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Weekly Shonen Jump is a weekly magazine. Commonly refered to as "Weekly Jump", it contains many popular manga titles, with a chapter and some color spreads each week. There are many other weekly magazines featuring manga, all published by Shueisha, including Young Jump and Monthly Jump.

The Term ShonenEdit

Shonen is a Japanese word commonly used to refer to teenage and pre-teen boys, which is Shonen Jump's main demographic, although a large minority of readers are actually young girls around the same age.

MangaEdit

Weekly Shonen Jump publishes a chapter of each manga featured each week on Wednesday, about Tuesday in the US. Many of these manga are very popular, and commonly become anime, some even going on to be large, popular anime series, such as One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Toriko, Dragon Ball, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Rorouni Kenshin. Scanlators usually scan these by about Wednesday in the U.S. Paper quality is not too good in Weekly Shonen Jump, usually being a yellowish color. Often manga are released in tankobon volumes with higher quality printing material.

Shonen Jump CoversEdit

Featured CoversEdit

Over One Piece's run in Shonen Jump, it has been featured on a number of covers over the years.

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Issue 34 Issue 17 Issue 24 Issue 5-6 Issue 16 Issue 15
Issue 46 Issue 26 Issue 35 Issue 16 Issue 19 Issue 22-23
Issue 50 Issue 29 Issue 37-38 Issue 36-37 Issue 33 Issue 37-38
Issue 47 Issue 45 Issue 42 Issue 41 Issue 50
Issue 50 Issue 49 Issue 44
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Issue 13 Issue 14 Issue 13 Issue 13 Issue 13 Issue 13
Issue 25 Issue 25 Issue 14 Issue 17 Issue 17 Issue 29
Issue 32 Issue 43 Issue 39 Issue 24 Issue 26 Issue 44
Issue 47 Issue 43 Issue 29 Issue 34 Issue 49
Issue 48 Issue 47 Issue 43
Issue 52
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Issue 12 Issue 1 Issue 9 Issue 16 Issue 2 Issue 30
Issue 18 Issue 2 Issue 16 Issue 47 Issue 3 Issue 47
Issue 30 Issue 5-6 Issue 25 Issue 4-5
Issue 48 Issue 16 Issue 28 Issue 13
Issue 53 Issue 28 Issue 45 Issue 18
Issue 44 Issue 28
Issue 50 Issue 46
Issue 49
  • 1997 Issue 34
  • 1997 Issue 46
  • 1997 Issue 50
  • 1998 Issue 17
  • 1998 Issue 26
  • 1998 Issue 29
  • 1998 Issue 47
  • 1998 Issue 50
  • 1999 Issue 24
  • 1999 Issue 35
  • 1999 Issue 37-38
  • 1999 Issue 45
  • 1999 Issue 49
  • 2000 Issue 5-6
  • 2000 Issue 16
  • 2000 Issue 36-37
  • 2000 Issue 42
  • 2001 Issue 16
  • 2001 Issue 19
  • 2001 Issue 33
  • 2001 Issue 41
  • 2001 Issue 44
  • 2002 Issue 15
  • 2002 Issue 22-23
  • 2002 Issue 37-38
  • 2002 Issue 50
  • 2003 Issue 13
  • 2003 Issue 25
  • 2003 Issue 32
  • 2003 Issue 47
  • 2004 Issue 14
  • 2004 Issue 25
  • 2004 Issue 43
  • 2005 Issue 13
  • 2005 Issue 14
  • 2005 Issue 39
  • 2005 Issue 43
  • 2005 Issue 48
  • 2005 Issue 52
  • 2006 Issue 13
  • 2006 Issue 17
  • 2006 Issue 24
  • 2006 Issue 29
  • 2006 Issue 47
  • 2007 Issue 13
  • 2007 Issue 17
  • 2007 Issue 26
  • 2007 Issue 34
  • 2007 Issue 43
  • 2008 Issue 13
  • 2008 Issue 29
  • 2008 Issue 44
  • 2008 Issue 49
  • 2009 Issue 12
  • 2009 Issue 18
  • 2009 Issue 30
  • 2009 Issue 48
  • 2009 Issue 53
  • 2010 Issue 1
  • 2010 Issue 2
  • 2010 Issue 5-6
  • 2010 Issue 16
  • 2010 Issue 28
  • 2010 Issue 44
  • 2010 Issue 50
  • 2011 Issue 9
  • 2011 Issue 16
  • 2011 Issue 25
  • 2011 Issue 28
  • 2011 Issue 45
  • 2012 Issue 16
  • 2012 Issue 47
  • 2013 Issue 2
  • 2013 Issue 3
  • 2013 Issue 4-5
  • 2013 Issue 13
  • 2013 Issue 18
  • 2013 Issue 28
  • 2013 Issue 46 (collaboration with Asami Kiyokawa)
  • 2013 Issue 49
  • 2014 Issue 30
  • 2014 Issue 47

