One of the world's most popular manga anthologies, Weekly Shonen Jump, is now going to be available digitally via ComiXology. The anthology publishes the newest chapters of manga hits such as One Piece and Bleach, along with Blue Exorcist, My Hero Academia and Food Wars! Shokugeki No Soma.
“It’s amazing we live in an age where it’s possible for fans to read manga in English the same day as appears in Japan,” said Chip Mosher, comiXology VP of Communications & Marketing, “This is why we’re thrilled to share Weekly Shonen Jump on comiXology and Kindle as we’re now able to give fans access to the latest and greatest manga around.”
The deal was announced jointly by the U.S. publisher VIZ Media, along with ComiXology and it's parent company, Amazon. Weekly Shonen Jump will be available on ComiXology weekly, concurrent with the original edition in Japan. With this deal, Weekly Shonen Jump will be available via ComiXology to English speakers in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
“Weekly Shonen Jumpis a fan favorite magazine where emerging and long-running hit manga series are shown to the world first,” says Andy Nakatani, Editor-In-Chief of Weekly Shonen Jump, “We’re excited to expand the readership of this magazine to the comiXology and Kindle audience.”