SHONEN JUMP Download to Own!



Does it make you happy when you see all the covers of your Weekly SHONEN JUMP Alpha issues? Starting now, WSJA is no longer subject to the one-year rental period– they’re yours forever! The issues currently available in your My Manga queue will never expire, and single-issue purchases that have expired will be returned to you!


SUBSCRIBERS! Check your My Manga and look for the SJ Alpha Yearbook 2013 Digital Edition. This is our digital gift to you, the loyal fans of SHONEN JUMP who have stood by us through this transitional year.

SJ ALPHA MEMBERS! Don't forget to renew your membership to keep growing your digital SHONEN JUMP library! 

NEW MEMBERS! Take advantage of all these exciting new changes and sign up for a membership today!


Submitted by IIZANGETSUII on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 10:24

Finally ! This is great news thanks SJ !

Submitted by John Bae on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 10:41

You're welcome! Enjoy the new SJ when it comes on 1/21!!!

Submitted by ParnAFD on Wed, 01/09/2013 - 13:59

So john,

That's the second time I saw mention of the mag being called simply Shonen Jump. Are you guys rebranding the mag to Shonen Jump instead of SJAlpha?

Submitted by John Bae on Wed, 01/09/2013 - 16:28

Sorry, in the office we usually just say SHONEN JUMP or ALPHA. Aside from that, I plead the fifth...until the 14th! Big news dropping then inside the 01-14-13 issue!

Submitted by ParnAFD on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 14:24


I wait for confirmation on the 14th.

Submitted by Lizzy on Fri, 01/11/2013 - 10:43

Can't wait to hear the news next week! I am a member tillAug 4th of this year and plan to renew soon! But, I am HAPPY we get to keep all our digital magazines now! So, We look for another big upgrade in manga reading?

Submitted by Lizzy on Fri, 01/11/2013 - 11:17

One question John What happens if U don't know how to download or can't download to keep issues? I do have an active accout on! Well two questions then lol! Do the old issues stay in our account as long as we keep renewing membership?

Submitted by ParnAFD on Sat, 01/12/2013 - 06:53

I'll wait for john or urian to confirm, but my guess is this. your account doesn't expire just your SJalpha content subscription. To access and content you've paid for you just do what you normally do, but if your subscription expires you want get any new issues, that's all. So if your subscription expires it won't effect what you've already paid for.

Submitted by John Bae on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 15:30

Pretty spot on. Even if your membership expires, you'll always have the issues you paid for. Those won't go away. You just won't get any of the new issues that come out if you haven't paid for them.

Submitted by Lizzy on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 08:22

Oh,ok thanks 4 that info guys that makes me feel much better lol! I will still renew soon! My mom gives me the ok to read manga online! But,my sister has to pay 4 my membership 4 me. It sure dose suck when U can't pay 4 it Urself.

Submitted by AmaranthSparrow on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 11:09

I was fine with them expiring, but this is great news!

Submitted by Samyueru on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 14:02

This is amazing. Thanks for letting me keep my issues and giving me quality manga.

Submitted by fourswords on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 14:17

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
You guys rock.

Submitted by Wes_R on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 14:39

now if only we could buy past issues..

Submitted by AuraBlaze on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 22:52

I missed a few myself because i hadn't gone digital yet. I waited till the last issue to do that just to be safe though it was two months after the last issue came out due to poor management on SJ's part which was resolved. Anyway i too would like to be able to purchase past issues and it'd be simple enough for them to do that too incase they didn't save the data.

Submitted by AlexMH3 on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 14:57

Very true! This would be nice for newer subscribers!

Submitted by DestinyStorm on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 15:55

Man, this just make me happy

Submitted by zorrahokage on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 16:40

This is awesome!!! Thanks for doing this SJ!!! :D

Submitted by ssmoonlight on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 18:02

Hi there,

My subscription ended a few months ago and renewed last month.
So I'm missing a few Issues, is there a way to purchase those missing Issues?


Submitted by AuraBlaze on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 22:49

I checked my mail and saw this. I want to say thank you. This really makes me happy. I wasn't sure if i wasn't planing on renewing this year but now i just might. Still not sure. One thing i don't like is how it strains my eyes because its online and i won't lie, i miss the paper SJ issues. I recieved the year book and it brough to me nastalgia. I miss the paper SJ issues and wish they'd come back. That being said once again thank you for letting us keep our issues. We DID pay for them after all so i wasn't happy when i found out they'd disappear after a year but you've now recorrected this so once more, thank you. :)

Submitted by coraphise on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 14:12

Thank you Viz, I'm glad you listened to our request (demand ^^;) to allow us to keep these issues. You made it so I won't have to rush to catch up with 2 weeks to go, because I was on the fence about renewing the subscription until this announcement, leaning dangerously close to letting expire. :s

Submitted by Sajomir on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 16:15

I have to say, the expiring issues was my biggest beef with SJA until now. This with the simultaneous release is great news!!

Now I'd just like to see the full range of manga included each week, including the one-shots, rather than the few most popular. What we get is great, but the more, the better :D

Submitted by ceasabel on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 19:28

I had to pinch myself to make sure that this wasn't a dream. This is almost too good to be true! :D

Submitted by ceasabel on Wed, 01/09/2013 - 07:22

Just one do we download them? I know I have to download them in order to read them on the Viz Manga app, but is there any way to download them on your computer?

Submitted by ParnAFD on Wed, 01/09/2013 - 14:00

It would be within their best interest to allow people to download a copy to PC's. Too easy to then pirate that download.

Submitted by RD3966 on Sat, 01/12/2013 - 00:00

The issues expiring was the deciding factor in whether or not I would ever renew my subscription. Now that I know my issues will never expire, I may renew.

Submitted by ceasabel on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 14:44

That's a good point. I just figured that since they said, "download to own," that meant that there was some way to download the manga. But I guess you can only download it through the smartphone app.

Submitted by G.ZABEL7067 on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 13:55

Just a question about the online subscription. Will we get e-mails when it's
about to expire and exactly how long does an online subscription last? And
does this affect getting the new cards? I already have all four 2012 cards and
I'd like to know what to do to insure I get Number 88 and beyond.

Submitted by John Bae on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 15:13

This site is not customer service. Please write to

Submitted by UsoppTheGreat on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 12:51

yes this is the news I have been waiting for!!!

Submitted by TenderRose on Sun, 01/27/2013 - 19:34

I was actually contemplating ending my subscription, after all I wouldn't have access to them anyway, but this changes everything!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I have had my Shonen Jumps for years! I love it! Thank you!!! Now if we could only get downloads...

Submitted by JOSH.FREY.497469 on Sat, 02/16/2013 - 23:41

Could someone PLEASE tell me how to actually read my Shonen Jump issues???
It was hard enough navigating this site to begin with, but now I don't know how anything works anymore!

Why couldn't they just keep the dang physical books? T-T

Submitted by heatforce on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 11:45

I'm kind of in the same boat. It's hard to navigate.

Submitted by heatforce on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 11:45

I'm kind of in the same boat. It's hard to navigate.

Submitted by bigmike1031 on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 17:26

im trying to renew my subscritption, but all it will let me do is get a gitf subscription for another person