Jump Square Volume 1, Issue 1, cover dated November 2007
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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.
Jump Square, also called Jump SQ., was created as a replacement for Shueisha's canceled Monthly Shōnen Jump manga anthology. 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). 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-.
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. The second issue also sold well, requiring a second printing of 60,000 copies.
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.
Ongoing Manga Series
There are currently twenty-one manga titles being regularly serialized in Jump Square.
|Ao no Exorcist (青の祓魔師)||Kazue Katō||April 2009|
|Binbōgami ga! (貧乏神が!)||Yoshiaki Sukeno||June 2008|
|Claymore (クレイモア)||Norihiro Yagi||November 2007|
|D.Gray-man (ディー・グレイマン)||Katsura Hoshino||November 2009|
|Donten・Prism・Solar Car (曇天・プリズム・ソーラーカー)||Yasuo Ootagaki, Yūsuke Murata||September 2010|
|Embalming -The Another Tale of Frankenstein- (エンバーミング -THE ANOTHER TALE OF FRANKENSTEIN-)||Nobuhiro Watsuki, Kaoru Kurosaki||November 2007|
|Gekka Bijin (月華美刃)||Tatsuya Endō||May 2010|
|Kakko Kawaii Sengen! (カッコカワイイ宣言!)||Jigoku no Misawa||January 2010|
|Karakuridôji Ultimo (機巧童子ULTIMO)||Stan Lee, Hiroyuki Takei||February 2009|
|Kure-nai (紅 kure-nai)||Kentarō Katayama, Yamato Yamamoto, Hideaki Koyasu, Daisuke Furuya||November 2007|
|Luck Stealer (ラック スティーラー)||Hajime Kazu||November 2007|
|Masuda Kōsuke Gekijō Gag Manga Biyori (増田こうすけ劇場 ギャグマンガ日和)||Kōsuke Masuda||November 2007|
|Parman no Jōnetsuteki na Hibi (PARマンの情熱的な日々)||Fujiko Fujio Ⓐ||November 2007|
|Rosario + Vampire seasonII (ロザリオとバンパイア seasonII)||Akihisa Ikeda||November 2007|
|Sengoku Basara 3 -Roar of Dragon- (戦国BASARA3 -ROAR OF DRAGON-)||Capcom, Asagi Ooga||February 2010|
|Shiki (屍鬼)||Fuyumi Ono, Ryū Fujisaki||December 2007|
|Shonbori Onsen (しょんぼり温泉)||Tobira Oda||November 2009|
|Tegami Bachi (テガミバチ)||Hiroyuki Asada||November 2007|
|The New Prince of Tennis (新テニスの王子様 Shin Tenisu no Ōjisama)||Takeshi Konomi||March 2009|
|The Prince of After School (放課後の王子様 Hōkago no Ōjisama)||Takeshi Konomi, Kenichi Sakura||November 2008|
|To Love-Ru Darkness (To LOVEる -とらぶる- ダークネス)||Kentarō Yabuki, Saki Hasemi||October 2010|
Former Manga Series
|Akiba Zaijū (アキバザイジュウ)||Daisuke Kadokuni||November 2007||July 2008|
|Dragonaut -The Resonance- (ドラゴノーツ -ザ·レゾナンス-)||NAS, Satoshi Kinoshita||November 2007||April 2008|
|Kiyoku Tadashiku Utsukushiku (清く正しく美しく)||Ufotable, TāTan Check||November 2007||February 2008 (moved to online manga)|
|Mahō no Ryōri Chaos Kitchen (魔法の料理 かおすキッチン)||Shōta Hattori||November 2007||May 2009 (moved to online manga)|
|Matsuri Special (まつりスペシャル)||Yoko Kamio||November 2007||September 2009|
|Pat-Ken (パト犬)||Masanori • Ōkamigumi • Katakura||November 2007||October 2008|
|Sekai no Chūshin de Taiyō ni Hoeru (世界の中心で太陽にほえる)||Ponse Maeda||November 2007||July 2008 (moved to online manga)|
|Tales of Innocence (テイルズオブイノセンス)||Namco Bandai Games, Hiroyuki Kaidō||November 2007||May 2008 (moved to online manga)|
|Tista (ティスタ)||Tatsuya Endō||November 2007||July 2008|
|Tsumikabatsu (罪花罰)||Honemaru Mikami||November 2007||September 2010|
|Hōkago Wind Orchestra (放課後ウインド·オーケストラ)||Yūichirō Usa||March 2008||May 2009 (moved to Jump SQ. Ⅱ)|
|Kuzumoto-san Chi no yon Kyōdai (葛本さんちの四兄弟)||Satoshi Kinoshita||July 2008||June 2009|
|Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahō (よくわかる現代魔法)||Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Miki Miyashita||August 2008||September 2009|
|Genkaku Picasso (幻覚ピカソ)||Usamaru Furuya||September 2008||April 2010|
|Airebo -Ice Revolution- (アイレボ-Ice Revolution-)||Aya Tsutsumi, Yōhei Takemura||November 2008||July 2009|
|Kekkai Sensen -Mafuugaikessha- (血界戦線-魔封街結社-)||Yasuhiro Nightow||January 2009||March 2009 (moved to Jump SQ.19)|
