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Never before? JUMP manga pirate logo gets official name ‘Journey’

Jun 17, 2022
Screenshot from shonenjump_official YouTube channel

Japan’s manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump, published by Shueisha, boasts some of the world’s most famous and global hit manga. Jump Pirates (the magazine’s logo) is now officially named “Journey”.

If you love Japanese shonen*1 manga, you would have surely seen this pirate head logo a few times. Weekly Shonen Jump is a manga collection published weekly under the JUMP magazine line. Launched on 11 July 1968, the magazine celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018, publishing many hits like Dragon Ball, Slam Dunk, ONE PIECE, NARUTO, Demon Slayer:Kimetsu no Yaiba…and the list goes on.

Until now, the pirate head logo never had an official name, but the magazine began taking naming nominations in March 2022.
When announcing the results, Weekly Shonen Jump chief editor Hiroyuki Nakano commented: “It is fantastic that the name expresses ‘adventure’ like the main character in JUMP manga”.

What’s more, if you rotate the JUMP pirate symbol ‘Journey’ 90° to the left—Did you know that it looks like a girl’s face? They even named the girl ‘Jamie’.

Jamie was created in April 2018 as the mascot for the 25th anniversary of JUMP j BOOKS, JUMP’s novel label. She is meant to be Journey’s younger sister.
Funny thing about the human brain is that once you see a girl’s face, you just can’t stop seeing it that way after that. Can you see the girl?

*1 Shonen: 少年 (shonen) literally means “boy” or “youth”. It is a genre/type of Japanese manga and animation mainly aimed at young male teenagers, known for action-filled or often comedic plots involving male leads. Shojo is its female counterpart.

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