Twitter’s Biggest Manga Leaker Goes Incognito After Being Exposed In Court Case Regarding The Big Shonen Jump Leak

This is actually surprising considering folks on Twitter thought DbsHype was only a Dragon Ball leaker.


Shocking developments have surfaced surrounding the Shonen Jump Leakers arrest in Feb 2024 where 2 foreigners in Japan were arrested for leaking chapters of Jujutsu Kaisen, One Piece, and other Weekly Shonen Jump series before their official release.

During their arrest, it was revealed that both of them worked for Japan Deal World LLC in Kita-ku, Tokyo, and one of them, Musa Samir, 37, is the company’s president. To help him promote the company, a certain leaker with the handle @DbsHype on Twitter made an illegal agreement with him, via social media, in exchange for leaks from popular manga titles.

Musa Samir then asked the employee, aged 34 (whose name remains anonymous), to photograph and save copyrighted material with their smartphones at the company’s office on 3 different occasions between Jan 26 and 31 without obtaining the permission of the copyright holder.

This startling revelation was admitted and confessed by both individuals during their trial at Kumamoto District Court on May 27. The works under copyright include One Piece and Jujutsu Kaisen from Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump, as well as Blue Lock from Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine.

This is actually surprising considering folks on Twitter thought DbsHype was only a Dragon Ball leaker. But now, we know they has been distributing not only Dragon Ball but also other manga chapters to other leakers as well.

The funny thing is, the accused continued to send the images to Hype despite knowing that they were available for viewing by a large number of people online. So the fact that they would be caught one day was inevitable.

Despite DbsHype instigating the leaks, only the manager and employee face copyright infringement charges. Prosecutors dropped charges for the public sharing of the leaked images, despite initial accusations.

Following this, Dbs Hype has disabled his Twitter account, albeit temporarily. They said they’d come after a while, though.

About Weekly Shonen Jump:

Weekly Shōnen Jump is a weekly shōnen manga anthology published in Japan by Shueisha under the Jump line of magazines. The manga series within the magazine consist of many action scenes and a fair amount of comedy.

Chapters of the series that run in Weekly Shōnen Jump are collected and published in tankōbon volumes under the Jump Comics imprint every two to three months. It is one of the longest-running manga magazines, with the first issue being released with a cover date of August 1, 1968.

The magazine has sold over 7.5 billion copies since 1968, making it the best-selling comic/manga magazine, ahead of competitors such as Weekly Shōnen Magazine and Weekly Shōnen Sunday.

Source: Yomiuri Shimbun