Author: Gabriel Persechino-Forest Published: January 10th, 2019
Shonen Jump’s New Publication Format
VIZ’s English version of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump will now offer free chapters of manga the same day that they are released in Japanese; this began on December 17 of last year. The new membership plan offers more than 10 000 manga chapters at a rate of US$1.99. The previous subscription plan will be completely replaced with the new one, with subscribers being limited to 100 chapters per day for now. All existing subscribers should have been transferred to the new plan.
VIZ’s Jump Start Initiative to End
VIZ will no longer continue with its Jump Start Initiative (In which the first 3 chapters of a manga from Shonen Jump were published in English) and will instead focus on picking up more series for regular serialisation.
Source: Anime News Network
Twelve Kingdom Releases New Volume
Fuyumi Ono’s The Twelve Kingdom series will release a new volume this year. It will be the first in 6 years.
Source: Official Website
New Series Starting
- Ah my Job-Hunting Goddess: Spinoff of Oh! My Goddess that launches on January 25.
- Citrus+: A spinoff series of Saburouta’s manga that launched December 18 of last year.
- Dragalia Lost: Ayumi Fujimura is drawing a manga based on the game that focuses on a different character each chapter. It is already in publication.
- Fate/Grand Order Duel: New manga of the Fate franchise that launches on February 4th in Young Ace magazine.
- Goblin Slayer Gaiden 2: Tsubanari no Daikatana: A manga adaptation of the novel series of the same name that will be drawn by Takashi Minakuchi.
- Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid: Lucoa is my xx: A spinoff manga drawn by Itamaro that launches on January 25.
- Samurai 8: Hachimaruden: New manga by Masashi Kishimoto and Akira Okubo set to debut in 2019. Kishimoto will handle the original work while Okubo draws.
- Twin Signal Biennial: Sequel manga by Sachi Oshimizu that is already in publication.
Series Ending Report
- Akame ga Kill Zero: Takahiro and Kei Toru’s prequel manga will end on January 25.
- Gintama: It was confirmed that Hideaki Sorachi’s manga will end on the 77th volume.
- Gunjo no Magmell: Dainenbyo’s manga is approaching its climax.
- Love App: Q-taro Hanamizawa’s manga will end on January 19.
- Sengoku Otome: Rio Nanamomo’s manga published its last chapter on December 27 of last year.
- Triage X: Shoji Sato stated that his manga will end around the 21st volume.
- You don’t Know Gunma Yet: Hiroto Ida’s manga will end in its 11th volume in summer 2019.
Source: Comic Natalie, Dengeki Daioh, Square Enix’s Big Gangan’s January issue, Kadokawa’s Da Vinci’s February issue, Shogakukan’s Monthly Sunday GX’s January issue, Gintama volume 76 and You Don’t Know Gunma Yet volume 10