Inside SHONEN JUMP: Japan’s Manga Industry Uncovered

Behind the scenes of Weekly Shonen Jump, home of popular manga series NARUTO, ONE PIECE, DRAGON BALL, CAPTAIN TSUBASA, KOCHIKAME and so many more, where I’ll talk with the editor-in-chief Hiroyuki Nakano and Shuhei Hosono. When publisher Shueisha asked me if I’d like to learn more about the manga industry and their amazing 50 years of history, I JUMP’ed at the chance! This is an exclusive inside look at Japan’s most well known manga weekly.

What makes manga so culturally important to Japan?
How does one become a manga artist?
What is it like being one the world’s top manga artist?

SHONEN JUMP LEGENDS interviewed:
秋本 治 Osamu AKIMOTO (Kochikame series)
嶋田 隆司 Takashi SHIMADA (Yudetamago | Kinnikuman series)
中井 義則 Yoshinori NAKAI (Yudetamago | Kinnikuman series)
高橋 陽一 Yoichi TAKAHASHI (Captain Tsubasa series)

The manga culture here moves fast! It’s competitive, almost like all out war! Artists want to be the best and that creates amazing content each week. The winner are the fans who are left wanting more after reading the 400-500 pages of manga series inside. SHONEN JUMP is targeted to boys but the audience is much wider these days, especially online at Shonen Jump Plus.

https://shonenjumpplus.com/

where you can get a lot of free online manga content from famous series and also purchase the same weekly Shonen Jump that’s at the newsstand on the same day for the same price.

EPISODE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction
Shonen Jump Exhibit
SHUEISHA’s WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP
Editorial Division Artist Interview
Manga Burgers Unboxed

★ WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP EXHIBITION in Tokyo ★
https://shonenjump-ten.com/english/

2018 is Shonen Jump’s 50th anniversary and SHUEISHA is celebrating with an amazing exhibition and event in central Tokyo at Roppongi’s Mori Tower. There will be 3 volumes spanning the 50 year history of the manga.

WHEN & WHERE IS THE JUMP EXHIBITION?
Vol.1 (1970s to 1980s) July 18 – October 15, 2017
Vol.2 (1990s) March to June 2018
Vol.3 (2000s to Present) July to Sept 2018 Address: Roppongi Hills (subway: Roppongi)
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/p3CW1j2eA6N2

This show has been created and produced by John Daub ジョン・ドーブ.
He’s been living and working in Japan for over 19 years and regularly reports on TV for NHK World.

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More on SHONEN JUMP http://www.shonenjump.com/e/ https://www.viz.com/shonenjump Special thank you to SHUEISHA for giving me access to the exhibit, the artist interview and editorial division. Shueisha is one of the world’s biggest publishers. Images and scenes in this episode from manga series are copyrighted and any reuse requires permission from SHUEISHA. (C) Weekly Shonen Jump / SHUEISHA All rights reserved. http://www.shueisha.co.jp/english/

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