Top 10 Reasons You Buy Shonen Jump


Shonen Jump readers asked about just which titles it is they buy the magazine for supply an unsurprisingly one-sided list of shonen blockbusters.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 10, 2011 16:43

    is't Shonen Jump like the Nintendo of Manga or Something like that?... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 10, 2011 16:41

    is't Shonen Jump like the Nintendo of Manga or Something?... More

KUIBA: The “Chinese Naruto”


An upcoming Chinese anime, KUIBA, is being touted as the “Chinese Naruto,” and will be the first Chinese anime ever to be distributed in Japan.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 15, 2010 15:30

    Well I thought it looked pretty cool... =(... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 15, 2010 08:02

    Does this one suck as much the Japanese one?... More


Top mangaka Ken Akamatsu has stated his misgivings about the reliance of the manga industry on the shonen holy trinity of One Piece, Naruto and Bleach, and what would befall publishers if these series were to conclude.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 25, 2012 19:45

    The suddenly-prophetic nature of this story is interesting. Only 2 years later it looks like 2 of the "trinity" are bowing out!... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 9, 2012 17:06

    hahaha ya right...much H stuff, it's infinite fap material... More

Naruto Achieves Legendary Quality



Endless anime Naruto’s reputation for production quality has finally been sealed with the 3870th episode.

The scene in question appears to depict some sort of battle:

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  • Anonymous commented on November 11, 2012 08:41

    He lost his bishonen and his inner jap came out instead... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 28, 2011 22:49

    Piens running animation is lol... all that was needed was a "meep meep" as he ran past naruto... More

Schoolboy Arrested for Leaking Shonen Jump on YouTube


A schoolboy who uploaded manga to YouTube in advance of its release has been arrested for copyright infringement.

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  • Chen-04 commented on August 5, 2013 04:07

    It's not really a war. More like kids throwing a tantrum.... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 20, 2011 04:41

    Theft is theft. There's county/state jail for the grown ups, and there's juvi for the youngs. Apparently you know nothing about civilized countries.... More

Naruto’s Bizarre Adventure


Masashi Kishimoto’s blockbuster hit Naruto has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, and the release of a “premium fan book” to celebrate this brings with it some spectacular, and not so spectacular, artistic renditions of Naruto from other mangaka.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 24, 2011 15:19

    The bleach maker's one looks more like Ichigo cosplaying Naruto xD I prefer Ichigo over Naruto anyways, they are both dumb but Ichigo is funny dumb while Naruto is just retarded dumb ^^... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 24, 2011 14:10

    I agree with you ku fei. actually, if your talking about manga art, oda's art is one of the best, his characters are all unique unlike some mangas which faces are all the same... *cough* bleach *cough* -random... More

“Why Manga Doesn’t Sell Overseas”


The head of Square Enix’s anime and manga publishing arm, 田口浩司 / Kouji Taguchi, responsible for producing such anime as Saki and Full Metal Alchemist, has given what he sees as the reasons why manga sales in the US are still dwarfed by Japanese sales.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 13, 2015 03:41

    it could be that Americans are illiterate and ignorant to the point where i don't even think they can read.... More

  • Anonymous commented on April 9, 2011 19:02

    yeah, One Piece volume 60 translation is bad , very bad.... More

Top 10 Most Manly Manga


A recent survey of battle manga fans reveals just which action manga have the hottest and most manful battles.

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  • Anonymous commented on May 22, 2014 08:57

    "Kamen rider are for kids" pppssff! fucking idiot... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 22, 2014 08:55

    it's Mazinger Z not that crappy mazinHitler... More


China’s top state run broadcaster is being accused of plagiarising elements of Pokémon and Naruto in its latest children’s anime, not long after it was discovered to have shamelessly copied 5cm Per Second wholesale; the broadcaster obstinately denies the charges, saying there is a difference between “plagiarism” and “imitation.”

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  • Anonymous commented on July 16, 2013 23:53

    At the Mission Impossibles were cleared. This...... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 13, 2012 09:34

    Nooo that's too highly for them. It's more like "WE copy an empire with the lowest quality material and people have no rights"... More

CyberConnect2 CEO Ultimate Narutard



Hiroshi Matsuyama, the CEO of CyberConnect2, the company responsible for the .hack and Narutimate Hero series of games, has confessed that he is a Naruto fan of legendary proportions, buying 15 copies of every volume and owning every issue of Shonen Jump published for the past 5 years.

However, unlike the unproductive obsessions of so many otaku, his has given rise to a successful company and a superb series of games, which he says is all down to his consuming love for the story: “The trick to producing an anime game is love for the original work!”

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  • Anonymous commented on October 14, 2009 05:58

    Actually, One Piece is the only series to reach DBZ sales.... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 13, 2009 12:03

    I was just telling a friend this, I pretty much feel the same as Hiroshi~chan I really wish I could meet him. And naruto is not a crappy anime it's just become really mainstream and... More

Top 10 Manga of 2009: Demographic Breakdown


Below you can see the most popular manga for men and women aged 10-50, broken down by age group and gender.

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  • gianeka commented on June 17, 2011 03:16

    ah...Naruto. no worry, i love piece, and bleach too...well mainstream mangas are nice... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 2, 2011 05:23

    i can't believe peoples talk about majority in japan and hell yes one piece ftw. but when they see naruto. oh its sucks and don't see, that its in same league as one piece in... More

Manga in Japan = One Piece


Manga in Japan appears synonymous with One Piece in much the same way that manga overseas is a shorthand for saying “Naruto“, if the latest manga sales figures are anything to go by.

The collected Oricon Top 50 figures for manga sales through the first half of 2009 (shown below) give a complete picture of what manga series are dominating Japan of late, with the usual blockbusters of Bleach, Naruto, and (of course) One Piece dominating much of the list.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 20, 2011 16:41

    FMA right up there with One Piece :) Both had a good story, good and funny characters, and both had really good omake. Gotta love them omake. A lot better comedy than most comedy magazines and... More

  • Anonymous commented on November 20, 2011 16:38

    Lol. K-On is just another moeblob, nothing actually interesting. No plot, no (good) characters, no substance. Its just a fictional story of how the characters live their lives (they arent even real...).... More

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