Viz Media's digital manga magazine "Weekly Shonen Jump" debuts today on comiXology and the Amazon Kindle Store, bringing with it the latest chapters of "One Piece," "Bleach," "Blue Exorcist," "My Hero Academia" and "Food Wars! Shokugeki No Soma."
Launched in January 2012, the magazine is the digital successor to Viz's monthly print anthology "Shonen Jump," and the North American counterpart to Japan's long-running publication of the same name. The Japanese and North American editions began simultaneous release of new content in January 2013.
Under the agreement with comiXology and Amazon, the latest manga will be available to English readers in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand on the same day as their debut in Japan.
"'Weekly Shonen Jump' is a fan-favorite magazine where emerging and long-running hit manga series are shown to the world first," Andy Nakatani, editor-in-chief of "Weekly Shonen Jump," said in a statement. "We're excited to expand the readership of this magazine to the comiXology and Kindle audience."
In addition to "One Piece," "Bleach," "Blue Exorcist," "My Hero Academia" and "Food Wars! Shokugeki No Soma," "Weekly Shonen Jump" also serializes such manga as "Black Clover," "Nisekoi," "One-Punch Man," "Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign," "Toriko," "World Trigger" and "Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V."
Founded in 1968, Shueisha's "Weekly Shonen Jump" is the bestselling manga magazine in Japan, with a circulation of 2.5 million.