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Shonen Jump's 50th Anniversary Exhibit Reveals Library, 3rd-Part Visual

posted on 2018-03-04 11:45 EST by Jennifer Sherman

The staff of the three-part art exhibition honoring the 50th anniversary of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed a key visual for the exhibit's third part on Monday. The exhibit's official website also revealed that a related "Jump Library" will run from March 15-26.

The library will run at Hills Cafe / Space, located near the Tokyo Mori Arts Center Gallery in the Roppongi Hills complex. The library will have most of the magazine's volumes from its launch to this year's 14th issue, which will ship on March 5, available to read for free. More than 2,000 issues will be available. In addition, the event space will offer latte drinks with the magazine's logo on top as one of several collaboration drinks.

The exhibit debuted at the Roppongi Hills complex's Tokyo Mori Arts Center Gallery on July 18, and the first main part, titled "Sōkan 50 Shūnen Kinen Shūkan Shōnen Jump-ten Vol. 1 Sōkan~1980 Nendai, Densetsu no Hajimari" (50th Anniversary of Weekly Shonen Jump's First Issue Exhibition Vol. 1: First Issue-1980s, Beginning of the Legend), ran until October 15.

The "Sōkan 50 Shūnen Kinen Shūkan Shōnen Jump-ten Vol. 2 1990 Nendai, Hakkō Busū 653-Man-bu no Shōgeki" (50th Anniversary of Weekly Shonen Jump's First Issue Exhibition Vol. 2: The 1990s - A Historical 6.53 Million Copies in Circulation) continuation of the exhibition will be held from March 19 to June 17, followed by the "Sōkan 50 Shūnen Kinen Shūkan Shōnen Jump-ten Vol. 3 2000 Nendai, Shinka Suru Saikyō Zasshi no Ima" (50th Anniversary of Weekly Shonen Jump's First Issue Exhibition Vol. 3: The 2000s - the Now of the Evolving Strongest Magazine) from July 17 to September 30.

Other celebrations for the magazine's 50th anniversary include a T-shirt line, reprintings of landmark issues, a CD, and a manga contest.

Source: Comic Natalie


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