors without using a shady scanned site.
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Do you love Sailor Moon? I got some exciting news for you! I got this news from Hot Topic, but more information is from the news Nerdist and the official Sailor Moon website, it’s about the live action Sailor Moon Musical. The Sailor Moon Musical, also known as Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, is coming from Japan to the United States. However, it will be limited and the only places that are playing the musical will be in Washington D.C. and New York. The musical play will be premiering in these two places on March 2019. So far, there is no news about ticket sells yet.
According to Nerdist, it’s a play that is described as “2-D”. Meaning, the characters are actors play as the main cast from the series and the sound effects and background setting is supposed to replicate from manga and anime.
This one and his enemy joins Jump Force.
Welcome everyone for another exciting news from Matt-in-the-Hat! Today’s news invovles the upcoming crossover game Jump Force. Another Shonen Jump title joins the fight for good and evil from the well-known series Rurouni Kenshin. It’s been revealed that the protagonist Kenshin Himura will be joining the game. Kenshin is the master of the Hiten Mitsurugi-ryū, an ability where Kenshin can move in godspeed and with his reverse blade sword, he can crush his opponents without killing anyone. The antagonist of the series, specifically in the Kyoto Arc or season 2 of the anime, Shishio joins the fight. Shishio is just like Kenshin who was also a killer and his sword allows him set fire on his opponent because of the sparks left behind. Rurouni Kenshin is based on the manga series Nobuhiro Watsuki who also another manga series called Buso Renkin.
Jump Force is expected to be released on Feb 16th, 2019 for PS4. X1 and PC.
Here at OWLS, we are pretty thankful that we are able to come together as a community and share a love and appreciation for anime and manga. This month we will be showcasing our appreciation by giving a shout out post to our favorite manga artists, creators, production companies, and writers who produced some of our favorite works. We will be discussing our favorite works by these creators and our reasons as to why we appreciate them.
Shonen Jump readers, I bring good news! If you are a reader for the Weekly Shonen Jump and been a member from the beginning, you might have remembered the sci-fi series World Trigger. The manga disappeared in the magazine because of the author’s health condition. Revealed in a illustration on Twitter, manga author Daisuke Ashihara is coming out from hiatus and will go back to the series World Trigger. World Trigger will be in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on October 29th.
The manga took a week hiatus in September 2014 due to cervical spondylosis and occasionally took one week breaks. However, his health grew worse and went to hiatus in November 2016.
If you are a subscriber to magazine, mark your calendars for October 29th online!
Viz Media has been really busy especially since they attended the New York Comic Con, With every convention, there is news for the fans. Announced this weekend, the popular series Boruto: The Next Generation will finally be getting the home video treatment. In the spring of 2019, fans can finally get their own copy of the anime in DVD. Boruto: Naruto Next Generation is a sequel spinoff to the classic series of the Naruto frnachise (it’s the sequel to the anime Naruto Shippuden). The anime is being watched over by Naruto creator of Mashashi Kishimoto.
If you like Yu-Gi-OH!, I got news from the manga creator Kazuki Takahashi. It’s been announced that Takahashi currently created a one-shot manga called THE COMIQ. The one-shot manga will be released on October 15th in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in both the English and Japanese version.
Last but not least, get ready for a new manga adaptation of RWBY. This new RWBY manga is be made by Bunta Kinami. RWBY has appeared in many manga adaptations before such as one made by Shirow Miwa and others where it is made into an anthology collections.