Weekly Shōnen Magazine

Weekly Shōnen Magazine
Weekly Shōnen Magazine

First Issue of Weekly Shōnen Magazine
Categories Shōnen manga
Frequency Weekly
Circulation 1,571,231 (2010)
Publisher Kodansha
First issue 17 March 1959
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Website Shōnen Magazine

Weekly Shōnen Magazine (週刊少年マガジン Shūkan Shōnen Magajin?), also known as Shōnen Magazine, is a shōnen manga magazine published by Kodansha, first published on 17 March 1959. Despite some unusual censorship policies (until just recently, it was one of the only shōnen magazines to forbid the depiction of female nipples), it's mainly read by an older audience, with a large portion of its readership falling under the male high school or college student demographic.

Contents

Reception

The Weekly Shōnen Magazine achieved success in the 1970s and subsequently had increased sales. As a result it became the top selling manga magazine in Japan of its period, appearing popular amongst many otaku. But the position was later occupied by Weekly Shōnen Jump, when this competitor was born in 1968, knocking Shonen Magazine off the top spot. Shōnen Jump had now begun to circulate and dominate the manga magazine market. This began from the 1970s and continued throughout the 1990s, largely owed to Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball. In the middle of the 1990s, Shōnen Jump suffered the loss of Dragon Ball, as the franchise had come to an end in 1996, and thus lost much of its readership. Shōnen Magazine had now made a comeback in October 1997, regaining its original position as the top selling manga magazine of its day until this was brokered in 2002. Currently, the two magazines have competed closely in terms of market circulation. Sales of the two magazines now remain very close. Circulation has dropped below two million.[1] In a rare event due to the closeness of the two magazine's founding dates, Weekly Shōnen Magazine and Weekly Shōnen Sunday released a special combined issue on March 19, 2008. In addition, other commemorative events, merchandise, and manga crossovers were planned for the following year as part of the celebrations.[2]

Currently running manga series

Series Title Author Premiered
A-bout! (アバウト!?) Masa Ichikawa 02009-11 November 2009
Again!! (アゲイン!!?) Mitsurou Kubo 02011-04 April 2011
Ahiru no Sora (あひるの空?) Takeshi Hinata 02003-12 December 2003
Air Gear (エア・ギア?) Ito Ōgure 02003-05 May 2003
AKB49〜Renai Kinshi Jourei〜 (AKB49〜恋愛禁止条例〜?) Hisashi Takahashi, Motoazabu Factory, Reiji Miyajima 02010-08 August 2010
Area no Kishi (エリアの騎士?) Agi Tadashi, Kaya Tsukiyama 02006-08 August 2006
Baby Steps (ベイビーステップ?) Hikaru Kachiki 02007-10 October 2007
Bakudan!〜Bakumetsu Danshi〜 (ばくだん!〜幕末男子〜?) Atushi Kase 02011-05 May 2011
Bloody Monday Last Season (BLOODY MONDAY ラストシーズン?) Agi Tadashi, Kouji Megumi 02011-06 June 2011
CØDE:BREAKER (コード:ブレイカー?) Akimine Kamijyo 02008-06 June 2008
Daiya no Ace (ダイヤのA?) Yūji Terajima 02006-05 May 2006
Dragon Collection Ryuu o Suberu Mono (ドラゴンコレクション 竜を統べるもの?) Muneaki Kaneshiro, Kyouta Shibano, Konami Digital Entertainment 02011-08 August 2011
Eden no Ori (エデンの檻?) Keiyou Yamada 02008-12 December 2008
Fairy Tail (フェアリーテイル?) Hiro Mashima 02006-08 August 2006
Gamaran (我間乱〜GAMARAN〜?) Yousuke Nakamaru 02009-05 May 2009
GE〜Good Ending〜 (GE~グッドエンディング~?) Kei Sasuga 02009-08 August 2009
Hajime no Ippo (はじめの一歩?) George Morikawa 01990-02 February 1990
Kimi no Iru Machi (君のいる町?) Kouji Seo 02008-06 June 2008
Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo (金田一少年の事件簿?) Yōzaburō Kanari, Seimaru Amagi, Fumiya Satō 01992-10 October 1992
Mahō Sensei Negima (魔法先生ネギま!?) Ken Akamatsu 02003-02 February 2003
Mou, Shimasen Kara。 (もう、しませんから。?) Nishimoto Hideo 02004-09 September 2004
Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san (波打際のむろみさん?) Keiji Najima 02009-07 July 2009
Oniwaka to Ushiwaka Edge of the World (鬼若と牛若 Edge of the World?) Yuya Aoki, Rando Ayamine 02010-04 April 2010
Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei (さよなら絶望先生?) Kōji Kumeta 02005-05 May 2005
Seitokai Yakuindomo (生徒会役員共?) Tozen Ujiie 02008-07 July 2008
Tanteiken Sherdock (探偵犬シャードック?) Yuuma Andou, Yuuki Satou 02011-10 October 2011
Tobaku Haō-den Zero (賭博覇王伝 零?) Nobuyuki Fukumoto 02007-09 September 2007
Zeus no Tane (ゼウスの種?) Kousuke Iijima 02011-02 February 2011

