Asato Mizu, Kaito Launch Manga on Shonen Jump+ App
posted on by Kevin Yuan
This year's eighth issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine announced on Monday that Asato Mizu (Denki-Gai no Honya-san) and Kaito (Buddy Strike, Cross Manage) are each launching a new manga series on Shueisha's Shonen Jump+ online manga app. Mizu will launch the Aharen-san wa Hakarenai (Aharen is Indecipherable) comedy series on January 29.
Kaito will launch the Ao no Flag (Blue Flag) romance series on February 1.
In addition, the issue announced that six more manga series will launch on the online app in February and March. These series include:
- Route End by Kaiji Nakagawa, launching on February 11
- Macho Gourmet by Nariaki Narita, launching on February 14
- Susume! Jump Heppoko! Tankentai (Forward! Amateur Jump Expedition Party) by Takeshi Sakurai, launching on February 16
- Ore wo Suki nano wa Omae Dake ka yo (Are You Really the Only One Who Likes Me) by Yū Ijima, an adaptation of Rakuda's and Buriki's (Haganai, A Lull in the Sea character designer) light novel series of the same name, launching on February 26
- Inochi wo Waketa Kimi to, Jinsei Saigo no Yume wo Miru (Dreaming Life's Final Dream With You, Who Gave Me Life) by Welzard and Yūya Ogura, launching on March 2
- Shūkyoku Engage (The Final Engagement) by Shunji Etō and Yoshiyuki Miwa, launching on March 12
Mizu launched the ongoing Denki-Gai no Honya-san (Electric Town Bookstore Worker) comedy manga series in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Flapper magazine in 2011. Kadokawa shipped the manga's 13th compiled book volume on November 21.
The series received a 12-episode television anime adaptation (pictured right) in 2014. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. Pony Canyon licensed and released the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in North America in 2015, with distribution by Right Stuf, Inc.
Kaito launched his Buddy Strike baseball manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in November 2015, and ended it in February 2016. Shueisha published the manga's one compiled volume in Japan in April. Viz Media published the first three chapters of the series simultaneously in English in its Weekly Shonen Jump digital anthology as part of its "Jump Start" initiative.
Kaito published his five-volume Cross Manage lacrosse manga in Weekly Shonen Jump from September 2012 to July 2013. Kaito had originally published the manga as a one-shot in both Jump Next! and Weekly Shonen Jump before turning it into a series.
Viz Media published the manga digitally in its Weekly Shonen Jump digital manga anthology. The company also published the manga's extra chapter in English digitally simultaneously with the chapter's release in Japan. Viz Media also released the five compiled volumes digitally.
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