VIZ Media Statement on the WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA Launch

WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA launched on our website on Monday, January 30, 2012.   However, we experienced technical delays in launching our subscription service within our VIZ Manga Apps for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.  We sincerely apologize for this delay.  Please know we have been working hard to find a solution to these technical issues.  

Effective immediately, all subscribers utilizing our VIZ Manga apps can read their WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA issues on their iPad, iPhone and iPod touch; the first issue is now available.  In addition, we will be extending subscriptions by one week for all current subscribers (regardless of whether you have the VIZ Manga App).  It’s our way of saying “thank you for your patience” during our launch.  

To access WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA issues on the VIZ Manga App:
1.) Launch the VIZ Manga App on your iOS device
2.) Sign in with your username and password
3.) Click on My Manga to enjoy your WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA issue

For those new to the WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA experience, annual subscriptions may be purchased for $25.99 for 52 weeks of access and individual issues may be purchased for $0.99 each for four weeks access through

If there are further concerns, please do not hesitate to email us at, and one of our customer service representatives will be more than happy to help.

Once again, we apologize for the delay.  Transitioning SHONEN JUMP to digital is an important initiative for VIZ Media, and we thank you for your continued support.