[WORLDKINGS] World Best Academy - Weekly Shōnen Jump (Japan): The best-selling manga magazine in the world

17-04-2020

(WorldKings.org) According to Japanese Magazine Publishers Association, Weekly Shōnen Jump is the best selling manga magazine in the world, with over 7.5 billion copies sold.

 

 

Weekly Shōnen Jump is a weekly shounen manga anthology published in Japan by Shueisha under the Jump line of magazines. It is the best-selling manga magazine, as well as one of the longest-running; the first issue was released with a cover date of August 1, 1968.

 

 

The manga series within the magazine target young male readers and tend to consist of a large number of action scenes and a fair amount of comedy. The chapters of series that run in Weekly Shōnen Jump are collected and published in  tankōbon volumes under the "Jump Comics" imprint every two to three months.

 

 

The mid-1980s to the mid-1990s represents the era when the magazine's circulation was at its highest, 6.53 million copies per week. As of early 2017, it had a weekly circulation of 1.9 million copies.

 

 

The magazine sold over 7.5 billion copies since 1968, making it the best-selling manga magazine. Many of the best-selling manga originate from Weekly Shōnen Jump.

The magazine has also had several international counterparts, including the current North American Weekly Shonen Jump. It also spawned a crossover media franchise including anime and video games (since Famicom Jump) which bring together various Shōnen Jump characters.

 

 

 

According to en.wikipedia


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