Monthly Sunday Gene-X

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Monthly Sunday GX
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Sunday GX cover.
Editor Akinobu Natsume
Categories Seinen manga
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 26,000 (2010)
First issue July 19, 2000
Company Shogakukan
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Website http://websunday.net/gx

Monthly Sunday Gene-X (Japanese: 月刊サンデーGENE-X Hepburn: 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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Current[edit]

Title Author Premiered
Able Akihiro Ito February 2013
Black Lagoon (ブラック・ラグーン?) Rei Hiroe May 2002
Blue, Blue, Atopos (碧き青のアトポス?) Hajime Yamamura October 2013
Butter Nut! (バターナッツ!?) Sukune Inugami March 2014
Destro 246 (デストロ246?) Keitarō Takahashi May 2012
Dōbutsu Zukan (どうぶつずかん?) Q-taro Hanamizawa July 2013
GJ Club (GJ部?) Aruya January 2013
Goban Machi no Shiro Yagi-san (五番街の白やぎさん?) Sakura Yuitsuki September 2013
Hakka Shōjo (薄花少女?) Yasuto Miura December 2014
Himitsu no Otome-chan (ひみつの乙女ちゃん?) Hinata Aoi January 2014
IS (Infinite Stratos) ( IS〈インフィニット・ストラトス〉?) Izuru Yumizuru, Homura Yuuki June 2013
Jigoku Ane (じごくあね?) Yū Yoshidamaru April 2014
Jinsei: Manga no Shō (人生〜マンガの章〜?) Seiji Matsuyama March 2014
JyaJya (ジャジャ?) Eno Akira October 2000
Nishi Muki My Room (西向きマイルーム?) Takeshi Wakasa, Miyuki Aramaki April 2013
Toki Wasure no Sute Hime: Tokio Engitan (時忘の捨姫-時緒縁起譚-?) Iku Sakaguchi, August 2013
Tokyo Karasu (東京カラス?) Hiroki Miyashita, Yūsuke Kozaki June 2012
Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabu Kome wa Machigatteiru. @comic (やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。@comic?) Naomichi Io January 2013
Yoi Machi Overload (宵街オーバーロード?) Tatsuhiko Ida January 2015
Zombie-chan (ゾンビチャン?) Etsuya Mashima April 2013

Former[edit]

