The official English chapters are published every month in the English digital magazine Weekly Shonen Jump--or that is how it has been until now. In order to compete with illegal pirating sites, the company that actually has the rights to these series is changing its format to a digital library rental-like service. Each of their series, including Seraph of the End, will be published the same day as Japan instead of the day the English magazine would have been released. For example, instead of waiting to read chapter 74 until the 10th of this month, we would have been able to read it on the 4th. This is true for all of their monthly series and weekly series, including Blue Exorcist, One Piece, World Trigger, Black Clover, Boruto, Yu-Gi_oh!, The Promised Neverland, Chainsaw Man, My Hero Academia, Food Wars!, We Never Learn, Dr. Stone, and many others for a total of 25 simul series expected at this time.
From what I understand, the most recent three chapters of the simul series will be free, but I'm not sure if that's referring to just the brand-new series (Chainsaw Man, ne0;lation, and Gokutei Higuma) or all of them. Anyone with a paid membership will be able to able to access all of the old chapters for the English series they are releasing, which should include Seraph of the End.
Those of us who rely on questionable resources to read Seraph should soon be able to access all of the chapters with a paid membership, which would support the series.
I am a paid member, so I will be checking this out as it kicks off. If you have any questions once it starts, post them here, and I will look into them for you next week.
S3r0-Ph1i wrote: Ooh that is doubly fantastic, both for undermining pirates and getting the chapters earlier!
Also great news about the next release date, the “Future Events” is perfect for that! And dare say there’s more steady release dates for content after a few gaps which is promising indeed.
For questions, I guess it’s worth asking them but would they divulge the chapter sales for Seraph of the End? Knowing which chapter sold what and the total manga sales is always informative.
There are ways to find out the information for the top-selling manga series in regards to volumes and tankoban for any particular year, but they don't have that information on the Viz site as far as I know.
Yes it seems some manga publishers release total sales of an entire series like twice a year. Seraph of the End had an update in April so should have another soon, though when that occurs is anyone's guess!
Still, Viz's new and improved direction is a choice Christmas present indeed!