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Shonen Jump

Shonen Jump, “The World’s Most Popular Manga”, was a monthly Americanized version of the original weekly Japanese Shonen Jump. The first American Issue (no. 0) came out in November 2002. The magazine featured around 6 different comics, each by a different artist with ongoing stories that continued from one issue to the next. Featured manga titles include Naruto, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Bleach, One Piece,  Dragon Ball Z, Slam Dunk, and Yu Yu Hakusho.

Shonen Jump

Shonen Jump

The library has a total of 98 Shonen Jump‘s (all but 2) from the first to the final issue.

Remember: manga reads from right to left!

Shonen Jump, no. 0.

Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, no. 0.
Cover

Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto.

Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 2. February 2003.

Yu-Gi-Oh Activity

Yu-Gi-Oh Activity
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 2. February 2003.

Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 6. June 2003.

Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 6. June 2003.
Cover

The images that follow are all from the comic YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi, which centers around teenage rebel/gang member/punk Yusuke Urameshi.

The compositions, in fight scenes especially, are extremely dynamic, with onomatopoeia sprinkled all over the place (WHAM!):

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 6. June 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 5. May 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 4. April 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 5. May 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 3. March 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

The comic is graphically playful — many different textures (halftones, gradients, speckles, marble, probably achieved through Letratone) are juxtaposed side-by-side and flatten the image.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi (close-up).
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 4. April 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 5. May 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 4. April 2003.

Togashi sometimes entirely changes his drawing style for a single panel and draws a character off-model for comedic or dramatic effect.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 5. May 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi. Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 1. January 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 1. January 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 3. March 2003.


YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 2. February 2003.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.

YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Shonen Jump, Vol. 1, No. 5. May 2003.




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Illustration (Japan)

Illustration (Japan)Illustration is a Japanese publication featuring illustrators and cartoonists  working in a wide range of mediums, from oil paint to digital collage.  The magazine often includes step-by-step photographic demos for artists and humorous inserts such as a page featuring the editors in a muscle-flexing contest. We also have two other journals called Illustration, one of which is from England, and the other from the USA. For the Japanese Illustration our holdings start in 1991 and continue to the present day (with some gaps, most notably between 1997-2002).

Illustration No. 73, December 1991

Illustration, Number 73. December 1991.

Illustration No. 102, November 1996

Illustration, Number 102. November 1996.

Illustration, Number 72. October 1991.

Illustration No. 72, October 1991

Illustration, Number 72. October 1991.
Hiro Sugiyama Ueno Koji.

Illustration, Number 72. October 1991.
Sugoroku Takeya.

Illustration, Number 87. May 1994.

Illustration, Number 87. May 1994.
Ryuji Fujieda

Some issues include step-by-step “how-to’s” for illustrators.

Illustration, Number 87. May 1994.
Ryuji Fujieda

Illustration, Number 75. April 1992.

Illustration, Number 75. April 1992.
Jonathan Parker.

Illustration, Number 75. April 1992.

Illustration, Number 75. April 1992.
Jonathan Parker.

Illustration, Number 87, May 1994.

Illustration, Number 87, May 1994.
Paul Cox; Sara Schwartz.

Illustration, Number 102. November 1996.

Illustration, Number 102. November 1996.

Illustration, Number 74. February 1992.

Illustration, Number 74. February 1992.
Toshihiko Aki, Makoto Inue, Toshimitsu Uematsu, Masami Esaka, En Rico de Osaruni, Fumiko Arai.

Illustration, Number 92. March 1995.

Illustration, Number 92. March 1995.
Tadanori Yoku, Yasuji Tanioka, Etsuko Sakuta, Hizuru Fujimoto, Kei Funakoshi.

Illustration, Number 84. November 1993.

Illustration, Number 84. November 1993.
Masaru Shimomura.

Illustration, Number 75. April 1992.
Teruhisu Mihara.

Illustration, Number 72. October 1991.

Illustration, Number 72. October 1991.

Illustration, Number 72. October 1991.

Illustration, Number 84. November 1993.