V Jump » 358 issues

    Volume » Published by Shueisha. Started in 1990.

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    V Jump last edited by pikahyper on 03/27/19 12:30PM View full history

    Proper Japanese Title: Vジャンプ (alternatively written as ブイジャンプ)

    After Hobby's Jump failed to properly draw a sustainable audience in its coverage of video games, manga and other topics, Shueisha made another attempt in 1990, launching V Jump (then not using the English V) as a special issue of Weekly Shonen Jump. Initially very Toriyama-centric (from Dragon Ball to Dragon Quest to Dr. Slump), even these early special issues did not reach their target sales and again the official launch of the magazine was delayed.

    In 1992, the magazine was rebranded as V Jump, with the V standing for "Virtual", and after these proved successful enough, the magazine was properly launched in 1993 with its July issue. Still retaining its Toriyama focus through much of the 90's, in the 00's it began to promote other Shueisha franchises (which were now getting their own video games and other forms of media).

    This has resulted in V Jump often being used as a promotional vehicle, including giveaways (such as Yu-Gi-Oh! trading cards). For this reason, covers are not necessarily an indication of the manga contents (even though the covers are done in a manga style) with a number of covers featuring characters like Luffy and Naruto despite the fact the magazine never ran a One Piece or Naruto manga.

    This was changed with V Jump and Weekly Shonen Jump's joint spin-off magazine, Saikyo Jump, which combined the thematic focus of V Jump with (often chibi) manga spin-off's of popular Shonen Jump franchises.

    Though V Jump continues to have a heavy Dragon Ball focus, since the ending of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! in Shonen Jump, V Jump has become an outlet for the popular franchise. Often getting the cover (sometimes numerous times before actually getting a manga), V Jump has run the manga for all official Yu-Gi-Oh! spin-offs, often running two or three at the same time.

    Titles originally serialized in this magazine include:


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