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Shogakukan Inc.
株式会社 小学館
Shogakukan logo
Parent company Hitotsubashi Group
Founded August 8, 1922
Founder Takeo Ōga
Country of origin Japan
Headquarters location 〒101-8001
Tokyo-to, Chiyoda-ku
Hitotsubashi 2-3-1
Key people Masahiro Ōga (president)
Publication types Magazines, manga, picture books, light novels, educational books, reference books, other books
Number of employees 792 (as of June 15, 2010)
Official website

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[edit]

Headquarters of Shogakukan in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

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-Shueisha Productions Co., Ltd. (previously Shogakukan Productions Co.,Ltd.)

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.[1]

Shogakukan in Europe[edit]

In Europe, manga from Shōgakukan and Shūeisha are published by local publishers such like Pika Édition, Ki-oon or Kazé for the French market, and Kazé, Carlsen or Tokyopop for the German market. Shogakukan, Shueisha and ShoPro have made a joint venture named Viz Media Europe.[2] Viz Media Europe bought in 2009 the French Kazé Group whose activities are mainly publishing manga and home video for the French and German market.[3]

List of magazines published by Shogakukan[edit]

Manga magazines[edit]

Male oriented manga magazines[edit]

Children's manga magazines
  • CoroCoro Comic (Since 1977)
  • Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic (Since 1981)
  • CoroCoro Ichiban! (Since 2005)
Shōnen manga magazines
Seinen manga magazines

Female oriented manga magazines[edit]

Shōjo manga magazines
Josei manga magazines

Fashion magazines[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Deppey, Dirk (March 8, 2010). "Journalista reputation-destroying extra: Four years’ work". Journalista!. The Comics Journal. Retrieved 8 March 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ Vizmedia Europe rachète le groupe Kazé
  3. ^ Organisation du groupe Vizmedia Europe
  4. ^ "Rinka". (in French). Retrieved November 23, 2014. 

New Manga Awards[edit]

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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