A Grand Time: Grand Jump issue 05/2019

Jeez, that was an unanticipated winter break we had there, wasn’t it? Things got a little hairy for a second, but the content machine must continue, both in podcast form (soon!) and in this, a BRAND NEW FEATURE. Taking more than a little bit of inspiration from pal Sakaki’s Weekly Shonen Sunday Talkback blog (a more than worthy read I highly recommend), we now begin “A Grand Time”, an at least fortnightly post looking through the latest issue of Grand Jump, one of Shueisha’s MANY magazines under the Jump label, aimed at an older audience than even their other seinen (adult male) magazines, Ultra Jump and Young Jump. I’ve talked about the magazine and the series I was reading at the time in it last April, but a lot has changed since then, including my own ability to actually read the magazine, so it’s high time to revisit it and share my deep love for this particular comics magazine.

The general rule is that I will *guarantee* coverage for any series with the cover or a colour page, and from there cherry pick the series I want to cover each issue, as well as any notable news and the next issue preview. For the first few entries I will try my best to rotate through EVERY single series that runs in the magazine, but beyond that I will play favourites.

Finally, BE WARNED! GRAND JUMP IS A MATURE MAGAZINE, AND THE CONTENTS OF THESE POSTS WILL ALWAYS BE NSFW.

Cover art by Kazuki Funatsu, 2019

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