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    I am surprised I couldn't find a thread for this already, but here is a thread to discuss the international releases of Weekly Shonen Jump. The current regions they are available in are the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

    Customers from the US and Canada can read their issues through their browsers on http://vizmanga.com/ , or through Viz's iOS and Android applications.
    Customers from the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Austarlia, and New Zealand can currently read their issues through Viz's iOS application. They are planning on releasing an Android application soon. (They also seem to be working on browser reading, but they will probably get the andoid application out first.)

    US and Canadian customers will be able to access their issues permanently, as well as be able to download them on certain devices. (I believe on iOS you can download
    each issue as its own file.)
    I am not sure about the customers from the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, so some help here would be nice.

    Here are the release schedules and pricing.

    Release Schedule
    US & Canada: Monday, 10 AM (Pacific Standard Time)
    UK & Ireland: Monday, 6 PM
    South Africa: Monday, 7 PM
    Australia: Tuesday, 3 AM
    New Zealand: Tuesday, 5 AM

    Pricing
    US and Canada: ____$25.99/year__________or $2.99/month_________or $0.99 for a single issue
    UK: ____________________________________1.99/month_________or 0.69 for a single issue
    Ireland: _________________________________2,69 €/month________or 0,89 € for a single issue
    Australia: _______________________________$2.99 AUD/month_____or $0.63 AUD for a single issue
    New Zealand: ____________________________$4.19 NZD/ month____or $1.29 for a single issue
    South Africa: _____________________________R24.99/month_______or R7.99 for a single issue

    ***FREE Weekly Shonen Jump Starter Pack is now available in all regions above on Viz's Shonen Jump Newsstand app on iOS. It includes the first chapter of Jaco the Galactic Patrol Man.***

    ***Subscriptions are now available in all 6 regions above on Android as well.***


    I really wanted to start this thread before they announced they were going international so people could discuss what they wanted to see, but I am happy they went international so soon. As a US subscriber I can say I am entirely satisfied with my subscription and it is worth way more than the $26.99 a year. I definitely want to hear what international customers want though. I do think it is honestly just going to get better though. They seem to always deliver in the end. In about a year they went from two weeks behind Japan and only had issues that at most would expire in a year, to simultaneous with Japan and permanently owning issues and the abilitly to download your issues. They even gave all the people who ever bought single issues that had already expired months ago all of their issues back permanently.

    I do think in few months international subscribers will probably have almost all the abilities North American customers do.

    I would also like to see what people think might happen for countries where Shonen Jump titles aren't distributed by Viz. Shueisha always has the supreme power over it's titles, but I can't see them forcing other long-time partners to work with Viz Media or go digital. I do believe Viz and Shueisha want to partner with as many countries as will take them though.
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    Usually most of the comments on this go in the TOC thread or in the viz media section of the one piece part of the forum

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    Yeah, but I thought it would be nice to have a specific place to discuss International Weekly Shonen Jump. There is not a lot of exclusive stuff to it, but there is some. Like it doesn't run all of the series from the Japanese Weekly Jump, but it does also run other series outside of Weekly Jump like One-Punch Man and Blue Exorcist.

    And I am not sure if it was also included in the Japanese Jump, but the introduction comment to Toriyama's "Jaco the Galactic Patrol Man" confirmed that the story will be only 217 pages long. I also believe it was the International Shonen Jump team that originally revealed that the series would run for 10 chapters. (Though it seems like it might run for 11 chapters actually, but the first chapter is marked as "1 out of 10+1" so the eleventh chapter is probably kind of special. And though not directly a part of the issues, the podcasts for the international magazine is really informative. Like they said the previous week that they heard from Japan that Jaco seems to be tied to Dragon Ball, and this week with the release of the first chapter they discussed their theories. Since the first chapter is also marked "DB-11" one of the editor's takes it to be not as DB dash 11, but DB negative 11, meaning that this is a prequel to Dragon Ball, and that the alien Jaco is worried about is actually baby Goku. This is all just fun speculation for now though.

    Also the new Shonen Jump Starter Pack is available to all the territories through their iOS newsstand app and includes chapter 1 of Jaco.
    US and Canada can also read it on there browser here:
    http://www.vizmanga.com/reader/1140-...ump-previews-5

    And this week's issue is honestly probably one of the best issues to start on. It is the 45th anniversary of Jump and not only do you get a new series from Toriyama, but you also get 4 full color chapters. I really loved the color by the way. I really wonder how the mangaka feel about it though. Interesting to see that the Japanese Jump actually upped the Japanese price for this issue. I know that coloring costs money, but when it's digital they really are only paying for the act of the first coloring though, not the reproduction of it with every copy they sell. Though I don't know if the digital issue in Japan comes with all the ads the print one does.....

