Weekly Shonen Jump goes digital in Japan

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Following suit of the North American version of Weekly Shonen Jump, the original Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is now officially going digitally, with releases coming on the same-day as the print issues of the magazine. This is certainly big news for the manga industry in Japan which has for the most part struggled with the transition into the digital age.

This year’s 33rd issue of Weekly Shonen Jump is now officially the first to be released digitally in Japan, it featured a Dragonball and One Piece crossover as well as the debut of Akira Toriyama’s brand new manga series Jaco the Galactic Patrolman. This issue celebrates 45 years since Weekly Shonen Jump began.

Issues are available in Japan for iOS devices at the price of 300 yen through the Jump Book Store application. This serves as a great counterpart to Viz Media’s English language version of the magazine which is now available in Australia and European regions outside of America. Akira Toriyama’s Jaco the Galactic Patrolman manga will also debut in this week’s English version Shonen Jump, you can see a look at Jaco himself at the top of the article..

Source: Comic Natalie

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