V Jump

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V Jump
V Jump logo.svg
V Jump issue.jpg
First issue of V Jump; cover features characters from Dr. Slump dressed as characters from Dragon Quest II.
Editor-in-ChiefAkio Iyoku[1]
Former editorsKazuhiko Torishima
CategoriesVideo Games and Shōnen manga
FrequencyMonthly
Circulation147,000 (January–December 2021)[2]
PublisherShueisha
First issue
  • 1990 (extra edition)[3]
  • 1993 (regular edition)
CountryJapan
Based inTokyo
LanguageJapanese
Websitevjump.shueisha.co.jp

V Jump (Vジャンプ, Bui Janpu) is a Japanese shōnen manga magazine, focusing on new manga as well as 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, namely for the Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy series, as well as many shōnen manga. Akira Toriyama designed the magazine's mascot character V Dragon (V龍), who was named via a reader poll.[4]

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 Shōnen 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 adaptation 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 ended on 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 eight manga titles being regularly serialized in V Jump.

Series title Author(s) Premiered Notes
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations (BORUTO -ボルト- -NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS-) Mikio Ikemoto, Ukyō Kodachi, Masashi Kishimoto July 2019 Transferred from Weekly Shōnen Jump[5]
Dragon Ball Heroes Victory Mission (ドラゴンボールヒーローズ Victory Mission) Toyotarou September 2012 On hiatus
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 April 2013 On hiatus
Dragon Quest - Dai no Daibouken: Yuusha Avan to Gokuen no Maoh (ドラゴンクエスト ダイの大冒険 勇者アバンと獄炎の魔王) Yusaku Shibata, Riku Sanjo September 2020
Dragon Quest: Souten no Soura (ドラゴンクエスト 蒼天のソウラ) Yūki Nakashima, Yūji Horii December 2012
Yu-Gi-Oh! OCG Stories (遊☆戯☆王OCGストーリーズ) Naohito Miyoshi, Shin Yoshida April 2022
Yu-Gi-Oh! OCG Structures (遊☆戯☆王OCGストラクチャーズ) Masashi Sato June 2019

Former series[edit]

Circulation[edit]

Year / Period Monthly circulation Magazine sales Sales revenue (est.) Issue price
September 1998 to August 2003 149,833[6] 8,989,980 ¥4,944,489,000 ¥550
September 2003 to August 2004 149,833[6] 1,797,996 ¥988,897,800
September 2004 to August 2005 178,334[6] 2,140,008 ¥1,177,004,400
September 2005 to September 2007 178,334[6] 4,458,350 ¥2,452,092,500
October 2007 to September 2008 366,667[7] 4,400,004 ¥2,420,002,200
October 2008 to September 2009 379,167[8] 4,550,004 ¥2,502,502,200
October 2009 to September 2010 391,667[9] 4,700,004 ¥2,585,002,200
October 2010 to September 2011 320,834[10] 3,850,002 ¥2,117,501,100
October 2011 to September 2012 302,500[11] 3,630,000 ¥1,996,500,000
October 2012 to September 2013 292,500[12] 3,510,000 ¥1,930,500,000
October 2013 to September 2014 252,500[13] 3,030,000 ¥1,666,500,000
October 2014 to September 2015 233,334[14] 2,800,008 ¥1,540,004,400
October 2015 to September 2016 258,333[15] 3,099,996 ¥1,704,997,800
October 2016 to September 2017 212,500[16] 2,550,000 ¥1,402,500,000
October 2017 to September 2018 187,500[17] 2,250,000 ¥1,237,500,000
October 2018 to March 2019 176,667[18] 1,059,999 ¥582,999,450
September 1998 to March 2019 230,026 (est.) 56,816,351 ¥31,248,993,050 ($360.4 million) ¥550

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shueisha Establishes New Department Focused on Dragon Ball". Anime News Network. October 13, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "Shueisha Media Guide 2022" (PDF). May 7, 2022. Retrieved May 7, 2022.
  3. ^ コミック雑誌 付録無)ブイジャンプ 1990年12月12日号. suruga-ya.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved November 6, 2021.
  4. ^ [鳥山明ほぼ全仕事] 平日更新24時間限定公開!. Dragon Ball Official Site (in Japanese). Shueisha. May 22, 2018. Archived from the original on May 22, 2018.
  5. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (June 9, 2019). "Boruto Manga Transfers to V Jump Magazine". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d "Manga Anthology Circulations 2004-2006". ComiPress. 2007-12-27.
  7. ^ 印刷部数公表 (in Japanese). Japanese Magazine Publishers Association. 2008. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
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  9. ^ "2010 Japanese Anime/Game Magazine Circulation Numbers". Anime News Network. January 21, 2010. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
  10. ^ 印刷部数公表 (in Japanese). Japanese Magazine Publishers Association. 2010. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  11. ^ "JMPAマガジンデータ : 男女 趣味専門". Japan Magazine Publishing Association. Archived from the original on June 1, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2013.
  12. ^ "JMPAマガジンデータ : 男女 趣味専門". Japan Magazine Publishing Association. Archived from the original on September 27, 2014. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  13. ^ "JMPAマガジンデータ : 男女 趣味専門". Japan Magazine Publishing Association. Archived from the original on August 16, 2015. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  14. ^ "JMPAマガジンデータ : 男女 趣味専門". Japan Magazine Publishing Association. Archived from the original on September 20, 2016. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  15. ^ "JMPAマガジンデータ : 男女 趣味専門". Japan Magazine Publishing Association. Archived from the original on September 24, 2017. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  16. ^ "JMPAマガジンデータ : 男女 趣味専門". Japan Magazine Publishing Association. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  17. ^ 印刷部数公表 (in Japanese). Japanese Magazine Publishers Association. 2017. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  18. ^ "印刷部数公表 (October 2018–December 2018)" (in Japanese). Japanese Magazine Publishers Association. 2018. Retrieved 24 March 2019.

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