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[April 22, 2014]

SHUEISHA: The First-Ever!? The World Tour of a Trial Reading for Manga!! "JOJO THE WORLD TOUR"

TOKYO --(Business Wire)--

If you visit the specified spots in all over the world, you can do a trial reading for JOJO when you check in with your smart phone. Furthermore, you can get the locally-specialized wallpaper with a character in relation to each area...!?

You will visit the specific areas appeared in Japan or all over the world, and when you check in with your smart phone, the special event called "JOJO THE WORLD TOUR" as you can do a trial reading of "JOJO's Bizarre Adventure" for free will finally start in Italy, USA, and France following Japan from April 26 (Sat). Furthermore, if you check in, you could win the JOJO's locally-specialized wallpaper. It will be a limited original wallpaper with characters or stands in relation to each area. Who will be the stand for your town? Please check in right away and check it out! In addition, the event where anyone can read comic books for trial by check-in to a specified spot or area will be the first attempt in Shueisha Inc.

How to join in "JOJO THE WORLD TOUR":
Firstly, you need to check the event schedule with the official Website and go to the specific area during the event period, then when you select a relevant spot and tap on the check-in button, you now can start a trial reading for the comic book for free!! The World Tour will start from April 26 (Sat).

The Official Page for "JOJO THE WORLD TOUR"
Please go to "http://www.araki-jojo.com/tour/"


(Please note that the page is not translated in English)

POINT 1: You can read JOJO as a trial in all over the world!!
Presently "JOJO THE WORLD TOUR" is already being held in Japan before the rest of the world. From April 26 (Sat), you can also read JOJO as a trial in all over the world or the places of the scenes for JOJO's Bizarre Adventure. It must be extremely exciting to read JOJO in the place where the fierce battles took place!! The World Tour will be held in Italy, USA, and France. Let's check in at the coliseum or the Eiffel Tower. For more details, please refer to the official homepage. The ongoing schedule in Japan is shown as below.

-- Chugoku, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa: March 29 (Sat) - April 11 (Fri)
-- Chubu and Kansai: April 5 (Sat) - 18 (Fri)
-- Kanto: April 12 (Sat) - 25(Fri)
-- Hokkaido and Tohoku: April 19 (Sat) - May 2 (Fri)

POINT 2: You can get the original wallpaper in each area!
In addition to a trial reading, you also can get the wallpaper for characters or stands in relation to each area. If you are a mania or collector, you should complete all the wallpapers with check-in for all the spots!

POINT 3: A trial reading in Japan will be total 1,000 pages or more, surely covering all chapters from the 1st to the 8th chapter.
For a trial reading in Japan, the first 100 pages for each 8 chapters from the legendary 1st chapter "Phantom blood" to the ongoing and latest chapter "Jojolion" are selected. "Stardust crusaders", "Diamond is unbreakable", "Stone ocean", "Steel ball run", and etc... It is perfectly alright to read the best JOJO episode for you or select an episode that you did not read yet, so it is totally "up to you" what or how you read it!
* A trial reading for the country other than Japan is limited only to the third chapter.

Communication environment for "JOJO THE WORLD TOUR"
iOS6.1.3 / Android (News - Alert) 4.0 or higher for smart phone/tablet terminal with GPS function. However, iOS terminal is required to be ON for location-based service. For Android terminal, the setting of positional information access is required to be ON (News - Alert) and the access to a current location information is also permitted in the browser setting.

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