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  • 'Shonen Jump' opens YouTube account to celebrate 50th anniversary

    August 11, 2018 @ 3:23 am

    To commemorate their 50th anniversary, 'Weekly Shonen Jump' has launched an official YouTube channel to upload anime adaptations of their serialized manga.The channel will feature popular anime that has supported the history of Jump. It will be updated everyday from Monday to Friday with the initial works being episodes one to five of "Kinnikuman," "Hokuto no Ken," "Yu Yu Hakusho," and "SLAM DUNK." This service is free, and it will run until Ma

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  • Sato Takeru takes on the role of radio personality for the first time

    August 14, 2012 @ 3:20 am

    Actor Sato Takeru, who is the leading star for upcoming movie Rurouni Kenshin, will be taking on the role of radio personality for the first time on All Night Nippon GOLD, a popular radio program by Nippon Broadcasting System. Fukuyama Masaharu, who's from the same agency as Sato, has been a radio personality on the program for many years . Sato expressed much enthusiasm for his new challenge as he remarked, I dont think I will be able

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  • "Kuroko no Basket" to be released as an anime series

    October 3, 2011 @ 1:25 am

    On the October 3rd release of the 43rd issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, it was announced that basketball manga Kuroko no Basket will be adapted into an anime series under the animation company Production I.G. The broadcast dates will be announced at a later date. Kuroko no Basket is a series that begun its serialization in this same magazine back in February 2009 and has sold total of approximately 5 million copies as of now. This manga fo

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  • Nishio Ishin's manga 'Medaka Box' to get anime adaptation

    October 2, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

    In the October 3rd issue of 'Weekly Shonen Jump', producers revealed that author Nishio Ishin and illustrator Akatsuki Akiras manga 'Medaka Box' would be adapted into an anime series. The broadcast date and the voice cast will be announced at a later time. 'Medaka Box' begun its serialization back in May of 2009. The total sales for the series' 12 volumes is currently 3 million copies. This popular series follows the story of a beautiful

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  • AKB48's Takahashi Minami fangirls over Shonen Jump and congratulates Kojima Haruna

    May 20, 2011 @ 10:04 am

    The other day,AKB48s leader Takahashi Minami had a super fangirl moment as she went to Shueisha to do some work for Weekly Playboy. Many AKB48 fans know that Takahashi is a huge manga reader and that she loves theWeekly Shonen Jump magazine. Despite being at Shueisha for Weekly Playboy, Takahashi made the effort to sneak over to, what she calls, Shonen Jumps sacred editorial department and snapped a picture with the staff members.

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  • Free online issue of Weekly Shonen Jump for disaster victims

    March 23, 2011 @ 10:36 pm

    [caption id="attachment_138277" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Series that are found in Weekly Shonen Jump"][/caption] It's been revealed that the March 14th volume of the manga serialization Weekly Shonen Jump has been made available for free viewing on Yahoo Japan. Jump's editors at Shueisha stated that the delivery of the printed magazine has been delayed in the earthquake affected areas, and in order to solve the problem, they

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  • Japan Box Office Report March 19th/20th

    March 22, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    "SP: The Motion Picture The Final Episode" managed to stay on top of this weekend's box office and even broke through the 1 billion Yen ($12.3 million USD) mark. "Doraemon" bravely secured second place and also already managed to earn more than 1 billion Yen after two weeks and three weekends. Despite this small success, the movie industry is greatly suffering from the aftereffects of the earthquake with a lot of movies getting postponed a

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  • Encouraging artwork by Dragon Ball's Toriyama Akira and mangakas of "Morning" magazine

    March 14, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

    [caption id="attachment_136628" align="aligncenter" width="533" caption="by Toriyama Akira ("Dragon Ball", "Dr. Slump")"][/caption] We previously reported that "SLAM DUNK" author Inoue Takehiko has been tweeting smile drawings, and now, many other manga artists have followed suit by releasing artwork to cheer people up amidst the earthquake disaster. Toriyama Akira drew two of his famous characters Goku ("Dragon Ball") a

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  • WEAVER gives Shonen Jump readers a graduation song & present

    January 11, 2011 @ 10:32 pm

    On January 31st, manga tokuban "Shonen JUMP" will have a special treat for its 9th issue. Rock band WEAVER will give the readers a chance to download their new single, "[A] [I] wo Atsumete" for free! Although the download is free, it will only be a short version of the song. Nevertheless, readers will be able to download it on February 9th, which is actually the release date, and it's a present from WEAVER to all those who graduate in the

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  • HYDE takes to voice acting for "Bakuman"

    December 13, 2010 @ 8:27 pm

    [caption id="attachment_111875" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Left: HYDE Right: Morikubo Shotaro (voice actor of "KOOGY")"][/caption] HYDE from popular rock unit, VAMPS recently participated in voice acting for the anime "Bakuman." This was his first time voice acting and he showed up at the recording on December 13th. "Bakuman" is an ongoing manga on "Weekly Shonen Jump", and it's a story of boys who are trying to be ma

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