List of series run in Shōnen Book

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This list contains all of the series that have run in the monthly Shōnen manga magazine, Shōnen Book (少年ブック Shōnen Bukku?, lit. "Boy Book"). Shōnen Book was known for featuring many popular manga by many popular manga artists. Some found their way into the US in the 1970s, although the magazine remains little known there.

  • Manga titles with a shade of light green appeared in the last issue.

Manga series[edit]

1950s[edit]

1958–1959[edit]

Shōnen Book had a very few amount of series at its start because it started as an off-shoot of the already successful Omoshiro Book. Shōnen Book is starting to gain more series, as it eases its way into a separate publication.

Manga First Issue Last Issue Creator
Red Mask (レッドマスク?) March 1958 (originally from Omoshiro Book)[1] March 1960 [2] Kōki Yokoyama
KuriKuri Tōshu (くりくり投手?, lit. "Smooth Pitcher") April 1958 [3] July 1962 Hiroshi Kaiduka
Tama Kyūrō-san (玉九郎さん?, lit. "Ball Nine-san") June 1958 [4] June 1960 [5] Hirō Terada
KuriKuri Tōshu: Puro Yakyū Hen (くりくり投手 プロ野球編?, lit.[6]) August 1958 [7] October 1963 Hiroshi Kaiduka
Himalayan Tenhei (ヒマラヤ天兵?, lit. "The Himalayan Heaven Soldier") January 1959 [8] March 1960 [2] Shōnama Tanashita
Switch-kun (スイッチくん?) March 1959 [9] October 1960 Terumi Fujiki
Hen Maboroshi Mikaduki Maru (変幻三日月丸?, lit. "Varying Vision Lunate Circle") March 1959 [9] December 1959 [10] Toshihiro Kuni
Mei Inu Tiger (名犬タイガー?, lit. "Fine Dog: Tiger") June 1959 [11] February 1960 Ariya Enomoto
Blue Jet (ブルージェット?) July 1959 [12] February 1962 Suguru Horie
Shōnen Hawk (少年ホーク?, lit. "Boy Hawk") September 1959 [13] March 1960 [2] Datsunin Aran
Apollo no Kishi (アポロの騎士?, lit. "Apollo Horseman") September 1959 [14] August 1960 [15] Katsumi Mashiko
Shō-tsubu Tengu (小つぶ天狗?, lit. "The Small Long-Nosed Goblin") October 1959 [16] May 1960 [17] Hiroshi Kaiduka
Dangan Tantei (弾丸探偵?, lit. "Bullet Detective") December 1959 [10] June 1960 [5] Shigeru Kiyama

1960s[edit]

1960–1964[edit]

Shōnen Book finally launched into a new magazine. In addition to the launch, it now has several more series. Like many other manga magazines, it also adds series along the way. Shōnen Book grows with another set of series. Other manga pass and go. The past manga series end, a larger amount appears in the Shōnen Book magazine. The "God of Manga"; Osamu Tezuka gets hired to write and draw a manga for the Shōnen Book anthology, by the name of Shinsengumi.

