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SDCC ’09 | Viz Media’s Shonen Jump adds Bakuman and Toriko

by  in Comic News Comment

Viz Media will add the slice-of-life Bakuman and the action-comedy Toriko to its Shonen Jump magazine lineup.

The announcement was made today during the publisher’s first panel at Comic-Con.

Bakuman, by Death Note creators Tsugumi Ohba and drawn by Takeshi Obata, follows to ninth-grade boys who dream of becoming mangaka. It debuted in August 2008 in Weekly Shonen Jump and has so far been collected in three volumes in Japan.

The title character in Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro’s Toriko is a luxury-food hunter who uses his inhuman abilities to capture rare and ferocious animals in hopes of one day creating the ultimate meal. The series premiered in May 2008 in Weekly Shonen Jump. To date, five volumes have been released in Japan.