Viz's Shonen Jump to Add Kagamigami Manga From Psyren Creator
posted on by Karen Ressler
Viz Media's digital magazine Weekly Shonen Jump announced on Monday that it will begin its next round of "Jump Start" series in its next issue on February 9 with Toshiaki Iwashiro's Kagamigami (Mirror God).
The manga, based on Iwashiro's one-shot Shikigami Twilight Days which ran in Shonen Jump last year, will premiere in Japan on the same day. In the story, the "famous detective(!?)" Mako meets the mysterious boy Kyōsuke.
Three other titles will premiere in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in coming weeks in Japan: Black Clover by Yūki Tabata (Hungry Joker), Kaizō Ningen Rogy (Cyborg Rogy) by Yū Miki, and Ultra Battle Satellite by Yūsuke Utsumi (Gado-den).
Viz Media launched a "Jump Start" initiative in North America last September. Under this initiative, Viz's digital English version of Weekly Shonen Jump will run the first three chapters of "almost every single" new series that debuts in Shueisha's original Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan.
Viz also publishes Iwashiro's Psyren manga in North America.