Manga First Issue Last Issue Creator
Shōnen No. 1 (少年NO.1?, lit. "Boy No. 1") January 1960 [18] May 1963 Hiroshi Sekiya
Susume! Donguri (すすめ!どんぐり?, lit. "Recommendation! Acorn") January 1960 [18] August 1960 [15] Chōhei Gezan
Shutter Kozō (シャッター小僧?, lit. "Shutter Boy") January 1960 [18] May 1960 [17] Toshio Shōji
20 Seiki no Hīrō (20世紀のヒーロー?, lit. "Hero of the 20 Centuries") January 1960 [18] March 1960 [2] Yuzuru Kume × Shigeru Komatsuzaki
Mei Inu Rex (名犬アレックス?, lit. "Fine Dog: Rex") March 1960 [2] April 1960 [19] Ariya Enomoto
Akai Alpha (赤いアルファー?, lit. "Red Alpha") April 1960 [19] August 1960 [15] Roku Asōshō
Tenka Taihei (天下太平?, lit. "The Whole Peaceful Country") April 1960 [19] December 1960 Rō Ōtomo
Kuramatengu (鞍馬天狗?, lit. "Pommel Horse Heaven") May 1960 [17] October 1960 Tomohiko Oka × Jirō Daibutsu
Ōgon Kujaku Shiro (黄金孔雀城?) May 1960 [17] December 1960 Michihiko Mishima × Toshio Kitamura
Hashire! Shiro Bai (走れ!白バイ?) June 1960 [5] November 1960 Ippei Kyūsato × Tatsuo Yoshida × Jun Nagata
Kappa Senpūji (カッパ旋風児?) June 1960 [5] August 1960 [15] Toshio Shōji
Dokugan Ryū Sanjō (独眼流参上?) July 1960 [20] December 1960 Kōmyō Suzuki × Shin'ichi Okazawa
Kaitei Sentai (海底戦隊?) August 1960 [15] December 1962 Satoru Ozawa
Shinsetsu Mitokōmon (新説 水戸黄門?) August 1960 [15] November 1960 Misao Hamadai × Yasushihan Kawauchi
CQ! Pet 21 (CQ!ペット21?) September 1960 [21] March 1961 Keiji Hōtani
Zero no Himitsu (ゼロの秘密?) October 1960 April 1961 Noboru Kawasaki × Yukijo Noboru Takahashi
Meiba Flicker (名馬フリッカー?) November 1960 July 1961 Shinji Hama
Nekketsu Kakutasu (熱血カクタス?) November 1960 June 1961 Ariya Enomoto × Jūsan Futaba
Rawhide (ローハイド?) November 1960 June 1961 Shigeru Kiyama
Judo Boy (ジュードウボーイ?) January 1962 March 1963 Ippei Kyūsato × Tatsuo Yoshida × Yutaka Arai
Nippon Shōnen (日本少年?) January 1961 December 1964 Katsumi Mashiko
Hagetan Hōrōki (ハゲタン放浪記?) January 1961 September 1961 Terumi Fujiki
Odekono-san Tarō (おでこの三太朗?) January 1961 September 1961 Rō Ōtomo
Mammoth Boy (マンモス坊や?) April 1961 December 1961 Shunji Sonoyama
Ninja Shiro (忍者城?) April 1961 December 1961 Shinji Hama
Kuroi Ōkami (黒い狼?) August 1961 March 1962 Noboru Kawasaki
Jungle no Ōja (ジャングルの王者?) September 1961 October 1962 Akira Kuji
Kyū-chan Ikka (九ちゃん一家?) September 1961 December 1962 Okaoni Yamane
George George (ジョージジョージ?) December 1962 September 1962 Shōtarō Ishinomori
