[media-credit name="Credit: Viz Media" align="aligncenter" width="210"][/media-credit]Viz Media has quietly made changes to the publishing and subscription rates for its flagship Shonen Jump monthly manga anthology in response to changes in the marketplace, with the biggest change being in the publishing schedule. Now instead of a monthly issue with additional subscriber-only content, the physical magazine will be published on a ten issue schedule with the first combined issue being the June/July issue released last month. The next issue is the August issue and is currently lined up for publication.
Because of the changes, the subscription rates have also been reduced to match the new publishing schedule with a yearly subscription now consisting of 10 issues a year at $26.95 and 15 issues at $37.50, with the removal of the 2 year subscription option. The Shonen Jump subscription portal has yet to be updated with the new pricing and schedule, as it still shows the old subscription rates of $26.95 a year for 12 issues and $49.95 for 24 issues. Viz Media has yet to issue an official statement regarding the changes.