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‘Friendship,” “endeavor,” and “victory” are three main concepts underpinning a slew of popular manga stories that constitute the long-running weekly magazine Shukan Shonen Jump. As the titular word shonen (boys) suggests, these themes are precisely designed to intrigue fantasy-prone, thrill-seeking young boys.

However, the anthology boasts of robust support among the female demographic, too, with half of its readership reportedly comprised of young women. Perhaps that is the reason for its phenominally more than 3 million circulation nationwide.

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