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?