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Weekly Shonen Jump (週刊少年ジャンプ Shūkan Shōnen Janpu?) is a weekly shōnen manga anthology published in Japan by Shueisha under the Jump line of magazines. It is the best-selling manga magazine, as well as one of the longest-running; the first issue was released with a cover date of August 1, 1968. The manga series within the magazine target young teen male readers and tend to consist of many action scenes and a fair amount of comedy. The chapters of series that run in Weekly Shōnen Jump are collected and published in tankōbon volumes under the "Jump Comics" imprint every two to three months. Each issue has roughly 450-500 pages.

The mid-1980s to the mid-1990s represents the era when the magazine's circulation was at its highest, 6.53 million copies per week, with a total readership of 18 million people in Japan. The magazine has sold over 7.5 billion copies since 1968, making it the best-selling comic/manga magazine. Throughout 2019, it had an average circulation of over 1.6 million copies per week. Many of the best-selling manga originate from Weekly Shōnen Jump.

Shōnen Jump spawned the Jump magazine line as well as the Jump Comics imprint label for publishing tankōbon. Weekly Shōnen Jump has two sister magazines called Jump SQ, created after the fall of Monthly Shōnen Jump, and Saikyō Jump. The magazine has also had several international counterparts, including the current North American Weekly Shonen Jump. It also spawned a crossover media franchise including anime and video games (since Famicom Jump) which bring together various Shōnen Jump characters.

History[]

Bessatsu Jump

First issue of Bessatsu Shōnen Jump which replaced Shōnen Book

Weekly Shonen Jump was launched by Shueisha on July 2, 1968 to compete with the already-successful Weekly Shōnen Magazine and Weekly Shonen Sunday. The Weekly Shonen Jump's sister publication was a manga magazine called Shonen Book, which was originally a male version of the short-lived shōjo manga anthology Shojo Book. Prior to issue 20, Weekly Shonen Jump was originally called simply Shonen Jump as it was originally a semi-weekly magazine. In 1969, Shonen Book ceased publication at which time Shonen Jump became a weekly magazine and a new monthly magazine called Bessatsu Shonen Jump was made to take the place of Shonen Book. This magazine was later rebranded as Monthly Shōnen Jump before eventually being discontinued and replaced by Jump Square.

Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden, released in 1988 for the Famicom was produced to commemorate the magazine's 20th anniversary. It was followed by a sequel: Famicom Jump II: Saikyō no Shichinin in 1991, also for the Family Computer. At its highest point in the mid-1990s, Weekly Shonen Jump had a regular circulation of over 6 million. In the last few years, its circulation has been about three million. In 2000, two more games were created for the purpose of commemorating the magazine's anniversaries. A crossover fighting game titled Jump Super Stars was released for the Nintendo DS in 2005. It was followed by Jump Ultimate Stars in 2006.

Newcomer Awards[]

Weekly Shonen Jump, in association with parent company Shueisha, holds annual competitions for new or up and coming manga artists to create one-shot stories. The best are put to a panel of judges (including manga artists past and present) where the best are given a special award for the best of these new series. The Tezuka Award, named for manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka, is given for all different styles of stories. The Akatsuka Award, named for gag manga pioneer Fujio Akatsuka, is a similar competition for comedy and gag manga. Many Weekly Shonen Jump manga artists have gotten their start either winning or being acknowledged by these competitions.

Associated items[]

WSJ is also the center of the Shueisha's branding of its main manga products due to the popularity and recognition of the series and characters published in it. Although the manga are published both in the main magazine as well as in the Jump Comics line, they also are republished in various other editions such as kazenban and "Remixes" of the original work, usually publishing series older or previously established series. The Jump brand is also used on the tankōbon released of their manga series, related drama CDs, and at "Jump Festa", a festival showing off the people and products behind the Weekly Shōnen Jump manga titles..

Features[]

