JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure made an epic comeback with The JOJOLands’ release this month. Now, just a bit over a week after its start, the success of The JOJOLands prompted a reprint of the Ultra Jump magazine.
While JoJo began as a manga that was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump, the series moved to the monthly magazine Ultra Jump back in the early 2000s. Since then, the magazine has become the official home of JoJo.
Each magazine issue isn’t typically reprinted, but the hype for the new JoJo has prompted what is only the fourth-ever reprint in the magazine’s history.
The JOJOLands Debuts in Ultra Jump
Whether you’re a big fan of the series or only familiar with it through memes, it’s fair to say that JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is an incredibly popular title. So, it’s no surprise that the series’ latest part came with a lot of hype.
What made the anticipation even bigger is that the gap between Parts 8 and 9 is the longest in the franchise.
Though the wait was worth it as fans were delighted with Part 9’s first chapter which debuted on February 17.
The new main character, Jodio Joestar, got a lot of praise for his design. Though his sibling, Dragona, also drew lots of attention from fans as many believe them to be canonically transgender.
For now, The JOJOLands is still very early into its story as only one chapter has been released.
Nonetheless, fans are already highly anticipating the series’ return this March.
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Ultra Jump Magazine Announces Reprint
From the looks of it, fans in Japan went crazy for the new JoJo as Shueisha announced that the latest Ultra Jump issue will be reprinted immediately.
While it wasn’t mentioned if Ultra Jump copies have sold out, it’s likely that they are close to selling out if a reprint is in order.
What makes this even more impressive is that this is only the fourth time in the magazine’s history that a reprint was ordered.
The last time it happened was when the magazine featured JoJo Part 8 aka JoJolion in 2012.
Aside from fans clamoring to read the first chapter, another possible reason for the magazine’s reprint is due to it being the first issue with The JOJOLands.
After all, a magazine featuring a popular manga’s debut is usually a big deal for collectors.
The following JOJOLands chapter will be released this March in the next Ultra Jump issue.
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