Manga convention hopes to get a crowd of fans jumping with joy | The Japan Times Online
Unfortunately, I'm going to miss this by about a day. It's Jump Festa 2013, a manga festival celebrating the famous comic magazine Shukan Shonen Jump. It takes place in Chiba December 22-23 and we won't be in Tokyo until December 24. Chiba's an easy train trip from Tokyo, so too bad for those of us who love comics and didn't plan our schedules in advance.
Shukan Shonen Jump and I were born the same year, but I'm older by three months. Perennial top seller One Piece runs in this very popular book. Oh, and a couple of little titles you may have heard of called Naruto and Bleach. That's roughly the equivalent of Uncanny X-Men, Batman and Justice League of America all running in a single weekly volume. Imagine that. No wonder this baby sells almost 3 million at a time.