Weekly Shonen Jump (週刊少年ジャンプ Shūkan Shōnen Janpu?) is a weekly comic magazine published in Japan. Commonly referred to as Weekly Jump, it contains many manga titles targeted at boys, including a chapter and some color spreads each week. There are many other weekly magazines featuring manga, all published by Shueisha, including Young Jump and Monthly Jump.
Weekly Shonen Jump publishes a chapter of each manga featured each week on Monday. Many of these manga are very popular, and commonly become anime, some even going on to be large, popular anime series, such as One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Toriko, Dragon Ball, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Rurouni Kenshin. Scanlators usually scan these by about Wednesday in the U.S. Paper quality is not too good in Weekly Shonen Jump as it's generally compromised of at least 85% recycled fibre, usually being a yellowish or grayish color. Usually it costs about 260 yen (approx. US$2.11) per issue and compromises of about 400 pages.
Most of the manga chapters are subsequently released in tankobon volumes every 3 to 4 months, with higher quality printing materials and sometimes edited parts of the chapter.
- Further information: Weekly Shonen Jump/Ranking
Every week, rankings of the manga published in Weekly Shonen Jump are posted. Those rankings are voted by fans, and refer to the chapter published seven weeks prior to the issue of the week.
List of Weekly Shonen Jump covers featuring My Hero Academia
Shonen Jump Giga
Shonen Jump Giga (ジャンプGIGA?) is an irregularly published special issue spin-off of Weekly Shonen Jump that mostly contains short serials rather than primarily one-shots. The magazine is currently published about 4 times a year since its release in 2016.
Jump Next! (少年ジャンプNEXT!?) was the third spin-off of Weekly Shonen Jump directly. Originally it was a proper seasonal magazine, dating its issues by the seasons, but in 2014 it became a bimonthly, releasing six issues a year dated by the months. After six years, the magazine ended and was replaced by Shonen Jump Giga.
Jump Next! Covers
- My Hero Academia is the 630th work to be published in Weekly Shonen Jump.
- My Hero Academia was the last Issue of Jump Next!