Weekly Shonen Jump, the famous manga magazine that has given you many of your favourite manga hits such as Dragon Ball, Naruto, One Piece, My Hero Academia, Hunter x Hunter and D. Gray-man is celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary this year.
In commemoration of the huge event and the ever-growing popularity of the magazine and it’s manga, famous manga artists have contributed artwork from their series. Many of the series that have been published over the 50 year old legacy of the manga magazine has congratulated the manga magazine on the momentous occasion.
Here is some of the beautiful artwork showcasing characters from your favourite series over the span of the magazine’s long and legendary run.
50th Anniversary of Weekly Shonen Jump
- Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece by Eiichiro Oda
This is an illustration of Monkey D. Luffy, the protagonist of the best selling manga of all time ‘One Piece’ and the future king of the pirates
- Son Goku from Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama (50th Anniversary of Weekly Shonen Jump)
Akira Toriyama decided to draw an illustration of Son Goku, the protagonist and Saiyan from his internationally mega hit series Dragon Ball in his classic Super Saiyan form.
- Yami Yugi from Yu Gi Oh by Kazuki Takahashi (50th Anniversary of Weekly Shonen Jump)
The illustration is from the famous manga that inspired the card game “Yu Gi Oh” and shows the protagonist Yami Yugi
- Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach by Tite Kubo
Tite Kubo drew Ichigo Kurasaki from his hit series Bleach in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Shonen Jump
- Allen Walker from D.Gray-man by Katsura Hoshino (50th Anniversary of Weekly Shonen Jump)
This illustration celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Shonen Jump is of Allen Walker, the protagonist of the smash hit manga D.Gray-man that was earlier published in the magazine, but is now currently published in Jump Crown.
- Gon Freecss from Hunter x Hunter by Yoshihiro Togashi
The illustration is of Gon Freecss, the 10 year old protagonist from the amazing and unique shonen series Hunter x Hunter