Gangan Comics

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Gangan (ガンガン Gangan?) is a manga imprint of Square Enix (originally Enix). It publishes manga in several magazines aimed at different reader demographic groups in the Japanese market. Its magazines are home to some popular manga series which were adapted into anime series, like Fullmetal Alchemist, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit, Nabari no Ou, Inu x Boku SS, and Soul Eater.[1] The comics are later collected in paperback volumes under brand names such as Gangan Comics (ガンガンコミックス Gangan Komikkusu?), Gangan Comics Joker (ガンガンコミックスJOKER Gangan Komikkusu Jōkā?) and Young Gangan Comics (ヤングガンガンコミックス Yangu Gangan Komikkusu?), which identify the magazine of serialisation. These paperback brand names are formed by deleting any Gekkan (月刊?, monthly publication) or Shōnen (少年?, boy) in the magazine name and inserting Comics (コミックス Komikkusu?) directly after the word "Gangan".

Magazines[edit]

Monthly Shōnen Gangan[edit]

Monthly Shōnen Gangan
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Monthly Shōnen Gangan (12/2004 issue)
Categories Shōnen manga
Frequency Monthly
First issue 1991
Company Enix (1991-2003)
Square Enix (2003-present)
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Website http://gangan.square-enix.co.jp/

Monthly Shōnen Gangan (月刊少年ガンガン Gekkan Shōnen Gangan?) is a monthly manga magazine that regularly has over 600 pages. Shōnen Gangan was launched by Enix (now Square Enix) in 1991, to compete with other magazines such as Shōnen Magazine, Shōnen Jump and Shōnen Sunday, and is targeted toward the same young, male demographic ("Shōnen" means young boy or young man). It features manga with lots of action and adventure; science fiction and fantasy elements in the stories are very common. Square Enix also publishes the related Gangan YG and Monthly Gangan Wing.

Ongoing manga:

Manga and series featured:

Monthly GFantasy[edit]

Monthly GFantasy (月刊Gファンタジー Gekkan Jī Fantajī?), also known as Gangan Fantasy, is a Japanese shōnen manga magazine published by Square Enix. The manga series within the magazine target young male readers and tend to be set in a fantasy setting with large amounts of supernatural themes and a fair amount of action and/or horror scenes.

Manga featured:

Young Gangan[edit]

Young Gangan (ヤングガンガン Yangu Gangan?) is a Japanese seinen manga magazine published by Square Enix twice a month, on the first and third Friday.[2] The magazine was first published on December 3, 2004.

Manga featured:

Gangan Online[edit]

Gangan Online (ガンガンオンライン Gangan Onrain?) is a free manga and light novel web magazine published and updated by Square Enix. The online web magazine was activated on October 2, 2008.

Manga featured:

Light Novels featured:


Gangan Joker[edit]

Monthly Gangan Joker (月刊ガンガンJOKER Gekkan Gangan Joker?) is a Japanese shōnen manga magazine that was launched by Square Enix on April 22, 2009.

Manga featured:

Discontinued magazines[edit]

Gangan Powered[edit]

Gangan Powered (ガンガンパワード Gangan Pawādo?) was a Japanese shōnen/seinen manga magazine published by Square Enix. The last release of the magazine was with the April 2009 issue sold on February 21, 2009, and it was subsequently replaced by Gangan Joker.[3]

Manga featured:

Monthly Gangan Wing[edit]

Monthly Gangan Wing (月刊ガンガンWING Gekkan Gangan Wing?) was a Japanese shōnen manga magazine published by Square Enix. The last release of the magazine was with the May 2009 issue sold on March 21, 2009, and it was subsequently replaced by Gangan Joker.[3]

Manga featured:


See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "2007 profile" (PDF). Square Enix. October 2007. p. 6. Retrieved 2008-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Square Enix Comic Magazines" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Gangan Joker to Replace Gangan Powered, Wing Mags". Anime News Network. 2009-03-01. Retrieved 2009-06-30. 

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