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Weekly Shonen Jump (週刊少年ジャンプ Shūkan Shōnen Janpu?, commonly stylized as Weekly Jump or simply Jump in English) is a weekly manga magazine published by Shueisha. It is responsible for serializing the One Piece manga - among many others - in its original, single-chapter form.

Since its inception in 1968, Weekly Shonen Jump has sold over 7.5 billion copies (with weekly circulation exceeding 6.5 million at its height in the 1990s), consistently ranking as the world's most popular comic-book anthology.[1] It remains a particularly important outlet for new manga creators, many of whom - Eiichiro Oda included - developed their skills as assistants for its established creators.

FormatEdit

As its title suggests, Weekly Shonen Jump primarily targets the shonen demographic of teenage and pre-teen boys, and trends toward series with majority-male casts and spectacle-heavy plots (though recent polls have indicated several of its series, One Piece included, may actually have majority-female readerships).[2] In addition to One Piece, it has launched some of Japan's most iconic shonen properties, including KochiKame, Dragon Ball, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Rurouni Kenshin, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Naruto, Bleach, and My Hero Academia.

(In 2016, with the conclusion of the long-running KochiKame (and the migration of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure to offshoot magazine Ultra Jump some years before), One Piece became Jump's oldest active series. The closest contenders, Hunter x Hunter and Haikyu!!, began in 1998 and 2012 respectively.)

The typical issue of Jump is between 450 and 500 pages long, containing around twenty different installments of manga interspersed with editorial features, celebrity interviews, advertisements, and other promotional materials (often for anime or video games licensed off one of its manga series). Its print quality is frequently noted to be "yellowed" or otherwise substandard, as it primarily uses recycled paper.[3]

Every issue prints the first few pages of several different series in color; for One Piece, this usually manifests in the series' famed color spreads.

OrganizationEdit

Shonen Jump 2011 Issue 09 TOC

Table of contents for a standard 2011 issue, featuring One Piece as the week's Lead Color. Note how all the color features are set apart from the standard ones.

Jump famously reorganizes the order of its contents every week, following a combination of editor initiative and reader response.[4] These are (imperfectly) reflected by each issue's table of contents:

  • One series will be the Lead Color (巻頭カラー Kantōkarā?) feature, printed in color for its first few pages and placed ahead of all others. The issue's cover-art will usually - but not always - be focused on this series.
  • Several series will be Center Color (センターカラー Sentākarā?) features, and also printed in color for their first few pages. These may be placed anywhere after the Lead Color feature; in some cases, they may even be the last feature.
  • The remaining features will be printed in standard black-and-white.

When charting series popularities, fans typically focus on the black-and-white features' ordering, dismissing the color features' as purely editorial decisions. The exact accuracy of this metric is debatable; while most color features are promotional in nature (indeed, Jump traditionally features the first chapter of any new series as a Lead Color), and series that consistently rank last as black-and-white features are often ended within a few months, there have been notable exceptions to both patterns.

In any case, One Piece is almost always placed among the first four features of any given issue, colored or otherwise. It has maintained this dominance since at least the mid-2000s.

Schedule and NumberingEdit

Jump typically releases new issues on Mondays of each week, with semi-regular shifts to other days (most often preceding Saturdays) when the printing schedule is affected by "minor" holidays or other incidents. However, there are four "major" holidays whose corresponding weeks skip release entirely:

  • New Year's Day, usually corresponding to the first week in January
  • Golden Week, usually corresponding to the first week in May
  • Obon, usually corresponding to the second or third week in August
  • Christmas, usually corresponding to the last week in December

Issues are indexed by year, and each issue's cover billed with a number (which resets with every new year) and a specific date; the issue that published the first chapter of One Piece, for instance, is billed as 1997's Issue 34 - August 4. Note that these, much like the cover dates of American comics, tend to be weeks or even months behind each issue's actual release date, with the "first" issue in any given year usually released in late November of the previous year.[5]

Any issues released immediately before major-holiday weeks are billed as "double" issues (e.g. Issue 4-5). This is purely to help the indexing process, and does not in any way indicate extra material for the issue.