Kuroi Kōya (黒い荒野?) December 1962 March 1962 Noboru Kawasaki
Kuroi Kōya (黒い荒野?) April 1962 August 1962 Keijirō Nochi × Noboru Kawasaki
Thunder Boy (サンダーボーイ?) April 1962 December 1963 Kōki Yokoyama
Dai-3 no Otoko (第3の男?) April 1962 December 1962 Suguru Horie
Fighter Takeshi (ファイター健?) May 1962 April 1963 Ippei Kyūsato × Tatsuo Yoshida
Yaji uma Kozō (やじ馬小僧?) September 1962 December 1963 Kazuo Maekawa
Shinsengumi (新鮮組?) January 1963 October 1963 Osamu Tezuka
Chikyū Taisen-tai (地球大戦隊?) January 1963 March 1963 Satoru Ozawa
Ō-kun (王くん?) January 1963 August 1963 Akaoni Yamane
Chi no Ninja (血の忍者?) 1963 (New Year's special issue) February 1963 Keijirō Nochi
Shōnen Rocket Butai (少年ロケット部隊?) March 1963 May 1963 Kōki Yokoyama
Moero Minami Jūjisei (燃えろ南十字星?) March 1963 May 1963 Akira Matsumoto
Hinomaru-kun (日の丸くん?) March 1963 September 1963 Rō Ōtomo
Tatsu Chinkun (タッちんくん?) March 1963 September 1963 Masami Kubota
Marē Byakko-tai (マレー白虎隊?) May 1963 December 1963 Ippei Kyūsato
Shinobi Yarō (忍び野郎?) June 1963 March 1964 Noboru Kawasaki
Zero Zero Shirei (ゼロゼロ指令?) September 1963 August 1965 Shōtarō Ishinomori
Taihei Haraji (太平原児?) September 1963 August 1965 Noboru Kawasaki
Keirei! Shinpei-kun (けいれい!しんぺいくん?) September 1963 July 1964 Akaoni • Aōni Yamane
Attama Shachō (アッタマ社長?) September 1963 February 1964 Terumi Fujiki
Big X (ビックX?) November 1963 February 1966 Osamu Tezuka
Fūunji-ken (風雲児ケン?, literally: "Lucky Adventure-ken") November 1963 April 1964 Hiroshi Kaiduka
Can-tarō (カン太朗?) January 1964 April 1965 Fujio Akatsuka
Yokoyama Kōki no Manga Kyōshitsu (横山光輝のマンガ教室?) January 1964 December 1964 Kōki Yokoyama
Shinobi Ōkami Hayate (忍び狼はやて?) April 1964 October 1964 Noboru Kawasaki
Nippon Kessaku Sentōki Series (日本傑作戦闘機シリーズ?) April 1964 November 1964 Sankiya Mochiduki
Daisuke 100-dan (大助100段?) April 1964 November 1964 Hiroshi Kaiduka
Terebi Kozō Teresuke (テレビ小僧テレスケ?) May 1964 December 1964 Shōtarō Ishinomori
Space Ace (宇宙エース?) June 1964 May 1966 Tatsuo Yoshida
Sanada Tsurugi Ryū (Dai 2 Bu) (真田剣流(第2部)?) September 1964 May 1965 Sanpei Shirato
Saikoro Korojo (さいころコロ助?) September 1964 July 1965 Katsumi Mashiko
Tonneru-kun (トンネルくん?) October 1964 December 1964 Sanpei Wachi
Shōnen Giants (少年ジャイアンツ?) November 1964 November 1966 Tetsuya Chiba
Tekinaka Toppa (敵中突破?) December 1964 December 1965 Sankiya Mochiduki

