Shonen Jump's 'VR Jump' Includes a Headset for Viewing Content

 - Dec 20, 2016
References: viz & japantrends
'Shonen Jump' is the name of a weekly manga magazine that's published and distributed in Japan, featuring stories from Dragon Ball Yu-Gi-Oh! and other popular manga series. Now, Shonen Jump is set to launch an all-new virtual reality magazine called 'VR Jump,' which puts a focus on emerging technologies and games.

Like many other Japanese magazines, VR Jump comes with an "omake," or a "giveaway." In order to help its readers enjoy and immerse themselves in the content to the fullest, the magazine comes with a free VR head-mounted display. This is particularly useful, especially considering virtual reality headsets are too currently costly for the average person to afford.

In Japan, VR Jump is identified as a "mook," which is a publication that adopts the physical form of a magazine and the long shelf life of a book.