WEEKLY SHOUNEN JUMP

CIRCULATION NUMBERS


One Piece Banner ONE PIECE

520.000.000
COPIES
🌐 [1]

My Hero Academia Banner MY HERO ACADEMIA

100.000.000
COPIES
🌐 [2]

Jujutsu Kaisen Banner JUJUTSU KAISEN

90.000.000
COPIES
[3]

Hunter x Hunter Banner HUNTER X HUNTER

84.000.000
COPIES
[4]

Black Clover Banner BLACK CLOVER

19.000.000
COPIES
🌐 [5]

Sakamoto Days Banner SAKAMOTO DAYS

5.000.000
COPIES
[6]

Blue Box Banner BLUE BOX

4.300.000
COPIES
[7]

The Elusive Samurai Banner THE ELUSIVE
SAMURAI

3.000.000
COPIES
[8]

Mission of Yozakura Family Banner MISSION:
YOZAKURA FAMILY

2.500.000
COPIES
[9]

Witch Watch Banner WITCH WATCH

2.000.000
COPIES
[10]

Undead Unluck Banner UNDEAD UNLUCK

1.800.000
COPIES
[11]

Akane-banashi Banner AKANE-BANASHI

1.600.000
COPIES
[12]

Me and Roboco Banner ME AND ROBOCO

1.200.000
COPIES
[13]

Kagurabachi Banner KAGURABACHI

350.000
COPIES
[14]

RuriDragon Banner RURIDRAGON

200.000
COPIES
[15]

Serialising Titles[]

Main article: List of series run in Weekly Shonen Jump
Main article: Weekly Shōnen Jump Editors

There are currently 25 manga titles being serialized by Weekly Shōnen Jump Editorial Department.
Out of them, RuriDragon has transferred to digital WSJ magazine; Black Clover has moved to sister magazine Jump GIGA; Hunter × Hunter has yet to determine the new serialisation format; And the continuation of Burn the Witch has yet to be scheduled.

Weekly Shonen Jump[]

Series Title Author Premiered Volumes
One Piece (ワンピース?) Eiichirō Oda July, 1997 109
Hunter × Hunter (ハンター×ハンター?) Yoshihiro Togashi March, 1998 37
My Hero Academia (僕のヒーローアカデミア?) Kōhei Horikoshi July, 2014 40
Jujutsu Kaisen (呪術廻戦?) Gege Akutami March, 2018 28
(Incl. Vol 0)
Mission: Yozakura Family (夜桜さんちの大作戦?) Hitsuji Gondaira August, 2019 24
Undead Unluck (アンデッドアンラック?) Yoshifumi Tozuka January, 2020 21
Me and Roboco (僕とロボコ?) Shūhei Miyazaki July, 2020 18
Burn the Witch (BURN THE WITCH?) Tite Kubo August, 2020 1
Sakamoto Days (サカモトデイズ?) Yūto Suzuki November, 2020 17
The Elusive Samurai (逃げ上手の若君?) Yusei Matsui January, 2021 16
Witch Watch (ウィッチウォッチ?) Kenta Shinohara February, 2021 17
Blue Box (アオのハコ?) Miura Kouji April, 2021 15
Akane-banashi (あかね噺?) Yūki Suenaga, Takamasa Moue February, 2022 12
RuriDragon (ルリドラゴン?) Masaoki Shindou June, 2022 1
Kill Blue (キルアオ?) Tadatoshi Fujimaki April, 2023 5
Nue's Exorcist (鵺の陰陽師?) Kawae Kouta May, 2023 5
Kagurabachi (カグラバチ?) Takeru Hokazono September, 2023 3
Super Psychic Policeman Chojo (超巡! 超条先輩?) Shun Numa February, 2024 1
Astro Royale (願いのアストロ?) Ken Wakui April, 2024 1
Kyokuto Necromance (極東ネクロマンス?) Fusai Naba April, 2024
Psych House (さいくるびより?) Kobayashi Omusuke May, 2024
Yokai Buster Murakami (妖怪バスター村上?) Daiki Ihara June, 2024
Ultimate Exorcist Kiyoshi (悪祓士のキヨシくん?) Shōichi Usui June, 2024
Hima-Ten! (ひまてん!?) Genki Ono July, 2024

Jump GIGA[]

Series Title Author Premiered Volumes
Black Clover (ブラッククローバー?) Yūki Tabata February, 2015 36

Manga Volume Release Schedule[]

Date Title
August 2nd
My Hero Academia [41]
Mission: Yozakura Family [25]
Undead Unluck [22]
Sakamoto Days [18]
Blue Box [16]
Kill Blue [6]
MamaYuyu [4]
Kyokuto Necromance [1]
September 4th
Me and Roboco [19]
Witch Watch [18]
The Elusive Samurai [17]
Akane-banashi [13]
Nue's Exorcist [6]
Green Green Green [3]
RuriDragon [2]
Super Psychic Policeman Chojo [2]
Dear Anemone [2]
Psych House [1]

Established Series[]

