The Ayashimon manga series has been officially cancelled as of yesterday afternoon. With so many of Shonen Jump’s regular comics coming to an end, the magazine is looking for its next great smash. Unfortunately, it appears that Yuji Kaku’s “Ayashimon” did not fit what they were seeking for.
However, there are two brand new manga on the market, so let’s see if they can meet the magazine’s requirements. Welcome to Shonen Jump’s newest series, Aliens Area and Ruri Dragon!
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Before we get into the new series announced by Jump, let’s take a moment to admire Yuji Kaku’s Ayashimon. Personally, I like this series and its diverse cast of characters and setting. Although it can be a little confusing at times, I believe that given enough time, this series could have amassed a sizable fanbase and enjoyed a long run. Unfortunately, the series took too long to get off the ground and was cancelled before the 25th chapter.
Ayashimon is ending this week in WSJ #26. Felt like this series was gonna get the axe sooner or later pic.twitter.com/4lfUqdpajC— Nico 💎 (@nichosheen) May 25, 2022
Hopefully, Yuji Kaku won’t be too shaken by the cancellation and will be able to bounce back. His other manga are all really intriguing and unique, and I definitely recommend a few of them. In terms of his other works, don’t miss the anime version of his most popular series, Hell’s Paradise! As someone who has read the manga, I can assure you that it will be a fantastic series!
Hello, Aliens Area! This is the first of Jump’s two most recent series, and it appears to be about…Aliens! The series has been described as a cosmic war action and fantasy series with aliens. The series is written and illustrated by Naba Fusai, who has previously had a couple of decent manga serializations but nothing particularly noteworthy!
Preview of two New Series to start in WSJ Issue#27 & #28 named;— Shonenleaks (@shonenleaks) May 29, 2022
ALIEN AREA by Fusai Naba &
RURI DRAGON by Masaoki Shindou pic.twitter.com/KQVjvBKUSy
With other manga series like Dandadan featuring aliens and other unusual species, I’m curious to see how this book handles extraterrestrial creatures! There is currently no official summary or sneak peek at the series. However, the first chapter will be available for free on both Viz Media and Manga Plus this Sunday.
Next, we have Ruri Dragon, the more anticipated of the two series! After the release of the Ruri Dragon one-shot in Jump Giga Winter 2021, this series is one of the most anticipated! The one-shot has also received over one million views on its voiced comic, which was put on Jump’s YouTube page!
Masaoki Shindou wrote and drew the series, and he has previously published and distributed a number of one-shots, the majority of which have been warmly appreciated. Some of them have even gone on to win awards. Back in 2017, his one-shot “Joreishi Rentaro no Yakusoku” gained him this new serialization! Ruri Dragon is slated to have its first chapter published in Shonen Jump #28 on June 12th, 2022!
According to the 2021 one-shot, Ruri Dragon follows a high school girl who develops horns and realizes her father is a dragon. The series is supposed to be a comedy/slice of life manga, one of many new comedies from Shonen Jump. When the series is officially released, you can watch it for free on both Viz Media and Manga Plus!
And there you have it, the two most recent Shonen Jump series. Both appear promising and might be interesting new reads. Let’s only hope they don’t get canned like their predecessors. Having stated that, what are your thoughts on the Ayashimon axe? Were you following the series on a weekly basis?