Cover GalleryEdit

As a preeminent Jump property, One Piece has been directly featured on a number of its covers.[6] These cover illustrations - almost always supplied by Eiichiro Oda - are frequently reused to illustrate the title pages (or back covers) of subsequent tankobon, and always reproduced in the Color Walk collections.

Lead CoversEdit

Jump typically makes One Piece its Lead Color feature between four and seven times per year. These issues also reproduce a portion of the cover-art - usually cropped to focus on Luffy's face - on the spine.

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Issue 34
Issue 46
Issue 50
Issue 17
Issue 26
Issue 29
Issue 47
Issue 50
Issue 15
Issue 24
Issue 35
Issue 37-38
Issue 45
Issue 49
Issue 5-6
Issue 16
Issue 36-37
Issue 42
Issue 16
Issue 19
Issue 33
Issue 41
Issue 44
Issue 15
Issue 22-23
Issue 37-38
Issue 50
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Issue 13
Issue 25
Issue 32
Issue 47
Issue 14
Issue 25
Issue 43
Issue 13
Issue 14
Issue 39
Issue 43
Issue 48
Issue 52
Issue 13
Issue 17
Issue 24
Issue 29
Issue 47
Issue 13
Issue 17
Issue 26
Issue 34
Issue 43
Issue 13
Issue 29
Issue 44
Issue 49
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Issue 12
Issue 18
Issue 30
Issue 48
Issue 53
Issue 1
Issue 2
Issue 5-6
Issue 16
Issue 28
Issue 44
Issue 50
Issue 9
Issue 16
Issue 25
Issue 28
Issue 45
Issue 16
Issue 47
Issue 2
Issue 3
Issue 4-5
Issue 13
Issue 18
Issue 28
Issue 46
Issue 49
Issue 30
Issue 47
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Issue 10
Issue 15
Issue 30
Issue 45
Issue 1
Issue 13
Issue 18
Issue 29
Issue 33
Issue 34
Issue 47
Issue 1
Issue 6
Issue 15
Issue 18
Issue 23
Issue 17
Issue 28
Issue 34
Issue 35
Issue 44


1997-2002Edit

Shonen Jump 1997 Issue 34
1997 Issue 34
Shonen Jump 1997 Issue 46
1997 Issue 46
Shonen Jump 1997 Issue 50
1997 Issue 50
Shonen Jump 1998 Issue 17
1998 Issue 17
Shonen Jump 1998 Issue 26
1998 Issue 26
Shonen Jump 1998 Issue 29
1998 Issue 29
Shonen Jump 1998 Issue 47
1998 Issue 47
Shonen Jump 1998 Issue 50
1998 Issue 50
Shonen Jump 1999 Issue 15
1999 Issue 15
Shonen Jump 1999 Issue 24
1999 Issue 24
Shonen Jump 1999 Issue 35
1999 Issue 35
Shonen Jump 1999 Issue 37-38
1999 Issue 37-38
Shonen Jump 1999 Issue 45
1999 Issue 45
Shonen Jump 1999 Issue 49
1999 Issue 49
Shonen Jump 2000 Issue 05-06
2000 Issue 5-6
Shonen Jump 2000 Issue 16
2000 Issue 16
Shonen Jump 2000 Issue 36-37
2000 Issue 36-37
Shonen Jump 2000 Issue 42
2000 Issue 42
Shonen Jump 2001 Issue 16
2001 Issue 16
Shonen Jump 2001 Issue 19
2001 Issue 19
Shonen Jump 2001 Issue 33
2001 Issue 33
Shonen Jump 2001 Issue 41
2001 Issue 41
Shonen Jump 2001 Issue 44
2001 Issue 44
Shonen Jump 2002 Issue 15
2002 Issue 15
Shonen Jump 2002 Issue 22-23
2002 Issue 22-23
Shonen Jump 2002 Issue 37-38
2002 Issue 37-38
Shonen Jump 2002 Issue 50
2002 Issue 50

