News Shonen Jump Posts 1st Japanese Chapters of 22 Manga for Free
posted on 2009-08-03 08:59 EDT
The official website for Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan has posted the first chapters of 22 different manga series online in Japanese for a limited time on Monday. The special Torejan Island site (a wordplay on "Treasure Island") will remain online during Japan's summer vacation until August 31. The site features over 1,800 manga pages as well as various free personal computer wallpaper, blog applets, and other content. (In the linked page, select the treasure chest on the lefthand side with the character Naruto in front of it.)
The current lineup is as follows:
- One Piece
- Katekyō Hitman Reborn!
- Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo
- To Love-Ru -Trouble-
- Sket Dance
- Nurarihyon no Mago
- Kuroko no Baske
- Medaka Box
- Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar
- Wasshoi! Wajimania
Every listed title has three online chapters except for Medaka Box, Akababoshi, Anedoki—, Kagijin, and Wasshoi! Wajimania; these titles only have one online chapter each. The English version of the same Shonen Jump website has translated manga chapters from One Piece, Dragon Ball, Anedoki—, Kagijin, and Wasshoi! Wajimania. Viz Media's separate Shonen Jump website features online manga chapters from Beet the Vandel Buster, Bleach, Black Cat, Dr. Slump, Dragon Ball, Saint Seiya, Legendz, The Prince of Tennis, Rurouni Kenshin, Slam Dunk, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Claymore, Death Note, Eyeshield 21, Gintama, Hunter X Hunter, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Ultimate Muscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy, and other titles in English.