V Jump

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V Jump
V Jump issue.jpg
First issue of V Jump; cover features characters from Dr. Slump dressed as characters from Dragon Quest II.
Editor-in-Chief Akio Iyoku[1]
Former editors Kazuhiko Torishima
Categories Video Games and Shōnen manga
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 391,667[2]
Publisher Shueisha
First issue 1993
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Website vjump.shueisha.co.jp

V Jump (Vジャンプ, Bui Janpu) is a Japanese magazine about new manga and video games based on popular manga. The magazine's debut was in 1993 by Shueisha under the Jump line of magazines.

History[edit]

A prototype magazine called Hobby's Jump was launched in the 80s as a spin-off issue of Monthly Shōnen Jump. Hobby's Jump was announced discontinued, and a new magazine called V Jump arrived. V Jump is a video game magazine, mostly for the series Dragon Quest (artwork done by Akira Toriyama, author of Dragon Ball and Dr. Slump) and the Final Fantasy series, as well as many Shōnen manga.

V Jump has also taken many series from Weekly Shōnen Jump, such as Shadow Lady created by Masakazu Katsura, which has had more success than ever in V Jump. Later on, the magazine published a sequel to the classic Weekly Jump series Dr. Slump, characters from which appeared on the cover of the first issue of V Jump, titled The Brief Return of Dr. Slump (written by Takao Koyama and illustrated by Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru). After the Dr. Slump series, an adaption of the spin-off anime Yu-Gi-Oh!: Duel Monsters GX called Yu-Gi-Oh! GX began serialization. The serialization of the series Yu-Gi-Oh! R has just ended as of December 21, 2007

V Jump Books[edit]

V Jump Books is a line of V Jump manga and video game guides and some of the premiere editions. It mostly does guides for the series of Square Enix. It is the other publisher of Disney Books in Japan along with Kodansha since it published books and guides for the Kingdom Hearts games.

Features[edit]

V Jump's primary content is the information regards the video/arcade games and the card games. Therefore, there are limited numbers of manga titles have been serialized in V Jump. Most of the manga titles in V Jump are the comicalization of the animation and the video/card games.

Series[edit]

There are currently nine manga titles being regularly serialized in V Jump.

Series title Author(s) Premiered
Dragon Ball Heroes Victory Mission (ドラゴンボールヒーローズ Victory Mission) Toyotarou September 2012
Dragon Ball Super (ドラゴンボール超) Akira Toriyama, Toyotarou June 2015
Digimon World Re:Digitize Encode (デジモンワールド リ:デジタイズ エンコード) Kōhei Fujino, Akiyoshi Hongō, Bandai Namco Games April 2013
Dragon Quest Sōten no Sōla (ドラゴンクエスト 蒼天のソウラ) Yūki Nakashima, Yūji Horii, Square Enix December 2012
Slime Dawn!! (スライムドーン!!) Osamu Kaneko February 2016
Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V (遊☆戯☆王ARC-V) Shin Yoshida, Naoto Miyoshi August 2015
Z/X: Code Reunion Urahata Tatsuhiko, Fujima Takuya September 2017

Former series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shueisha Establishes New Department Focused on Dragon Ball". Anime News Network. October 13, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  2. ^ "2010 Japanese Anime/Game Magazine Circulation Numbers". Anime News Network. January 21, 2010. Retrieved May 28, 2015. 

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