Samon the Summoner “Jump Start” and Bakuman. Prequel Chapters to Debut in Viz’s Shonen Jump

This Monday’s release of Weekly Shonen Jump from Viz Media has revealed that they will be running a couple of new features soon alongside the debut of a new Jump Start for the manga series Mononofu, a manga that appears to follow a house of shogi players.. First they have revealed that there will be a two-chapter Bakuman. prequel called Bakuman. age 13 that will begin running on September 21...

My Hero Academia Volume 1 Released in Print in North America

Earlier this year Viz Media announced that they had acquired the rights to release, in my opinion, one of the hottest new titles to recently appear in Weekly Shonen Jump in the form of My Hero Academia. While the company has provided digital releases of the title so far, this week marks the first time that a print copy of My Hero Academia has been available for purchase in North America. The first...

Live-Action ‘Death Note’ TV Drama Coming in July

The latest issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump magazine, which is to be released in stores in Japan on Monday, is announcing that a live-action adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba’s popular supernatural thriller manga series Death Note will begin airing in July. The announcement is to be made in the new chapter of Nobuaki Enoki’s manga series Gakkyuu Houtei, which Takeshi Obata is pro...

Viz Media Acquires ‘My Hero Academia’ Manga Publishing Rights

Viz Media recently announced their acquisition of the publishing rights to the new Shounen Jump manga series My Hero Academia. The first volume of Kohei Horikoshi’s popular action series will be released in North America in August, and will carry a rating of ‘T’ for Teenagers. The series began serialisation in the Weekly Shounen Jump magazine in July 2014. Two tankoubon volumes h...

My Hero Academia to be published in Viz’s Weekly Shonen Jump starting next week

The latest issue of Viz’s Weekly Shonen Jump digital magazine has announced that they will begin releasing chapters of the breakout manga hit of 2014, My Hero Academia (Boku no Hero Academia), in English starting with next week’s issue. Viz Media also announced that they will begin running the series simultaneously alongside the Japanese release starting in the February 9th issue. It i...

Viz’s “Jump Start” initiative to debut new Weekly Shonen Jump manga in English

Today Viz Media has announced that they will be implementing a new initiative into their Weekly Shonen Jump digital magazine. Starting today, they will be using their new “Jump Start” initiative to help get new series out to fans. This initiative will take the first three chapters, one chapter a week, from any and every new series that debuts in the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump on the s...

Kuroko’s Basketball Season Three Announced

Great news for all fans of Kuroko’s Basketball, a third season for the anime has been officially confirmed with plans to premiere next year. The announcement was made on the official website and twitter page just a few hours ago, apart from a special promotional image on the site, no additional info has been given at the time of writing. The wait may be long for some of you, but keep your ey...

Hunter x Hunter digital and print volumes discounted until June 9

The latest and longest hiatus for the Hunter x Hunter manga is about to end next week and to commemorate the return of this long running Weekly Shonen Jump series, Viz Media is going to hold a special sale on Hunter x Hunter volumes from today to June 9th. This sale, which covers volumes 1 through 32 of the manga, takes $2 off the standard price of a digital volume of the Hunter x Hunter manga, me...

Hunter x Hunter Election Arc Anime Adaptation Confirmed

In the latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, the question on the mind of many Hunter x Hunter fans was answered. The Election Arc of Hunter x Hunter will indeed be getting adapted into the anime series. The Election Arc of course revolves around the 13th Chairman Election for the Hunter Association following the events surrounding the Chimera Ant Arc. Who will be elected the next Chairman? ...

Hunter x Hunter manga to resume on June 2nd

Last week we learned that the Yoshihiro Togashi would be ending his longest hiatus yet sometime in June by bringing out a new chapter of Hunter x Hunter. At the time we did not know exactly when it would happen in June but it looks like it will be for the first issue of the month. Viz Media, who will be digitally simulpublishing the manga once it returns in Japan, has announced that the first chap...

World Trigger volumes to be released in print starting in October

Early last year Viz Media announced that they would begin publishing the World Trigger manga in their digital Weekly Shonen Jump and now over a year later the company has announced that they will begin releasing printed volumes of the series starting in October. From Daisuke Ashihara, World Trigger takes place four years after a mysterious portal to another dimension opens and invincible creatures...

Hunter x Hunter manga hiatus to end in June

Big news manga fans, Hunter x Hunter is finally returning! Today Weekly Shonen Jump and Viz Media have revealed that Yoshiro Togashi will finally be ending his longest hiatus yet and will begin publishing the manga in Weekly Shonen Jump starting in June. As an added bonus, Viz Media has already announced that the series will be simultaneously published in English through Viz’s digital Weekly...

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