Chapters to Become Available on Shounen Jump Alpha at the Same Time They Do in Japan

VizMedia has announced that starting January 21, 2013 their SJ Alpha digital manga anthology will be synchronized with the original Japanese magazine publication from Shueisha. It is home to some of the most popular Japanese graphic novels in the world such as Bleach, Ao no Exorcist and more. See below for details.

“We look forward to fans continuing to look to Weekly Shounen Jump Alpha for the latest hot new manga titles straight from Japan” said Alvin Lu, Executive Vice President in VizMedia.

The digital anthology will feature installments of the aforementioned Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist) and Bleach as well as of Rurouni Kenshin: Restoration, YU-GI-OH! ZEXAL and more. All chapters will be available to the North American subscribers of the digital service in the first issue after their appearance in Japan.

This is one of the first announcements that have been made in relation to the service’s anniversary. Another one is that Nisekoi will be added to the library of available chapters starting this week.

Source: Viz Media

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6 Comments on "Chapters to Become Available on Shounen Jump Alpha at the Same Time They Do in Japan"

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Chan-Chan
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yeeey :3

BrutalMurder
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That’s good news. Thank you for sharing.

Shounen
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That’s the cooolest!!!!

Dandelion
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I agree! This way we’ll be able to read so quickly. :) :) :)

Lulubel
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They’re really putting their all in the digital version…

InStyleAkuma
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It is good, as lots of people prefer digital nowadays…