fans of Shounen jump and the manga published there have a new way of displaying their devotion. Shounen jump announced the opening of the official office Shounen jump Store in the United States. The store will feature exclusive and limited premium merchandise inspired by Shounen jump manga like Bleach and A piece. The official Twitter account officially announced the opening on January 20, 2022.
Announcing the Official US Shonen Jump Store! Exclusive and limited Bleach, One Piece and Shonen Jump inspired by manga! Hoodies, t-shirts, caps and more! Buy now! https://t.co/1yngcVxxa1 pic.twitter.com/o5MkGFXyFh
—Shonen Jump (@shonenjump) January 19, 2022
Besides, it was the Shounen jump store the Twitter account was referring to when he tweeted a tease on January 19, before quickly clarifying that “These are not NFTs.”
the Shounen jump store sells what it calls “manga capsule collections”, or limited lines of merchandise inspired by a Shounen jump manga. It will sell two collections each season, with a permanent third line based on Shounen jump himself. All items in the store will be produced in “very limited quantities”. So limited, in fact, that most will not be replenished. Special events organized by Viz Media (Shounen jump‘s publisher outside of Japan) will also sell items from the capsule collections. Otherwise, they are exclusive to the store.
For its debut, the Shounen jump store features items inspired by A piece and Bleach. Most items are clothing such as hoodies, t-shirts, baseball caps, and socks. There is, however, a A piece duffel bag (which is sold out at the time of this writing), and a Bleach 20th Anniversary Mug. On the design side, the pieces favor monochrome minimalist prints of panels and works of art from the series. the A piece caps feature a stylized logo patch. Prices range from $25 to $60 on average, with the most expensive item being a bone blank Bleach $90 20th Anniversary Hoodie (also sold out).
The official Shounen jump the store is open and can be found here. A piece and Bleach can be played on the service and purchased in digital and physical stores. Bleach will launch a new anime series covering the manga’s final story arc, The bloody war of a thousand years, in 2022.