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Jump Square (ジャンプスクエア Janpu Sukuea?, often written as Jump SQ.) is a Japanese monthly shōnen manga magazine with a circulation of over 500,000. Published by Shueisha, the magazine premiered on November 2, 2007 as a replacement for Monthly Shōnen Jump, another manga anthology that Shueisha discontinued in June of that year. The magazine is a part of the Jump line of magazines The manga titles serialized in the magazine are also published in tankōbon volumes under the Jump Comics label.

History

Jump Square, also called Jump SQ., was created as a replacement for Shueisha's canceled Monthly Shōnen Jump manga anthology.[1] The title has three stated meanings: public square ("a plaza where comic lovers and talented artists and writers come together"), algebraic square (Weekly Shōnen Jump²), and "SQ. = Supreme Quality" (referring to its "Supreme Quality Manga Magazine" motto).[2] Four manga serials were temporarily moved to Weekly Shōnen Jump, until Jump Square's release. These four series, Tegami Bachi, Rosario + Vampire, Claymore, and Gag Manga Biyori were among the magazine's premiere series, along with debuting series, including Embalming -The Another Tale of Frankenstein-, Kure-nai, and Dragonaut -The Resonance-.[3]

Circulation

When Jump Square was launched, the initial printing of 500,000 copies quickly sold out. Over 70% of the copies released across Japan sold within three days. Shueisha printed an additional 100,000 copies to help meet the demand, something normally not necessary with Japanese magazines.[3] The second issue also sold well, requiring a second printing of 60,000 copies.[4]

Features

Jump Square's primary content is manga serials. In addition to the manga series, some issues include serialized light novel chapters from works published by the Jump j-Books label. One-shots from established manga writers are featured in a section of the magazine called the "Supreme Yomikiri Series" (SUPREME読切シリーズ Supurīmu Yomikiri Shirīzu?), while pieces from up-and-coming writers occasionally appear in the "Explosive Yomikiri Series" (Explosive読切シリーズ Explosive Yomikiri Shirīzu?) section.

Series

Ongoing Manga Series

There are currently twenty-one manga titles being regularly serialized in Jump Square.

Series Title Author Premiered
Ao no Exorcist (青の祓魔師?) Kazue Katō
Binbōgami ga! (貧乏神が!?) Yoshiaki Sukeno
Claymore (クレイモア?) Norihiro Yagi
D.Gray-man (ディー・グレイマン?) Katsura Hoshino
Donten・Prism・Solar Car (曇天・プリズム・ソーラーカー?) Yasuo Ootagaki, Yūsuke Murata
Embalming -The Another Tale of Frankenstein- (エンバーミング -THE ANOTHER TALE OF FRANKENSTEIN-?) Nobuhiro Watsuki, Kaoru Kurosaki
Gekka Bijin (月華美刃?) Tatsuya Endō
Kakko Kawaii Sengen! (カッコカワイイ宣言!?) Jigoku no Misawa
Karakuridôji Ultimo (機巧童子ULTIMO?) Stan Lee, Hiroyuki Takei
Kure-nai (紅 kure-nai?) Kentarō Katayama, Yamato Yamamoto, Hideaki Koyasu, Daisuke Furuya
Luck Stealer (ラック スティーラー?) Hajime Kazu
Masuda Kōsuke Gekijō Gag Manga Biyori (増田こうすけ劇場 ギャグマンガ日和?) Kōsuke Masuda
Parman no Jōnetsuteki na Hibi (PARマンの情熱的な日々?) Fujiko Fujio Ⓐ
Rosario + Vampire seasonII (ロザリオとバンパイア seasonII?) Akihisa Ikeda
Sengoku Basara 3 -Roar of Dragon- (戦国BASARA3 -ROAR OF DRAGON-?) Capcom, Asagi Ooga
Shiki (屍鬼?) Fuyumi Ono, Ryū Fujisaki
Shonbori Onsen (しょんぼり温泉?) Tobira Oda
Tegami Bachi (テガミバチ?) Hiroyuki Asada
The New Prince of Tennis (新テニスの王子様 Shin Tenisu no Ōjisama?) Takeshi Konomi
The Prince of After School (放課後の王子様 Hōkago no Ōjisama?) Takeshi Konomi, Kenichi Sakura
To Love-Ru Darkness (To LOVEる -とらぶる- ダークネス?) Kentarō Yabuki, Saki Hasemi

Former Manga Series

Series Title Author Premiered Finished
Akiba Zaijū (アキバザイジュウ?) Daisuke Kadokuni
Dragonaut -The Resonance- (ドラゴノーツ -ザ·レゾナンス-?) NAS, Satoshi Kinoshita
Kiyoku Tadashiku Utsukushiku (清く正しく美しく?) Ufotable, TāTan Check (moved to online manga)
Mahō no Ryōri Chaos Kitchen (魔法の料理 かおすキッチン?) Shōta Hattori (moved to online manga)
Matsuri Special (まつりスペシャル?) Yoko Kamio
Pat-Ken (パト犬?) Masanori • Ōkamigumi • Katakura
Sekai no Chūshin de Taiyō ni Hoeru (世界の中心で太陽にほえる?) Ponse Maeda (moved to online manga)
Tales of Innocence (テイルズオブイノセンス?) Namco Bandai Games, Hiroyuki Kaidō (moved to online manga)
Tista (ティスタ?) Tatsuya Endō
Tsumikabatsu (罪花罰?) Honemaru Mikami
Hōkago Wind Orchestra (放課後ウインド·オーケストラ?) Yūichirō Usa (moved to Jump SQ. Ⅱ)
Kuzumoto-san Chi no yon Kyōdai (葛本さんちの四兄弟?) Satoshi Kinoshita
Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahō (よくわかる現代魔法?) Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Miki Miyashita
Genkaku Picasso (幻覚ピカソ?) Usamaru Furuya
Airebo -Ice Revolution- (アイレボ-Ice Revolution-?) Aya Tsutsumi, Yōhei Takemura
Kekkai Sensen -Mafuugaikessha- (血界戦線-魔封街結社-?) Yasuhiro Nightow (moved to Jump SQ.19)
Goshimei Desu! (ご指名です!?) Mayu Shinjo
Dust to Dust (ダスト トゥ ダスト?) Tokihiko Ishiki
Dr. Rurru (Dr.るっる?) Risou Maeda
Mayoi Neko Overrun! (迷い猫オーバーラン!?) Tomohiro Matsu, Kentaro Yabuki, Peco (moved to Jump SQ.19)

