With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Sunday, December 30, 2007

ACF 058: Shonen Jump Anniversary

Shonen Jump
, a monthly manga offering from VIZ Media that features several ongoing stories, is celebrating its fifth anniversary. The January 2008 issue (cover shown above) marks the start of Volume 6 with a whopping 392 pages.

Stories include:
Naruto (a new story line starts in this issue)
Hikaru No Go
Bobobo-bo Bo-Bobo
One Piece
Yuyu Hakusho

"Shonen" is Japanese for "boy," but it can also mean "pure of heart." The magazine is thus geared primarily for young males (it's rated T for teen). However, the manga it features (as well as their related anime, video games, etc.) are popular worldwide with fans of many ages and both genders.

Check it out at your local comic/manga store, at www.shonenjump.com or at store.viz.com.