Series in Shōnen Magazine

  • Notable works in Bold.

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

  • Buraiden Gai (2000-2001, Nobuyuki Fukumoto)
  • Sakigake!! Cromartie High School (2000–2004)
  • Date Groove (2000, Eijirou Shimada)
  • Gin no Kodou (2000, Akira Yanagiha)
  • Gründen (2000, Takashi Takayuki)
  • 3.3.7 Byooshi!! (2001-????, Mitsurou Kubo)
  • Assobot Senki Goku (2001-2002, Tadashi Agi, Romu Aoi)
  • Bakushou Mondai no Kyou no Joe (2001-????, Hideo Nishimoto)
  • Big Star Daikichi (2001-????, Akira Tsubaki)
  • Detective School Q (2001–2005, Tadashi Agi, Fumiya Satō)
  • Dragon Voice (2001-2003, Yuriko Nishiyama)
  • Gorio (2001-????, Takashi Hamori)
  • Hot Shot (2001-????, Junji Oono)
  • Howling (2001-????, Takeshi Hinata)
  • Idaten (2001, Tetsuo Yamashita)
  • Jipangu Hououden (2001-????, Etsushi Ogawa)
  • Cross Over (2002-2003, Kouji Seo)
  • Daihyoubito (2002, Yasuaki Kita)
  • Gacha Gacha (2002-2008, Hiroyuki Tamakoshi)
  • Jigoro Jigorou (2002-????, Atsushi Kase)
  • Jump Man (2002-????, Masaharu Inoue)
  • Pastel (2002-2003) *moved to Magazine Special
  • School Rumble (2002-2008, Jin Kobayashi)
  • Chanbara (2003, Keiyou Yamada)
  • Densetsu no Kashira Shou (2003-????, Takashi Hamori)
  • Gold Rush! (2003, Tetsuo Yamashita)
  • Joshidaisei Kateikyoushi Hamanaka Ai (2003-????, Tozen Ujiie)
  • Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle (2003-2009, CLAMP)
  • Food Hunter Futaraiden (2004, Etsushi Ogawa, Kazutoshi Ozasa)
  • Suzuka (2004–2007, Kouji Seo)
  • 090 - Eko to Issho. (2005, Maru Asakura)
  • Bokura no Sengoku Hakkyuuden (2005, Seiji Uozumi)
  • Full Spec (2005-????, Taro Sekiguchi)
  • Haou no Ken (2005-????, Natsuko Heiuchi)
  • Kenkō Zenrakei Suieibu Umishō (2005-2008, Mitsuru Hattori)
  • Koma Koma (2005)
  • Over Drive (2005-2008, Yasuda Tsuyoshi)
  • Crack!! (2006, Keisuke Honna)
  • Fashion Leader Imai Shoutarou (2006, Yuuta Nishiyama)
  • Hammer Session! (2006-????, Namoshiro Tanahashi, Yamato Koganemaru)
  • Idol no Akahon (2006, Tozen Ujiie)
  • Bloody Monday (2007–2009, Ryō Ryūmon, Kouji Megumi)
  • Joppare Shun! (2007-????, Hiroshi Wakamatsu)
  • Junjou Karen na Oretachi da! (2008-????, Yuriko Nishiyama)
  • Brass Boy! (2009, Yumika Tsuru)

See also

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References

External links


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