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The final issue of Shonen Jump USA, April 2012, is now out. Thus the last monthly manga magazine in America passes away.



It's being replaced by Shonen Jump Alpha, a weekly online release at http://www.viz.com . Only available in North America at this time, alas.

As is appropriate for a final issue, it's a bit oversized.

four random pages from the issue )

Staying in the line-up for the new iteration are Bleach, One Piece and Naruto. Bleach looks like it's finally wrapping up though, so may need to be replaced within the year.

Dropped are Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's (mercifully) and Psyren (which apparently had a sudden drop in popularity and has already ended in Japan.)

Replacing them are Bakuman, Toriko and Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan.

I'm saddened by not being able to get a manga magazine fix monthly any more, but let's face it, we all knew this day was coming.

Your thoughts and comments? Favorite Shonen Jump moments?

SKJAM!
[identity profile] chthonicspirit.insanejournal.com
One Piece is not exactly the type of Manga where you expect to find recreational drug use, but there you have it, in this scene from OP 514:

Read more, and be amused ... )

Also, if I could get a modly opinion on something - what exactly is the policy on posting manga? Is it one third of the single chapters, or one third of a volume? This post is legal either way, but I was just thinking - there's a case to be made in favor of applying the one third rule to volumes, since most manga haven't ever been published in English as single issues. Also, some manga have chapters of wildly varying length - Hellsing, for instance, has chapters eight pages long, and chapters thirty-four pages long - making it difficult, if not impossible, to post anything cohesive from the shorter chapters while staying under one third of them.

Just food for thought. Sorry if that issue has been already settled, somewhere where I missed it.
[identity profile] salamangkiero.insanejournal.com
Okay, I would like to apologize beforehand to the community and mods if this doesn't apply for the community - it's my first time to post here in this version of S_D.

Anyway, I'd like to introduce you to how Japan can manage to mangle stereotypes, and then keep it part of their culture, resulting in WTF-ery that made me giggle like a school girl.



Interesting thing, though, is that both are by nature with masculine traits, totally jarring with the feminine overtones. It's like Danny the Street from Doom Patrol, or the Village People.

edit: tried to use RT entry system, all link tags got wiped out. References as follows: onepiece.wikia.com, bleach.wikia.com. was able to restore links, though..
[identity profile] chthonicspirit.insanejournal.com
I thought I'd try to help get the comm up and buzzing again by recreating some of my old scans_daily posts. Not all of them, of course, just a few of the ones I thought were good fun. In no particular order, we begin with a brief scene from One Piece, introducing the assassin group Cipher Pol Nine, who served as the main adversaries of the Straw Hats through the Water Seven and Enies Lobby arcs. They are also cracky as all hell.

Eight medium and two large images behind the cut. Read right to left.

Read more... )

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