2003-2008Edit

Shonen Jump 2003 Issue 13
2003 Issue 13
Shonen Jump 2003 Issue 25
2003 Issue 25
Shonen Jump 2003 Issue 32
2003 Issue 32
Shonen Jump 2003 Issue 47
2003 Issue 47
Shonen Jump 2004 Issue 14
2004 Issue 14
Shonen Jump 2004 Issue 25
2004 Issue 25
Shonen Jump 2004 Issue 43
2004 Issue 43
Shonen Jump 2005 Issue 13
2005 Issue 13
Shonen Jump 2005 Issue 14
2005 Issue 14
Shonen Jump 2005 Issue 39
2005 Issue 39
Shonen Jump 2005 Issue 43
2005 Issue 43
Shonen Jump 2005 Issue 48
2005 Issue 48
Shonen Jump 2005 Issue 52
2005 Issue 52
Shonen Jump 2006 Issue 13
2006 Issue 13
Shonen Jump 2006 Issue 17
2006 Issue 17
Shonen Jump 2006 Issue 24
2006 Issue 24
Shonen Jump 2006 Issue 29
2006 Issue 29
Shonen Jump 2006 Issue 47
2006 Issue 47
Shonen Jump 2007 Issue 13
2007 Issue 13
Shonen Jump 2007 Issue 17
2007 Issue 17
Shonen Jump 2007 Issue 26
2007 Issue 26
Shonen Jump 2007 Issue 34
2007 Issue 34
Shonen Jump 2007 Issue 43
2007 Issue 43
Shonen Jump 2008 Issue 13
2008 Issue 13
Shonen Jump 2008 Issue 29
2008 Issue 29
Shonen Jump 2008 Issue 44
2008 Issue 44
Shonen Jump 2008 Issue 49
2008 Issue 49

2009-2014Edit

Shonen Jump 2009 Issue 12
2009 Issue 12
Shonen Jump 2009 Issue 18
2009 Issue 18
Shonen Jump 2009 Issue 30
2009 Issue 30
Shonen Jump 2009 Issue 48
2009 Issue 48
Shonen Jump 2009 Issue 53
2009 Issue 53
Shonen Jump 2010 Issue 01
2010 Issue 1
Shonen Jump 2010 Issue 02
2010 Issue 2
Shonen Jump 2010 Issue 05-06
2010 Issue 5-6
Shonen Jump 2010 Issue 16
2010 Issue 16
Shonen Jump 2010 Issue 28
2010 Issue 28
Shonen Jump 2010 Issue 44
2010 Issue 44
Shonen Jump 2010 Issue 50
2010 Issue 50
Shonen Jump 2011 Issue 09
2011 Issue 9
Shonen Jump 2011 Issue 16
2011 Issue 16
Shonen Jump 2011 Issue 25
2011 Issue 25
Shonen Jump 2011 Issue 28
2011 Issue 28
Shonen Jump 2011 Issue 45
2011 Issue 45
Shonen Jump 2012 Issue 16
2012 Issue 16
Shonen Jump 2012 Issue 47
2012 Issue 47
Shonen Jump 2013 Issue 02
2013 Issue 2
Shonen Jump 2013 Issue 03
2013 Issue 3
Shonen Jump 2013 Issue 04-05
2013 Issue 4-5
Shonen Jump 2013 Issue 13
2013 Issue 13
Shonen Jump 2013 Issue 18
2013 Issue 18
Shonen Jump 2013 Issue 28
2013 Issue 28
Shonen Jump 2013 Issue 46
2013 Issue 46 (collaboration with Asami Kiyokawa)
Shonen Jump 2013 Issue 49
2013 Issue 49
Shonen Jump 2014 Issue 30
2014 Issue 30
Shonen Jump 2014 Issue 47
2014 Issue 47

