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Weekly Shōnen Jump
WSJ 1st Issue
Cover of first issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump, which was released in July 1968.

Japanese Title

週刊少年ジャンプ

Publisher

Shueisha

Authors (Mangaka)

Many

First Japanese Issue

July 2, 1968

Last Japanese Issue

Ongoing

Frequency

Semimonthly (July 1968 – October 1969)
Weekly (1969 October – Present)

Official Japanese Websites

週刊少年ジャンプ (Japanese)
Weekly Shōnen Jump (Japan's WSJ in English)

Weekly Shōnen 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. The first issue was released with a cover date of July 2, 1968. As of 2012 the magazine is still circulating and is one of the longest-running manga magazines in Japan. It has a circulation of a little more than 2 million copies. Chapters of series that run in Weekly Shōnen Jump are collected and published in tankōbon volumes under the "Jump Comics" imprint every one to four months (except for Hunter × Hunter, which is up to a year). The manga series within the magazine target young male readers and tend to consist of a large number of action scenes and a fair amount of comedy.

Weekly Shōnen Jump has a sister magazine, called Jump Square (ジャンプスクエア), was created in 2007 after the fall of Monthly Shōnen Jump.


HistoryEdit

Weekly Shōnen Jump was launched by Shueisha on July 2, 1968 to compete with the already-successful Weekly Shōnen Magazine and Weekly Shōnen Sunday. Prior to issue 20, Weekly Shōnen Jump was originally called simply Shōnen Jump as it was originally a semi-weekly magazine. In 1969, Shōnen Jump became a weekly magazine and a new monthly magazine called Bessatsu Shōnen Jump was made. This magazine was later re-branded as Monthly Shōnen Jump before eventually being discontinued and replaced by Jump Square.


Associated itemsEdit

Weekly Shōnen Jump is also the center of the Shueisha's branding due to Jump's 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 "bunko" editions of the original work. These are usually released after older series or when popular series end. 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.


Current SeriesEdit

English Title Japanese Title Author Serialization Date # of Volumes
Assassination Classroom 暗殺教室 Yūsei Matsui (松井 優征) July 2012 0
(1 Coming 11/02/2012)
Beelzebub べるぜバブ Ryūhei Tamura (田村 隆平) February 2009 17
(18 Coming 10/04/2012)
(19 Coming 12/04/2012)
Bleach ブリーチ Tite Kubo (久保 帯人) August 2001 56
(57 Coming 12/04/2012)
Cross Manage クロス・マネジ Kaito September 2012 0
Gintama 銀魂 Hideaki Sorachi (空知 英秋) December 2003 46
(47 Coming 12/04/2012)
Haikyū!! ハイキュー!! Haruichi Furudate February 2012 3
Hunter × Hunter ハンター×ハンター Yoshihiro Togashi (冨樫 義博) March 1998 30
Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kōen-mae Hashutsujo こちら葛飾区亀有公園前派出所 Osamu Akimoto (秋本 治) September 1976 182
(183 Coming 12/04/2012)
Koisome Momiji 恋染紅葉 Tsugirō Sakamoto & Tadahiro Miura May 2012 1
(2 Coming 11/02/2012)
Kurogane クロガネ Haruto Ikezawa September 2011 5
(6 Coming 11/02/2012)
Kuroko's Basketball 黒子のバスケ Tadatoshi Fujimaki December 2008 19
(20 Coming 11/02/2012)
(21 Coming 12/04/2012)
Kurokuroku クロクロク
Atsushi Nakamura (中村 充志)Edit
July 2013 0
Medaka Box めだかボックス NisiOisiN (西尾 維新) & Akira Akatsuki (暁月 あきら) May 2009 17
(18 Coming 12/04/2012)
Naruto NARUTO -ナルト- Masashi Kishimoto (岸本 斉史) November 1999 62
Nisekoi ニセコイ Naoshi Komi (古味 直志) November 2011 3
(4 Coming 11/02/2012)
One Piece ワンピース Eiichiro Oda (尾田 栄一郎) August 1997 67
(68 Coming 11/02/2012)
Retsu!!! Date Senpai 烈!!!伊達先パイ Shinsuke Kondō September 2012 0
Reborn! (Katekyō Hitman Reborn!) 家庭教師ヒットマンREBORN! Akira Amano (天野 明) April 2004 40
(41 Coming 12/04/2012)
Saiki Kusuo no Sainan 斉木楠雄のΨ難 Shūichi Asō May 2012 1
(2 Coming 12/04/2012)
[1 pre-serialization volume of One-Shots]
Sket Dance スケット・ダンス Kenta Shinohara July 2007 26
(27 Coming 11/02/2012)
(28 Coming 12/04/2012)

Soul Catcher(S)Edit

SOUL CATCHER(S) -ソウルキャッチャーズ-Edit

Hideo Shinkai (英雄 神海) May 2013 0
Takama-ga-hara タカマガハラ Jūzō Kawai July 2012 0
Toriko トリコ Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro (島袋 光年) May 2008 20
(21 Coming 10/04/2012)
(22 Coming 12/04/2012)

Transfered SeriesEdit

English Title Japanese Title Author WSJ Serialization Start Date WSJ Serialization End Date Moved To # of WSJ Volumes # of Total Volumes Finished Yet
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure ジョジョの奇妙な冒険 Hirohiko Araki (荒木 飛呂彦) 1978 2002 Ultra Jump in 2004 84 106 No


Past SeriesEdit

English Title Japanese Title Author Serialization Start Date Serialization End Date # of Volumes Finished Releasing Volumes
Bakuman。 バクマン。 Story by Tsugumi Ohba (大場 つぐみ)
Art by Takeshi Obata (小畑 健)
August 2008 April 2012 20 Yes
Barrage 戦星のバルジ Kōhei Horikoshi May 2012 September 2012 0
(1 Coming 10/04/2012)
(2 Coming 11/02/2012)
No
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo ボボボーボ・ボーボボ Yoshio Sawai (澤井 啓夫) August 2008 April 2012 20 Yes
Death Note デスノート Story by Tsugumi Ohba (大場 つぐみ)
Art by Takeshi Obata (小畑 健)
December 2003 May 2006 12 Yes
Dragon Ball ドラゴンバール Akira Toriyama (鳥山 明) December 1984 June 1995 42 Yes
magico マジコ Naoki Iwamoto (岩本 直輝) February 2011 June 2012 7
(8 Coming 10/04/2012)
No
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan ぬらりひょんの孫 Hiroshi Shiibashi (椎橋 寛) March 2008 June 2012 22
(23 Coming 10/04/2012)
(24 Coming 12/04/2012)
No
Pajama na Kanojo。 パジャマな彼女。 Kōsuke Hamada February 2012 September 2012 2
(3 Coming 10/04/2012)
No