On July 17th in Japan, the latest issue of Ultra Jump was released in Japan. With this month’s release begins the start of Hiroyuki Takei’s new series, “Jumbor” ( ユンボル -JUMBOR- ). This series is an continueation of his original series “Jyuki Ningen Jumbor” ( 重機人間ユンボル ) which ran in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2007. This new adventure is more targeted to an older audience, and will follow Baru’s journey. The first chapter title is called “Scrap and Build.” The first chapter is 63 pages long and contains 3 color pages. The Ultra Jump August issue cover can be found to the left, and the first 3 pages of the manga can be found below.
Included with this issue of Ultra Jump is also 2 volume cover jackets for the upcoming reprint release of the original Jumbor series. The two volume set will include all 10 original chapters, the two oneshots for “Jumbor” from UJ and some new extras. The new covers are drawn by Tenjin Hidetaka in the style of model kits found in Japan. The two reprint volumes (know as Angzengbang, or ユンボル 安全版 ) will be released on August 4th with Ultimo volume 4. Hiroyuki Takei continues to use extra letter “g” in his spelling for the reprint volume, which should be spelt “Anzenban”. This trend started with the Shaman King reprint volumes of “Kang Zeng Bang.”
Additionally, some retailers in Japan, with the release of this new Ultra Jump issue have another promotional campaign. This campaign is giving out free double-sided posters with the purchase of an Ultra Jump issue. A sample of these image can be found below. The poster is about 18 inches tall. This poster can be found at the following retailers:
- Yurindo (有隣堂)
- Junkudo (ジュンク堂)
- Kinokuniya (紀伊国屋)
In another promotional campaign, the store Toranoana (とらのあな) is giving out special Jumbor cards, which feature the artwork that is on the cover of the Ultra Jump issue. A sample of this card can also be found below.
Along with these promotions the retail covers for the Jumbor reprint volumes were also released, both which feature Baru on them. These covers can be placed next to each other for an overlapping image. They are positioned so either order would show a complete image. These covers are also posted below.
Click the images below to see the full image.
http://comicsoul.blog7.fc2.com/ (For promo card image and store locations)
http://ultra.shueisha.co.jp/ (Various information)
http://natalie.mu/comic/news/34899 (Retail Jumbor cover images)
http://www.yurindo.co.jp/info/1007ultra_jamp.html (Poster images and information)
Heiji-sama (Additional scans)