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Jump Square
Jump Square
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Jump Square December 2007 Issue, cover dated November 2, 2007
EditorKôsuke Yahagi
CategoriesSh?nen manga[1]
(January-March, 2018)
First issueDecember 2007

Jump Square (Japanese: , Hepburn: Janpu Sukuea, romanized as Jump SQ) is a Japanese monthly sh?nen manga magazine. Published by Shueisha, the magazine premiered on November 2, 2007 as a replacement for Monthly Sh?nen Jump, another manga anthology that Shueisha discontinued in June of that year. The magazine is a part of the Jump line of magazines. The manga titles serialized in the magazine are also published in tank?bon volumes under the Jump Comics label. The manga series within the magazine target young male readers and tend to be set in a fantasy setting with many action scenes. Like most monthly shonen manga magazines, Jump Square is aimed at ages 16 to 21. The current (2015) editor-in-chief is Kôsuke Yahagi.[2]


Jump SQ, also called Jump Square, was created as the replacement for Shueisha's canceled Monthly Sh?nen Jump manga anthology.[3] The title has three stated meanings: public square ("a plaza where comic lovers and talented artists and writers come together"), algebraic square (Weekly Sh?nen Jump²), and "SQ = Supreme Quality" (referring to its "Supreme Quality Manga Magazine" motto).[4] Four manga serials were temporarily moved to Weekly Sh?nen Jump, until Jump Square's release. These four series, Tegami Bachi, Rosario + Vampire, Claymore, and Gag Manga Biyori were among the magazine's premiere series, along with debuting series, including Embalming -The Another Tale of Frankenstein-, Kure-nai, and Dragonaut: The Resonance.[5]


When Jump Square was launched, the initial printing of 500,000 copies quickly sold out. Over 70% of the copies released across Japan sold within three days. Shueisha printed an additional 100,000 copies to help meet the demand, something normally not necessary with Japanese magazines.[5] The second issue also sold well, requiring a second printing of 60,000 copies.[6] After the first issue excitement died down, circulation leveled off in the vicinity of 370,000 copies and by 2015 had declined to 270,000, mirroring a general drop-off in circulation throughout the industry.[7]


Jump Square's primary content is manga serials. In addition to the manga series, some issues include serialized light novel chapters from works published by the Jump j-Books label. One-shots from established manga writers are featured in a section of the magazine called the "Supreme Yomikiri Series" (SUPREME, Supur?mu Yomikiri Shir?zu), while pieces from up-and-coming writers occasionally appear in the "Explosive Yomikiri Series" (Explosive, Explosive Yomikiri Shir?zu) section.


There are currently nineteen manga titles being regularly serialized in Jump Square. Out of nineteen series, one series is currently in hiatus.

Series Title Author Premiered
Ao no Exorcist () Kazue Kat? April 2009
Boku to Kimi no Nihu Tantei (?) Petenshi, Tsuda Honami March 2020
Dark Gathering () Kenichi Kond? March 2019
Dear Call () Gunchi Kiri November 2019
Desert 9 (?9) Kei Deguchi February 2020
Doky? Hentai HxEros () Ry?ma Kitada May 2017
Kawaisugi Crisis (?) Kido Mitsuru October 2019
Kemono Jihen (?) Sh? Aimoto December 2016
Kono Oto Tomare! (!) Amy? August 2012
Masuda K?suke Gekij? Gag Manga Biyori GB ( GB) K?suke Masuda December 2014
Owari no Seraph (?) Takaya Kagami, Yamato Yamamoto, Daisuke Furuya September 2012
Platinum End (?) Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata November 2015
Rur?ni Kenshin -Meiji Kenkaku Roman-tan Hokkaido-hen- ( --) Nobuhiro Watsuki, Kaworu Kurosaki September 2017
Shin Tennis no ?jisama () Takeshi Konomi March 2009
This Communication (This) Maruei Rokudai April 2020
S?sei no Onmy?ji () Yoshiaki Sukeno November 2013
World Trigger () Daisuke Ashihara December 2018
Y?koku no Moriarty () Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes series), Ry?suke Takeuchi, Hikaru Miyoshi August 2016

Special issues

Jump SQ.II

Jump SQ.II (?SQ.II, Janpu Sukuea Sekando) short for Jump Square Second (), is a spin-off issue of Jump SQ of which three volumes have currently been published, beginning on April 18, 2008.[8]

