Which manga magazine is your favorite? Some manga fans may have heard of Shonen Jump, which have published many legendary manga series including Dragon Ball, Naruto, One Piece and so on.
However, I bet few people have heard of Shonen Jump Plus or understand what it is. Shonen Jump Plus is the Shonen Jump’s online website and app. In addition to the manga series serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump, Shonen Jump Plus delivers exclusively high-quality manga that you can read only there.
Today, I’d like to introduce 10 best Shonen Jump Plus manga including the completed titles and ongoing series. The latest episodes of the Shonen Jump Plus manga are offered everyday for free.
Shonen Jump Plus
The Shonen Jump’s publishing company Shueisha released Shonen Jump Plus, which is also known as J+, as its online publishing website and app in 2014. Shonen Jump Plus offers the contents published on Weekly Shonen Jump a little cheaper and their exclusive manga series everyday for free.
Over 100 original manga titles are serialized on Shonen Jump Plus at the same period, and some most-read manga are sold as an independent book. Additionally, some famous completed manga series such as Naruto and Gintama are distributed on Shonen Jump Plus for free.
Note: Instead of Shonen Jump Plus, Manga Plus is offered worldwide except Japan and some Asian countries.
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1. Spy × Family
Spy × Family, the manga artist Tatsuya Endo’s third serialized manga, one of the most popular manga series in Shonen Jump Plus. It is a comedy manga published from 2019, mixed with spy and action.
In Spy × Family, there is a conflict between the western country Westalis and the eastern country Ostania. It centers on Loid Forger, who is a highly competent spy from Westalis. He comes to sneak into Australia and form a feigned family with the skillful assassin Yor and the adopted little psychic girl Anya, who can read the minds of others.
Manga Artist: Tatsuya Endo
Published: from 2019
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2. Kaiju No. 8
Kaiju No. 8 (怪獣8号), which is also known as Monster #8, is one of the recent manga trends. The Naoya Matsumoto’s action manga series has been serialized on Shonen Jump Plus since 2020.
Kaiju No. 8 is set in the world, which is attacked by vicious monsters called Kaiju, focusing on a 32-year-old man Kafka Hibino. He fights against the monsters as a member of the Defense Force with expert knowledge as a Monster Sweeper while he gets the ability to transform himself into a Kaiju by gulping a small monster in an unintended way.
Manga Artist: Naoya Matsumoto
Published: from 2020
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3. World’s End Harem
World’s End Harem (終末のハーレム) is a popular manga series on Shonen Jump Plus, categorized as science fiction and erotic suspense. It has been serialized on the online manga magazine since 2016, and the first part was completed with the 85th episode. The second part World’s End Harem After World started in 2021. There is an anime adaptation released in 2021.
The sci-fi and harem manga is set in a world in 2040, where almost all men are killed by the MK (Man Killing) Virus. World’s End Harem revolves around the protagonist Reito Mizuhara, who is one of the only 5 male survivors in Japan. They get involved in a dark conspiracy meeting various women.
Manga Artist: Written by Link/Illustrated by Kotaro Shono
Published: from 2016
4. World’s End Harem: Fantasia
World’s End Harem: Fantasia (終末のハーレム ファンタジア) has been serialized on Shonen Jump Plus and other related manga magazined as a part of the World’s End Harem series since 2018. It presents a dark-fantasy story that is totally different from World’s End Harem.
The setting of World’s End Harem: Fantasia is an ancient Isekai world of sword and sorcery. A 15-year-old boy Arc de Rezare Nargala is given a dark power called Macht, which attracts every woman.
Manga Artist: Written by Link/Illustrated by Savan
Published: from 2018
5. Juni Taisen: Zodiac War
Juni Taisen: Zodiac War (十二大戦) is a famous action fantasy manga series published on Shonen Jump Plus in 2017-2018. It was adapted from the original light novel series written by Nisio Isin, who is also known for Monogatari Series. There is also a 12-episode anime series aired in 2017.
Juni Taisen: Zodiac War focuses on the Zodiac War, which is the large war held every 12 years, centering on the Chinese zodiac animal-themed characters. They battle against each other for the championship that grants their wish.
Manga Artist: Written by Nisio Isin/Illustrated by Akira Akatsuki (Character design: Hikaru Nakamura)
6. Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku
Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku (地獄楽), the second manga series by Yuji Kaku, was serialized on Shonen Jump Plus between 2018 and 2021. It’s officially announced that Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku will be adapted into an anime series.
The action drama manga is set in the late Edo period (1603-1868), following the protagonist Gabimaru, who is known as the strongest Ninja. He is sentenced to die but is given the chance to let himself walk free by female executioner Yamada Asaemon Sagiri if he finds an elixir of eternal life an isolated island.
Manga Artist: Yuji Kaku
Published: from 2018-2021
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7. Fire Punch
Fire Punch (ファイアパンチ) is the first manga series written by Tatsuki Fujimoto, who is also knonw as the manga artist of Chainsaw Man. The dark-fantasy manga was serialized on Shonen Jump Plus from 2016 to 2018.
The whole story of Fire Punch is divided into three parts, whose setting is an apocalyptic world in the ice age caused by the Ice Witch. Fire Punch focuses on the protagonist Agni and his little sister Luna, who are blessed with the ability of regeneration.
Manga Artist: Tatsuki Fujimoto
8. Astra Lost in Space
Astra Lost in Space (彼方のアストラ) is a well-known science fiction manga series published on Shonen Jump Plus in 2016-2017. For its popularity, it was adapted into the anime series consisting of 12 episodes in 2019.
Astra Lost in Space is set in 2063 and follows a 17-year-old boy and girl Kanata Hoshijima and Aries Spring. The story begins when they get lost in the planet of McPa during the Planetary Camp.
Manga Artist: Kenta Shinohara
9. Darling in the Franxx
Darling in the Franxx (ダーリン・イン・ザ・フランキス) is a mecha and drama manga series published on Shonen Jump Plus between 2018 and 2020. Its anime series was broadcasted with 24 episodes in 2018, and the manga series depicts another story paralleling the anime.
The setting of Darling in the Franxx is a deserted world which is threatened by enormous monsters called klaxosaurs. A young boy Hiro with the Code:016, a heroine Zero Two with the Code:002 and other children battle the klaxosaurs piloting a two-seated giant mecha called Franxx.
Manga Artist: Written by Code:000/Illustrated by Kentaro Yabuki
10. Chainsaw Man
Chainsaw Man (チェンソーマン) is one of the most trendy manga series published on Weekly Shonen Jump from 2018. The first part was completed in 2020, followed by the anime series produced by the anime studio Mappa. The following part Academy Saga has been serialized on Shonen Jump Plus since July, 2022.
The main character named Denji gains the ability to turn himself into the Chainsaw Man by incorporating his pet Chainsaw Devil in his body. He fights against opposite Devils as a governmental devil hunter.
Manga Artist: Tatsuki Fujimoto
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