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Monthly Sunday Gene-X (月刊サンデーGENE-X Gekkan Sandē Jenekkusu?), often abbreviated as Sunday GX (サンデーGX?), is a Japanese seinen manga magazine published by Shogakukan. Like many other manga magazines, it's an "anthology magazine" with each issue featuring new chapters of several manga series. The series are also published in book form as Sunday GX Comics.

Monthly magazine

The magazine's title, Monthly Sunday Gene-X, refers to its mission as a manga magazine for Generation X. The first issue was published on July 19, 2000 and new issues are published on the 19th day of each month — not necessarily on a Sunday. The title uses the word "Sunday" more as a trademark or genre name, shared with its sister magazines Weekly Shōnen Sunday and Weekly Young Sunday. [1]

The first year when the magazine was actually published on a Sunday two months in a row was in 2006. This is because 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday, the following occurrence of which is 2017. In such years, the 19th is a Sunday three times: February 19, March 19 and November 19. [2]

The magazine is not limited to Japanese productions; a Korean comic series, Blade of the Phantom Mask, was also serialized in translated and flipped form, perhaps helped by current interest as a Japanese-Korean anime movie. If one of their manga series has such a tie-in, an anime TV series or movie version being aired or screened around the same time, editors like to emphasize this in an act of cross promotion.

Sunday GX comics books

Shogakukan also publishes manga series previously featured in Sunday GX as paperback tankōbon (compilation volumes) under the imprint Sunday GX Comics (GENEX Comics). While in English the term "comics" also includes single chapters and comic strips, "comics (コミック komikku?)" primarily means "manga tankōbon" in Japanese.

Series

Current

Series Title Author Premiered
Ai Kagi (あいカギ?) Sukune Inugami 02009-11 November 2009
Black Lagoon (ブラック・ラグーン?) Rei Hiroe 02002-05 May 2002
Doctor and Daughter (ドクター&ドーター?) Youkihi 02008-11 November 2008
Jormungand (ヨルムンガンド?) Keitaro Takahashi 02006-05 May 2006
JyaJya (ジャジャ?) Eno Akira 02000-10 October 2000
MARCH STORY Hyung Min Kim, Yang Kyung-il 02008-01 January 2008
Kamen Bowler (仮面ボウラー?) Takeshi Wakasa 02009-09 September 2009
Koi Neko (コイネコ?) Mashima Etsuya 02004-10 October 2004
Kamisama Dolls (神様ドォルズ?) Hajime Yamamura 02007-01 January 2007
REC (manga) (レック?) Hanamizawa Q-taro 02002-12 December 2002
Seigi Keikan Monju (正義警官モンジュ?) Miyashita Hiroki 02005-12 December 2005
Sei Moesu no Hakobune (聖モエスの方舟?) Nariko Enomoto 02009-10 October 2009
Tetsukko na 3 Shimai (鉄娘な3姉妹?) Seiji Matsuyama 02009-01 January 2009
Tsuri Chichi Nagisa (釣りチチ渚?) Masaki Satou 02009-04 April 2009
Westwood Vibrato Youn In-wan, Kim Sun Hee 02010-05 May 2010
Wilderness (manga) (ワイルダネス?) Akihiro Ito 02000-09 September 2000
Hamada Britney no Manga de Wakaru Moe Business (浜田ブリトニーの

漫画でわかる萌えビジネス』浜田ブリトニー?)

Britney Hamada 02010-10 October 2010
Yaoyorozu Toushinden Kami-gakari (八百万討神伝 神GAKARI?) Kei Kusunoki 02009-08 August 2009

