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-ChiefAkio Iyoku[1]
Former editorsKazuhiko Torishima
CategoriesVideo Games, Children and Shōnen manga
FrequencyMonthly
Circulation391,667[2]
PublisherShueisha
First issue1993
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
Websitevjump.shueisha.co.jp

V Jump (Vジャンプ, Bui Janpu) is a Japanese 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, 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 seven 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 April 2013
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
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]

Circulation[edit]

Year / Period Monthly circulation Magazine sales Sales revenue (est.) Issue price
September 1998 to August 2003 149,833[3] 8,989,980 ¥4,944,489,000 ¥550[4]
September 2003 to August 2004 149,833[3] 1,797,996 ¥988,897,800
September 2004 to August 2005 178,334[3] 2,140,008 ¥1,177,004,400
September 2005 to September 2007 178,334[3] 4,458,350 ¥2,452,092,500
October 2007 to September 2008 366,667[5] 4,400,004 ¥2,420,002,200
October 2008 to September 2009 379,167[6] 4,550,004 ¥2,502,502,200
October 2009 to September 2010 391,667[2] 4,700,004 ¥2,585,002,200
October 2010 to September 2011 320,834[7] 3,850,002 ¥2,117,501,100
October 2011 to September 2012 302,500[8] 3,630,000 ¥1,996,500,000
October 2012 to September 2013 292,500[9] 3,510,000 ¥1,930,500,000
October 2013 to September 2014 252,500[10] 3,030,000 ¥1,666,500,000
October 2014 to September 2015 233,334[11] 2,800,008 ¥1,540,004,400
October 2015 to September 2016 258,333[12] 3,099,996 ¥1,704,997,800
October 2016 to September 2017 212,500[13] 2,550,000 ¥1,402,500,000
October 2017 to March 2018 186,667[14] 1,119,999 ¥615,999,450
September 1998 to March 2018 232,453 54,626,351 ¥30,044,493,050 ($348,828,764) ¥550

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shueisha Establishes New Department Focused on Dragon Ball". Anime News Network. October 13, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "2010 Japanese Anime/Game Magazine Circulation Numbers". Anime News Network. January 21, 2010. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "Manga Anthology Circulations 2004-2006". ComiPress. 2007-12-27.
  4. ^ "Manga Guide: Dragon Ball Super". Kanzenshuu. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  5. ^ "印刷部数公表" (in Japanese). Japanese Magazine Publishers Association. 2008. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
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  12. ^ "JMPAマガジンデータ : 男女 趣味専門". Japan Magazine Publishing Association. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  13. ^ "JMPAマガジンデータ : 男女 趣味専門". Japan Magazine Publishing Association. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  14. ^ "印刷部数公表" (in Japanese). Japanese Magazine Publishers Association. 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2018.

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