"Shonen Jump" was the first Japanese comic translated into English for the American market and at the time
this article was written in Time Asia (the Asian version of Time), it was the number-one selling comic in the United States. Like most books in Japan, "Shonen Jump" retains its right-to-left format, i.e., it's binding is on the right-hand side, instead of the left. Why didn't publishers change it for the American market? Because market research showed that American kids think it's cool!
Here are a couple of photos from a recent issue, to give you a feel for the artwork, etc.
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