Shonen Jump has largely seemed like it was on fire of late, between shows like Promised Neverland, Dr. Stone and Demon Slayer being some of the biggest new anime series launched this year, in addition to My Hero Academia being one of the most popular series this decade. Some of their manga are being turned into anime at a rapid pace, with the latest being Jujutsu Kaisen, which began just over a year ago in March of 2018.
However, not all of their series have been able to hit it out of the park. Multiple series have reached premature endings this year, with two of them being canceled with the 52nd issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, while two others were announced to be canceled as well. The series Yui Kamio Lets Loose by Hiroshi Shiibashi and Kentaro Fukuda’s Double Taisei have already come to an end.
Yui Kamio Lets Loose was a comedy series from the creator of Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan about a honor student named Yui Kamio, who possessed a “terrifying” secret behind her hair, which is always kept tied up. Meanwhile, Double Taisei was the story of Taisei Amado, a genius shogi player. Both series will come to an end when their third compiled volumes release January 4th.
Meanwhile, Kento Terasaka’s Beast Children and Yuki Tanaka and Kento Matsuura’s Tokyo Shinobi Squad have also been confirmed to be canceled. Beast Children was, surprisingly, about a group of young rugby players. Tokyo Shinobi Squad was a futuristic series where globalization has turned Tokyo into a crime-infested city where shinobi with special powers are the main ways to stop the crime. These series will end as well with the release of their third volumes.
As is the nature of things, it won’t be long before new series replace all four of them. Hopefully they’ll have better success with the market.