Shōnen Jump NEXT!! Magazine to Change Names
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's second issue of Shueisha's Shōnen Jump NEXT!! magazine revealed on Monday that the magazine will undergo a name change. The temporary title for the new name is Jump Giga and its concept will be "a special edition for evolved newcomers."
The magazine will launch with the name change this summer. The magazine will feature completely new serialized works from authors from the main Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, as well as serialized works from other authors. The announcement did not specify yet which authors will start new series in the magazine. Weekly Shōnen Jump will give more details about the magazine in the future.
The magazine originally launched with the title Shōnen Jump in 1969 as a spinoff magazine when Weekly Shōnen Jump became weekly. The magazine changed to a seasonal magazine published four times a year in the 1980s, and was then rebranded as Akamaru Jump with three publications a year in 1996. The publication then changed names to Shōnen Jump NEXT! in 2010, and changed to being published four times a year in 2012. In 2014 the magazine changed names again to Shōnen Jump NEXT!! and was published every other month.
Shōnen Jump NEXT!! currently publishes spinoff chapters of manga featured in the main Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine, one-shots by current and past Weekly Shōnen Jump contributors, and one-shots by newcomers.