Weekly Shonen Jump is right in the process of launching its six new manga series, with VIZ Media running previews of each as they start their print runs in the magazine’s English edition. Of course, each incoming series must have an empty spot waiting, and so two manga are also ending to make room.
The upcoming February 20th issue of the Japanese Shonen Jump will publish the final chapters of Ryo Ishiyama’s Amalgam of Distortion, and Yoshimichi Okamoto’s Demon’s Plan manga. Viz previewed the first three chapters of each one as they launched. Amalgam of Distortion started up on October 8th, with Demon’s Plan following on November 28th last year.
With the new manga launches, just like their previous Jump Starts, Viz’s digital English edition of Jump will run the first three chapters of each series as they are published in Japan. They will also run a fan vote, giving readers the chance to support the series they most want to see continue on a regular basis.
Here are the launch dates of all six new series, featuring their promo visuals. The creators include some you might find familiar, with other names fresh off the presses:
Issue 10 (February 6th)- Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai / We Can’t Study
by Nisekoi spin-off Magical Pâtissière Kosaki-chan author Tsutsui Taishi
Romantic comedy. As Yuiga prepares to enter college, two beautiful young girls will appear before him.
Issue 11 (February 13th) – U.19 (read “Under 19”)
by Garden one-shot’s Yuji Kimura
Childish activities in a world where all youth are under the control of adults.
Issue 12 (February 20th) – Poro no Ryugaku-ki / Polo’s Foreign Exchange Records
by Jump‘s Gold Future Cup contest winner Hitsuji Gonhei
A devil Poro who visits to the human world.
Issue 13 (February 27th) – Hara Peko no Mari / Marie the Starving
by Beelzebub author Ryuhei Tamura
Comedy-action. Taiga is a young boy who encounters a girl with a secret.
Issue 14 (March 6th) – Dr. Stone
written by Riichiro Inagaki (Eyeshield 21), illustrated by Boichi (Sun-Ken Rock)
Adventure-action-SF. The story begins with the biggest crisis the earth has ever known.
Issue 16 (March 18th) – Robot x Laserbeam
by Kuroko’s Basketball‘s Tadatoshi Fujimaki
A manga set on the golf course, about a young boy nicknamed “Robot” discovering the sport.
Which one are you most excited for, or most enjoying at the moment? They’re all looking pretty cool to us, but if you’re a Shonen Jump subscriber, make sure you show some love to the manga you want to keep reading.