Tag Archives: Weekly Shonen Jump

Third season of My Hero Academia approved

With the second season of My Hero Academia wrapping up this weekend, there’s news that a third season of this action packed anime is on the way. Twitter user @YonkouProd posted a sneak peek from an upcoming issue of Weekly Shonen Jump revealing the production is approved to move forward. When that season will air, though, is not known.

My Hero Academia is being streamed online by Crunchyroll.

Sources: Crunchyroll, Twitter

VIZ Media brings Haikyu!! manga to English fans

Haikyu!! volume 1
Cover art for volume 1 of Haikyu!!

Haruichi Furudate’s popular sports manga Haikyu!! is finally available in English for purchase in both print and digital formats as of Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 thanks to VIZ Media.

Shoyo Hinata is fascinated with volleyball, but what he lacks in height, he makes up in determination. Managing to play one game in middle school, he encounters the intimidating “King of the Court”, Tobio Kageyama. Vowing to get better to challenge Kageyama, Hinata finds that his rival now plays on the same team!

VIZ Media will publish the English adaptation of Haikyu!! monthly to bring it in line with the Japanese version and is readable on the VIZ Manga App, Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play platforms.

Haikyu!! made its first appearance back in 2012 in Weekly Shonen Jump and is also an anime series which is scheduled for a third season.

Source: VIZ Media

Bleach manga series to end this year

Tite Kubo’s manga series Bleach is coming to a close. The 73rd volume hit Japanese store shelves today, July 4th, 2016.

Highschool student Ichigo Kurosaki unwittingly becomes a part-time soul reaper tasked following his ability to see spirits. Upon rescuing an injured soul reaper, Ichigo’s temporary assignment becomes permanent when the society he is reluctant to join depends on him to save it.

Published in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2001, Bleach has branched out into an anime, movies, video games and a live musical.

The final volume, numbered 74, has an anticipated release in the fall of 2016.

Source: Natalie

Third season of volleyball anime Haikyu!! expected

Weekly Shonen Jump issue 16
Haikyu!! adorns the cover issue 16 of Weekly Shonen Jump. Courtesy Weekly Shonen Jump

Word on the sidelines is that the anime adaptation of Haruichi Furudate’s volleyball manga Haikyu!! is up for a third series this coming fall. Confirmation lies within 16th edition of Weekly Shonen Jump which goes on sale Saturday, March 19th.

Haikyu!! is currently in its second season which was announced last May and is available through the anime streaming service Crunchyroll.

Sources: Crunchyroll, Anime News Network, Weekly Shonen Jump

New Boruto manga to appear in Weekly Shonen Jump May 9

The Naruto saga continues with his Boruto starring in his own manga series. Monthly chapters of artist Mikie Ikemoto’s new project leap into action with Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine May 9th, 2016. Ukyo Kodachi serves as author with Masashi Kishimoto supervising the duo.

Kishimoto isn’t completely done with ninjas with another Naruto short story appearing in the April 25th edition of Weekly Shonen Jump.

Source: Anime News Network

Boruto gets own manga series with new artist and writer

The Naruto story continues in print with Boruto becoming serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump. Two new names will be added to the monthly instalments of this new story with writer Ukyo Kodachi and artist Mikio Ikemoto under guidance by series creator Masashi Kishimoto.

In addition to the monthly series, a single issue of Boruto from Kishimoto will also appear in Weekly Shonen Jump.

Both the monthly and single issue of Boruto will appear concurrently in the English version of Weekly Shonen Jump in the spring of 2016.

Source: Weekly Shonen Jump

Haikyuu!! second season announced for October 2015

Haikyuu!! second season announced!
The second season for Haikyuu!! is scheduled for October 2015.

A second season of the anime series based on Haruichi Furudate’s manga series Haikyuu!! is set to air October 2015 on MBS, Tokyo MX, CBC and BS11.

The announcement was made in the May 25th edition of Weekly Shonen Jump which also included that Sumire Morohoshi will voice Hitoka Yachi, who will make her first appearance in season 2.

Additionally, a Haikyuu!! Festival will take place on August 30th at the Pacifico Yokohama Convention Centre with advance tickets going on sale June 6th. Guests include Ayumu Murase, Kaito Ishikawa, Kouki Uchiyama, Souma Saitou, You Hayashi, Nobuhiko Okamoto and Toshiki Masuda.

Source: Natalie

Naruto’s son, Sasuke’s daughter to star in new manga

Even though the Naruto manga has finished, Masashi Kishimoto is still busy. This time, he’s working on the follow-up series Naruto Spinoff: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring Month which is due out in the April 27 edition of Weekly Shonen Jump.

Not much is known about the new series which centers around Naruto’s son Boruto and Sasuke’s daughter Sarada. Artwork posted to the Internet give insight into character design of Naruto, Boruto and Sarada.

Kishimoto wrapped up the 15-year run of Naruto on November 15, 2014.

Boruto will also get to star in his own movie this coming August, aptly titled Boruto: Naruto the Movie.

Adult Naruto Uzumaki Boruto Uzumaki and Sarada Uchiha

Source: Comic Book Resources

Naruto manga series to end this year

On October 6th, 2014, Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto has revealed that the manga series has five weeks to go before it concludes this November in the 50th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump.

Back in 2012, Kishimoto had announced that the manga was nearing its climax.

In anticipation of the end of the manga, the official Japanese Naruto web site has a clock counting down the days to November 10th, 2014.

Naruto was originally serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump back in 1999 and has 70 published tankobon (individual volumes) in Japan. The 71st and final is scheduled for November 4th, 2014.

Sources: Anime News Network, Crunchyroll, Shonen Jump

What are they working on now?

Lots o' manga
Lots o’ manga

Have you ever wondered what project an artist is working on after they finish a successful manga series? Here’s a sampling of what Hiromu Arakawa, Hiroyuki Takei, Takeshi Obata and Rumiko Takahashi have been up to recently. Continue reading What are they working on now?