1965–1969[edit]

Shōnen Book announces more series. Interestingly, a video game of Obake no Q-tarō was released in the States as Chubby Cherub. Shōnen Book closed, and was replaced with the off-shoot: Bessatsu Shōnen Jump.

Manga First Issue Last Issue Creator
Jungle King (ジャングル・キング?) January 1965 December 1965 Noboru Kawasaki × Shin'ichi Sekizawa
Fight Kyōdai (ファイト兄弟?) January 1965 December 1966 Hiroshi Kaiduka
Kon Taira-tō (コン平党?) January 1965 March 1966 Kobushi Morita
Uchū-sen Red Shāku (宇宙船レッドシャーク?) April 1965 March 1967 Kōki Yokoyama
Nandemo Yarō Akatsuka-kun (なんでもやろうアカツカくん?) May 1965 December 1965 Fujio Akatsuka
Fūma (風魔?) September 1965 August 1966 Sanpei Shirato
Umi no Ōji Tantan (海の王子タンタン?) September 1965 December 1967 Yukiosu Izumi
Jiro Kichi (ジロキチ?) October 1965 April 1966 Fujiko Fujio
Kenedeī Kishidan (ケネディー騎士団?) January 1966 April 1967 Sankiya Mochiduki
Flying Guben (フライング・ベン?) February 1966 October 1967 Osamu Tezuka
Kaitō ½ Mensō (怪盗½面相?) April 1966 July 1966 Fujio Akatsuka
Kizō Tengai (奇憎天外?) April 1966 July 1967 Kobushi Morita
Tenteko Manyūki (てんてこ漫遊記?) May 1966 December 1966 Akira Fujikawa × Yōhei Yamaji
Mach GoGoGo (マッハGoGoGo?) June 1966 May 1968 Tatsuo Yoshida
Yūsei Kamen (遊星仮面?) July 1966 March 1967 Osamu Kittaka × Nobuo Hitoshi
Skies 5 (スカイヤーズ5?) September 1966 June 1968 Noboru Kawasaki
Jungle Prince (ジャングル・プリンス?) November 1966 June 1967 Jōji Kōnami
Ganbare Shōnen Giants (がんばれ少年ジャイアンツ?) January 1967 February 1968 Tetsuya Chiba
1·2 Sakusen (1・2作戦?) January 1967 January 1968 Hiroshi Kaiduka
Chintara Kami-chan (チンタラ神ちゃん?) January 1967 December 1967 Fujiko Fujio
Ganbari Mashō (ガンバリまショウ?) January 1967 May 1967 Fujio Akatsuka
Obake no Q-tarō (オバケのQ太朗?) April 1967 June 1967 Fujiko Fujio
Chibi Futo-kun (チビ太くん?) June 1967 January 1969 Fujio Akatsuka
Chikyū 1 Oku 3-Nen (地球1億3年?) September 1967 December 1967 Hikari Asahioka
Donkkinko (ドッキンコ?) September 1967 June 1968 Shōtarō Ishinomori
Grand Dolls (グランドール?) January 1968 September 1968 Osamu Tezuka
Captain Scarlet (キャプテン・スカーレット?)[22] January 1968 August 1968 Hikari Asahioka
Manga Daigaku (マンガ大学?) January 1968 February 1968 Osamu Tezuka
Ninja Taikōki, Sengoku No. 1 (忍者太閤記・戦国NO.1?) February 1968 August 1968 Sachio Umemoto × Kazuya Fukumoto
Grand Prix Yarō (グランプリ野郎?) April 1968 April 1969 Kōki Yokoyama
Ninja Hattori-kun (忍者ハットリくん?) April 1968 May 1968 Fujiko Fujio
Tatakae! Mighty Jack (戦え!マイティジャック?) May 1968 December 1968 Yoshihiro Moritō
Kōsoku ESP (光速エスパー?) June 1968 April 1969 Reiji Matsumoto
Ryūsei Kyūdan (流星球団?) October 1968 April 1969 Sachio Umemoto × Kazuya Fukumoto
Vampire (Dai 2 Bu) (バンパイヤ(第2部)?) October 1968 April 1969 Osamu Tezuka
Kaikidai Sakusen (怪奇大作戦?) October 1968 March 1969 Jirō Kuwata × Tetsuo Kinjō
Manga Daigaku (マンガ大学?) January 1969 April 1969 Fujio Akatsuka
Chichi no Tamashii (父の魂?) April 1969 April 1969 (continued in Shōnen Jump) Hiroshi Kaiduka
Harenchi Gakuen (ハレンチ学園?) April 1969 April 1969 (continued in Shōnen Jump) Gō Nagai
Otoko no Jōken (男の条件?) April 1969 April 1969 (continued in Shōnen Jump) Noboru Kawasaki × Ikki Kajiwara

Light novel and monogatari series[edit]

Shōnen Book, in addition to the manga titles, featured many Light novels and Monogatari (Picture stories).