|Goshimei Desu! (ご指名です!)||Mayu Shinjo||August 2009||October 2009|
|Dust to Dust (ダスト トゥ ダスト)||Tokihiko Ishiki||September 2009||November 2009|
|Dr. Rurru (Dr.るっる)||Risou Maeda||October 2009||September 2010|
|Mayoi Neko Overrun! (迷い猫オーバーラン!)||Tomohiro Matsu, Kentaro Yabuki, Peco||January 2010||August 2010 (moved to Jump SQ.19)|
Online Manga Series
|Mahō-tsukai Kurohime (魔砲使い黒姫)||Masanori • Ōkamigumi • Katakura||December 2007||Ongoing|
|Tales of Innocence (テイルズオブイノセンス)||Namco Bandai Games, Hiroyuki Kaidō||June 2008||August 2008|
|Sekai no Chūshin de Taiyō ni Hoeru (世界の中心で太陽にほえる)||Ponse Maeda||August 2008||October 2008|
|Kiyoku Tadashiku Utsukushiku (清く正しく美しく)||Ufotable, TāTan Check||November 2008||September 2009|
|Mahō no Ryōri Chaos Kitchen (魔法の料理 かおすキッチン)||Shōta Hattori||June 2009||September 2009|
|3 Year Z-Class GinPachi Sensei (3年Z組銀八先生)||Hideaki Sorachi, Hitoshi Ōsakichi||December 2007||May 2008|
|Katekyō Hitman Reborn! Hidden Bullet (家庭教師ヒットマンREBORN! 隠し弾)||Akira Amano, Hideaki Koyasu||July 2008||March 2009|
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. 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).   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. 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. 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 (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
|1/11 Jyuuichi Bun no Ichi (1/11 じゅういちぶんのいち)||Takatoshi Nakamura||May 2010||Ongoing|
|Agrippa (アグリッパ)||Tohru Uchimizu||May 2010||Ongoing|
|Chikyuu Shinryaku! Corleonis (地球侵略!コルレオニス)||Satoshi Kimura||May 2010||Ongoing|
|Himaspe Usagi! (≧ω≦) (ひまスペ兎!(≧ω≦))||Yuuki Nakashima, Takumi Kawamura||May 2010||Ongoing|
|Kekkai Sensen (血界戦線)||Yasuhiro Nightow||May 2010||Ongoing|
|Kigeki no Heroine! (喜劇のヒロイン!)||Yuuki Shinzato||May 2010||Ongoing|
|Mote Mushi-Ouja Kabuto King (モテ虫王者カブトキング)||Namie Odama||May 2010||Ongoing|
|Teiichi no Kuni (帝一の國)||Usamaru Furuya||May 2010||Ongoing|
|Tonari no Randoseru ｗ (となりのランドセルｗ)||Miki Miyashita||May 2010||Ongoing|
|Wakaki Utsumaru no Nayami (若きウツマルの悩み)||Honemaru Mikami||May 2010||Ongoing|
|Ⓖ Edition (Ⓖエディション)||Mizuki Kawashita||May 2010||Ongoing|
|Mayoi Neko Overrun! (迷い猫オーバーラン!)||Tomohiro Matsu, Kentaro Yabuki, Peco||August 2010||Ongoing|
|Mizu-Tsuaki no Rindou (水使いのリンドウ)||Tokihiko Ishiki||August 2010||Ongoing|
- ↑ "Jump Square to Replace Monthly Shōnen Jump in November". Anime News Network. 2007-07-05. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2007-07-05/jump-square-to-replace-monthly-shonen-jump-in-november. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
- ↑ ""What's Jump SQ.?"". Shueisha. http://jumpsq.shueisha.co.jp/contents/whatsq/index.html. Retrieved 2010-02-15.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "500,000-Copy Jump Square Debut Gets 2nd Run of 100,000". Anime News Network. 2007-11-08. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2007-11-08/500-000-copy-jump-square-debut-gets-2nd-run-of-100-000. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
- ↑ "News of Jump Square Reprint" (in Japanese). Jump Square website. Shueisha. Archived from the original on 2008-05-03. http://web.archive.org/web/20080503072429/http://jumpsq.shueisha.co.jp/contents/zousatu2/index.html. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
- ↑ Jump SQ. II (Second)
- ↑ Marvel's Stan Lee, Shaman King's Takei to Join Forces (Updated) - Anime News Network
- ↑ Stan Lee and Shaman King Teams Up in Jump Square II | ComiPress
- ↑ VIZ Media . news . press room
- ↑ VIZ Media . news . press room
- ↑ セブンアンドワイ - 雑誌 - JUMP SQUARE増刊 2008年6月号
- Official Jump Square website (Japanese)
- Official JumpSQ.19 website (Japanese)
- Shūeisha S-Manga.Net Jump Square website (Japanese)
- Jump Square at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia