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Shueisha Will Launch Manga Service Jump Toon in 2024
The manga publisher behind Dragon Ball, Bleach, and One Piece will launch a new vertical scrolling platform.
Shueisha has recently announced its upcoming manga service, Jump Toon, to launch in 2024. Jump Toon will offer manga in a vertically scrolling format, taking advantage of Shueisha's vast experience in traditional manga creation.
Alongside the new service, Shueisha has introduced the Jump Toon Award, a manga competition exclusively for Jump Toon. The winner receives $7,000 in cash(approximately ¥1 million yen) and a serialization contract to feature their manga on Jump Toon. Takanori Asada, a respected Shueisha editor known for his work on popular manga like Bleach and One Piece, will join Hyungseok Lee, the CEO of South Korean webtoon company Red Seven, as a judge for the award.
Submissions for the Jump Toon Award will be open until August 31, and the winner will be announced in early October. In another industry development, Production I.G. released the Tate Anime app in June 2017, which was discontinued in May 2018. The app was later relaunched as Anime Beans in June 2018 but ceased operation on March 31. Tate Anime provided brief anime episodes, about three minutes long, released on weekdays. The series was designed to be viewed vertically on smartphones.
Furthermore, a separate collaboration between Echoes, Bandai, and Bandai Namco Filmworks resulted in the establishment of Bandana Comic, a manga label, and service focusing on vertical-scrolling content. The site is scheduled to launch after the summer, and the service is expected to be available by the end of 2023.