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    would someone caqre to explain to me why South Africa's is soo damn expensive? $25 dollars a month is f****** insane
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    Probably to account for currency exchange
    http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/...rom=ZAR&To=USD

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    because it's not 25 dollars a month. it's 25 rand, which is less than 3 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    because it's not 25 dollars a month. it's 25 rand, which is less than 3 bucks.
    I honestly wasn't thinking about the foreign exchange rate when I wrote my previous comment.
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    I'm digging this happening (save for the fact that it's right as we lose the series I wanted to subscribe for).

    I'm all hooked up for it via a family member's ipad, with the american app jacked onto my android (can't buy anything, but it lets me use the same account and download the issues I've bought on the ipad), and man... I love this app. sheer cost to page count ratio blows my mind. I mean I'm a huge proponent of legal purchasing anyway, but god damn this feels a little special.

    Now to wait for the full manga store to be introduced. I need me some Takama-ga-hara and cross manage english volumes!


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    *Sees this has nothing to do with Europe outside of the UK and Ireland*
    *falls ass-backwards due to this shocking development*

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    Anyone know about expiration dates for countries outside of the US and Canada? I don't know if there are any, but I really hope people realize that there is a really good chance if there is that they will get all those issues back once Jump and Viz gets comfy in those regions.

    And now that that one glorious series is officially over, I wonder what Viz will be adding next. They said before that whenever a weekly series ends they will always replace it, so even if Jaco counts as it, they have to be preparing for the 10 weeks from now when it ends.
    I don't think they will get any from this new batch, but I actually really hope that they Nisekoi a new series soon. I'm not really following any of the series not available from Viz, but it would be really nice to have an Assassination Classroom or Shoukugeki no Soma to actually be able to read and not fear cancellation every week. But then you get the whole guns in school and porn artist drama...


    Quote Originally Posted by No Maam View Post
    *Sees this has nothing to do with Europe outside of the UK and Ireland*
    *falls ass-backwards due to this shocking development*
    I don't get this comment.....

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    He's probably european and he's probably disappointed that the service isn't yet available to other european countries besides the UK and Ireland. Pretty easy to get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Maam View Post
    *Sees this has nothing to do with Europe outside of the UK and Ireland*
    *falls ass-backwards due to this shocking development*
    hahaha. it ws sooo surprising, right?

    Well, either way, at least they are trying to expand their services. That's good.

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    For US and Canada a year subscription to Weekly Shonen Jump is now $19.99 when you use promo code WSJSDCC2013 during checkout until July 28th.

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    Seems that they will be announcing more international regions for release in the coming weeks. Looking forward to it. Seems like they have already covered all the regions where they publish the series themselves already, so I guess we will get how they have worked things out with foreign companies.

    Also they started a 20% off sale on all digital manga until the end of the month, making all Shonen Jump titles only 3.99. Time to catch up on Nisekoi.....

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    One hopes that as more regions for the weekly comic are announced that they go back to the previous territories and open up the whole digital store. Long-term pipe dream, but it'd be nice.


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    They need to get more SHONEN digital manga. Seriously, there's way more shoujo there.

    Other than that, I've bought Nisekoi and have been enjoying it. The translations are hilarious, and certainly at professional level. Wonder when the World Trigger volume will come out?

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    While it would be nice to see more shonen stuff on the site, I can see why they'd invest more on the shoujo side of things. In the west, the readership for manga is primarily females, and of course going for more shoujo oriented material would be a stronger investment than shonen. Of course, they got weekly shonen jump to publish the same day as Japan because the most popular pirated weekly manga are from said magazine, but I'd imagine that it's more lucrative for them to focus on shoujo series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leokiko View Post
    Other than that, I've bought Nisekoi and have been enjoying it. The translations are hilarious, and certainly at professional level.
    I completely agree. The Nisekoi translator is incredible. VERY high quality work. I think she has the best output of the lineup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Hermit View Post
    While it would be nice to see more shonen stuff on the site, I can see why they'd invest more on the shoujo side of things. In the west, the readership for manga is primarily females, and of course going for more shoujo oriented material would be a stronger investment than shonen. Of course, they got weekly shonen jump to publish the same day as Japan because the most popular pirated weekly manga are from said magazine, but I'd imagine that it's more lucrative for them to focus on shoujo series.
    Or maybe other publishers get some of the shonen, but no one wants the shoujo (leaving more for Viz to license).

    Women drive fandoms for sure; but barring exceptions like Fruits Basket, Ouran, and Inuyasha, it looks like most of them in the west prefer shonen manga to shoujo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruithne View Post
    Or maybe other publishers get some of the shonen, but no one wants the shoujo (leaving more for Viz to license).

    Women drive fandoms for sure; but barring exceptions like Fruits Basket, Ouran, and Inuyasha, it looks like most of them in the west prefer shonen manga to shoujo.
    Inuyasha is definitely a Shonen not a Shoujo!

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