Former

Series Title Author Premiered Finished
Asuka @ Miraikei (アスカ@未来系?) Kazuhiko Shimamoto 02009-02 February 2009 02010-07 July 2010
Angel Koukou (エンジェル高校?) Sukune Inugami 02007-09 September 2007 02009-07 July 2009
Binbō Shimai Monogatari (貧乏姉妹物語?) Izumi Kazuto 02004-05 May 2004 02006-11 November 2006
Spiritual Paradise (スピリチュアルぱらだいす?) Kouji Onodera 02007-05 May 2007 02009-07 July 2009
Yamagata Scream (山形スクリーム?) Imatani Tecchu 02008-12 December 2008 02009-06 June 2009
Rubbers 7 (ラバーズ7?) Sukune Inugami 02002-11 November 2002 02007-05 May 2007
Mel Kano (メルカノ。?) Towa Oshima 02005-07 July 2005 02010-06 June 2010
Purofaira Menko (プロファイラーめんこ?) Mao Onoda 02008-08 August 2008 02009-05 May 2009
Dareka ga Kakkou to Naku (誰かがカッコゥと啼く?) Tatsuhiko Ida 02006-11 November 2006 02008-06 June 2008
Shin Hoero Pen (新吼えろペン?) Kazuhiko Shimamoto 02004-11 November 2004 02008-08 August 2008
Subarashii Sekai (素晴らしい世界?) Inio Asano 02002-06 June 2002 02004-04 April 2004
Rabuma Unten (ラブマウンテン?) Tomuo Fujina 02008-05 May 2008 02009-06 June 2009
Hikari no Machi (ひかりのまち?) Inio Asano 02004-05 May 2004 02005-02 February 2005
Hoero Pen (吼えろペン?) Kazuhiko Shimamoto 02000-08 August 2000 02004-10 October 2004
Code-E Ichirō Sakaki, Yumiko Harao 02007-07 July 2007 02008-07 July 2008
Bijo de Yajuu (美女で野獣?) Tatsuhiko Ida 02002-04 April 2002 02006-03 March 2006
Sleeping Planet (眠れる惑星?) Youkihi 02004-12 December 2004 02007-11 November 2007
Welcome to River City (薬多江町へようこそ?) Youkihi 02002-11 November 2002 02004-03 March 2004
Kyoukai Sensen (境界戦線?) Hajime Yamamura 02003-07 July 2003 02003-11 November 2003
Girls Saurus DX (ガールズザウルスDX?) Kei Kusunoki 02003-01 January 2003 02008-11 November 2008
Grimal (ぐりまる?) Hiroyuki Kaidō, Tomizawa Yoshihiko 02008-04 April 2008 02009-10 October 2009
Prizona 6 (ぷりぞな6?) Ryunosuke Kingetsu, KOJINO 02008-08 August 2008 02010-09 September 2010
Hoshikuzu Bangaichi (星屑番外地?) Tatsuhiko Ida 02009-07 July 2009 02010-09 September 2010
Blade of the Phantom Mask (新暗行御史?) Youn In-wan, Yang Kyung-il 02001-04 April 2001 02007-09 September 2007
Yarujene Tomuo Fujina 02009-09 September 2009 02010-07 July 2010
Trafficker (トラフィッカー?) Yasunori Mitsunaga 02001-01 January 2001 02002-07 July 2002
Sekai Uniform (世界ユニ・フォーム?) Nariko Enomoto 02008-02 February 2008 02009-02 February 2009
RahXephon (ラーゼフォン?) Yutaka Izubuchi, Takeaki Momose 02001-09 September 2001 02002-12 December 2002
FACTORY Z Shigeo Makino, Takashi Hirotsugu 02002-10 October 2002 02004-08 August 2004
FADE OUT Ikeda Takashi 02000-12 December 2000 02004-04 April 2004
The Sleeper (ザ・スリーパー?) Fujihiko Hosono 02000-08 August 2000 02002-08 August 2002
Wake up! Tokihiko Matsuura 02000-11 November 2000 02003-01 January 2003
Iron Man (鉄人?) Toshihiko Tahagi, Takayuki Otiai 02001-10 October 2001 02003-09 September 2003
Dandelion (ダンデライオン?) Takayuki Otiai 02000-09 September 2000 02001-04 April 2001
Advent (アドベント?) Yumiko Harao 02003-06 June 2003 02004-08 August 2004
Destruction Princess (デスプリ?) Hebisaku Yoshida 02004-11 November 2004 02006-11 November 2006
Let It Be!! (レットイットビー!!?) Mari Koizumi 02000-08 August 2000 02002-11 November 2002
King of Cats (ネコの王?) Toshihiro Ono 02000-08 August 2000 02003-08 August 2003
Psycho Trader Chinami (サイコトレーダーちなみ?) Akihiro Kimura 02000-08 August 2000 02001-07 July 2001
Konohana Watashi Desu (この花はわたしです。?) Masahiko Kokuki, Yuka Jukuni 02000-08 August 2000 02004-02 February 2004
Shibuya Gadiangaruzu (渋谷ガーディアンガールズ?) Mari Koizumi 02004-03 March 2004 02006-05 May 2006
Shishi Boshi ki Girusutein (獣星記ギルステイン?) Naoyuki Sakai, Hisao Tamaki 02000-08 August 2000 02002-10 October 2002
Tenshi Dake ga Tsubasa (天使だけが翼を持っている?) Reiji Hagihara 02000-08 August 2000 02001-10 October 2001

Circulation

  • 2004 - 39,167
  • 2005 - 39,000
  • 2006 - 35,167
  • 2007 - 30,583
  • 2008 - 30,000
  • 2009 - 27,667
  • 2010 - 26,000

References and notes

  1. Script error
  2. There are also three non-consecutive "Sunday the 19th" in leap years starting on Wednesday.

External links

br:Sunday GXit:Monthly Sunday GXru:Sunday GX

uk:Ґеккан Санде Дзенеккусу

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