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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.

ReceptionEdit

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 seriesEdit

Series Title Author Premiered
Acma:Game (アクマ ゲーム) Maeb, Kouji Megumi 02013-04-01April 2013
Again!! (アゲイン!!) Mitsurou Kubo 02011-04-01April 2011
Ahiru no Sora (あひるの空) Takeshi Hinata 02003-12-01December 2003
Aho-Girl (アホガール) Hiroyuki 02012-11-01November 2012
Ai ni Ikuyo (会いに行くよ) George Morikawa, Nobumi 02012-07-01July 2012
AKB49: Ren'ai Kinshi Jōrei (AKB49〜恋愛禁止条例〜) Hisashi Takahashi, Motoazabu Factory, Reiji Miyajima 02010-08-01August 2010
Area no Kishi (エリアの騎士) Agi Tadashi, Kaya Tsukiyama 02006-08-01August 2006
Baby Steps (ベイビーステップ) Hikaru Kachiki 02007-10-01October 2007
Daiya no Ace (ダイヤのA) Yūji Terajima 02006-05-01May 2006
Days (デイズ) Tsuyoshi Yasuda 02013-04-01April 2013
Fairy Tail (フェアリーテイル) Hiro Mashima 02006-08-01August 2006
Hajime no Ippo (はじめの一歩) George Morikawa 01990-02-01February 1990
Fuuka (風夏) Kouji Seo 02014-02-01February 2014
Kamisama no Iu Toori Ni (神さまの言うとおり弐) Muneyuki Kaneshiro, Akeji Fujimura 02013-01-01January 2013
Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo (金田一少年の事件簿) Yōzaburō Kanari, Seimaru Amagi, Fumiya Satō 01992-10-01October 1992
Koe no Katachi (聲の形) Yoshitoki Ohima 02013-08-01August 2013
Lastman (ラストマン) Yuuji Ninomiya 02013-06-01June 2013
Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san (波打際のむろみさん) Keiji Najima 02009-07-01July 2009
Nanatsu no Taizai (七つの大罪) Nakaba Suzuki 02012-10-01October 2012
Seitokai Yakuindomo (生徒会役員共) Tozen Ujiie 02008-07-01July 2008
Tanteiken Sherdock (探偵犬シャードック) Yuuma Andou, Yuuki Satou 02011-10-01October 2011
UQ Holder! (ユーキューホルダー!) Ken Akamatsu 02013-08-01August 2013
Wagatsuma-san wa Ore no Yome (我妻さんは俺のヨメ) Yuu Kuraishi, Keishi Nishikida 02012-09-01September 2012
Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (山田君と7人の魔女) Miki Yoshikawa 02012-02-01February 2012

Series in Shōnen Magazine Edit

  • Notable works in Bold.

1950s Edit

  • GeGeGe no Kitarō (1959-1969, Shigeru Mizuki)

1960s Edit

  • Chikai no Makyū (1961-1962, Tetsuya Chiba, Kazuya Fukumoto)
  • Eightman (1963–1966, Kazumasa Hirai, Jiro Kuwata)
  • Daisuke-chan (1963–1967, Yoshio Surugu)
  • Shiden-kai no Taka (1963–1965, Tetsuya Chiba)
  • W3 (1965) *Only six episodes. Shōnen Magazine was insulated with Osamu Tezuka for about ten years because of this work.
  • Haris no Kaze (1965-1967, Tetsuya Chiba)
  • Cyborg 009 (1966, Shotaro Ishinomori) *only episode 2
  • Kyojin no Hoshi (1966–1971, Ikki Kajiwara, Noboru Kawasaki)
  • Makaroni Boy (1966–1969, Yoshio Surugu)
  • Tensai Bakabon (1967–1976, Fujio Akatsuka)
  • Ashita no Joe (1968–1973, Asao Takamori, Tetsuya Chiba)

1970s Edit

  • Skull Man (1970, Shotaro Ishinomori)
  • Kamen Rider (1971, Shotaro Ishinomori)
  • Karate Baka Ichidai (1971–1977, Ikki Kajiwara, Jiro Tsunoda, Jouya Kagemaru)
  • Tiger Mask (1971, Ikki Kajiwara, Naoki Tsuji)
  • Ai to Makoto (1972-1976, Ikki Kajiwara, Takumi Nagayasu)
  • Devilman (1972–1973, Go Nagai)
  • Nonsense No.13 (1972–1975, Yoshio Surugu) *Originally published in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine
  • Yakyū-kyō no Uta (1972-1976, Shinji Mizushima)
  • Tsurikichi Sanpei (1973–1983, Takao Yaguchi)
  • Violence Jack (1973–1974, Go Nagai)
  • Iyahaya Nantomo (1974-1976, Go Nagai)
  • The Three-Eyed One (1974–1978, Osamu Tezuka)
  • Shutendoji (1976-1978, Go Nagai)
  • Shōnen Jidai (1978–1979, Fujiko Fujio A.)

