WSJ 1996 issue 42 cover

Weekly Shonen Jump is a digital shōnen manga anthology published in North America by Viz Media, and the successor to the monthly print anthology Shonen Jump. It began serialization on January 30, 2012 as Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha (officially stylized as Weekly SHONEN JUMP αlpha or Weekly SHONEN JUMP Alpha,), with two free preview issues released in the build up to its launch. Based on Shueisha's popular Japanese magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump, Weekly Shonen Jump is an attempt to provide English readers with easily accessible, affordable, and officially licensed editions of the latest installments of popular Shōnen Jump manga soon after their release in Japan, as an alternative to popular bootleg scanlation services. The magazine currently features twelve ongoing titles, including installments of monthly series from Weekly Shōnen Jump's sister publications, Jump SQ, V-Jump, and Young Jump Web Comics.