Online Manga Series

Series Title Author Premiered Finished
Mahō-tsukai Kurohime (魔砲使い黒姫?) Masanori • Ōkamigumi • Katakura Ongoing
Tales of Innocence (テイルズオブイノセンス?) Namco Bandai Games, Hiroyuki Kaidō
Sekai no Chūshin de Taiyō ni Hoeru (世界の中心で太陽にほえる?) Ponse Maeda
Kiyoku Tadashiku Utsukushiku (清く正しく美しく?) Ufotable, TāTan Check
Mahō no Ryōri Chaos Kitchen (魔法の料理 かおすキッチン?) Shōta Hattori

Light Novels

Jump j-Books (JUMP j-BOOKS?) light novels are also serialized near the end of Jump SQ.

Series Title Author Premiered Finished
3 Year Z-Class GinPachi Sensei (3年Z組銀八先生?) Hideaki Sorachi, Hitoshi Ōsakichi
Katekyō Hitman Reborn! Hidden Bullet (家庭教師ヒットマンREBORN! 隠し弾?) Akira Amano, Hideaki Koyasu

Special Issues

Jump SQ. II (Second)

Jump SQ. II (Second) (ジャンプSQ.II Janpu Sukuea Sekando?) short for Jump Square Second (ジャンプスクエアセカンド?), is a spin-off issue of Jump SQ. of which three volumes have currently been published, beginning on April 18, 2008.[5] The first issue featured a then-one-shot collaboration between the world-famous American comic writer Stan Lee and Shaman King's Hiroyuki Takei, called Karakuridôji Ultimo (using the Marvel Method). [6][7] [8] A contest organized by Shonen Jump (a monthly English version of Weekly Shōnen Jump) and Jump SQ., offered a Jump SQ. II (Second) issue autographed by Lee and Takei to the random winner at the 2008 New York Comic Con.[9] Three regulars: Sekai no Chūshin de Taiyō ni Hoeru, Tsumikabatsu, and Mahō no Ryōri Chaos Kitchen; were put in the SQ. II magazine as their own SQ. II exclusive one-shot, along with other one-shots like Missing Battery, Cross, or Alone Again.[10] The success of Ultimo led to the extra mini book named The Man Who Created "Spider-Man" and the "X-Men" - Stan Lee the book! (「スパイダーマン」「X-MEN」を作つた男 スタン·リー the Book! "Supaidāman", "Ekkusumen" o Tsukutta Otoko - Stan Lee the Book!?) which is completely based on Lee's American comics, mostly Amazing Fantasy (first Spider-Man, Iron Man, and The Hulk.

Jump SQ.19

Jump SQ.19 (ジャンプSQ.19 Janpu Es-Cue Ichi-Cue?) is a spin-off issue of Jump SQ., first published May 19th, 2010. It includes one shots and spin offs, and a series that only serializes in Jump SQ.19. It is scheduled to release quarterly on the 19th of every February, May, August, and November.

Manga Series in Jump SQ.19

Series Title Author Premiered Finished
1/11 Jyuuichi Bun no Ichi (1/11 じゅういちぶんのいち?) Takatoshi Nakamura Ongoing
Agrippa (アグリッパ?) Tohru Uchimizu Ongoing
Chikyuu Shinryaku! Corleonis (地球侵略!コルレオニス?) Satoshi Kimura Ongoing
Himaspe Usagi! (≧ω≦) (ひまスペ兎!(≧ω≦)?) Yuuki Nakashima, Takumi Kawamura Ongoing
Kekkai Sensen (血界戦線?) Yasuhiro Nightow Ongoing
Kigeki no Heroine! (喜劇のヒロイン!?) Yuuki Shinzato Ongoing
Mote Mushi-Ouja Kabuto King (モテ虫王者カブトキング?) Namie Odama Ongoing
Teiichi no Kuni (帝一の國?) Usamaru Furuya Ongoing
Tonari no Randoseru w (となりのランドセルw?) Miki Miyashita Ongoing
Wakaki Utsumaru no Nayami (若きウツマルの悩み?) Honemaru Mikami Ongoing
Ⓖ Edition (Ⓖエディション?) Mizuki Kawashita Ongoing
Mayoi Neko Overrun! (迷い猫オーバーラン!?) Tomohiro Matsu, Kentaro Yabuki, Peco Ongoing
Mizu-Tsuaki no Rindou (水使いのリンドウ?) Tokihiko Ishiki Ongoing

References

External links

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