'MyJump' Customizable Manga Subscription App Launches, Video Previews Streamed
posted on by Karen Ressler
Shueisha launched its MyJump smartphone app in Japan on Monday, and streamed introduction videos. The first video explains that the app allows readers to select which manga they would like to read from the history of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump.
The app has two different modes: "Weekly MyJump" and "MyJump Best." In "Weekly MyJump," users can subscribe to weekly chapters of several manga of their choosing. In "MyJump Best," users can collect their favorite manga chapters.
"Weekly MyJump" will have a fixed monthly subscription fee. The first month is free, and then users will pay 480 yen (US$4.71) a month if they want 10 titles per issue or 840 yen (US$8.25) a month if they want 20 titles per issue. The app will also offer new free manga daily. The app's library has more than 200 titles.
Users can also share their "MyJump Best" with others, though sharing is limited based on the subscription plan.
Shueisha also streamed promotional videos featuring various celebrities discussing what they are reading in their MyJump apps.
Singer Kaela Kimura:
Actor Kentaro Sakaguchi (live-action Umimachi Diary, My Love Story!!):
Actor Kendo Kobayashi (live-action Yatterman):
Dragon Ball's Akira Toriyama designed the app's official mascot characters Mai and Honbot.
The app is available for Android devices but has not yet launched for iOS as of press time.