Year Series Title
1990
  • Hana no Keiji -Kumo no Kanata ni-
  • Shin Jungle no Ōja Tar-chan ♡
  • Slam Dunk
  • Chin'yūki: Tarō to Yukai na Nakama-tachi
  • YuYu Hakusho
  • 1992
  • BØY
  • 1993
  • Ninku
  • Tottemo! Luckyman
  • DNA²
  • Hell Teacher Nūbē
  • 1994
  • Captain Tsubasa: Principe Del Sole/World Youth Saga
  • Rurouni Kenshin
  • Midori no Makibaō
  • 1995
  • Karakurizōshi Ayatsuri Sakon
  • Level E
  • Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoi yo!! Masaru-san
  • 1996
  • Hoshin Engi
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!
  • 1997
  • Bastard!!
  • I"s
  • Seikimatsu Leader Den Takeshi!
  • One Piece
  • 1998
  • Rookies
  • Whistle!
  • Hunter × Hunter
  • Shaman King
  • 1999
  • Hikaru no Go
  • The Prince of Tennis
  • Naruto
  • 2000
  • JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken Part 6 Stone Ocean
  • Black Cat
  • Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar
  • 2001
  • Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
  • Bleach
  • 2002
  • Ichigo 100%
  • Eyeshield 21
  • 2003
  • Buso Renkin
  • 2004
  • Death Note
  • Gin Tama
  • Steel Ball Run
  • Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
  • D.Gray-man
  • Muhyo & Roji's Bureau of Supernatural Investigation
  • 2005
  • Majin Tantei Nōgami Neuro
  • 2006
  • To Love-Ru
  • 2007
  • Sket Dance
  • First Love Limited
  • 2008
  • Nurarihyon no Mago
  • Toriko
  • Bakuman.
  • 2009
  • Kuroko no Basuke
  • Beelzebub
  • Medaka Box
  • 2011
  • Nisekoi
  • 2012
  • Haikyu!!
  • The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.
  • Assassination Classroom
  • Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma
  • 2013
  • World Trigger
  • Isobe Isobee Monogatari: Ukiyo wa Tsurai yo
  • 2014
  • Hinomaru Zumo
  • My Hero Academia
  • 2015
  • Black Clover
  • 2016
  • Yuragi-sou no Yuuna-san
  • Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
  • The Promised Neverland
  • 2017
  • We Never Learn
  • Dr. Stone
  • 2018
  • Jujutsu Kaisen
  • 2019
  • Chainsaw Man
  • Mission: Yozakura Family
  • 2020
  • Undead Unluck
  • Mashle: Magic and Muscles
  • Ayakashi Triangle
  • Me and Roboco
  • Burn the Witch
  • Sakamoto Days
  • 2021
  • The Elusive Samurai
  • Witch Watch
  • Blue Box
  • 2022
  • Akane-banashi
  • 2023
  • Kill Blue
  • Nue's Exorcist
  • Special issues[]

    Jump Giga[]

    Jump Giga (ジャンプGIGA Janpu GIGA?) is a special seasonal offshoot of Weekly Shōnen Jump launched on July 20, 2016. Its original predecessor started in 1969 as a regular special issue of the bi-weekly Shōnen Jump. When Shōnen Jump became a weekly publication and was renamed Weekly Shōnen Jump in October of that same year, the special issue changed to a quarterly release and kept the shorter name. In the mid-1980s, the magazine took on the Weekly Shōnen Jump name with each issue subtitled the Spring, Summer, Autumn, or Winter Special. Beginning in 1996, it was published three times a year for Golden Week, Obon and New Years under the name Akamaru Jump (アカマルジャンプ Akamaru Janpu?) until April 30, 2010, when it was renamed Shōnen Jump Next! (少年ジャンプNEXT! Shonen Janpu Next!?). In 2012 it returned to a quarterly schedule. A second exclamation point was added to the title in March 2014, when it switched to a bi-monthly release. After relaunching as Jump Giga, the magazine published four issues or "volumes" in 2016 and 2017, six in 2018 and 2019 (three in summer and three in winter), and seems to have returned to a seasonal quarterly release since 2020.

    Jump Giga features many amateur manga artists who get their one-shots published in the magazine. It also puts additional one-shot titles by professional manga artists, which promote upcoming series to be published in the main magazine. It has also featured the last chapters of cancelled series from Weekly Shōnen Jump, such as Enigma and Magico. It also features yonkoma of popular series such as Death Note and Naruto, as well as the pilot chapter of Bleach. Jump NEXT! has had several other past special versions:

    • Aomaru Jump (青マルジャンプ Aomaru Janpu?) is a single issue of Jump NEXT!. One-shots that were featured in Aomaru Jump were Dead/Undead, Shōgai Oyaji Michi!, The Dream, Mieruhito, Yūtō ☆ Hōshi, and Fuku wa Jutsu.
    • Jump the Revolution! (ジャンプ the REVOLUTION!?) is a special edition of Jump NEXT! that was published in two issues. Jump the Revolution! contained one-shots of upcoming Weekly Shōnen Jump series and soon to be Jump Square series.

