Partial Lineup Revealed for New Shonen Jump GIGA Magazine
posted on by Kyle Hallmark
This year's 26th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed a partial lineup for Shueisha's new magazine Shonen Jump GIGA on Monday. The lineup features completely new serialized works from authors from Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, as well as serialized works from other authors. Shueisha also opened a website for the magazine that has color visuals for each of the new series.
The lineup so far includes:
Ao no Retto: Sapporo: Kugatsu (Blue Archipelago: Sapporo: September) by Yūto Tsukuda (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma), illustrated by Hirakei
A manga about a boy who meets a girl who is a genius at ski jumping.
Gensō Kojiki Den (Illusionary Commentary on the Kojiki) by Kazurō Kyō (Himedoll!!)
A new spin on the Japanese classic, Kojiki, a document that depicts Japanese legends.
The first issue of Shonen Jump GIGA will go on sale on July 20 for 460 yen (about US$4.17).
Shueisha's Shōnen Jump NEXT!! magazine announced earlier this month that it would change its name this summer to Shonen Jump GIGA. The concept of the new magazine will be "a special edition for evolved newcomers."
Shōnen Jump NEXT!! originally launched with the title Shonen Jump in 1969 as a spinoff magazine when Weekly Shonen 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 Shonen 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!! published spinoff chapters of manga featured in the main Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, one-shots by current and past Weekly Shonen Jump contributors, and one-shots by newcomers.