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Weekly Shonen Jump (週刊少年ジャンプ, Shuukan Shounen Janpu) is a weekly Japanese manga anthology magazine. Notably, it's the magazine in which the Death Note manga series was serialized.

Although the Death Note manga ended in 2006, Weekly Shonen Jump continues to be a source for Death Note-related news and material, such as the one-shot epilogue chapter in 2008, the announcement of the Death Note television drama in 2015, and the announcement of the casting of the three leads for the new live-action film Death Note: Light Up the NEW World in 2016.

Brief overview Edit

Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is one of the most popular and long-running manga magazines in Japan. It is published weekly, and generally includes one chapter for each of its ongoing series'. It's a shounen magazine, so its demographic is pre-teen and teenage boys, and the content tends to be action-oriented. It's published some of the most popular shounen manga series' including One Piece and Naruto.

It is part of the Jump line of magazines that includes titles such as Jump Square and Akamaru Jump, which occasionally release Weekly Shonen Jump series-related content as well.

An English-language version began online digital publication in 2012, licensed by Viz Media.

Death Note serialization Edit

The Death Note pilot chapter was published in 2003, issue No. 36. The manga series was picked up and ran in 2003-2006. The one-shot chapter was published two years later in 2008.

Note: While each issue has an official date on the cover, they go on sale as much as a month earlier. For instance, the first chapter of Death Note was published in the No.01 issue of 2004, dated January 1st, but it actually went on sale in stores on December 1st, 2003. Weekly Shonen Jump goes on sales on Mondays, except when that Monday is a national holiday, in which case it goes on sale two days earlier. (See 2004 issues 34 and 43, and 2005 issues 16, 33, 42, and 45.)