2015-2018Edit

Shonen Jump 2015 Issue 10
2015 Issue 10
Shonen Jump 2015 Issue 15
2015 Issue 15
Shonen Jump 2015 Issue 30
2015 Issue 30
Shonen Jump 2015 Issue 45
2015 Issue 45
Shonen Jump 2016 Issue 1
2016 Issue 1
Shonen Jump 2016 Issue 13
2016 Issue 13
Shonen Jump 2016 Issue 18
2016 Issue 18
Shonen Jump 2016 Issue 29
2016 Issue 29
Shonen Jump 2016 Issue 33
2016 Issue 33
Shonen Jump 2016 Issue 34
2016 Issue 34
Shonen Jump 2016 Issue 47
2016 Issue 47
Shonen Jump 2017 Issue 1
2017 Issue 1
Shonen Jump 2017 Issue 6
2017 Issue 6
Shonen Jump 2017 Issue 15
2017 Issue 15
Shonen Jump 2018 Issue 18
2018 Issue 18
Shonen Jump 2018 Issue 24
2018 Issue 23

2019Edit

Shonen Jump 2019 Issue 17
2019 Issue 17
Shonen Jump 2019 Issue 28
2019 Issue 28
Shonen Jump 2019 Issue 34
2019 Issue 34
Shonen Jump 2019 Issue 35
2019 Issue 35
Shonen Jump 2019 Issue 44
2019 Issue 44

Ensemble CoversEdit

Covers that feature One Piece characters with other heroes from the magazine.

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Issue 4-5
Issue 6
Issue 22-23
Issue 4-5
Issue 6
Issue 46
Issue 3-4
Issue 21-22
Issue 22-23
Issue 3-4
Issue 5-6
Issue 21-22
Issue 4-5
Issue 6-7
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Issue 5
Issue 6-7
Issue 4-5
Issue 6-7
Issue 22-23
Issue 3-4
Issue 5-6
Issue 21-22
Issue 36-37
Jump Heroes
Issue 4-5
Issue 6-7
Issue 21-22
Issue 36-37
Issue 42
Issue 4-5
Issue 6-7
Issue 22-23
Issue 36-37
Issue 4-5
Issue 6-7
Issue 18
Issue 34
Issue 37-38
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Issue 4-5
Issue 6-7
Issue 22-23
Issue 37-38
Issue 21-22
Issue 36-37
Issue 3-4
Issue 5-6
Issue 20-21
Issue 35-36
Issue 3-4
Issue 5-6
Issue 21-22
Issue 36-37
Issue 6-7
Issue 22-23
Issue 33
Issue 37-38
Issue 4-5
Issue 6-7
Issue 16
Issue 22-23
Issue 37-38
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Issue 4-5
Issue 6-7
Issue 19
Issue 22-23
Issue 37-38
Issue 3-4
Issue 5-6
Issue 21-22
Issue 36-37
Issue 2-3
Issue 4-5
Issue 21-22
Issue 33
Issue 34
Issue 36-37
Issue 42
Issue 2-3
Issue 4-5
Issue 6
Issue 21-22
Issue 40
Issue 47
Issue 6-7
Issue 22-23
Issue 36-37


1998-2002Edit

Shonen Jump 1998 Issue 04-05
1998 Issue 4-5
Shonen Jump 1998 Issue 06
1998 Issue 6
Shonen Jump 1998 Issue 22-23
1998 Issue 22-23
Shonen Jump 1999 Issue 04-05
1999 Issue 4-5
Shonen Jump 1999 Issue 06
1999 Issue 6
Shonen Jump 1999 Issue 22-23
1999 Issue 22-23
Shonen Jump 1999 Issue 46
1999 Issue 46
Shonen Jump 2000 Issue 03-04
2000 Issue 3-4
Shonen Jump 2000 Issue 21-22
2000 Issue 21-22
Shonen Jump 2001 Issue 03-04
2001 Issue 3-4
Shonen Jump 2001 Issue 05-06
2001 Issue 5-6
Shonen Jump 2001 Issue 21-22
2001 Issue 21-22
Shonen Jump 2002 Issue 04-05
2002 Issue 4-5
Shonen Jump 2002 Issue 06-07
2002 Issue 6-7

