Jump Pack 2014 Issue 2 released by Viz Media

Anyone who has been following Viz Media for any length of time should know that the company has been publishing their Weekly Shonen Jump through digital outlets for over a year now. However before that time they published a monthly issue for many years before stopping that practice. For fans of physical manga releases this was disappointing but Viz Media has just released Issue 2 of Weekly Shonen ...

Stealth Symphony debuts in this week’s Weekly Shonen Jump

This week marks not only the debut of Stealth Symphony in Japan but also its debut in English thanks to Viz Media including the series in their digital Weekly Shonen Jump. From now on there will be a new chapter every week on the same day the issue is released in Japan. Stealth Symphony is written by Ryohgo Narita, the same writer who handled Durarara!!, and features artwork by Yoichi Amano. The s...

Viz Media partners with Right Stuf for Weekly Shonen Jump subscription bonuses

Today Viz Media has announced that they have formed a new partnership with Right Stuf in order to make buying an annual subscription to their Weekly Shonen Jump digital manga service not only easier but more enticing. You see, Right Stuf will be offering yearly subscriptions to Weekly Shonen Jump for the standard price of $25.99 US, but buying it from their store will also add buyers into their &#...

All You Need is Kill manga debuts in Viz’s Weekly Shonen Jump

This weekend Viz Media released the latest issue of their digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and if you didn’t know, this happens to be the two year anniversary for the digital manga service and the company is honoring this date by including the debut chapter of the All You Need is Kill manga from creator Takeshi Obata. While the original All You Need is Kill is a novel, described by some a...

Nisekoi Volume 1 hitting shelves January 7th

Viz Media will be kicking off the new year by releasing a new print manga starting on January 7th and it just so happens to be called Nisekoi. While volumes one through six are available as digital downloads, this is the first time that a physical version of the manga has been released. The manga will cost $9.99 in the U.S. and $12.99 in Canada. For those who don’t know, Nisekoi translates i...

Kuroko’s Basketball suspect “jealous” of author’s success

Last night we reported that the man, Hirofumi Watanabe, suspected for writing numerous threat letters to Kuroko’s Basketball‘s mangaka and various events for the series was arrested. Today some more details about his arrest came to light as the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper has released an English version of their report. In the report the thirty six year old man stated to police that he ...

Manga Stocking Stuffer Sweepstakes Announced by Viz Media

Viz Media has announced that they will be holing a special Manga Stocking Stuffer Sweepstakes which has already started and will run until December 19th. How do you enter? It is incredibly easy as any digital manga purchased from VizManga.com will give the buyer one entry into the sweepstakes after they enter. Additional details and entry into the sweepstakes can be found here. There will be three...

Comedy Cooking Manga Shokugeki no Sōma licensed by Viz Media

Manga can be made about everything and anything and while cooking may be something that has been touched upon before with Toriko, it looks like Viz Media is going to be giving North American manga fans another dose of cooking manga. Today the company announced during their Weekly Shonen Jump podcast that they have acquired the license for Yūto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki’s Shokugeki no Sōma manga...

Family Friendly Anime Has More Episodes Than The Simpsons

If I was to ask you what the longest running animated show was you’d be forgiven for thinking it was The Simpsons, but surprisingly there is an anime that has been going on for longer and it was officially recognized by the Guinness World Records committee last Thursday. The anime Sazae-san is an adaptation of a comic strip created by Machiko Hasegawa. The series focuses around the main character ...

“Bench” To Feature In The Next English Weekly Shonen Jump

Now I’m a massive Masashi Kishimoto fan which means not only do I love his biggest hit Naruto it also means I love his art-style, his storytelling, his characters and his other works like Mario which was shown only a few months ago. If you too are a big Kishimoto fan you’ll know that for many years he has loved baseball and, in fact, played baseball as a kid. Not only that but he spoke...

Weekly Shonen Jump goes digital in Japan

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 We...

Weekly Shonen Jump service coming to 5 new English regions

While Viz Media‘s Weekly Shonen Jump service has become quite popular in the United States, unfortunately many English manga fans were left in the dark around the world because the service was unavailable outside of North America. Well today it was announced at Anime Expo 2013 that that will soon be changing. The digital manga service is now available in United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa...

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