The End of an Era With Shonen Jump

Shonen Jump debuted in 1968 and since then it has become one of the most popular manga publishers out there bringing us amazing manga. With that said many of the classic manga series we have all grown to love have finished this year such as, Bleach, Naruto, Assassination Classroom, etc. and Toriko. Leaving the publisher […]

Shonen Jump debuted in 1968 and since then it has become one of the most popular manga publishers out there bringing us amazing manga. With that said many of the classic manga series we have all grown to love have finished this year such as, Bleach, Naruto, Assassination Classroom, etc. and Toriko. Leaving the publisher looking kind of empty and many mangakas in a panic trying to fill the empty shoes left behind.

An interesting comment made about this topic is that most manga don’t have a constantly continuing series with no end such as DC and Marvel comics. Both manga and comics bring amazing stories. Most likely the reason for not having a continous manga series is that manga unlike comics doesn’t have multiple writers working on it. It tends to stick to the same mangaka (creator) and a staff of interchangable drawers.

While comics can have different writers who present there own “Wolverine,” “Superman,” etc. with their own spin on the character (giving them more or different super powers, villians, personality, etc. the list can go on). For most mangakas they want to present their own characters the way the want to and end the story in a certain way, which is not necessarily always true in a comics perspective.

Image illustrating the state of Jump:

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