Organized by historic Japanese publisher Shūeisha, the 23rd Jump Festa will for the first time provide captured footage from their annual event for fans internationally to enjoy. A way to expand its audience for Shūeisha, even if the Japanese publisher’s cult characters are no longer to be presented.
If the content offered remains in Japanese, they are all available with English subtitles. The convention has always offered live and official recordings of the event, but these remained locked for IP addresses located outside of Japan, we learn. CBR. A situation that kept away the huge audience of Western fans of the famous manga from the Shūeisha house.
A convention born in 1999
The annual event, Jump Festa, has offered since 1999 to extend the experience of Shūeisha’s Jump periodicals, which includes the famous Weekly Shônen Jump. This periodical having offered some of the most cult manga, which have become anime, of the Shônen genre, such as dragonball of the great Akira Toriyama, Bleach of Tite KuboNaruto by Masashi Kishimoto, or even the best-selling manga in history, One Piece by Eiichirō Oda.
Now, Japanese fans can also enjoy the more recent digital version, Shônen Jump +, which is also present at each edition of the event, like Jump magazines, such as Jump SQ. The opportunity for all these fans to gather around their favorite manga, like to learn more about their favorite heroes.
The 2022 gathering was held in a hybrid form, between online content and physical exhibitions. Among the most popular manga of the moment, were present in particular Dr. Stone, Jujutsu Kaizen or Demon Slayer. In notable announcements from this year’s event, the creator of My Hero AcademiaKohei Horikoshi, announced that the series will end before the end of 2022.
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A new trailer for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has also been revealed, as the first images of a new season of the famous anime Bleachtitled Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood. The anime adaptation of Tetsuya Endō’s manga, Spy × Family was also announced during this edition of the Shônen Jump Festa.