2002-2008Edit

Shonen Jump 2003 Issue 05
2003 Issue 5
Shonen Jump 2003 Issue 06-07
2003 Issue 6-7
Shonen Jump 2004 Issue 04-05
2004 Issue 4-5
Shonen Jump 2004 Issue 06-07
2004 Issue 6-7
Shonen Jump 2004 Issue 22-23
2004 Issue 22-23
Shonen Jump 2005 Issue 03-04
2005 Issue 3-4
Shonen Jump 2005 Issue 05-06
2005 Issue 5-6
Shonen Jump 2005 Issue 21-22
2005 Issue 21-22
Shonen Jump 2005 Issue 36-37
2005 Issue 36-37
Shonen Jump 2005 Jump Heroes
2005 Jump Heroes
Shonen Jump 2006 Issue 04-05
2006 Issue 4-5
Shonen Jump 2006 Issue 06-07
2006 Issue 6-7
Shonen Jump 2006 Issue 21-22
2006 Issue 21-22
Shonen Jump 2006 Issue 36-37 I
2006 Issue 36-37
Shonen Jump 2006 Issue 36-37 II
2006 Issue 36-37
Shonen Jump 2006 Issue 42
2006 Issue 42
Shonen Jump 2007 Issue 04-05
2007 Issue 4-5
Shonen Jump 2007 Issue 06-07
2007 Issue 6-7
Shonen Jump 2007 issue 22-23
2007 Issue 22-23
Shonen Jump 2007 Issue 36-37
2007 Issue 36-37
Shonen Jump 2008 Issue 04-05
2008 Issue 4-5
Shonen Jump 2008 Issue 06-07
2008 Issue 6-7
Shonen Jump 2008 Issue 18
2008 Issue 18
Shonen Jump 2008 Issue 34 40th Anniversary Main
2008 Issue 34 (40th Anniversary)
Shonen Jump 2008 Issue 34 40th Anniversary
2008 Issue 34 (40th Anniversary)
Shonen Jump 2008 Issue 37-38
2008 Issue 37-38

2009-2014Edit

Shonen Jump 2009 Issue 04-05
2009 Issue 4-5
Shonen Jump 2009 Issue 06-07
2009 Issue 6-7
Shonen Jump 2009 Issue 22-23
2009 Issue 22-23
Shonen Jump 2009 Issue 37-38
2009 Issue 37-38
Shonen Jump 2010 Issue 21-22
2010 Issue 21-22
Shonen Jump 2010 Issue 36-37
2010 Issue 36-37
Shonen Jump 2011 Issue 03-04
2011 Issue 3-4
Shonen Jump 2011 Issue 05-06
2011 Issue 5-6
Shonen Jump 2011 Issue 20-21
2011 Issue 20-21
Shonen Jump 2011 Issue 35-36
2011 Issue 35-36
Shonen Jump 2012 Issue 03-04
2012 Issue 3-4
Shonen Jump 2012 Issue 05-06
2012 Issue 5-6
Shonen Jump 2012 Issue 21-22
2012 Issue 21-22
Shonen Jump 2012 Issue 36-37
2012 Issue 36-37
Shonen Jump 2013 Issue 06-07
2013 Issue 6-7
Shonen Jump 2013 Issue 22-23 I
2013 Issue 22-23
Shonen Jump 2013 Issue 22-23 II
2013 Issue 22-23
Shonen Jump 2013 Issue 33
2013 Issue 33
Shonen Jump 2013 Issue 37-38
2013 Issue 37-38
Shonen Jump 2014 Issue 04-05
2014 Issue 4-5
Shonen Jump 2014 Issue 06-07
2014 Issue 6-7
Shonen Jump 2014 Issue 16
2014 Issue 16
Shonen Jump 2014 Issue 22-23
2014 Issue 22-23
Shonen Jump 2014 Issue 37-38
2014 Issue 37-38

