Shōnen Jump (少年ジャンプ) are Japanese shōnen manga anthology originally published by Shueisha.
Shōnen Jump consists of a few magazines published by Shueisha. Weekly Shōnen Jump (週刊少年ジャンプ) is their main weekly magazine, V-Jump is their monthly magazine mainly for video games, Jump SQ. is their main monthly magazine, Jump SQ.19 is a bi-monthly spin-off of Jump SQ, and Saikyō Jump is their magazine aimed for young readers.
Weekly Shōnen Jump is the magazine in which Akira Toriyama debuted his first popular series, Dr. Slump. Dr. Slump was serialized in the Weekly Shōnen Jump from issue 5/6 of 1980 to issue 39 of 1984. On December 3, 1984, the first Dragon Ball chapter, "Bloomers and the Monkey King", was published in Weekly Shōnen Jump #51 (1984). It was followed by the other 518 chapters in the next issues of the magazine, until the end of the original manga series on June 5, 1995.
V-Jump debuted in 1993 with Kazuhiko Torishima as head editor. It publishes new manga and information about video games based on popular manga. Toriyama's Cashman was published in V-Jump in 1990, and Dub & Peter 1 in 1992. Dr. Slump Returns, But Only For a Little While by Takao Koyama and Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru was published in the magazine from 1994 to 1996. The three chapters of Naho Ooishi's Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock were published in V-Jump in 2011.
In December 2010, Saikyō Jump started the publication of Dragon Ball SD, a Dragon Ball spin-off by Naho Ooishi. Also, the 2011 summer edition of the magazine features the three chapters of Episode of Bardock.
The foreign adaptation is published by Viz Media and made its debut in November of 2002. This collection of publications was among one of the first times the Dragon Ball manga was distributed in the USA. It was remade for the English readers, and was released monthly as apposed to its weekly Japanese counterpart.
The content of the magazine features manga from several Shueisha series, such as Yu-Gi-Oh!, Dragon Ball Z, Yu Yu Hakusho, Shaman King, One Piece and Naruto. The manga was left unaltered in terms of panel layout as the entire publication is read from right to left, as it would be in Japan.
Popular characters from the Shonen Jump manga magazine appear together in the following video games:
- Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden
- Famicom Jump II: Saikyō no Shichinin
- Jump Super Stars
- Jump Ultimate Stars
- Battle Stadium D.O.N
- Dragon Ball Z × One Piece