Shōnen manga magazines in Japan in the 1980s focused on bishōjo characters, and Monthly Shōnen Jump stood out due to the many product and toy tie-ins it had during that time period and into the 1990s. In 1983 through 1988 a special issue called Hobby's Jump, had articles about older PC and video games. The games were from early game systems like the Famicom, MSX, and the Sega SG-1000 Mark III. Another spin-off Go!Go! Jump was a collaboration between it's sister magazine Weekly Jump and Monthly Jump, it was published in 2005 and was only published once.
On February 22 2007, Shueisha announced that Monthly Jump would cease publication as of the July issue (on sale June 6 2007.) Sales had slumped to a third of the magazine's peak, though a new magazine called Jump SQ. took its place in November 2nd.
In a May 2 2007 letter, Shueisha announced that Claymore takes a month break but it, Gag Manga Biyori, Rosario to Vampire, and Tegami Bachi continued in Weekly Shōnen Jump until the start of the magazine Jump SQ.