Weekly Shonen Jump Challenge

If you’ve followed this blog for a long time, you would know that I like reading Weekly Shonen Jump (WSJ). That said, the number of manga that I’ve read from Jump is not even the tip of the iceberg. Jump has been around for a very long time (publishing weekly since 1969). For this challenge, I’m trying to read as many WSJ manga as possible, but many of the older series are unavailable. To complicate matters further, WSJ is very focused on results and popularity. As such there is a high turnover rate for manga that don’t perform well and frequently rank at the bottom of the table of contents. In recent years, many manga have been axed within 20 chapters (2013 and 2014 were especially brutal years), and new series are being churned out before those axed series become available internationally. This is the Impossible Challenge.


Completed
In-Progress (Currently Reading)


 

1980s

Captain Tsubasa (1981-1988)
Dragon Ball (1984-1995)
Saint Seiya (1986-1990)

1990s

Slam Dunk (1990-1996)
Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho (1990-1994)
Jigoku Sensei Nube (1993-1999)
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan (1994-1999)
Level E (1995-1997)
Yu☆Gi☆Oh! (1996-2004)
One Piece (1997-Present)
Whistle! (1998-2003)
Hunter x Hunter (1998-???)
Hikaru no Go (1999-2003)
Tennis no Ojii-Sama (1999-2008)
Naruto (1999-2014)

2000s

Black Cat (2000-2004)
Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar (2000-2010)
Bobobobo Bobobo (2001-2005)
Bleach (2001-Present)
Ichigo 100% (2002-2005)
Eyeshield 21 (2002-2009)
Death Note (2004-2006)
Gintama (2004-Present)
Katekyo Hitman Reborn! (2004-2012)
Majin Tantei Nogami Neuro (2005-2009)
To Love-Ru (2006-2009)
Sket Dance (2007-2013)
Psyren (2008-2010)
Toriko (2008-Present)
Bakuman. (2008-2012)
Kuroko no Basuke (2009-2014)
Beelzebub (2009-2014)
Medaka Box (2009-2013)
Akaboshi: Ibun Suikoden (2009)
Anedoki (2009-2010)

2010-2014 (The Dark Age of Jump)

Kurogane (2011-2013)
Nisekoi (2011-Present)
Haikyuu!! (2012-Present)
Pajama na Kanojo. (2012)
Koisome Momiji (2012)
Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan (2012-Present)
Sensei no Bulge (2012)
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (2012-2016)
Takamagahara (2012)
Retsu!!! Date Senpai (2012-2013)
Hungry Joker (2012-2013)
Shinmai Fukei Kiruko-san (2012-2013)
Shokugeki no Soma (2012-Present)
Koisuru Edison (2013)
World Trigger (2013-Present)
Mutou Black (2013)
Smoky B.B. (2013)
Kurokuroku (2013)
Hime-dol!! (2013)
Hachi -Tokyo 23-ku- (2013-2014)
Koi no Cupid Yakenohara (2013-2014)
Isobe Isobee Monogatari (2013-Present)
Iron Knight (2014)
Illegal Rare (2014)
Stealth Symphony (2014)
Tokyo Wonder Boys (2014)
Hinomaru Zumo (2014)
Boku no Hero Academia (2014-Present)
Mitsukubi Condor (2014)
Yoakemono (2014)
Judos (2014-2015)
Hi-Fi Cluster (2014-2015)
Sporting Salt (2014-2015)
Takujo no Ageha (2014-2015)
E-Robot (2014-2015)

2015-Present

Kagamigami (2015)
Black Clover (2015 Present)
Cyborg Roggy (2015)
Ultra Battle Satellite (2015)
Naruto Side Story (2015)
Sesuji wo Pin! to: Shikakou Kyougi Dance-bu e Youkoso (2015-Present)
Lady Justice (2015)
Devily Man (2015)
Best Blue (2015)
Mononofu (2015-Present)
Samon-kun wa Summoner (2015-Present)
Buddy Strike (2015-2016)
Yuragi-sou no Yuna-san (2016-Present)
Kimetsu no Yaiba (2016-Present)

Moved to another Jump Magazine

Busou Renkin (2003-2005; completed in Akamaru Jump)
D.Gray-man (2004-Present; Jump Square)
Nurarihyon no Mago (2008-2012; completed in Jump Next!)
Magico (2011-2012; completed in Jump Next!)
Cross Manage (2012-2013; completed in Jump Next!)
Soul Catcher(S) (2013-2016; completed in Jump Next!)
iShojo (2014; completed in ShonenJump+)


Missed a major series? Is there a series I should add to the list? Let me know.

 

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