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New JUMP FORCE Screens Showcase Dragon Quest’s Dai

We are only a few weeks away from the release of the Shonen Jump-based 3D fighter, JUMP FORCE. The game’s main gimmick is to consolidate dozens of characters from some of Shonen Jump’s most popular franchises throughout the years. There’s a story that serves as the framing device for the confrontations, but we all know that the main appeal is to have dream matches between popular ...

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Shonen Jump Will Be Free to Read Soon

For a long time now, Japanese publishers tried their best to stem the tide of piracy and unofficial scanlations of their work and while there have been convictions, it seems like a battle of attrition that the publishers are eventually going to lose, as the scanlation community pretty much works like a hydra – cut off one head and two more take its place. That may all change soon, as Shonen ...

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Hunter x Hunter Manga Goes on Hiatus Again

After a brief return to Shonen Jump, Yoshihiro Togashi’s Hunter x Hunter manga is once again going on a hiatus. At this point, it is no longer surprising to fans as Yoshihiro Togashi is well-known for going on frequent hiatus, with Hunter x Hunter being the property that was hit the most. Togashi assures fans that he has already finished ten weeks’ worth of storyboards, and that he’ll ...

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NES Classic gets Shonen Jump-themed release in Japan

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the legendary manga anthology Weekly Shonen Jump, Nintendo will launch a special version of their NES Classic. Loaded with games based on Dragon Ball, Fist of the North Star, Saint Seiya and other classics, the Nintendo Classic Mini Family Computer Weekly Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary Version (rolls right off the tongue …) will launch in Japan on July 7 ...

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Shonen Jump Launches Free Manga Creation App: JUMP Paint

As part of their 50th anniversary celebrations, Shonen Jump has released a FREE manga creation app called JUMP Paint on various platforms, including Windows, iOS, and Android. The app is designed to make it easier for budding mangakas to learn how to create their own manga, and will include pens, tones, fonts (including official Shonen Jump fonts) free of charge. What’s even better is that the ...

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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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