I'm From Japan Manga Moves to Saikyō Jump Magazine
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 26th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine revealed on Monday that Seiji Hayashi's I'm From Japan (Jimoto ga Japan) manga has ended its run in the magazine. Shueisha's Saikyō Jump magazine will republish the manga's first chapter in its July issue on June 1 along with a new short story, and then will publish new chapters starting in the September issue.
Hayashi will additionally launch a new "Weekly Jump Corner" four-panel manga in Weekly Shonen Jump based on the "Jimoto News" page that had been running in the magazine.
The magazine's previous issue teased an "important announcement" for the manga in the 26th issue.
Viz Media published the first three chapters of the manga in English as part of its "Jump Start" initiative, and Shueisha publishes the manga on its MANGA Plus app in English. Shueisha describes the story:
Tokio Abiko has left his hometown in Yamagata prefecture to enter school in the great metropolis of Tokyo. On his first day, he encounters one of his classmates, a strange boy called Japan Hinomoto. Tokio soon realizes that Japan is the master of a very peculiar martial art – Todofu-ken: the Metro-erritorial Pre-fist-ure Style! With each of the 47 styles themed after a prefecture of Japan, enjoy a hilarious and unique tour of the country!
Hayashi launched the manga in the magazine in September 2018, and Shueisha will publish the third volume on June 4.
Source: Weekly Shonen Jump issue 26