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Shogakukan (小学館 Shōgakukan) is a Japanese publisher of dictionaries, literature, manga, non-fiction, DVDs, and other media in Japan.
Shogakukan founded Shueisha, which also founded Hakusensha. These are three separate companies, but are together called the Hitotsubashi Group, one of the largest publishing groups in Japan. Shogakukan is located in the Shogakukan Building in Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, and the other two companies are located in the same ward.
Shogakukan in the United States 
Shogakukan, along with Shueisha, owns Viz Media, which publishes manga from both companies in the United States.
Shogakukan's licensing arm in North America was ShoPro Entertainment; it was merged into Viz Media in 2005.
Shogakukan's production arm is Shogakukan Productions Co.,Ltd. (now Shogakukan Shueisha Productions).
In March 2010 it was announced that Shogakukan would partner with the American comics publisher Fantagraphics to issue a line of manga to be edited by Matt Thorn.
Shogakukan in Europe 
In Europe, manga from Shōgakukan and Shūeisha are published by local publishers such like Pika Édition, Ki-oon or Kazé for the french market - Kazé, Carlsen, Tokyopop for the german market... Shōgakukan, Shūeisha and ShoPro are companies owned by the consortium Hitotsubashi. The japanese big company made two joint ventures named Vizmedia in the USA and Vizmedia Europe in UE. Vizmedia Europe bought in 2009 Kazé Group whose activities are mainly publishing manga and home video for the french and german market. Vizmedia Europe manage those labels created by Kazé Animé: Kazé Manga, KZplay, KZTV and by Anime Visionen: Anime on Demand , Kazé Deutshland... 
List of magazines published by Shogakukan 
Manga magazines 
Male oriented manga magazines 
- Children's manga magazines
- Shōnen manga magazines
- Seinen manga magazines
Female oriented manga magazines 
- Shōjo manga magazines
- Josei manga magazines
Fashion magazines 
List of manga published by Shogakukan 
See also 
New Manga Awards 
Shogakukan has awards for amateur manga artists who want to become professional. It allows people to either send in their manga by mail or bring it in to an editor.
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