Shonen Jump HeroesEdit

Covers that feature One Piece characters with other heroes from the magazine.

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Issue 4-5 Issue 4-5 Issue 3-4 Issue 3-4 Issue 4-5
Issue 6 Issue 6 Issue 21-22 Issue 5-6
Issue 22-23 Issue 46 Issue 21-22
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Issue 5 Issue 4-5 Issue 3-4 Issue 4-5 Issue 4-5 Issue 4-5
Issue 6-7 Issue 6-7 Issue 5-6 Issue 6-7 Issue 6-7 Issue 6-7
Issue 22-23 Issue 21-22 Issue 21-22 Issue 22-23 Issue 18
Issue 36-37 Issue 36-37 Issue 36-37 Issue 34
Jump Heroes Issue 37-38
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Issue 4-5 Issue 21-22 Issue 3-4 Issue 3-4 Issue 6-7 Issue 4-5
Issue 6-7 Issue 36-37 Issue 5-6 Issue 5-6 Issue 22-23 Issue 6-7
Issue 22-23 Issue 20-21 Issue 21-22 Issue 33 Issue 16
Issue 37-38 Issue 35-36 Issue 36-37 Issue 37-38 Issue 22-23
Issue 37-38
  • 1998 Issue 4-5
  • 1998 Issue 6
  • 1998 Issue 22-23
  • 1999 Issue 4-5
  • 1999 Issue 6
  • 1999 Issue 46
  • 2000 Issue 3-4
  • 2000 Issue 21-22
  • 2001 Issue 3-4
  • 2001 Issue 5-6
  • 2001 Issue 21-22
  • 2002 Issue 4-5
  • 2003 Issue 5
  • 2003 Issue 6-7
  • 2004 Issue 4-5
  • 2004 Issue 6-7
  • 2004 Issue 22-23
  • 2005 Issue 3-4
  • 2005 Issue 5-6
  • 2005 Issue 21-22
  • 2005 Issue 36-37
  • 2005 Jump Heroes
  • 2006 Issue 4-5
  • 2006 Issue 6-7
  • 2006 Issue 21-22
  • 2006 Issue 36-37
  • 2006 Issue 36-37
  • 2007 Issue 4-5
  • 2007 Issue 6-7
  • 2007 Issue 22-23
  • 2007 Issue 36-37
  • 2008 Issue 4-5
  • 2008 Issue 6-7
  • 2008 Issue 18
  • 2008 Issue 34 (40th Anniversary)
  • 2008 Issue 34 (40th Anniversary)
  • 2008 Issue 37-38
  • 2009 Issue 4-5
  • 2009 Issue 6-7
  • 2009 Issue 22-23
  • 2009 Issue 37-38
  • 2010 Issue 21-22
  • 2010 Issue 36-37
  • 2011 Issue 3-4
  • 2011 Issue 5-6
  • 2011 Issue 20-21
  • 2011 Issue 35-36
  • 2012 Issue 3-4
  • 2012 Issue 5-6
  • 2012 Issue 21-22
  • 2012 Issue 36-37
  • 2013 Issue 6-7
  • 2013 Issue 22-23
  • 2013 Issue 22-23
  • 2013 Issue 33
  • 2013 Issue 37-38
  • 2014 Issue 4-5
  • 2014 Issue 6-7
  • 2014 Issue 16
  • 2014 Issue 22-23
  • 2014 Issue 37-38

