Jump Ryu! is a partwork magazine issued twice a month that provides special manga-related content. The 23rd issue was released on December 1 and it features Hideaki Sorachi, the renowned manga author of Gintama.
In the interview, Sorachi talks about his favorite comic during childhood (One Pack Comic, Tokuma Shoten), his college days in which he developed a real plan to be a manga author, and his relationship with Kohei Onishi, the first editor he worked with since his manga prize at Dandelion.
In Janken (the section to research comics), there are in-depth insights on Sorachi’s character-making and wording methods. The magazine contains interviews with Sorachi’s former editor, Onishi, and the current editor, Manabe. In the included DVD, Sorachi draws a Gintama color illustration.
In addition, the magazine contains a duplicate of the illustration Sorachi draws in the DVD as well as an art copy of one of the scenes from Gintama.
Jump Ryu! is issued on every first and third Thursday. The 24th issue, scheduled to come out on December 15 ,will feature Kazue Kato, the author of Blue Exorcist.