Press Release

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, celebrates the 3 Year Anniversary of the launch of the official digital English edition of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP, the world’s most popular weekly manga magazine.

To mark the milestone, VIZ Media invites readers to sample WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP for FREE with a special promotion. For a limited time, beginning with the January 19 edition, four complete issues (Jan. 19; Jan. 26; Feb. 2 and Feb. 9) of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP will be available to read for free at

In addition to the U.S. and Canada, WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and the special limited time promotion are available to readers in the U.K., Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand at and through the WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP App for iOS and Android devices. Additionally in North America, the free WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP issues also will be available via the VIZ Manga App and WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP App for iOS and Android devices.

In each week’s issue, don’t miss Takeshi Obata’s brand new school courtroom manga drama, GAKKYU HOTEI: SCHOOL JUDGEMENT. In the series, as problems continue to plague the elementary school system, a new solution has been enacted in the form of the School Judgment System! Now the young students themselves will be responsible for solving the issues that befall them. Defense attorney Abaku Inugami may be only a sixth grader but he’s as fierce as they come in the courtroom as he uncovers the truth behind the incidents plaguing the school. Plus he never forgets to practice his cool “Objection” poses!

WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP is published digitally every week by VIZ Media and features the latest installments of some of the world’s most popular manga series released to English readers across North America on the same day as the magazine’s general print release in Japan, including BLEACH, BLUE EXORCIST, FOOD WARS!, NISEKOI, ONE PIECE, ONE-PUNCH MAN, SERAPH OF THE END: VAMPIRE REIGN, TORIKO, WORLD TRIGGER and YU-GI-OH! ZEXAL.

“WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP’s global scope and readership has grown substantially since our digital launch in 2012,” says Andy Nakatani, VIZ Media Editor-in-Chief of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP. “We are preparing an exciting year of manga content, and new and veteran manga readers alike can take advantage of the special anniversary promotion to check out all of the great WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP content that is available to English readers on the same day as the issue hits in Japan!”

As part of the 3 Year Anniversary promotion, new 1 Year Memberships are available for only $19.99 (USD). WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP members receive 48 weekly digital issues as well as special premiums such as Yu-Gi-Oh! Collectable Trading Cards, rare one-shot manga releases, digital-only promotions, and access to additional subscriber-only content including creator interviews and insightful promo videos. (*Note: Yu-Gi-Oh! cards are only available to annual subscribers in the US and Canada.) Current subscribers can also access their accounts via, the VIZ Manga App, and or with the WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP App on iOS and Android devices.

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About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, VIZ Media distributes, markets and licenses the best anime and manga titles direct from Japan. Owned by three of Japan’s largest manga and animation companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media has the most extensive library of anime and manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. With its popular digital manga anthology WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, BLEACH and ONE PIECE, VIZ Media offers cutting-edge action, romance and family friendly properties for anime, manga, science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages. VIZ Media properties are available as graphic novels, DVDs, animated television series, feature films, downloadable and streaming video and a variety of consumer products. Learn more about VIZ Media, anime and manga at


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