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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), its audience tends to skew older with some more mature works and a large portion of its reading population falling under the male high school or college student demographic.

Currently Running Manga Series

Title Mangaka Date of Debut
A-bout! (アバウト!?) Masa Ichikawa 02009-11 November 2009
Ahiru no Sora (あひるの空?) Hinata Takeshi 02003-12 December 2003
Air Gear (エア・ギア?) Ito Ōgure 02003-05 May 2003
Area no Kishi (エリアの騎士?) Igano Hiroaki, Tsukiyama Kaya 02006-08 August 2006
Baby Steps (ベイビーステップ?) Kachiki Hikaru 02007-10 October 2007
Black Out (ブラックアウト?) Masashi Asaki, Ryu Kisaragi 02010-03 March 2010
Bloody Monday Season2 Pandora no Hako (ブラッディ・マンデイ Season2 絶望ノ匣?) Ryuumon Ryou, Kouji Megumi 02009-10 October 2009
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
Double J (だぶるじぇい?) Nonaka Eiji, Asakura Maru 02009-07 July 2009
Eden no Ori (エデンの檻?) Yamada Keiyou 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〜?) Nakamaru Yousuke 02009-05 May 2009
GodHand Teru (ゴッドハンド輝?) Kazuki Yamamoto 02001-03 March 2001
GTO SHONAN 14DAYS (グレート・ティーチャー・オニズカ?) Fujisawa Tohru 02009-06 June 2009
Hajime no Ippo (はじめの一歩?) George Morikawa 01990-02 February 1990
Hammer Session! In High School (ハンマーセッション! In High School?) Hiroyuki Yatsui, Namoshiro Takahashi, Takaya Takayasu Jimusho 02010-05 May 2010
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?) Najima Keiji 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 Zetsubō Sensei (さよなら絶望先生?) Kōji Kumeta 02005-05 May 2005
Seitokai Yakuin Domo (生徒会役員共?) Ujiie Tozen 02008-07 July 2008
Shinyaku「Kyojin no Hoshi」Hanagata (新約「巨人の星」花形?) Kawasaki Noboru, Kajiwara Ikki, Muragami Yoshiyuki 02006-08 August 2006
Tobaku Haō-den Zero (賭博覇王伝 零?) Nobuyuki Fukumoto 02007-09 September 2007
Yankee-kun to Megane-chan。 (ヤンキー君とメガネちゃん。?) Miki Yoshikawa 02006-10 October 2006
Zerosen (ゼロセン?) Kase Atsushi 02008-07 July 2008

Series in Shōnen Magazine

  • Notable works in Bold.

1950s

1960s

1970s

  • Kamen Rider (1971)
  • Karate Baka Ichidai (1971–1977, Ikki Kajiwara, Jiro Tsunoda, Jouya Kagemaru)
  • Tiger Mask (1971, Ikki Kajiwara, Naoki Tsuji)
  • Ai to Makoto (1972-????, Ikki Kajiwara, Takumi Nagayasu)
  • Devilman (1972–1973)
  • Nonsense No.13 (1972–1975, Yoshio Surugu) *Originally published in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine
  • Tsurikiti Sanpei (1973–1983, Takao Yaguchi)
  • Violence Jack (1973–1974, Go Nagai)
  • Iyahaya Nantomo (1974-????, Go Nagai)
  • Mitsume ga Tōru (1974–1978, Osamu Tezuka)
  • Shōnen Jidai (1978–1979, Fujiko Fujio A.)

1980s

1990s

2000s

  • Buraiden Gai (2000-2001, Nobuyuki Fukumoto)
  • Sakigake!! Cromartie High School (2000–2004)
  • Date Groove (2000, Shimada Eijirou)
  • Gin no Kodou (2000, Yanagiha Akira)
  • Gründen (2000, Takashi Takayuki)
  • 3.3.7 Byooshi!! (2001-????, Mitsurou Kubo)
  • Assobot Senki Goku (2001-2002, Jōji Arimori, Romu Aoi)
  • Bakushou Mondai no Kyou no Joe (2001-????, Nishimoto Hideo)
  • Big Star Daikichi (2001-????, Tsubaki Akira)
  • Detective School Q (2001–2005)
  • Dragon Voice (2001-2003,Yuriko Nishiyama)
  • Gorio (2001-????, Hamori Takashi)
  • Hot Shot (2001-????, Oono Junji)
  • Howling (2001-????, Hinata Takeshi)
  • Idaten (2001, Yamashita Tetsuo)
  • Jipangu Hououden (2001-????, Etsushi Ogawa)
  • Cross Over (2002-2003, Kouji Seo)
  • Daihyoubito (2002, Kita Yasuaki)
  • 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)
  • Chanbara (2003, Yamada Keiyou)
  • Densetsu no Kashira Shou (2003-????, Hamori Takashi)
  • Gold Rush! (2003, Yamashita Tetsuo)
  • Joshidaisei Kateikyoushi Hamanaka Ai (2003-????, Ujiie Tozen)
  • Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle (2003-2009, CLAMP)
  • Food Hunter Futaraiden (2004, Etsushi Ogawa, Ozasa Kazutoshi)
  • Suzuka (2004–2007)
  • 090 - Eko to Issho. (2005, Maru Asakura)
  • Bokura no Sengoku Hakkyuuden (2005, Uozumi Seiji)
  • Full Spec (2005-????, Sekiguchi Taro)
  • Haou no Ken (2005-????, Heiuchi Natsuko)
  • Kenkō Zenrakei Suieibu Umishō (2005-2008)
  • Koma Koma (2005)
  • Over Drive (2005-2008)
  • Crack!! (2006, Honna Keisuke)
  • Fashion Leader Imai Shoutarou (2006, Nishiyama Yuuta)
  • Hammer Session! (2006-????, Tanahashi Namoshiro, Koganemaru Yamato)
  • Idol no Akahon (2006, Ujiie Tozen)
  • Bloody Monday (2007–2009)
  • Joppare Shun! (2007-????, Hiroshi Wakamatsu)
  • Junjou Karen na Oretachi da! (2008-????, Yuriko Nishiyama)
  • Brass Boy! (2009, Tsuru Yumika)857

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 1974[citation needed] knocking Shonen Magazine off the top spot. Shōnen Jump had now began 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, 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]

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