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Postponements of Manga Magazines Due to the Earthquake

by dtshyk
Mar 18, 2011 5:23 PM | 17 Comments
According to Japan Magazine Publishers Association, 191 magazines have been canceled or postponed due to the earthquake. The distribution channels have been disrupted and there has been a shortage of paper.

Weekly Shonen Jump
Vol.17 was announced to be delayed for one week. It will be released on April 4th. The release schedule will be back to normal from vol.18.

Weekly Young Jump
Vol.18 and vol.19 will be combined into one issue and be released on March 31st. No release on April 7th. The release schedule will be back to normal from vol.20.

Monthly Jump Square
May (Apr 4) and June issue (May 2) will be combined into one and will be released on April 21st.

Weekly Shonen Magazine, Magazine Special, Monthly Magazine KC
The release schedules after March 28th have been under consideration.

Weekly Shonen Sunday
The release schedules after March 28th have been under consideration. The editors haven't fully grasp the situation yet.

Sources: Shueisha, Shonen Sunday, Kodansha
News credit: Loxaris

17 Comments Recent Comments

I don't mind the delays or cancellations. I just want the people of Japan to make it through this turbulent time.

Mar 19, 2011 8:01 AM by Hannah_Ana

hang in there japan

Mar 19, 2011 7:14 AM by Mr_Gutts

shortage of paper then its time to go digital Japan lol like Amazon's Kindle for example

Mar 19, 2011 6:38 AM by j0x

After the recovery they may made more promocional Jumps like this!!! For donate a percentage, in long of year

Mar 19, 2011 5:50 AM by Captain_Buggy

Break the Unbreakable , touch the Untouchable
Row Row fight the Powah !

Well recovery 1st !

Mar 19, 2011 4:56 AM by Eternal_Shield

The priority is for Japan to get back to normal. Though sad about the postponement, I can wait.

Mar 19, 2011 12:24 AM by tsubasalover

I don't care about the prices as long as the people are safe

Mar 18, 2011 11:41 PM by Zadkiel_Requiem

well not surprised that they had to do this, hope for your recovery!

Mar 18, 2011 10:56 PM by Neverarine

Hopefully things would turn out well .. Fighting Japan! <3

Mar 18, 2011 8:43 PM by AmnaMJ

Who knows if gintama isnt going to be postponed/cancelled too... Anyway my hat's off for Japan... I mean with all this crisis going on they'r still able to think clearly, draw awesomely, and publish normally like nothings happened, GO JAPAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mar 18, 2011 8:20 PM by RyuRetro

Weekly shounen jump realesed on the same day as New season Gintama ^_^

Mar 18, 2011 7:13 PM by origami-samurai

prices will rise obviously, as a percentage will be donated

Mar 18, 2011 6:59 PM by Kazeshini


Mar 18, 2011 6:51 PM by alexsycho

Oh no :(. I hope the magazines are doing alright.

Mar 18, 2011 5:56 PM by Naivette

Hang in their Japan...

Mar 18, 2011 5:54 PM by musashi7

well this is to be expected. the reactor meltdown risk hasn't really helped with the recovery either so things are going to slow down quite a bit for the coming days till everything is settled. the biggest risk right now is the radiation.

Mar 18, 2011 5:49 PM by kisami

WOW! 2 Jumps in 1, how price? Normal price?

Ps: Fight Japan!!!!!! Security of all in 1st place!!!

Mar 18, 2011 5:33 PM by Captain_Buggy