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Viz Media to Preview Amalgam of Distortion in Shonen Jump

posted on by Alex Mateo
2 series announced for Viz's 'Jump Start' initiative

This year's 44th issue of Viz Media's English digital edition of Weekly Shonen Jump announced on Monday that the next issue will publish the first chapter of Ryō Ishiyama's Amalgam of Distortion (Ibitsu no Amalgam) manga as part of its "Jump Start" initiative on October 10.

Ishiyama will launch the manga in the 45th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan on October 8. The first chapter will have an opening color page and will be 54 pages long.

Viz also announced a second manga as part of its "Jump Start" initiative but did not indicate the name or debut week. Tomohiro Hasegawa's Spring Weapon Number One will begin in the 46th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan on October 17.

Ishiyama was an honorable mention for the 53rd Jump Treasure Newcomer Manga Award in 2011, and serialized the manga Mitsukubi Condor in Shonen Jump in 2014.

Hasegawa previously entered Shonen Jump's "Gold Future Cup" contest, and though he did not win, his Koi no Cupid Yakenohara Jin one-shot received a serialized run in Shonen Jump. Hasegawa also published the one-shot manga "Shimatsuya K" in Shonen Jump last November.

In the "Jump Start" initiative, Viz Media's Shonen Jump publishes the first three chapters of a new manga simultaneously with the Japanese release.

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