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500,000-Copy Jump Square Debut Gets 2nd Run of 100,000

posted on 2007-11-08 15:25 EST
1st issue 70% sold out in 1st 3 days, includes Kenshin artist's latest

The premiere issue of the Jump Square monthly shōnen manga magazine is selling out throughout Japan on its initial 500,000-copy run since its November 2 release, and Shueisha is reprinting an additional 100,000 copies. In the first three days, Jump Square was 90% sold out in the Tokyo metropolitan area, and 70% sold out nationwide. The second print run will ship on November 16, and Shueisha is planning to increase the initial print run of the next issue. Additional print runs for manga magazines are highly unusual in Japan.

Jump Square replaces Monthly Shonen Jump, which ceased publication in June. Jump Square inherited Akihisa Ikeda's Rosario + Vampire Season II, Norihiro Yagi's Claymore, and other popular titles from Monthly Shonen Jump, and launched Embalming - The Another Tale of Frankenstein- from Nobuhiro Watsuki (Rurouni Kenshin), Kure-nai from Kentarō Katayama and Yamato Yamamoto, and the manga adaptation of Gonzo's Dragonaut - The Resonance.

Source: Shinbunka via Ultimatum


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