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.
Viz | Weekly Shonen Jump | FAQ
Anime News Network
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.
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!
Great news for Shonen Jump fans, get ready for another series to join the brawl in the upcoming Jump Force game. With characters like Dragon Ball, One Piece and Naruto being added to the game, players can get happier today as Bandai Namco just announced another Jump title to join the game. The series is Saint Seiya or in America we used to call it Knights of the Zodiac. Revealed in the gameplay trailer, fans can use Pegasus Saint Seiya and Dragon Saint Shiryū.
The game set to be released this February 2019.
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.
Good morning fellow manga fans! I bring good news in regards to Hunter x Hunter. Originally announced in the 43rd issue of the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, Yoshihiro Togashi’s well-known manga series Hunter x Hunter is returning again. This manga was on hiatus for five months and the last issue it was on was in April. The manga will return on September 22. If you are a HxH fan and you read Weekly Shonen Jump, mark your calendars and get ready to read more hunter action!
Hello readers, I got some exciting news from the world of manga of Weekly Shonen Jump. As you may have noticed, Weekly Shonen Jump not only releases new magazines every week digital, but they also have a podcast where fans can listen to the editors share the news and discuss the recent issue of manga. In this special podcast episode, the team got the chance to meet Kohei Horikoshi and interview him. Kohei Horikoshi is the creator of the popular series My Hero Academia and he also did the series Barrage. Check it out!
The podcast video was uploaded yesterday, but this marks five years since the North American publishing team Weekly Shonen Jump started the podcast. In this video, the team gets interviewed by the head of the podcast Urian and he asks the team how does it feel to work with manga. These are the people in charge of the online magazine and each member has helped on other manga volumes such as One Piece, Haikyuu! and Dragon Ball Super. If you like the manga and Shonen Jump, I highly recommend either reading the free chapters on their website or if you want more exclusive content like special one-shots, manga releases at the same time as Japan and reeving free rare Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, subscribe for an annual subscription.
Latest Free Chapters:
I didn’t expect to this news in the morning. It seems like Kenshin will be back in June. After being charged for harboring child pornography at work and home and being charged for 200,000 yen ($1,870), Rurouni Kenshin is expected to come back in Weekly Shonen Jump in Japan.
June 4th will be the day where the Hokkaido Arc will resume. According to the Shonen Jump editorial department, the team gave a huge apology to anyone who was involved and had concerns about the manga. The department mentioned Rurouni Kenshin creator Nobuhiro Watsuki and revealed that Watsuki took this hiatus and reflect and remorse for his crimes.
So it looks like after the terrible news before, the creator regrets what he did and he is hoping he be forgiven. Rurouni Kenshin Hokkaido Arc will be back in June 4th in Japan. This will also mean, American readers will be able to read the manga too.
Harkins description in portion:
Heroic Yugi squares off against archrival Kaiba in an adventure even more dangerous when the imaginary monsters in their playing cards become ferociously real… and when an old evil enters the fray. Who will win this ultimate smackdown? Whether you’re a novice Duelist or a professional, you’ll want to watch and find out!
*I will be reviewing this according to the English Dub. I didn’t watch it in Japanese.