Shonen Jump (Magazine) by Hyoe Narita

13 Dec


Narita, Hyoe. (Publisher). (2002). Shonen Jump [Magazine]. San Francisco, CA: VIZ Media.

Content Summary:

Each issue is main made up of chapters from seven different manga series that are currently being published. Some of the manga series will provide you with a couple chapters, or even a few, if it is a particularly large manga, such as One Piece or Naruto. You can find is each issue product reviews for different anime and manga related toys and games. There are articles on the Japanese language and culture as well as interviews with different manga authors and artists. In each issue you can find manga and anime related news. There is a fan section were fan art is featured and letters from the readers. Also, each issue has an interactive games section and a trivia section. Most issues generally have free premiums, such as rare cards used for different manga and anime card games, or DVD previews, and video game demo discs. Also, an index of what you can look forward to in the next issue.

Critical Evaluation:

This is a magazine that issues chapters from the most popular manga series, such as Naruto, Bleach, Dragon Ball, Black Cat, Death Note, Tegami Bachi, and Rosario Vampire, just to name a few. Each issue has a different set of manga chapters of what you can look forward to in the next book of the series. There are also sweepstakes where you can win things from your favorite manga series or possibly free Yu-Gi-Oh! cards inside. Learn new Japanese symbols or directions on how to play card games that pertain to your favorite manga series. There are Brain Benders and Monthly Puzzles in each issue at the end of the magazine. Also, there is a list of upcoming manga chapters for the next issue to keep you exciting for more. This is a great magazine for teens who enjoy manga novel or for reluctant readers who aren’t quite sure what they want to read because it gives this at least seven different snippets of what they can expect from different manga series. This magazine is read backwards like a traditional Japanese manga.

Reader’s Annotation:

Advanced chapters of your favorite upcoming manga series. One Piece, Naruto, and Bleach in your hands before the next volume comes out.


Shonen Jump, officially stylized SHONEN JUMP and abbreviated SJ, is a shonen manga anthology that is  published in North America by VIZ Media. It debuted in November 2002 with the first issue having a January 2003 cover date and is based after Shueisha’s popular Japanese magazine Weekly Shonen Jump. Shonen Jump is made for English readers and the American audience, including changing it from a weekly publication to a monthly one.



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Booktalking Ideas:

Tons of manga in one issue!

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Why I included this magazine:

For those who love manga this is the perfect magazine. Also, I noticed it is one of the most popular young adult magazines at the library.

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Posted by on December 13, 2011 in LIBR 265-10 Database Project/Blog


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