This week, we’re celebrating Weekly Shonen Jump, the manga magazine that pretty much holds the keys to every one of our shonen favorites and the Toonami generation. With titles from Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, and Yu Yu Hakusho to JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Haikyuu!, and Death Note, the variety of the series that the magazine has published has showcased shonen’s range. With help from special guest LaNeysha from Did You Have To? And So, Here’s What Happened, we dive into the impact the magazine has had on pop culture, its English language counterparts, and the series in ti that we love dearly. And Matt reveals the reason why he isn’t a weeb.
If you’re unfamiliar with Weekly Shonen Jump, is a weekly shōnen manga anthology published in Japan by Shueisha under the Jump line of magazines. It is the best-selling manga magazine, as well as one of the longest-running; the first issue was released with a cover date of August 1, 1968. The manga series within the magazine targets young male readers and tend to consist of many action scenes and a fair amount of comedy. The chapters of the series that run in Weekly Shōnen Jump are collected and published in tankōbon volumes under the “Jump Comics” imprint every two to three months.
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