1980s Edit

  • The Kabocha Wine (1981-1984, Mitsuru Miura)
  • Ashita Tenki ni Naare (1981-1991, Tetsuya Chiba)
  • Bats & Terry (1982-1987, Yasuichi Oshima)
  • Kōtarō Makaritōru! (1982–2001, Tatsuya Hiruta) *The title was changed to Shin - in 1995.
  • Baribari Legend (1983–1991, Shuichi Shigeno)
  • Iron Muscle (1983-????, Go Nagai)
  • Parotto Ikka (1983–1986, Yoshio Surugu) *Originally and also serialized in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine
  • Ekushisu (1984-????, Takatoshi Yamada)
  • Mister Ajikko (1986–1989, Daisuke Terasawa)
  • Break Shot (1987-1990, Takeshi Maekawa)
  • Meimon! Daisan-yakyūbu (1987–1993)
  • Doctor K (1988-????, Kazuo Mafune)

1990s Edit

  • Captain Kid (1990-????, Uno Hiroshi)
  • Chameleon (1990-1999, Atsushi Kase)
  • Shonan Junai Gumi (1990–1996, Tohru Fujisawa)
  • Aoki Densetsu Shoot! (1990-2003, Tsukasa Ōshima)
  • Hajime no Ippo (1990, George Morikawa)
  • Boys Be... (1991–2001, Masahiro Itabashi, Hiroyuki Tamakoshi)
  • Kindaichi Case Files (1992–2000, Yōzaburō Kanari, Tadashi Agi, Fumiya Satō)
  • A.I. Love You (1993–1998, Ken Akamatsu)
  • Gyagu Waarudo 1990 (1993–1995, Yoshio Surugu)
  • J-Dream (1993-????, Natsuko Heiuchi)
  • Harlem Beat (1994-2000, Yuriko Nishiyama)
  • Maya (1994-????, Motoshima Yukihisa)
  • Chūka Ichiban! (1995-1999, Etsushi Ogawa) *moved to Magazine Special, and returned to Shōnen Magazine again
  • Henachoko Daisakusen Z (1995-????, Hideo Nishimoto)
  • DESPERADO (1996-????, Daiji Matsumoto)
  • Psychometrer Eiji (1996-2000, Tadashi Agi, Masashi Asaki)
  • Bad Company (1997, Tooru Fujisawa)
  • Gachinko! (1997-????, Tetsuo Yamashita)
  • Great Teacher Onizuka (1997–2002, Tooru Fujisawa)
  • Legendary Gambler Tetsuya (1997-2004, Fūmei Sai, Yasushi Hoshino)
  • Love Hina (1998–2001, Ken Akamatsu)
  • Rave (1999–2005, Hiro Mashima)
  • GetBackers (1999–2007, Tadashi Agi, Rando Ayamine)
  • Samurai Deeper Kyo (1999–2006, Akimine Kamijyo)

2000s Edit

  • 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, Kazutoshi Ozasa)
  • Air Gear (2002-2012, Ito Ōgure)
  • Cross Over (2002-2003, Kouji Seo)
  • Daihyoubito (2002, Yasuaki Kita)
  • Gacha Gacha (2002-2008, Hiroyuki Tamakoshi)
  • Jigoro Jigorou (2002-2007, 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 Head Shou (2003-2005, Takashi Hamori)
  • Gold Rush! (2003, Tetsuo Yamashita)
  • Joshidaisei Kateikyoushi Hamanaka Ai (2003-2006, Tozen Ujiie)
  • Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle (2003-2009, CLAMP)
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi (2003-2012, Ken Akamatsu)
  • 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, Tsuyoshi Yasuda)
  • Crack!! (2006, Keisuke Honna)
  • Fairy Tail (2006, Hiro Mashima)
  • Fashion Leader Imai Shoutarou (2006, Yuuta Nishiyama)
  • Hammer Session! (2006-2009, Namoshiro Tanahashi, Yamato Koganemaru)
  • Idol no Akahon (2006, Tozen Ujiie)
  • Joppare Shun! (2006-2007, Hiroshi Wakamatsu)
  • Bloody Monday (2007–2009, Ryō Ryūmon, Kouji Megumi)
  • Junjou Karen na Oretachi da! (2008-2009, Yuriko Nishiyama)
  • Cage of Eden (2008-2013, Yoshinobu Yamada)
  • Cøde:Breaker (2008-2013, Akimine Kamijyo)
  • Kimi no Iru Machi (2008–2014, Kouji Seo)
  • Brass Boy! (2009, Yumika Tsuru)
  • A-bout! (2009, Masa Ichikawa)

2010s Edit

  • Chotto Morimashita。 (ちょっと盛りました。) (02012-06-01June 2012-2014, Hideo Nishimoto)
  • Fuuka (2014, Kouji Seo)

See alsoEdit

  • List of manga magazines
  • Shonen Magz - Indonesian Version

ReferencesEdit

External links Edit

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