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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.

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

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 WSJ Volume 1.png ONE PIECE

490.000.000
COPIES
(Worldwide)

Hunter x Hunter WSJ Volume 1.png HUNTER X HUNTER

79.000.000
COPIES

Jujutsu Kaisen WSJ Volume 1.png JUJUTSU KAISEN

65.000.000
COPIES

My Hero Academia WSJ Volume 1.png MY HERO ACADEMIA

65.000.000
COPIES
(Worldwide)

Black Clover WSJ Volume 1.png BLACK CLOVER

17.000.000
COPIES
(Worldwide)

Mashle WSJ Volume 1.png MASHLE

3.000.000
COPIES

Undead Unluck WSJ Volume 01.png UNDEAD UNLUCK

1.500.000
COPIES

Mission of Yozakura Family WSJ Volume 1.png MISSION: YOZAKURA FAMILY

1.000.000
COPIES
(Worldwide)

Blue Box WSJ Volume 1.png BLUE BOX

800.000
COPIES

Me and Roboco WSJ Volume 1.png ME AND ROBOCO

500.000
COPIES

Sakamoto Days WSJ Volume 1.png SAKAMOTO DAYS

500.000
COPIES

The Elusive Samurai WSJ Volume 01.png THE ELUSIVE SAMURAI

500.000
COPIES

Serialising Titles

Main article: List of series run in Weekly Shonen Jump

There are currently twenty-two manga titles being serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump. Hunter × Hunter is currently on hiatus. Burn the Witch is serialized on an irregular basis.

Manga titles with a Colored Background indicates have received or have been confirmed to receive an Anime Adaptation. Manga titles in Bold indicates having appeared on multiple solo Magazine Covers.

Series Title Author Premiered Volumes
One Piece Eiichirō Oda July, 1997 102
Hunter × Hunter Yoshihiro Togashi March, 1998 36
My Hero Academia (僕のヒーローアカデミア?) Kōhei Horikoshi July, 2014 34
Black Clover (ブラッククローバー?) Yūki Tabata February, 2015 32
Jujutsu Kaisen (呪術廻戦?) Gege Akutami March, 2018 20
(Incl. Vol 0)
Mission: Yozakura Family (夜桜さんちの大作戦?) Hitsuji Gondaira August, 2019 12
Undead Unluck (アンデッドアンラック?) Yoshifumi Tozuka January, 2020 11
Mashle: Magic and Muscles (マッシュル-MASHLE-?) Hajime Koumoto January, 2020 11
Me and Roboco (僕とロボコ?) Shūhei Miyazaki July, 2020 7
Burn the Witch Tite Kubo August, 2020 1
High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku (高校生家族?) Ryō Nakama September, 2020 5
Sakamoto Days Yūto Suzuki November, 2020 6
The Elusive Samurai (逃げ上手の若君?) Yusei Matsui January, 2021 5
Witch Watch (ウィッチウォッチ?) Kenta Shinohara February, 2021 5
Blue Box (アオのハコ?) Miura Kouji April, 2021 4
PPPPPP (ピピピピピピ?) Mapollo 3 September, 2021 2
Ayashimon (アヤシモン?) Yūji Kaku November, 2021 1
Protect Me, Shugomaru! (守れ! しゅごまる?) Daiki Ihara November, 2021 1
Doron Dororon (ドロンドロロン?) Gen Ōsuka November, 2021 1
Akane-banashi (あかね噺?) Yūki Suenaga, Takamasa Moue February, 2022
Earthchild (地球の子?) Hideo Shinkai February, 2022
Super Smartphone (すごいスマホ?) Hiroki Tomisawa, Kentarō Hidano May, 2022

Manga Volume Release Schedule

Date Title
June 3rd
Mission: Yozakura Family [13]
Ayakashi Triangle [9]
Magu-chan: God of Destruction [9]
Me and Roboco [8]
High School Family: Kokosei Kazoku [6]
Sakamoto Days [7]
The Elusive Samurai [6]
Witch Watch [6]
Blue Box [5]
Ayashimon [2]
Protect Me, Shugomaru! [2]
Doron Dororon [2]
Akane-banashi [1]
Earthchild [1]
July 4th
My Hero Academia [35]
Dr. Stone [26]
Undead Unluck [12]
Mashle: Magic and Muscles [12]
PPPPPP [3]

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
  • Psyren
  • 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
  • Ayakashi Triangle
  • Burn the Witch
  • Sakamoto Days
  • 2021
  • The Elusive Samurai
  • Witch Watch
  • Blue Box
  • Special issues

    Jump NEXT!

    Jump NEXT! (ジャンプNEXT! Janpu NEXT!?) is the seasonal edition of Weekly Shōnen Jump which is published on Japanese holidays, which was previously published under the name of Akamaru Jump (アカマルジャンプ Akamaru Janpu?) The magazine features many amateur manga artists who get their one-shots published in the magazine. Akamaru Jump also puts additional one-shot titles by professional manga artists, which promote upcoming series to be published in the main magazine. Lately it's also featuring 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. 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.

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    Ongoing Weekly Shōnen Jump Manga
    Ongoing Anime Highlights 
    Upcoming Anime Highlights 
    Finished Manga Series
    Act-AgeAgravity BoysAssassination ClassroomAyakashi TriangleBakumanBastard!!Beast ChildrenBeelzebubBlack CatBleachBobobo-bo Bo-boboBone CollectionBorutoBozebeatsBuild KingBuso RenkinCandy FlurryCaptain TsubasaChainsaw ManCity HunterCyber BlueD.Gray-manDeath NoteDemon's PlanDNA²Dr. SlumpDr. StoneDragon BallEyeshield 21Full DriveSchool Judgement: Gakkyu HoteiGintamaGuardian of the WitchFist of the North StarHaikyu!!Hatsukoi LimitedHard-Boiled Cop and DolphinHell Teacher NūbēHikaru no GoHinomaru SumoHoshin EngiHungry JokerIchigo 100%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 DestructionMedaka 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 SeerPsyrenPrince of TennisPyu to Fuku! JaguarRobot x LaserBeamRokudenashi BluesRurouni KenshinSaiki Kusuo no Psi-nanSaint SeiyaSakigake!! OtokojukuSamon-kun wa SummonerSamurai 8: The Tale of HachimaruSensei no BulgeShaman KingShinmai Fukei Kiruko-sanFood Wars: Shokugeki no SomaSket DanceSlam DunkSmoky B.B.Soul Catcher(S)Stealth SymphonyTakamagaharaThe Hunters Guild: Red HoodTime Paradox GhostwriterTo Love-RuTokyo Shinobi SquadTorikoTottemo! LuckymanWe Never LearnWhistle!World TriggerThe Promised NeverlandYoakemonoYu-Gi-Oh!Yuuna and the Haunted Hot SpringsYū☆Yū☆HakushōZipman!!Zombiepowder.


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