Viz Media to Preview All 6 New Shonen Jump Manga in English
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Viz Media will publish the manga in English as part of its "Jump Start" initiative. In the initiative, Viz Media's digital Weekly Shonen Jump anthology publishes the first three chapters of a new manga simultaneously with the Japanese release. Based on reader feedback, the digital anthology sometimes adds the manga to its permanent lineup.
Andy Nakatani, Viz Media's editor-in-chief of Shonen Jump, added that Viz Media will "for sure pick up a few of" the new series to add to its permanent lineup. Hisashi Sasaki, vice president for global Shonen Jump at Viz Media and former editor-in-chief of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump, stated during the livestream that this is the most new series that Weekly Shonen Jump in Japan is debuting back-to-back.
Additionally, Viz Media announced in the livestream on Friday that it will host a flash sale for subscriptions to its version of Weekly Shonen Jump on January 30. The one-day sale will feature a one-year subscription for US$9.99 in all countries where Weekly Shonen Jump is available (the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the Philippines, India, and Singapore).
Weekly Shonen Jump in Japan will launch six new series between the 10th issue to the 16th issue. The new series' titles and authors include:
We Never Learn (Bokutachi wa Benkyō ga Dekinai) by Taishi Tsutsui
The manga launches in the 10th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump on February 6, and the first chapter will have 54 pages and an opening color page. The manga centers on Yuiga, a student studying for his college entrance exams. One day two beautiful young women appear before him. Tsutsui is drawing the Nisekoi spinoff manga Magical Pâtissier Kosaki-chan, and also wrote the Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Sweets Honey spinoff manga.
U19 (pronounced "Under Nineteen") by Yūji Kimura
The manga launches in the 11th issue on February 13. The juvenile action series centers on boys who live under adult rules. Kimura previously wrote the "Peach Pluck" and "Garden" one-shot manga in Weekly Shonen Jump.
Demon Prince Poro's Diaries (Poro no Ryūgakuki or "Poro's Study Abroad Chronicle") by Hitsuji Gondaira
The manga launches in the 12th issue on February 20. The manga centers on Poro, a demon from the underworld who comes to the human world. Kondaira won the 10th "Gold Future Cup" contest in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2015 with the one-shot "Genjūi Toteku" manga.
Hungry Marie (Hara Peko no Marie) by Ryūhei Tamura
The manga launches in the 13th issue on February 27. The battle romantic comedy manga centers on a boy named Taiga and a girl who lives next door to Taiga who has a secret. Tamura drew the Beelzebub manga in Weekly Shonen Jump from 2009-2014.
Dr. Stone by illustrator Boichi and original author Riichirou Inagaki
The manga launches in the 14th issue on March 6. The science-fiction adventure series follows what happens when suddenly the world's biggest-ever "crisis" arrives. Inagaki (with illustrator Yuusuke Murata) wrote the Eyeshield 21 manga from 2002-2009. Boichi drew the Sun-Ken Rock manga, and one of the stories in the Trigun: Multiple Bullets anthology manga. He recently drew the Terra Formars Asimov spinoff manga.
Robot × Laserbeam by Tadatoshi Fujimaki
The manga launches in the 16th issue on March 18. The high school golfing manga centers on a boy whose nickname is "Robot" who encounters golf for the first time. Fujimaki serialized his Kuroko's Basketball manga in Weekly Shonen Jump from 2008-2014.
Update: Viz's Shonen Jump announced the official English titles for We Never Learn, Demon Prince Poro's Diaries, and Hungry Marie on January 30. The other manga's titles are the same in Japanese and English.
Title and summary for Demon Prince Poro's Diaries corrected. Thanks, Surf_rock.
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