V Jump (ブイジャンプ Bui Janpu ) is a monthly shonen manga anthology published in Japan by Shueisha under the Jump line of magazines. The first issue was released in 1993, and is still circulating. The chapters of series that run in V Jump are collected and published in tankōbon volumes under the "Jump Comics" imprint every two to three months. The magazine features many inspired by videogames and hosts the Yu-Gi-Oh! series manga.
A prototype magazine called Hobby's Jump was launched in the 80s as a spin-off issue of Monthly Shōnen Jump. Hobby's Jump was announced discontinued, and a new magazine called V Jump arrived. V Jump is a video game magazine, namely for the Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy series, as well as many shōnen manga. Akira Toriyama designed the magazine's mascot character V Dragon (V龍), who was named via a reader poll.
V Jump has also taken many series from Weekly Shōnen Jump, such as Shadow Lady created by Masakazu Katsura, which has had more success than ever in V Jump. Later on, the magazine published a sequel to the classic Weekly Shōnen Jump series Dr. Slump, characters from which appeared on the cover of the first issue of V Jump, titled The Brief Return of Dr. Slump (written by Takao Koyama and illustrated by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru). After the Dr. Slump series, an adaptation of the spin-off anime Yu-Gi-Oh!: Duel Monsters GX called Yu-Gi-Oh! GX began serialization. The serialization of the series Yu-Gi-Oh! R ended on December 21, 2007.
V Jump BooksEdit
V Jump's primary content is the information regards the video/arcade games and card games. Therefore, there are limited numbers of manga titles that have been serialized in V Jump. Most of the manga titles in V Jump are the comicalization of the animation and the video/card games.
There are currently seven manga titles being regularly serialized in V Jump. Out of seven series, two series are currently in hiatus.
|Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (BORUTO -ボルト- -NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS-)||Mikio Ikemoto, Ukyo Kodachi||2019 July||Transferred from Weekly Shōnen Jump|
|Dragon Ball Heroes Victory Mission (ドラゴンボールヒーローズ Victory Mission)||Toyotarō||2012 September||On Hiatus|
|Dragon Ball Super (ドラゴンボール超)||Akira Toriyama, Toyotarō||2015 June|
|Digimon World Re:Digitize (デジモンワールド リ：デジタイズ エンコード)||Kōhei Fujino, Akiyoshi Hongō||2013 April||On Hiatus|
|Dragon Quest: Souten no Soura (ドラゴンクエスト 蒼天のソウラ)||Yūki Nakashima, Yūji Horii||2012 December|
|Slime Dawn!! (スライムドーン！！)||Osamu Kaneko||2016 February|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! OCG Structures (遊☆戯☆王OCGストラクチャーズ)||Masashi Sato||2019 June|
- The Brief Return of Dr. Slump
- Bakuen CAMPUS Guardress
- Digimon Adventure V-Tamer 01
- Digimon Next
- Digimon Xros Wars
- Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock
- Gaist Crusher First
- Go! Go! Ackman
- Haō Taikei Ryū Knight
- Kinnikuman II-Sei: All Chōjin Dai Shingeki
- Onmyō Taisenki
- Shadow Lady
- Slime MoriMori
- Viewtiful Joe
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
- Yu-Gi-Oh! R
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
- Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V
- Z/X: Code Reunion