DID YOU KNOW?
Shounen Jump was the first manga publication started by the publishing company Shueisha? It started back on July 2, 1968. A key manga that helped establish Weekly Shounen Jump early on was Shameless School. Shameless School was a manga that was a bit of a departure from the other action and comedy manga stories. This was due to its taboo nature and subject matter. The 1980s was high time for Shonen Jump's history with Dragon Ball and One Piece being the top mangas. With Dragon Ball ending in the mid-90s, Jojo's Bizarre Adventures and Slam Dunk took the spot. The turn of the century defined the manga series that was most popular with the publisher. Referred to as the "Big 3", it was One Piece, Bleach, and Naruto. Others also ran alongside it that catered to a niche market and unique genre. Sports manga such as The Prince of Tennis and Eyeshield 21. The psychological thriller, Death Note. Comedy manga such as Gintama and Hunter x Hunter that was action-packed as well.
Shounen Jump had a big role in popularizing the manga industry not only in Japan but also all over the world. Its influential presence extended to anime as well. Most of the popular and loved anime adaptations today was on their own line-up of manga. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Jump Force released in February of this year. It's a fighting game with characters from the company's popular manga, all in one place. Players have 40 jump force characters to choose from and enjoy playing. They can experiment and determine the best jump force abilities to suit their play style.