Assassination Classroom’s 1st Volume Sells 1 Million Copies – Next Big Shonen Manga?

In what can only be called a sleeper hit, Yusei Matsui’s Assassination Classroom manga has become a massive success. The manga’s first volume has now topped 1 million sales, an impressive feat for such a young manga. The series began serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine back in July of 2012. Assassination Classroom follows an alien hell-bent on world destruction, that decides t...

CC Anime Episode 13 – Psycho-Cast

Welcome to another episode of CC: Anime, Capsule Computers Monthly Anime Podcast! In our first episode of 2013, the CC: Anime crew discuss the latest anime and manga news, the Winter 2013 anime season, JoJo’s Bizarre Gucci collaboration, update on the Kuroko’s Basketball situation and more. We also have a huge giveaway this month. Do you want a chance to win a copy of Un-Go on DVD as w...

Viz’s Weekly Shonen Jump debut issue highlights

As many of you may know, last week Viz’s Shonen Jump Alpha transformed into Weekly Shōnen Jump by bringing their weekly digital manga releases up to the same day as Japan’s Weekly Shōnen Jump Magazine is released. To commemorate this transformation, Viz’s Weekly Shōnen Jump January 21, 2013 saw a few minor aesthetic changes such as an enhanced introductory and recap section for each manga and a be...

World Trigger manga to debut in Viz’s Weekly Shonen Jump next week

In the latest issue of Viz Media’s digital Weekly Shonen Jump it was announced that the brand new World Trigger manga by Daisuke Ashihara will be debuting in next week’s issue. Never heard of World Trigger? Well there is a very good reason for that and that reason happens to be that the manga hasn’t even debuted in Japan yet and is scheduled to make it’s debut next week in ...

Viz’s Weekly Shonen Jump now revamped and simultaneous with Japan

The “Alpha” phase of Viz Media’s new Shonen Jump digital manga service has ended and as of today the company has launched the new Weekly Shonen Jump which is now on a simultaneous schedule with it’s Japanese counterpart. To go along with this upgrade, the company has also redesigned their Shonen Jump website and revamped the look of the magazine itself. Currently a one year...

Shonen Jump Alpha finally becomes simultaneous in 2013

Shonen Jump fans have long lambasted Viz Media’s Shonen Jump Alpha digital manga reader application as inconsequential due to the fact that it is usually 2 weeks behind the Japanese release and features far less series than it’s Japanese counter-part. Finally Viz along with Shueisha have answered the prayers of manga fans across the US with the announcements that Shonen Jump Alpha will...

Top 20 Shonen Jump Manga People Gave Up On

Recently, a poll was held on popular Japanese website, Goo, that asked readers, which popular Shonen Jump manga did they stop reading before it’s natural conclusion. The results are surprising to say the least. 20. Eyeshield 21 19. Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar 18. Yu Yu Hakusho 17. Dr. Slump 16. Rurouni Kenshin 15. Fist of the North Star 14. Kinnikuman 13. City Hunter 12. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo 11. Dragon...

Hunter x Hunter Anime Cast Revealed!

After the plethora of Hunter x Hunter anime news as of late, the cast for the upcoming anime reboot has been announced. This news comes in conjunction with the manga’s return today in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, which was a double issue celebratng the series return. The cast is as following: Megumi Han will make her voice acting debut as Gon Freecss Mariya Ise known for her role as Stocking...

Hunter x Hunter Anime Details Released!

After the long-awaited confirmation of the new Hunter x Hunter anime series, details have risen from both Weekly Shonen Jump and an official website created for the anime. It has been now officially announced that this new anime series will indeed be a reboot, going back to the beginning of the manga and starting from scratch. That means that the new anime will not simply continue from the Greed I...

New Hunter x Hunter Anime Confirmed!

Following the leaked news of last week in a not so shocking, yet still awesome news announcement, Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, has announced that, coinciding with the revivial of the Hunter x Hunter manga, a new anime has been green-lit for airing in the Japanese Autumn, 2011. It is still unknown what the nature of the new anime series will be, whether it be a continuation featuring the Chimera An...

New Hunter x Hunter Anime on the way?

Rumour’s have been flying of a new Hunter x Hunter anime series after a sales sheet from Shueisha supposedly made it’s way onto the web, accidentally. As previously stated this is still considered speculation as none of this is yet to be confirmed. For those who can not read Japanese the little excerpt from the sales sheet, announces a new Hunter x Hunter anime, as well as the already ...

Hunter x Hunter Vol. 28 goes #1 after year long hiatus

After 1 year without any release what so ever of the Hunter x Hunter manga, the latest and long overdue 28th volume has went straight to the top of the Japanese manga charts in its first week on shelves. This is a testament to the quality and brilliance of the Hunter x Hunter manga, without a doubt. To think that fans still eagerly await a new release of Hunter x Hunter and then proceed to sky-roc...

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