Series Title Author Premiered Finished
Advent (アドベント?) Yumiko Harao June 2003 August 2004
Ai Kagi (あいカギ?) Sukune Inugami November 2009 September 2011
Angel Koukou (エンジェル高校?) Sukune Inugami September 2007 July 2009
Asuka @ Miraikei (アスカ@未来系?) Kazuhiko Shimamoto February 2009 July 2010
Bijo de Yajuu (美女で野獣?) Tatsuhiko Ida April 2002 March 2006
Binbō Shimai Monogatari (貧乏姉妹物語?) Izumi Kazuto May 2004 November 2006
Blade of the Phantom Master (新暗行御史?) Youn In-wan, Yang Kyung-il April 2001 September 2007
Code-EX Ichirō Sakaki, Yumiko Harao July 2007 July 2008
Dandelion (ダンデライオン?) Takayuki Otiai September 2000 April 2001
Dareka ga Kakkou to Naku (誰かがカッコゥと啼く?) Tatsuhiko Ida November 2006 June 2008
Destruction Princess (デス・プリ?) Hebisaku Yoshida November 2004 November 2006
Doctor and Daughter (ドクター&ドーター?) Youkihi November 2008 July 2011
Factory Z Shigeo Makino, Takashi Hirotsugu October 2002 August 2004
Fade Out Ikeda Takashi December 2000 April 2004
Girls Saurus DX (ガールズザウルスDX?) Kei Kusunoki January 2003 November 2008
Grimal (ぐりまる?) Hiroyuki Kaidō, Tomizawa Yoshihiko April 2008 October 2009
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?) Britney Hamada October 2010 June 2013
Hikari no Machi (ひかりのまち?) Inio Asano May 2004 February 2005
Hoero Pen (吼えろペン?) Kazuhiko Shimamoto August 2000 October 2004
Hoshikuzu Bangaichi (星屑番外地?) Tatsuhiko Ida July 2009 September 2010
Iron Man (鉄人?) Toshihiko Tahagi, Takayuki Otiai October 2001 September 2003
Jormungand (ヨルムンガンド?) Keitaro Takahashi May 2006 February 2012
Kamisama Dolls (神様ドォルズ?) Hajime Yamamura January 2007 March 2013
King of Cats (ネコの王?) Toshihiro Ono August 2000 August 2003
Ki Yasume Kotoba-kan (気やすめ言葉館?) Minako Fujino April 2001 December 2002
Koi Neko (コイネコ?) Mashima Etsuya October 2004 January 2013
Konohana Watashi Desu (この花はわたしです。?) Masahiko Kokuki, Yuka Jukuni August 2000 February 2004
Kyoukai Sensen (境界戦線?) Hajime Yamamura July 2003 November 2003
Let It Be!! (レットイットビー!!?) Mari Koizumi August 2000 November 2002
March Story Hyung Min Kim, Yang Kyung-il January 2008 February 2013
Masked Bowler (仮面ボウラー?) Takeshi Wakasa September 2009 September 2011
Mel Kano (メルカノ。?) Towa Oshima July 2005 June 2010
Prizona 6 (ぷりぞな6?) Ryunosuke Kingetsu, KOJINO August 2008 September 2010
Psycho Trader Chinami (サイコトレーダーちなみ?) Akihiro Kimura August 2000 July 2001
Purofaira Menko (プロファイラーめんこ?) Mao Onoda August 2008 May 2009
Rabuma Unten (ラブマウンテン?) Tomuo Fujina May 2008 June 2009
RahXephon (ラーゼフォン?) Yutaka Izubuchi, Takeaki Momose September 2001 December 2002
Rec (レック?) Hanamizawa Q-taro December 2002 April 2013
Ren'ai Distortion (恋愛ディストーション?) Sukune Inugami April 2012 August 2013
Rubbers 7 (ラバーズ7?) Sukune Inugami November 2002 May 2007
Seigi Keikan Monju (正義警官モンジュ?) Hiroki Miyashita December 2004 August 2011
Sei Moesu no Hakobune (聖モエスの方舟?) Nariko Enomoto October 2009 January 2013
Sekai Uniform (世界ユニ・フォーム?) Nariko Enomoto February 2008 February 2009
Shibuya Gadiangaruzu (渋谷ガーディアンガールズ?) Mari Koizumi March 2004 May 2006
Shin Hoero Pen (新吼えろペン?) Kazuhiko Shimamoto November 2004 August 2008
Shishi Boshi ki Girusutein (獣星記ギルステイン?) Naoyuki Sakai, Hisao Tamaki August 2000 October 2002
Shosei Katsuragi Shinjirou no Nichijou (書生葛木信二郎の日常?) Sanomichi Kurata December 2010 November 2014
Sleeping Planet (眠れる惑星?) Youkihi December 2004 November 2007
Spiritual Paradise (スピリチュアルぱらだいす?) Kouji Onodera May 2007 July 2009
Subarashii Sekai (素晴らしい世界?) Inio Asano June 2002 April 2004
Tenshi Dake ga Tsubasa (天使だけが翼を持っている?) Reiji Hagihara August 2000 October 2001
Tetsukko na 3 Shimai (鉄娘な3姉妹?) Seiji Matsuyama January 2009 December 2010
The Sleeper (ザ・スリーパー?) Fujihiko Hosono August 2000 August 2002
Welcome to River City (薬多江町へようこそ?) Youkihi November 2002 March 2004
Trafficker (トラフィッカー?) Yasunori Mitsunaga January 2001 July 2002
Tsuri Chichi Nagisa (釣りチチ・渚?) Masaki Satou April 2009 March 2012
Wake Up! Tokihiko Matsuura November 2000 January 2003
Westwood Vibrato Youn In-wan, Kim Sun Hee May 2010 2012
Yamagata Scream (山形スクリーム?) Imatani Tecchu December 2008 June 2009
Yarujene (やるじぇね?) Tomuo Fujina September 2009 July 2010

Circulation[edit]

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

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ "月刊サンデーGX(ジェネックス) HPへようこそ". Editors's diary (in Japanese). Shogakukan. 2000-06-07. Retrieved 2006-08-08. 
  2. ^ There are also three non-consecutive "Sunday the 19th" in leap years starting on Wednesday.

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