Lineup Revealed for Jump Ryū Booklet/DVD Series

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The first 2016 issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine (cover pictured at right) announced on Monday the lineup for Shueisha's nationwide release of the Jump Ryū booklet/DVD series. Shueisha plans to release a total of 25 volumes.

This lineup for the first eight volumes is as follows:

  • Volume 1: Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball) out on January 7
  • Volume 2: Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto) out on January 21
  • Volume 3: Eiichiro Oda (One Piece) out on February 4
  • Volume 4: Tite Kubo (Bleach) out on February 18
  • Volume 5: Tadatoshi Fujimaki (Kuroko's Basketball) out on March 3
  • Volume 6: Yusei Matsui (Assassination Classroom) out on March 17
  • Volume 7: Kōhei Horikoshi (My Hero Academia) out on April 7
  • Volume 8: Kazuki Takahashi (Yu-Gi-Oh!) out on April 21

Volumes 9-25 will feature (in no particular order):

  • Osamu Akimoto (Kochikame)
  • Hiroyuki Asada (Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee)
  • Hirohiko Araki (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Kyosuke Usuta (Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar)
  • Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata (Bakuman.)
  • Masakazu Katsura (I''s)
  • Kazue Katō (Blue Exorcist)
  • Naoshi Komi (Nisekoi - False Love)
  • Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro (Toriko)
  • Hideaki Sorachi (Gintama)
  • Yuto Tsukuda and Shun Saeki (Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma)
  • Yoshihiro Togashi (Hunter x Hunter)
  • Haruichi Furudate (Haikyu!!)
  • Masanori Morita (Rookies)
  • Yuusuke Murata (original work: ONE, One-Punch Man)
  • Kentaro Yabuki (writer Saki Hasemi; To Love-Ru -Trouble-)
  • Nobuhiro Watsuki (Rurouni Kenshin)

Each issue will focus exclusively on a single Weekly Shonen Jump manga creator, and will include both a booklet and a DVD. The booklets will include: interviews with creators that reveal the secret story behind their debut, reproductions of artwork exclusive to the magazine, and paper that helps readers trace and draw famous scenes from the creators' manga. The accompanying DVDs will go behind-the-scenes with manga creators at their workspace, feature interviews, and offer insight into manga creators' creative process and their lives.

The series was previously only available in Shizuoka prefecture as a "mook" series (magazine-style book) that also bundled DVDs. The Shizuoka edition of the series launched in September, and has so far published three issues (see gallery below). The series' first Shizuoka issue featured Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, while the second issue featured Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto, and the third featured One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda.

The first new nationwide issue will cost 702 yen (about US$5.80), while the second issue onward will cost 1,393 yen (about US$11.50). Shueisha will release the first issue on January 7, and each new issue will ship on the first and third Thursdays of the month. Weekly Shonen Jump notes that release dates will differ by region.

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