Review Going into the 2019 winter season, there were only a handful of series I was personally excited to watch. Chiefly among these was the unconventional Shonen Jump hit, The Promised Neverland, which I’d started reading a couple years earlier. I walked in with a meteoric opinion of the series, and so did what I could to…

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Last Friday, Hisashi Sasaki, former Editor-in-Chief of Weekly Shonen Jump in Japan (the same guy who is in Bakuman), and ongoing staff with the American branch of Shonen Jump, made a huge announcement for the future of the company. On December 17th, 2018, they are opening a new subscription service. For $1.99 a month, you will…

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Note: Please be aware that this article contains some spoilers for currently-running manga, though I will refrain from mentioning anything critical to their respective narratives. Weekly Shōnen Jump (henceforth referenced simply as Jump) is the most commercially established manga magazine in the world, and at nearly 50 years of publication also boasts one of the…

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If you haven’t yet, you should go check out the first and second installments of this series, which cover the roots of manga, anime, and some of the names that helped generate the medium’s earliest waves of influence. (Do me the favor of listening to the above video/song while you proceed through the rest of this…

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