Jump (magazine line)

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Jump (ジャンプ, Janpu) sometimes stylized JUMP, is a line of manga magazines created by Shueisha. It began with Shōnen Jump manga magazine in 1968. The origin of the name is unknown. The Jump magazines are intended for the male audience, although the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine has also been popular to the female demographic.[1] Jump has expanded into a media franchise; along with the line of manga magazines, it also includes crossover anime and video game series (from Famicom Jump to J-Stars Victory VS) which bring together various Shōnen Jump manga series.


In 1949, Shueisha got into the business of making manga magazines, the first being Omoshiro Book.[2] In 1951, Shueisha created a female version of that anthology entitled Shōjo Book.[3] Shōjo Book led to the publication of the highly successful Shōjo manga magazine: Ribon.[3] Omoshiro Book went out of print and Shueisha decided to make another male version of their successful Shōjo Book to even it out and made the magazine Shōnen Book.[3] In the middle of Shōnen Book's publication, Shōnen Jump began its run (at the time was a Semiweekly magazine and had no "Weekly").[4] Shōnen Book ended when Shōnen Jump became a Weekly magazine correctly changing its name to Weekly Shōnen Jump.[4] In 1969 a special issue called Bessatsu Shōnen Jump took Shōnen Book's place.[4] In addition to the success of Weekly Shōnen Jump, Shueisha created a Seinen version of the magazine in 1979, called Young Jump (now Weekly Young Jump).[5] Bessatsu Shōnen Jump, later got renamed Monthly Shōnen Jump and became a magazine of its own.[4] The seasonal issues of Weekly Shōnen Jump are now called Akamaru Jump. In 1985, Shueisha started the publication of two business related manga magazines; a salaryman Jump magazine called Business Jump and an office lady manga magazine called Office You,[5] also in 1988 started the publication of Super Jump.[6] Many other Seinen related Jump magazines, started as spin-off issues of the Weekly Young Jump magazine.[5] In 1993, Shueisha announced and released the video game/manga magazine V Jump alongside the Jump light novel line Jump j-Books.[6] In 2003 Shogakukan's Viz Media released an English version of Weekly Shōnen Jump called Shonen Jump.[7] Monthly Shōnen Jump discontinued in 2007 and was replaced with the Jump SQ. magazine, four series from the magazine were moved.[8] In addition to the Jump SQ. anthology, a spin-off issue was created, called Jump SQ.II (Second).[9] Saikyō Jump was started on December 3, 2010, with close ties to Weekly Shōnen Jump and V Jump.[10]

Jump magazines[edit]

  • Green titles in Sub-magazines have only been published once.


Magazine title Sub-magazines Date Time-unit
Jump Square Jump SQ.II (Second) December 2007 - current Monthly
Monthly Shōnen Jump Hobby's Jump

Go!Go! Jump

February 1970 - June 2007 Monthly
Saikyō Jump Nonexistent December 3, 2010 – current Bimonthly
Shōnen Jump Bessatsu Shōnen Jump July 2, 1968 – 1969 Semiweekly
V Jump Saikyō Jump 1993 - current Monthly
Weekly Shōnen Jump Akamaru Jump

Ani Kichi Special
Aomaru Jump
Bessatsu Shōnen Jump
Go!Go! Jump
Jump Heroes
Jump Maruchi Wārudo
Jump the Revolution!
Monthly Shōnen Jump
Saikyō Jump
Shōnen Jump Gag Special
Super Jump
V Jump
Weekly Shōnen Jump 35 Shūnen Kinen Jump Kuronikuru
Weekly Shōnen Jump Sōkan 30 Shūnen Kinen Gengashū
Yomu Jump

October 1969 - current Weekly


Magazine title Sub-magazines Date Time-unit
Business Jump BJ Kon July 1985 - November 2011 Monthly
Hyper Jump Nonexistent
Manga Allman Nonexistent October 1995 - February 2002 Semiweekly
Monthly Young Jump Nonexistent May 2008 - current Monthly
Quick Jump Nonexistent
Weekly Young Jump Weekly Young Jump Tokubetsu Zōkan Mankaku Rookies

Weekly Young Jump Zōkan Mankaku
Young Jump Chō Zōkan: Ultra Jump

May 1979 - current Weekly
Super Jump Oh Super Jump December 1986 - November 2011 Semimonthly
Ultra Jump Ultra Jump Zōkan 1999 - current Monthly


Jump related locations and expos[edit]

Jump Festa[edit]

Jump Festa (ジャンプフェスタ, Janpu Fesuta) is Jump convention held every year. Jump Festa focuses on all the Shōnen related magazines: Weekly Shōnen Jump, V Jump, Jump SQ., Saikyō Jump, and formerly featured Monthly Shōnen Jump at the conventions.[11] Also the video game company, Square Enix promotes their games at Jump Festa, due to their close ties with the V Jump magazine.

Manga series[edit]

Video games[edit]

The Jump media franchise includes the following video games, published by Bandai and Bandai Namco Entertainment:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Oricon: #1 Manga Mag for Japanese Girls Is…Shonen Jump - Anime News Network". Oricon: #1 Manga Mag for Japanese Girls Is…Shonen Jump. Anime News Network. 2007-04-10. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  2. ^ "集英社 小史|成長期". Shueisha history 2. Shueisha. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  3. ^ a b c "集英社 小史|成長期". Shueisha history 3. Shueisha. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  4. ^ a b c d "集英社 小史|成長期". Shueisha history 4. Shueisha. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  5. ^ a b c "集英社 小史|成長期". Shueisha history 5. Shueisha. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  6. ^ a b "集英社 小史|成長期". Shueisha history 6. Shueisha. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  7. ^ "ICv2 - Viz and Shueisha To Launch Mass Market Boys Magazine in US". Viz and Shueisha To Launch Mass Market Boys Magazine in US. ICv2. 2002-06-10. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  8. ^ "More Info on Jump Square, Jump SQ Official Site Launched, and More". More Info on Jump Square, Jump SQ Official Site Launched, and More. ComiPress. 2007-07-01. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  9. ^ "Marvel's Stan Lee, Shaman King's Takei to Join Forces (Updated) - Anime News Network". Marvel's Stan Lee, Shaman King's Takei to Join Forces (Updated). Anime News Network. 2003-03-03. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  10. ^ "Shueisha to Launch Super Strong Jump Mag for Kids". Anime News Network. 2010-11-09. Retrieved 2015-01-13. 
  11. ^ "Jump Festa". Jump Festa. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 

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