List of issues with Death Note chapters

Issue No.ChapterCover DateIn-Store Date
2003, No.36 Pilot chapter Aug 18, 2003 Aug 4, 2003
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2004, No.01 001: Boredom Jan 1, 2004 Dec 1, 2003
2004, No.02 002: L Jan 8, 2004 Dec 8, 2003
2004, No.03 003: Family Jan 15, 2004 Dec 15, 2003
2004, No.04-05 004: Current Jan 16, 2004 Dec 22, 2003
2004, No.06-07 005: Eyeballs Jan 23, 2004 Jan 5, 2004
2004, No.08 006: Manipulation Feb 2, 2004 Jan 19, 2004
2004, No.09 007: Target Feb 9, 2004 Jan 26, 2004
2004, No.10 008: Woman Feb 16, 2004 Feb 2, 2004
2004, No.11 009: Slots Feb 23, 2004 Feb 9, 2004
2004, No.12 010: Confluence Mar 1, 2004 Feb 16, 2004
2004, No.13 011: Mar 8, 2004 Feb 23, 2004
2004, No.14 012: Mar 15, 2004 Mar 1, 2004
2004, No.15 013: Mar 22, 2004 Mar 8, 2004
2004, No.16 014: Mar 29, 2004 Mar 15, 2004
2004, No.17 015: Apr 5, 2004 Mar 22, 2004
2004, No.18 016: Apr 12, 2004 Mar 29, 2004
2004, No.19 017: Apr 19, 2004 Apr 5, 2004
2004, No.20 018: Apr 26, 2004 Apr 12, 2004
2004, No.21 019: May 3, 2004 Apr 19, 2004
2004, No.22-23 020: May 10, 2004 Apr 26, 2004
2004, No.24 021: May 24, 2004 May 10, 2004
2004, No.25 022: May 31, 2004 May 17, 2004
2004, No.26 023: Jun 7, 2004 May 24, 2004
2004, No.27 024: Jun 14, 2004 May 31, 2004
2004, No.28 025: Jun 21, 2004 Jun 7, 2004
2004, No.29 026: Jun 28, 2004 Jun 14, 2004
2004, No.30 027: Jul 5, 2004 Jun 21, 2004
2004, No.31 028: Jul 12, 2004 Jun 28, 2004
2004, No.32 029: Jul 19, 2004 Jul 5, 2004
2004, No.33 030: Jul 26, 2004 Jul 12, 2004
2004, No.34 031: Aug 2, 2004 Jul 17, 2004
2004, No.35 032: Aug 9, 2004 Jul 26, 2004
2004, No.36 033: Aug 16, 2004 Aug 2, 2004
2004, No.37-38 034: Aug 23, 2004 Aug 9, 2004
2004, No.39 035: Sep 6, 2004 Aug 23, 2004
2004, No.40 036: Sep 13, 2004 Aug 30, 2004
2004, No.41 037: Sep 20, 2004 Sep 6, 2004
2004, No.42 038: Sep 27, 2004 Sep 13, 2004
2004, No.43 039: Oct 4, 2004 Sep 18, 2004
2004, No.44 040: Oct 11, 2004 Sep 27, 2004
2004, No.45 041: Oct 18, 2004 Oct 4, 2004
2004, No.46 break Oct 25, 2004 Oct 9, 2004
2004, No.47 042: Nov 1, 2004 Oct 18, 2004
2004, No.48 043: Nov 8, 2004 Oct 25, 2004
2004, No.49 044: Nov 15, 2004 Nov 1, 2004
2004, No.50 045: Nov 22, 2004 Nov 8, 2004
2004, No.51 046: Nov 29, 2004 Nov 15, 2004
2004, No.52 047: Dec 6, 2004 Nov 22, 2004
2004, No.53 048: Dec 13, 2004 Nov 29, 2004
2005, No.01 049: Jan 1, 2005 Dec 6, 2004
2005, No.02 050: Jan 8, 2005 Dec 13, 2004
2005, No.03-04 051: Jan 13, 2005 Dec 20, 2004
2005, No.05-06 052: Jan 22, 2005 Jan 3, 2005
2005, No.07 053: Jan 31, 2005 Jan 17, 2005
2005, No.08 054: Feb 7, 2005 Jan 24, 2005
2005, No.09 055: Feb 14, 2005 Jan 31, 2005
2005, No.10 056: Feb 21, 2005 Feb 7, 2005
2005, No.11 057: Feb 28, 2005 Feb 14, 2005
2005, No.12 058: Mar 7, 2005 Feb 21, 2005
2005, No.13 059: Zero Mar 14, 2005 Feb 28, 2005
2005, No.14 - No.19 Six-week break between the end of Part 1 and the beginning of Part 2.
2005, No.20 060: Kidnapping May 2, 2005 Apr 18, 2005
2005, No.21-22 061: May 9, 2005 Apr 25, 2005
2005, No.23 062: May 23, 2005 May 9, 2005
2005, No.24 063: May 30, 2005 May 16, 2005
2005, No.25 064: Right Angle Jun 6, 2005 May 23, 2005
2005, No.26 065: Jun 13, 2005 May 30, 2005
2005, No.27 066: Jun 20, 2005 Jun 6, 2005
2005, No.28 067: Jun 27, 2005 Jun 13, 2005
2005, No.29 068: Jul 4, 2005 Jun 20, 2005
2005, No.30 069: Jul 11, 2005 Jun 27, 2005
2005, No.31 070: Jul 18, 2005 Jul 4, 2005
2005, No.32 071: Jul 25, 2005 Jul 11, 2005
2005, No.33 072: Aug 1, 2005 Jul 16, 2005
2005, No.34 break Aug 8, 2005 Jul 25, 2005
2005, No.35 073: Aug 15, 2005 Aug 1, 2005
2005, No.36-37 074: Aug 22, 2005 Aug 8, 2005
2005, No.38 075: Sep 5, 2005 Aug 22, 2005
2005, No.39 076: Sep 12, 2005 Aug 29, 2005
2005, No.40 077: Sep 19, 2005 Sep 5, 2005
2005, No.41 078: Sep 26, 2005 Sep 12, 2005
2005, No.42 079: Oct 3, 2005 Sep 17, 2005
2005, No.43 080: Oct 10, 2005 Sep 26, 2005
2005, No.44 081: Oct 17, 2005 Oct 3, 2005
2005, No.45 082: Oct 24, 2005 Oct 8, 2005
2005, No.46 break Oct 31, 2005 Oct 17, 2005
2005, No.47 083: Nov 7, 2005 Oct 24, 2005
2005, No.48 084: Nov 14, 2005 Oct 31, 2005
2005, No.49 085: Nov 21, 2005 Nov 7, 2005
2005, No.50 086: Nov 28, 2005 Nov 14, 2005
2005, No.51 087: Dec 5, 2005 Nov 21, 2005
2005, No.52 088: Dec 12, 2005 Nov 28, 2005
2006, No.01 089: Jan 1, 2006 Dec 5, 2005
2006, No.02 090: Jan 8, 2006 Dec 12, 2005
2006, No.03 break Jan 15, 2006 Dec 19, 2005
2006, No.04-05 091: Jan 20, 2006 Dec 26, 2005
2006, No.06-07 092: Jan 28, 2006 Jan 9, 2006
2006, No.08 093: Feb 6, 2006 Jan 23, 2006
2006, No.09 094: Feb 13, 2006 Jan 30, 2006
2006, No.10 095: Feb 20, 2006 Feb 6, 2006
2006, No.11 096: Feb 27, 2006 Feb 13, 2006
2006, No.12 097: Mar 6, 2006 Feb 20, 2006
2006, No.13 098: Mar 13, 2006 Feb 27, 2006
2006, No.14 099: Mar 20, 2006 Mar 6, 2006
2006, No.15 100: Mar 27, 2006 Mar 13, 2006
2006, No.16 101: Apr 3, 2006 Mar 20, 2006
2006, No.17 102: Patience Apr 10, 2006 Mar 27, 2006
2006, No.18 103: Declaration Apr 17, 2006 Apr 3, 2006
2006, No.19 104: Answer Apr 24, 2006 Apr 10, 2006
2006, No.20 105: Impossible May 1, 2006 Apr 17, 2006
2006, No.21-22 106: Intent to Kill May 8, 2006 Apr 24, 2006
2006, No.23 107: Curtain May 22, 2006 May 8, 2006
2006, No.24 108: Finis May 29, 2006 May 15, 2006
Series end.
2008, No.11 One-shot epilogue Feb 25, 2008 Feb 9, 2008