Foreign Jump! AdaptationsEdit

In 2002, Shueisha announced a partnership with Viz Communications, now VIZ Media, a purveyor of anime and manga in the United States, to distribute a monthly version of Shonen Jump in that country. The Shonen Jump issues, like the Japanese issues, are read from traditional right to left, because if printed the other way, pictures and words would be a mirror image. In it's first issue in January 2003, it sold almost 300,000 copies, making it the top-selling comic book of any kind in the U.S. for that time period. The titles featured in the American version initially included Yu-Gi-Oh!, YuYu Hakusho, One Piece, Naruto, Shaman King, Dragon Ball Z, and Sand Land. In January 2004, Sand Land ended and was replaced with Hikaru no Go in the lineup. Dragon Ball Z, the second part of Dragon Ball, was discontinued in the April 2005 Shonen Jump and the last part of the story was serialized in graphic novel form. Starting in January 2007, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX will appear in the American Shonen Jump. It has also recently been announced that Gintama will also be serialized soon in the January 2007 issue, as was an option during a long questionnaire period about the manga that was presented early in 2006. Shonen Jump also has articles in the beginning and end of the magazine about new anime, manga, and video games. Shonen Jump is written in the traditional Japanese style right to left.

Shonen Jump also runs a line of graphic novels, including those that ran in the American Shonen Jump, but also other titles that ran in the Japanese Shonen Jump but not the American version, like Rurouni Kenshin, Knights of the Zodiac (Saint Seiya), Whistle!, The Prince of Tennis, Dr. Slump, Legendz, Beet the Vandel Buster, Zombie Powder, and Bleach. In addition, Kinnikuman: Nisei (better known as Ultimate Muscle in North America, Northern Europe, Oceania, and some regions), a sequel of the Jump title Kinnikuman, is sold in the graphic novel format as a Shonen Jump Advanced title in North America. Other titles on the Shonen Jump Advanced lineup include I"s, Eyeshield 21, Death Note, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Hunter X Hunter, D. Gray-Man, Buso Renkin, and Reborn!. Most of these comics have been run once or twice in the same chapter amounts as the regular comics.

In the magazine's text, the U.S. Shonen Jump uses circumflexes instead of macrons to mark long vowels. The manga in the magazine does not always reflect this (e.g., the preview for Whistle! used macrons). Shonen Jump recently adopted a policy of editing dialog and art of serialized manga to make it more suitable for younger audiences and still appeal to older audiences as well. This policy has still received criticism from old-time readers. Manga translated by Shonen Jump that are not present in the magazine have fewer edits and are released sooner.

Not all of the titles incorporated in the Shonen Jump brand in North America are Weekly Shonen Jump titles. Beet the Vandel Buster, Claymore, and Legendz are published in the sister magazine Monthly Shonen Jump, while Yu-Gi-Oh GX is from the video game magazine V-Jump. Stranger still is Ultimate Muscle, which while a sequel to a 'Weekly Shonen Jump title, is actually published in Weekly Playboy. On the other hand, titles connected to Weekly Shonen Jump started prior to the start of the Shonen Jump line are not included in this packaging.

Shonen Jump is published in Germany as the compilation magazine BANZAI! by Carlsen Verlag. BANZAI! publishes Hikaru no Go, Hakuchi One, Naruto, I"s, Hunter x Hunter, and Shaman King. Several other titles, such as Yu-Gi-Oh!, Halloweens, Dr. Slump, One Piece, Neko Majin, Sand Land, Neko Majin Z, DNA² and an original German manga series called Crewman3 were serialized in BANZAI!. BANZAI! stopped in December 2005 because the license was not renewed by Shueisha. The Swedish Shonen Jump has Yu-Gi-Oh!, Naruto, Shaman King, Rurouni Kenshin. The Norwegian Shonen Jump is being published by Schibsted Forlagene. The first issue appeared in March 2005 with the same series as the Swedish Shonen Jump and it is translated from Swedish. They have had SandLand (finished), Rurouni Kenshin (replaced SandLand), Naruto, Yu-Gi-Oh and Shaman King.

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Related Companies: Toei Animation  •  Weekly Shonen Jump  •  Madman Entertainment  •  Manga Entertainment

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