Since September 1st, 2021, Destockjapan officially starts selling Japanese prepublication magazines.
Because these products are treated in a different way, due to their particular character, we explain you everything you need to know about them.
To sum up
A Japanese pre-publication magazine is a collection of manga chapters, on several different series, which is more or less thick and accompanied with bonuses.
For example, you can find the One Piece series in Weekly Shonen Jump.
The publication date
The publication date varies according to the magazine: some are published every month, others every week.
The Weekly Shonen Jump is published every week, so there are more than fifty issues per year.
The printing quality, of the paper, is low in order to reduce the production costs.
The idea is: you read the magazine and then throw it away.
The number of magazines in circulation
The number of magazines published is extremely high. Indeed, each magazine targets a specific audience.
The magazines available on Destockjapan
We are starting to support the following magazines:
- Weekly Shonen Jump (One Piece)
- The Ultra Jump (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
- The BIG COMIC SUPERIOR (Gigant)
This list is of course not exhaustive and we are counting on you to let us the magazines’ names you wish to see online.
Pre-orders and price changes
As a general rule, a Japanese pre-publication magazine is only printed in limited quantities and is no longer available for sale on the day of its release.
Moreover, the content of the magazine is usually known only 24 hours before its release or on the day of its release.
On and after the launch date, the magazine becomes unavailable and the initial price can triple. Depending on demand, online prices may increase.
We recommend you pre-order the magazine 72 hours before its release date. You will receive your copy within 7-14 days after its release.
Older volumes will also be available for pre-order but will go through a different logistics process where you will have to wait several weeks.
The advantage of combinations
However, any pre-order will give you the possibility to receive an unlimited voucher code, allowing you to combine your copies without going through the shipping costs for each volume.
For example, Weekly Shonen Jump 2021, issues 39, 40 and 41 have as a bonus, a poster of an unpublished illustration of One Piece which, when combined, become a giant poster.
If you’re not in a hurry, you can combine the shipping costs for these three or more issues. This is a great advantage.