    V Jump[]

    V Jump (Vジャンプ Bui Janpu?) was originally an offshoot of the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine in a special issue called Weekly Shōnen Jump Tokubetsu Henshū Zōkan V Jump (週刊少年ジャンプ特別編集増刊 V JUMP?). The special issues lasted from 1992 through 1993. V Jump became its own independent anthology in 1993 for coverage of games, including video and card games.

    Super Jump[]

    Super Jump (スーパージャンプ Sūpā Janpu?) was also originally an offshoot of the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine in a special issue called Weekly Shōnen Jump Tokubetsu Henshū Zōkan Super Jump (週刊少年ジャンプ特別編集増刊 スーパージャンプ?). The magazine was published from 1968 to 1988. In 1988 it became a separate anthology for seinen.

    Circulation and reception[]

    In 1982, Weekly Shōnen Jump had a circulation of 2.55 million. By 1995, circulation numbers swelled to 6.53 million. The magazine's editor-in-chief Masahiko Ibaraki believes this was due to the magazine including "hit titles such as Dragon Ball, Slam Dunk, Rurouni Kenshin, and others." After hitting this peak, the circulation numbers began dropping again. By 2007, circulation was at 2.7 million.

    Gallery[]

    Issue -34 2008 Poster A
    Issue -34 2008 Poster B
    Issue -34 2008 Poster C
    Issue -34 2008 Poster D
    Valentine Poster
    Jump Heroes 2005
    Heroine Poster (Mizuki Kawashita)
    Gravure Poster 2013 37-38
    Jump Heroines (Shun Saeki) 2017
    Heroine Poster (Taishi Tsutsui) 2019
    Heroine Poster (Kentaro Yabuki) 2020
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    Finished Manga Series
    Act-AgeAgravity BoysAliens AreaAssassination ClassroomAyakashi TriangleAyashimonBakumanBastard!!Beast ChildrenBeelzebubBlack CatBlack CloverBleachBobobo-bo Bo-boboBone CollectionBorutoBozebeatsBuild KingBuso RenkinCandy FlurryCaptain TsubasaChainsaw ManCity HunterCipher AcademyCyber BlueD.Gray-manDear AnemoneDeath NoteDemon's PlanDNA²Doron DororonDr. SlumpDr. StoneDragon BallEarthchildEyeshield 21Ginka & GlünaGintamaGreen Green GreensGuardian of the WitchFabricant 100Fist of the North StarHaikyu!!Hard-Boiled Cop and DolphinHell Teacher NūbēHigh School Family: Kokosei KazokuHikaru no GoHinomaru SumoHoshin EngiHungry JokerIchigo 100%Ichigoki's Under Control!!Iron Knighti tell cJoJo's Bizarre AdventureKagamigamiKainYui Kamio Lets LooseKatekyō Hitman Reborn!Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no YaibaKinnikumanKochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae HashutsujoKuroganeKuroko no BasukeMajin Tantei Nōgami NeuroMagu-chan: God of DestructionMamaYuyuMartial Master AsumiMashle: Magic and MusclesMedaka BoxMieru HitoMitama Security: Spirit BustersMononofuMorikingMuhyo and Roji's Bureau of Supernatural InvestigationNarutoNeru: Way of the Martial ArtistNine Dragons' Ball ParadeNinkuNisekoiNura: Rise of the Yokai ClanOur Blood OathPhantom SeerPPPPPPPsyrenPrince of TennisPyu to Fuku! JaguarRobot x LaserBeamRokudenashi BluesRurouni KenshinSaiki Kusuo no Psi-nanSaint SeiyaSakigake!! OtokojukuSamon-kun wa SummonerSamurai 8: The Tale of HachimaruSensei no BulgeShadow EliminatorsShaman KingShinmai Fukei Kiruko-sanFood Wars: Shokugeki no SomaSket DanceSlam DunkSmoky B.B.Soul Catcher(S)Stealth SymphonySuper SmartphoneTakamagaharaTenmaku CinemaThe Hunters Guild: Red HoodThe Ichinose Family's Deadly SinsTime Paradox GhostwriterTo Love-RuTokyo Shinobi SquadTorikoTottemo! LuckymanTwo on IceWe Never LearnWhistle!World TriggerThe Promised NeverlandYoakemonoYu-Gi-Oh!Yuuna and the Haunted Hot SpringsYū☆Yū☆HakushōZipman!!Zombiepowder.

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