Masashi Kishimoto’s Samurai 8 Manga Debuts in Shonen Jump

Shonen Jump also adds Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Golden Kamuy, and One Punch Man

Viz Media’s Shonen Jump launched the new manga Samurai 8: The Tale of Hachimaru (Samurai 8: Hachimaruden), by the creator of Naruto Masashi Kishimoto and illustrator Akira Ōkubo, on Sunday in English concurrently with its debut in Japan. It is the first new serialization to be added in Shonen Jump during the Reiwa era.

The first 72-page chapter of the futuristic samurai adventure story is available now in English. New chapters will be released on a weekly basis for free at shonenjump.com and via the Shonen Jump Manga & Comics app, available for iOS and Android.

Shonen Jump also added manga series to its digital vault including Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Parts 1-3 (Phantom Blood, Battle Tendency, and Stardust Crusaders), Golden Kamuy, and One Punch Man.

Source: Press release

Akira Miyashita Ends Shin!! Otokojuku Manga + Preps New Work

Mangaka Akira Miyashita’s manga Shin!! Otokojuku’s final chapter was published in Nihon Bungeisha’s Weekly Manga Goraku magazine in its 2,659th issue on April 26. While Shin!! Otokojuku met its end Miyashita is envisioning a new beginning as Weekly Manga Goraku revealed that he is prepping a new work.

Shin!! Otokojuku launched in Dec. 2016, and is the origin story for the franchise. It tells the story of the establishment of the Otokojuku school and the founder and principal Heihachi Edajima.

After its prequel is Sakigate!! Otokojuku, the original 34-volume manga that ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine (1985-1991). The story focuses on private school Otokojuku and its students who are juvenile delinquents who were expelled from their previous schools. Japanese chivalry is taught through military and feudal fundamentals. Those who survive it and the violence become true men. It has inspired an anime series, a film, a live-action adaptation, and many spinoff manga.

Miyashita other works in the franchise include Akatsuki!! Otokojuku – Seinen Yo, Taishi o Idake, a 25-volume sequel manga (2001-2010), Goku!! Otokojuku, an eight volume sequel manga (2014-2016) and was the final entry in the Otoko Juku trilogy, and Otokojuku Gaiden: Kurenai!! Onnajuku, an all-female spinoff by Michi Saitou containing five compiled volumes and was launched in Goraku Egg web manga site (2015-2017).

One Punch Man Web Manga Gets New Chapter After 2-Year Hiatus

Manga artist ONE published the 110th chapter to web manga One Punch Man after more than two years of its previous chapter in Jan. 2017.

The update was confirmed by ONE on Twitter. He announced the release of the new chapter along with art of Saitama chilling on a spring rocker under cherry blossom trees.


The original One Punch Man manga is available here, and the remake launched on Shueisha’s free “Tonari no Young Jump” website in 2012 by Yuusuke Murata and ONE.

The second season of One Punch Man premiered this week and is available on streaming services such as Hulu, Crunchyroll, and VRV.