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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Hello trainers! I got some exciting news for everyone who loves Pokemon. The official Pokemon Company announced that the 21st Pokemon film, Pokémon the Movie: the Power of Us will be in English Dubbed and will have limited screen dates at the movie theaters. According to Fathom Events, the movie will be screening in theaters on November 24, November 26, November 28, and December 1.
Here is the synopsis:
Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us tells the story of Ash and Pikachu as they journey to a small seaside town filled with a diverse set of characters, including a young athlete, a compulsive liar, a shy researcher, a bitter old woman, and a little girl with a big secret.
Every year, the townspeople gather to celebrate the Legendary Pokémon Lugia, who brings the wind that saved the town from destruction many years ago. The festival is a time for celebration, with a Pokémon Catching Race and a ceremonial flame burning brightly to summon Lugia. But when a series of incidents threatens not just the festival, but all the people and Pokémon who call the town home, it’s going to take more than just Ash and Pikachu to save the day. Will these people be able to put aside their differences and work together to rescue their town? Or will it all end in destruction?
Announced at his Twitter and interview with Barnes and Noble, Viz manga editor Joel Enos announced that the manga Tokyo Ghoul, by Sui Ishida, will be ending. The manga’s last volume will be volume 14 and it is set to be released on August 15. You can read the interview in the hyperlink above as he mentions about his experience with working with Tokyo Ghoul in the English manga. He also mentioned he will also be working on the sequel manga Tokyo Ghoul: re and the manga is set to be released on October 17.
Joel Enos is the manga editor to the manga series Tokyo Ghoul and Tokyo Ghoul: re and both manga are owned by Viz.
The legendary Shonen Jump series, now available in English for the first time, in a deluxe edition featuring color pages and newly drawn cover art! JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a groundbreaking manga famous for its outlandish characters, wild humor and frenetic battles. A multigenerational tale of the heroic Joestar family and their never-ending battle against evil!
Young Jonathan Joestar’s life is forever changed when he meets his new adopted brother, Dio. For some reason, Dio has a smoldering grudge against him and derives pleasure from seeing him suffer. But every man has his limits, as Dio finds out. This is the beginning of a long and hateful relationship!
Announced yesterday and posted on Friday, English publisher Viz posted three spinoff manga first chapter at their site. The spinoff manga is from their series Dragon Ball Z, Tokyo Ghoul, and Naruto. These spinoffs are Dragon Ball Super, Tokyo Ghoul [Jack], and Naruto: Chibi Sasuke’s Sharingan Legend. These can be read at their website for free.
Along with these spinoff series, Viz posted on Wednesday of other manga series like The Emperor and I, Kuroko Basketball, Blue Exorcist, One-Punch Man, Haikyu!!, and Boys Over Flowers Season 2.
They are all free but only the first chapter.
According to Japan’s Shueisha Weekly Shonen Jump issue 28, Naoshi Komi’s comedy romance series “Nisekoi” will be entering the climax of the story on June 20. It’s noted that the climax will have a colorful colorspread page.
Here is the story synopsis to the series:
The manga is a romantic comedy that follows the story of high-schooler and yakuza family member Raku Ichijo, who is forced into a fake relationship with Chitoge Kirisaki, the daughter of a rival gang’s boss, and they must pretend to be in love so as to prevent their rival families from fighting. While acting out their romance, Raku realizes that Chitoge has a mysterious key from her past, which she can’t remember, and he has a pendant that can only be unlocked by his childhood sweetheart. To complicate matters, two more girls with keys also appear.
My Love Story!!
According to the July issue of Shueisha‘s Bessatsu Margaret magazine, Kazune Kawahara and Aruko’s romantic shojo series “My Love Story!!” will end in the August issue on July 13 with a 100-page final chapter. The final chapter will have a color center page.
Takeo Gōda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don’t want him! (They want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn!
Even though I usually wait after the weekend for posting news but this something that popped up and must share:
FUNimation announced yesterday that they will be streaming the new One Piece Special – Adventure of Nebulandia today. It will be simulcasted on Sunday night and the special will start in Fuji TV from 9-11:10 PM E.S.T.
In Jump Fiesta, Shonen Jump announced that there will be an anime adaptation to light novels of Itachi Uchiha in 2016. The novel is titles Naruto – Itachi Shinden
There are three news but I will compile into one.
Now with the countdown finished, it has been announced that there will be a new Boruto manga. Masashi Kishimto (original creator of Naruto) will be supervising the manga. Kishimoto sensei will be doing a special one-shot manga of Boruto in spring 2016 and English publisher Viz will add it to the digital magazine.