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Weekly Shounen Magazine Launches Manga Submission Website

Weekly Shounen Magazine Launches Manga Submission Website

Editors of Kodansha's Weekly Shounen Magazine have launched a website where aspiring manga artists can submit drafts of their works to be reviewed by the magazine's editors. The free-to-access website named Magazine Debut began its service on Wednesday. Artists who submit their work in Magazine Debut will receive feedback directly from the magazine's editors in the form of comments, and both parties can also have a conversation using the system. Promising contributors may also request to have a...

Feb 7, 8:46 AM by arsonal 10 Comments

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Jump SQ.Crown Magazine Ends Publication

Jump SQ.Crown Magazine Ends Publication

The Winter 2018 issue of Jump SQ.Crown has announced on Friday that the issue would be the magazine's final issue. A new magazine titled Jump SQ.Rise will begin publishing this April. The issue also announced that the manga series Boukenou Beet (Beet the Vandel Buster) penned by Riku Sanjou with illustrations by Koji Inada will be transferring to the new magazine. The manga began its serialization in the Monthly Shounen Jump, but went on a 10-year hiatus before resuming in Jump SQ.Crown until go...

Jan 18, 10:39 PM by sevenPocky 16 Comments

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Average Circulation of Weekly Shounen Jump Falls Below 2 Million Copies

Average Circulation of Weekly Shounen Jump Falls Below 2 Million Copies

Weekly Shounen Jump, the number one best-selling manga magazine in Japan, has fallen below 2 million copies in circulation for the first time in 40 years. Quarterly data from the Japan Magazine Publishers Association (JMPA), published earlier this month, shows that the magazine's verified average circulation was 1,915,000 copies for the first three months of 2017. The latest circulation number represents a 4.5-percent drop over the previous quarter and is less than one-third of the magazine's pe...

May 29, 2017 7:52 PM by arsonal 34 Comments

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Young Magazine the 3rd Ends Use of Reader Questionnaires

Young Magazine the 3rd Ends Use of Reader Questionnaires

Editors of Kodansha's Young Magazine the 3rd have decided to end the standard industry practice of reader popularity questionnaires. The announcement was made in the April 2016 issue of the magazine, which goes on sale on March 5. Questionnaires are often used by manga magazines to determine whether or not to continue publishing a series. Magazines usually operate at a deficit, recovering expenses instead through the surplus in sales of compiled volumes. Continuation of a series is decided with...

Mar 4, 2016 7:02 PM by arsonal 14 Comments

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Jump SQ.Crown to Include a New 'D.Gray-man' Story, 'Kekkai Sensen' Resumes [Update 7/3]

Jump SQ.Crown to Include a New 'D.Gray-man' Story, 'Kekkai Sensen' Resumes [Update 7/3]

Scans of Jump SQ's upcoming issue have revealed more information about the first issue of its new spin-off, Jump SQ.Crown. To be released on July 17, Jump SQ.Crown begins 5 months after another spin-off magazine, Jump SQ.19, ceased publication. First issuing quarterly and then every second month, Jump SQ.19 serialized one-shots and side-stories from Jump SQ main titles, along with original series such as Kekkai Sensen. On hiatus since the magazine ended, Kekkai Sensen will resume in Jump SQ.Crow...
Manga Apps Grow Amid Declining Magazine Sales

Manga Apps Grow Amid Declining Magazine Sales

According to recent findings by the Research Institute for Publications (RIP), an arm of the All Japan Magazine and Book Publisher's and Editor's Association (AJPEA), the electronic manga market expanded to 57.4 billion yen in 2012, an increase of 11.7 percent from the previous year. This figure is nearly 17 times the size of the e-manga market in 2005, when the RIP began tracking e-manga sales. On the other hand, sales of manga magazines have dropped by more than half in the 15-year period betw...

Feb 10, 2015 10:07 PM by tsubasalover 63 Comments

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