2015-2018Edit

Shonen Jump 2015 Issue 4-5
2015 Issue 4-5
Shonen Jump 2015 Issue 6-7
2015 Issue 6-7
Shonen Jump 2015 Issue 19
2015 Issue 19
Shonen Jump 2015 Issue 22-23
2015 Issue 22-23
Shonen Jump 2015 Issue 37-38
2015 Issue 37-38
Shonen Jump 2016 Issue 3-4.png
2016 Issue 3-4
Shonen Jump 2016 Issue 5-6.png
2016 Issue 5-6
Shonen Jump 2016 Issue 21-22
2016 Issue 21-22
Shonen Jump 2016 Issue 36-37
2016 Issue 36-37
Shonen Jump 2017 Issue 2-3
2017 Issue 2-3
Shonen Jump 2017 Issue 4-5
2017 Issue 4-5
Shonen Jump 2017 Issue 21-22
2017 Issue 21-22
Shonen Jump 2017 Issue 33
2017 Issue 33
Shonen Jump 2017 Issue 34
2017 Issue 34
Shonen Jump 2017 Issue 36-37
2017 Issue 36-37
Shonen Jump 2017 Issue 42
2017 Issue 42
Shonen Jump 2018 Issue 2-3
2018 Issue 2-3
Shonen Jump 2018 Issue 4-5
2018 Issue 4-5
Shonen Jump 2018 Issue 6
2018 Issue 6
Shonen Jump 2018 Issue 21-22
2018 Issue 21-22
Shonen Jump 2018 Issue 40
2018 Issue 40
Shonen Jump 2018 Issue 47
2018 Issue 47

2019Edit

Shonen Jump 2019 Issue 6-7
2019 Issue 6-7
Shonen Jump 2019 Issue 22-23
2019 Issue 22-23
Shonen Jump 2019 Issue 36-37
Issue 36-37

Related TitlesEdit

Due to its popularity, Weekly Jump has accrued many offshoot titles with different formats and target demographics. Most of these are irrelevant to One Piece, but several were responsible for publishing Eiichiro Oda's pre-One Piece one-shots, most prominently the later-canonized Monsters.

TriviaEdit

Shonen Jump 50th Tribute

The Shonen Jump logo with the Straw Hats Jolly Roger from the 34th issue of 2018.

  • To commemorate the series 20th anniversary being published in Shonen Jump magazine, the 33rd issue of the 2017 (that was released on the anniversary) used the same Luffy from the 34th issue of 1997 (that Chapter 1 was released on).
    • Some manga chapters that were released in the 2017 33rd issue had a Straw Hat featured somewhere in its story.
  • To commemorate the magazine 50th year of publication, the Shonen Jump logo was featured in every manga chapter released on the 34th issue of 2018.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Comipress: The Rise and Fall of Weekly Shonen Jump. Retrieved 2007.
  2. The Red-Hot Girls behind Shonen Jump's three-million readership (Japanese). Retrieved 2012.
  3. Oda commented on Jump's paper quality (or lack thereof) in a 2007 interview with the website Manga Heaven. Retrieved here, translated here.
  4. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 47 (p. 106), Oda explains that reader response is only one of the factors influencing how Jump orders its features, and the ultimate decision lies with senior editors, who may choose to "front-load" any given series for promotional reasons.
  5. See Kanzenshuu's Guide to Weekly Jump Serialization
  6. Extensive - albeit incomplete - archives of Jump covers may be found here and here.

External LinksEdit

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