1950s[edit]

1959[edit]

Light Novel First Issue Last Issue Creator
Shōnen Flash (少年フラッシュ?) August 1959 [18] March 1960 [2] Sōya Yamakawa
Maboroshi Zukin (まぼろし頭巾?) September 1959 [13] February 1960 [23] Kinya Ueki
Kondoru Tani no Himitsu (コンドル谷の秘密?) November 1959 [24] October 1960 [25] Takeo Kakuda × Fumiya Yoshida

1960s[edit]

1960–1963[edit]

Light Novel/Monogatari First Issue Last Issue Creator
Jūgoya Shiro no Oni (十五夜城の鬼?) January 1960 December 1960 Saburō Shibata × Tokutarō Tamai
Ano Kage wo Oe (あの影を追え?) January 1960 December 1960 Jūsan Futaba × Toshio, Kōsei Saitō
Roketto Ryū-chan (ロケット竜ちゃん?) January 1960 June 1960 Rei Kido × Kei Wakana
Kinsei Tankentai (金星探検隊?) April 1960 May 1960 Teīchirō Kawara
Takeshi Gei Hiden (武芸秘伝?) April 1960 August 1960 Tetsutarō Ōba × Hidemi Kobayashi
Taiheiyōsensō Monogatari (太平洋戦争物語?) November 1960 December 1960 Yoshirō Akinaga × Kōichi Heiya
Taiheiyōsensō Monogatari (太平洋戦争物語?) January 1961 March 1962 Yoshirō Akinaga × Shigeru Komatsuzaki
Sengoku Shōnen tō Hoshizora Dōji (戦国少年党 星空童子?) January 1964 August 1964 Torao Tanabe × Kei Wakana
Panda no Mazō (パンダの魔像?) April 1964 November 1964 Takeo Kakuda × Fumiya Yoshida
Rawhide (ローハイド?) July 1964 March 1965 Teruo Sudō × Koku Fujio
Himitsu Kikan Z (秘密機関Z?) January 1965 August 1965 Teruo Sudō × Kōichi Somekawa
Kitakaze Shirō Katsuyaku Series (北風四郎活躍シリーズ?) January 1965 August 1965 Shikahei Minamida × Toshifumi Sakamoto
Taiheiyōsensō Monogatari (Dai 2 Bu) (太平洋戦争物語(第2部)?) April 1962 December 1962 Yoshirō Akinaga × Shigeru Komatsuzaki
Kenjū Tenshi (拳銃天使?) September 1965 March 1966 Haruhiko Daiyabu × Hideo Nakamura
Tobiccho Shō Hōshi (とびっちょ小法師?) September 1965 December 1965 Keisan Kurobe × Takashi Minami
Himit Sushirei (秘密指令?) September 1965 December 1965 Shikahei Minamida × Toshifumi Sakamoto
Seibu Kettō Series (西部決闘シリーズ?) September 1965 November 1965 Teruo Sudō × Hiroshi Maruyama
Tamutamu no Bōken (タムタムの冒険?) January 1966 June 1966 Tarō Yamamoto × Shōtarō Ishinomori
Kagaku Sen Sen, Taihei Yōsensō Monogatari (科学戦戦・太平洋戦争物語?) January 1963 August 1963 Yoshirō Akinaga × Shigeru Komatsuzaki
Nippon G7-Gō (日本G7号?) April 1966 May 1967 Saotto Makinichi × Fumiya Yoshida
Nirui Manrui (二塁満塁?) April 1966 August 1966 Hiroshi Sunada × Kei Wakana
Nikumarekko Monogatari (にくまれっこ物語?) July 1966 December 1966 Tarō Yamamoto × Shōtarō Ishinomori
Dainiji Taisen (第二次大戦?) September 1966 December 1966 Tōboku Fujī × Shigeru Komatsuzaki

1964–1968[edit]

