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Boruto is Going to Be Lighter and More Kid-Friendly Than Naruto

Viz is celebrating the fifth anniversary of their digital Shonen Jump magazine this week via a subscription sale and a sample of the periodical’s six new series. One interesting part of these is a translation of an interview between Team Jump and Naruto/Boruto author Masashi Kishimoto, which is included in a new chapter of Boruto. In the interview, Kishimoto mentioned feeling that Naruto became ...

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English Shonen Jump Will Feature New Naruto Limited Series

While this week’s issue of Shonen Jump lacked One Piece and Bleach chapters, VIZ at least provided a little bit of consolation via a fan art gallery dedicated to the recently-finished Naruto franchise. The fan art gallery is special this time around because it’s curated by series creator Masashi Kishimoto himself. What’s even more special is that Kishimoto also used the opportunity to ...

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One Piece Goes on Hiatus Due to Author’s Surgery

The One Piece manga is currently in the middle of a very exciting story arc – with Zoro facing off against the strongest executive from the Doflamingo family and Luffy (along with Law and a couple of others) going straight to face off with Dofla himself. There’s also a big reveal about why Law hates Dofla but I’m not going to reveal it here – the point is that the manga is very close to ...

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New J-Stars Victory VS. Clip Focuses on Bleach’s Ichigo Kurasaki

We’re only a few days away from the release of Namco Bandai’s interfranchise 3D fighter, J-Stars Victory VS., but they’re not done with the character previews yet. This time around, they have released a new video focusing on Bleach’s main protagonist, the part-shinigami, part-quincy, part-hollow, and part-fullbringer Ichigo Kurosaki: ...

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New J-Stars Victory Vs. Trailer Features Gon Freecs

Namco Bandai’s upcoming cross-franchise 3D fighter, J-Stars Victory Vs., has just released a brand new trailer. This time around, it focuses on Hunter x Hunter’s primary protagonist, the son of the famous hunter Ging Freecs, Gon. Gon is a highly skilled, altruistic, and all-around friendly young boy who is constantly searching for adventure. In search of his legendary father, Gon meets ...

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New J-Stars Victory Vs. Videos Released

A new batch of character videos has just been released for the upcoming inter-franchise 3D fighting game, J-Stars Victory Vs. The game is meant to commemorate Shonen Jump magazine’s 45th anniversary, and will contain characters from some of the most popular mangas that have graced the magazine’s pages throughout the years. The new videos focus on Hokuto No Ken’s Kenshiro, Yu Yu Hakusho’s ...

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New J-Stars Victory Vs. Clips Featuring Goku, Luffy, and Kenshin

Namco Bandai has recently posted a bunch of new videos that aim to promote the upcoming 3D inter-franchise brawler, J-Stars Victory VS. The game will serve as a commemoration of Shonen Jump’s 45th anniversary and will be released for the Playstation 3 and PS Vita in Japan. The first clip is an introduction to the basics, while the remaining three are focused on three of the participating ...

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Viz Releases Masashi Kishimoto Sketch Video

In order to promote Shonen Jump’s digital manga and other related content, Viz Media has recently posted a sketch video from none other than Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto. The sketch video came from the most recent Jump Festa expo, with Kishimoto illustrating his extremely popular orange-clad ninja, Naruto. You can check out the video below: ...

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New Card Game Based on Naruto Scheduled for This Summer

A new deck-building card game based on Naruto Shippuden will be released by Cryptozoic Entertainment this summer, using the same Cerberus Engine found in the DC Comics and The Lord of the Rings Deck Building Games. In the Naruto Shippuden Deck-Building Game, players will take on the role of Naruto or any one of his fellow shinobi as they battle S-rank criminals and some of the major villains ...

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VIZ Media Asks Fans to Choose the Winner for the “Shonen Jump Manga Competition”

North America’s most recognized Japanese entertainment company, VIZ Media, announced in May that Shueisha would be launching a manga competition to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Weekly Shonen Jump. The competition accepted manga entries in Chinese, English, and Japanese — all by October 1, 2013. After seven months of endless “training”, dedication, and sleepless ...

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