The first issue featured the collaborative effort between American comic writer Stan Lee and Hiroyuki Takei, called Karakuri Dôji Ultimo (using the Marvel Method). [9][10][11]

A contest organized by Shonen Jump (a monthly English version of Weekly Sh?nen Jump) and Jump SQ., offered a Jump SQ II (Second) issue autographed by Lee and Takei to the random winner at the 2008 New York Comic Con.[12] Three regulars: Sekai no Ch?shin de Taiy? ni Hoeru, Tsumikabatsu, and Mah? no Ry?ri Chaos Kitchen; were put in the SQ II magazine as their own SQ II exclusive one-shot, along with other one-shots like Missing Battery, Cross, or Alone Again.[13]

The success of Ultimo led to the extra mini book named The Man Who Created "Spider-Man" and the "X-Men" - Stan Lee the book! (?X-MEN · the Book!, "Supaid?man", "Ekkusumen" o Tsukutta Otoko - Stan Lee the Book!) which is completely based on Lee's American comics, mostly Amazing Fantasy (first Spider-Man, Iron Man, and The Hulk.

Jump SQ.19

Jump SQ.19 (?SQ.19, Janpu Esu Ky? Ichi Ky?) is a spin-off issue of Jump SQ, first published on May 19, 2010. It includes one shots and Jump SQ series' side stories, and a series that only serializes in Jump SQ.19. Initially, it was scheduled to release quarterly on the 19th of every February, May, August, and November.

On February 18, 2012, Jump SQ.19 announced a magazine changed to a bimonthly release. It was then published on the 19th of every even-numbered month[14] until its publication ceased on February 19, 2015.[15]

Jump SQ.Crown

Jump SQ.Crown (?SQ.CROWN, Janpu Esu Ky? Kuraun) is a spin-off issue of Jump SQ which started publishing on July 17, 2015. It follows a structure similar to Jump SQ.19, like: the series which only serialize in Jump SQ.Crown; the one-shots by newbies and experienced authors; and the side stories from Jump SQ. series. It ceased publication on January 19, 2018.

Jump SQ.Lab

Jump SQ.Lab (?SQ.LaB, Janpu Sukuea Labo) is a spin-off issue of Jump SQ, first published on July 15, 2011. Jump SQ.Lab follows same format as Jump Next; it includes the one shots by both the experienced and the newcomer manga creators, and the side stories for both Jump SQ and Jump SQ.19 series.

Jump SQ.Rise

Jump SQ.Rise (?SQ.RISE) is a spin-off issue of Jump SQ which started publishing on April 13, 2018. It follows a structure similar to Jump SQ.19 and Jump SQ Crown.[16]


There are currently four manga titles being regularly serialized in Jump SQ.Rise.

Series Title Author Premiered
B?ken ? Beet () Riku Sanj?, K?ji Inada, Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru April 2018
D.Gray-man () Katsura Hoshino April 2018
Kekkai Sensen Back 2 Back (? Back 2 Back) Yasuhiro Nightow April 2018
Mr. Clice (?) Osamu Akimoto April 2018


  1. ^ a b "Boy's Manga" (in Japanese). Japanese Magazine Publishers Association. September 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Interview with Masashi Kishimoto", The One Piece Podcast, April 13, 2015. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "Jump Square to Replace Monthly Sh?nen Jump in November". Anime News Network. 2007-07-05. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "What's Jump SQ.?". Shueisha. Archived from the original on 2008-03-19. Retrieved .
  5. ^ a b "500,000-Copy Jump Square Debut Gets 2nd Run of 100,000". Anime News Network. 2007-11-08. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "News of Jump Square Reprint". Jump Square website (in Japanese). Shueisha. Archived from the original on 2008-05-03. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Japan Magazine Publishers Association Magazine Data (April-June 2015). "Boys Manga" (in Japanese). Retrieved Oct. 29, 2015.
  8. ^ Jump SQ II (Second)
  9. ^ Marvel's Stan Lee, Shaman King's Takei to Join Forces (Updated) - Anime News Network
  10. ^ Stan Lee and Shaman King Teams Up in Jump Square II | ComiPress
  11. ^ VIZ Media . news . press room
  12. ^ VIZ Media . news . press room
  13. ^ - - JUMP SQUARE 2008?6
  14. ^ http://jumpsq.shueisha.co.jp/sq19/
  15. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-02-16/jump-sq-19-to-end-but-new-magazine-to-launch-in-july/.85026
  16. ^ "?SQ RISE2018 SPRING 2018?5". Retrieved 2018.

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