Light Novel/Monogatari First Issue Last Issue Creator
Chansu Wotsukamō (チャンスをつかもう?) April 1964 June 1965 Tetsuya, Hoka Moroboshi
Shichi Shiki Sentōki (七〇式戦闘機?) June 1965 December 1965 Tōboku Fujī × Shigeru Komatsuzaki
Shichi Shiki Sentōki (Dai 2 Bu) Chōheiki Satan (七〇式戦闘機(第2部)超兵器サターン?) January 1966 May 1966 Tōboku Fujī × Shigeru Komatsuzaki
SF Thriller Series (SFスリラーシリーズ?) January 1966 December 1966 Masami Fukushima
Doryoku Yūjō Shōri (努力 友情 勝利?) April 1966 March 1967 (canceled) Unknown writer
Skyers 5 (スカイヤーズ5?) September 1966 June 1968 Noboru Kawasaki
SF Monogatari (SF絵物語?) January 1967 June 1967 Masami Fukushima × Kyōtsuna, Hoka Maemura
Ganbare Giants (がんばれジャイアンツ?) January 1967 December 1967 Masanori Ochi × Hideo Nakamura
Susume! Giants (進め!ジャイアンツ?) February 1968 December 1968 Masanori Ochi × Hideo Nakamura

References and footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Table of Contents". Shōnen Book (in Japanese) (Shueisha) 1 (1). March 1958. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Table of Contents". Shōnen Book (in Japanese) (Shueisha) 3 (18). March 1960. 
  3. ^ "Table of Contents". Shōnen Book (in Japanese) (Shueisha) 1 (2). April 1958. 
  4. ^ "Table of Contents". Shōnen Book (in Japanese) (Shueisha) 1 (4). June 1958. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Table of Contents". Shōnen Book (in Japanese) (Shueisha) 3 (21). June 1960. 
  6. ^ "Smooth Pitcher: Professional Baseball Compilation"
  7. ^ "Table of Contents". Shōnen Book (in Japanese) (Shueisha) 1 (6). August 1958. 
  8. ^ "Table of Contents". Shōnen Book (in Japanese) (Shueisha) 2 (7). January 1959. 
  9. ^ a b "Table of Contents". Shōnen Book (in Japanese) (Shueisha) 2 (9). March 1959. 
  10. ^ a b "Table of Contents". Shōnen Book (in Japanese) (Shueisha) 2 (15). December 1959. 
  11. ^ "Table of Contents". Shōnen Book (in Japanese) (Shueisha) 2 (10). June 1959. 
  12. ^ "Table of Contents". Shōnen Book (in Japanese) (Shueisha) 2 (11). July 1959. 
  13. ^ a b "Table of Contents". Shōnen Book (in Japanese) (Shueisha) 2 (12). September 1959. 
  14. ^ "Table of Contents". Shōnen Book (in Japanese) (Shueisha) 2 (12). September 1959. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f "Table of Contents". Shōnen Book (in Japanese) (Shueisha) 3 (23). August 1960. 
  16. ^ "Table of Contents". Shōnen Book (in Japanese) (Shueisha) 2 (13). October 1959. 
  17. ^ a b c d "Table of Contents". Shōnen Book (in Japanese) (Shueisha) 3 (20). May 1960. 
  18. ^ a b c d e "Table of Contents". Shōnen Book (in Japanese) (Shueisha) 3 (16). January 1960. 
  19. ^ a b c "Table of Contents". Shōnen Book (in Japanese) (Shueisha) 3 (19). April 1960. 
  20. ^ "Table of Contents". Shōnen Book (in Japanese) (Shueisha) 3 (22). July 1960. 
  21. ^ "Table of Contents". Shōnen Book (in Japanese) (Shueisha) 3 (24). September 1960. 
  22. ^ Manga adaption of the United Kingdom TV series.
  23. ^ "Table of Contents". Shōnen Book (in Japanese) (Shueisha) 3 (17). February 1960. 
  24. ^ "Table of Contents". Shōnen Book (in Japanese) (Shueisha) 2 (14). November 1959. 
  25. ^ "Table of Contents". Shōnen Book (in Japanese) (Shueisha) 3 (25). October 1960.