Covers featuring Death Note Edit

The cover of each Weekly Shonen Jump issue is commonly dedicated to one of the manga series' currently being published. Death Note had several covers during its run, and it featured as the first cover of the year for its entire run between 2004-2006.

In addition to Death Note being featured prominently on covers, Death Note character have been part of various ensemble covers that feature a number of characters from various Weekly Shonen Jump titles.

Death Note color pages Edit

In each Weekly Shonen Jump issue, some chapters will have some full-color pages. These color pages are generally printed in the manga volumes in black and white instead of color, so their only color printing might be in the original Weekly Shonen Jump release. When the color pages are full pages or a two-page spread, they might be turned into posters or otherwise re-released in merchandise. These color pages have been the source of many canon characters' hair and eye color.

Other Jump magazines Edit

In addition to featuring in Weekly Shonen Jump, Death Note has been included in other Jump magazines. Akamaru Jump featured the yonkoma (short four-panel comics) for the series. Jump Square featured a cover of L and a poster of Near in 2008.

Events featuring Death Note Edit

Death Note is a prominent manga and continues to be featured in some Jump-related events.

Universal Jump Summer Edit

Universal Jump Summer

Universal Jump Summer

The "Universal Jump Summer" (ユニバーサル・ジャンプ・サマー) event was hosted at Universal Studios Japan from July 1st, 2016 to September 4th, 2016. It featured multiple Jump-themed attractions.

Death Note: The Escape was a Death Note-themed attraction held during the event. It was an escape room game in which players solve puzzles to "escape" Kira in a Sakura TV building. It was related to the new film Death Note: Light Up the NEW World.

The "Universal Jump Exhibition" was an attraction during the event, showcasing some of Shounen Jump's prominent manga. It featured Death Note items related to the new film, including Ryuzaki's mask and a Death Note from the film.

50th Anniversary Edit

Jump is holding a series of events in 2017-2018 to celebrate their 50th Anniversary.

The "50th Anniversary CD" Vol. 1 features a cover of various characters including Light, and track #22 is What's up, people?!.

The mobile game Jumputi Heroes was released March 28th, 2018. Death Note characters first became available in the game at the end of May.

From July 7th to September 30th, 2018, the "Shonen Jump Exhibition Vol. 3" will be up featuring Jump series' from the 2000s, including Death Note.[1][2][3][4]

Jump Force - Let there be Light?

Jump Force - Let there be Light?

Jump Force teaser trailer featuring Light and Ryuk

The console game Jump Force was announced at E3 as part of the 50th anniversary celebration. It's a crossover fighting game that will feature various Jump characters including Light and Ryuk. The Death Note characters are included in the game for the story, and they will not be playable.[5]

Other images Edit

Trivia Edit

External links Edit

References Edit

  • Weekly Jump fan community on LiveJournal
  • MangaHelpers fan community
  • Weekly Shonen Jump on Comic Vine