Shonen Jump Giga Magazine Returns This Spring
posted on by Alex Mateo
The first issue of Shueisha's Shonen Jump X (pronounced "cross") magazine revealed on Saturday that the Shonen Jump GIGA magazine will return in spring 2017. Shueisha will announce more details in its Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.
Shueisha's Shōnen Jump NEXT!! magazine changed its name to Shonen Jump GIGA starting in July. The new monthly magazine was planned to run for four consecutive issues, and the fourth and final issue shipped in October. The profile on the official Twitter account for the magazine stated as of Friday that while the magazine's future after the fourth issue was undecided, Shueisha hadn't suspended the magazine.
The fourth issue of Shonen Jump GIGA teased the new Shonen Jump X publication, then designated with the keyword "X," and suggested that "X" would be the successor to Shonen Jump GIGA. Shonen Jump X and Shonen Jump GIGA are listed together on the Shonen Jump website.
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.