Starting next week, Viz is giving two new manga a Jump Start. Next week, almost simultaneously to the release in Japan, we’ll be seeing “Welcome to Shika High’s Competitive Dance Club.” This will be followed by “Devily Man” on May 25.
As none of these manga have even had their Japanese debut yet, the story material and content are almost entirely unknown, although something named “Competitive Dance Club” should be fairly self-explanatory. “Devily Man” seems to be a oneshot, but with the potential for a further story. However, these two did beat out another manga having its debut this month in Japan called “Lady Justice.” Viz Manga chose to run an English translation of the two over “Lady Justice,”so there must be something in them worth seeing.
Jump Start is a program started by Viz Manga in an attempt to bring new and unknown manga to the forefront and help gain recognition. They’ll run the first three chapters in Weekly Shonen Jump, and if the response is good, Viz Manga will consider running them as part of their weekly magazine. So if you read the chapters and enjoy them, pop on over to Viz and let them know!
Laura is a Douglas College student and an avid anime aficionado. She can sleep through anything, except the latest manga chapter release. Any questions, fire off a message to firstname.lastname@example.org!