VizMedia’s new online version of its probably most popular edition – Shounen Jump – is finally here. Yes, January 30th is the birthday of the beginning of the end of printed manga for the North American fans. One Piece, Naruto, Toriko and Bleach are just some of the titles included in the first issue of Shounen Jump Alpha.
For just $0.99 the users from North America (includes USA and Canada) can get their electronic hands on the newest chapters of all the biggest titles in the world of manga. Moreover, the new chapters are just a couple of weeks behind the original Japanese prints. Shounen Jump Alpha is the ultimate provider of digital manga for the future. Being VizMedia, there is no reason for the subscribers to not feast upon all the best quality and highest readability. Hopefully, the translation will not be bad too.
The yearly subscription is 25.99$ and it comes with the occasional Yu-Gi-Oh! card and supposedly other special gifts for the fans.
In this first issue, there is a special interview with none other than Masashi Kishimoto – the mangaka of Naruto!
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