Shonen Jump, Jump Square to Launch New Spinoff Mags
posted on by Egan Loo
This year's 19th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on Monday the title of its relaunched spinoff magazine for new manga creators. Shonen Jump Next will ship its first issue on April 30. Each issue will contain one-shot manga stories by new manga creators, as well as side stories based on manga series currently running in the main Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Creator Hiroshi Shiibashi is illustrating the first issue's cover and contributing a side story from his Nurarihyon no Mago story.
The May issue of Shueisha's Jump Square magazine announced on April 3 that an another spinoff magazine called Jump SQ.19 (pronounced "Jump S Q Ichi Kyū") will launch on May 19. The first issue will contain one-shot manga such as Mizuki Kawashita's G-Maru Edition, Usamaru Furuya's Teiichi no Kuni, the return of Yasuhiro Nightow's Kekkai Sensen, and Kentaro Yabuki's adaptation of Tomohiro Matsu and Peco's Mayoi Neko Overrun! light novel series.
Ichijinsha has dated the launch of its previously announced WAaI! boys in skirts magazine for April 24. As the English subtitle of the magazine suggests, the magazine will focus on "male maidens." The first issue will contain several manga stories, how-to tips on women's clothings, and coverage of anime and games with the theme of males in women's clothes.