4koma Manga Kingdom
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4koma Manga Kingdom (4コマまんが王国 Yonkoma Manga Ōkoku?, lit. "Four-Panel Manga Kingdom") is a series of yonkoma manga parody anthologies written and illustrated by various artists and published by Futabasha, based on various video game series such as Mario and The Legend of Zelda.
Changes of series
- Futabasha started out publishing the comics "Famicom adventure Game Book" about game software around 1986. Meanwhile the manga "4koma Manga Theater" released by ENIX started to gain popularity leading to the release of "4koma Manga Kingdom" in 1991. Ryo Sasaki designed the cover of the first edition and kept playing an active part in the creation of the following issues.
- The team who was working on the editions of this yonkoma was not definitely manned and so the artists were changing as the company was making new hiring. Around 1993 the starting artists were replaced by writers influenced by the golden age. Some of the leading artists were Ryo Sasaki, Satomi Nakamura, Noboru Matsuyama, Moritayasuhiro and Fukuhara-kun.
- The 4koma Manga Kingdom started to gain popularity and grew further after the release of its first magazine in March 1993.
- An early work may think that all treat the game software of SuperMario or Nintendo mostly. "SuperMario 4koma Manga Kingdom" treating especially SuperMario is proud of the notability and the popularity on a par with "SuperMario 4koma Manga Theater" of 4koma Manga Theater.
- "Mario 4koma" of 4koma Manga Kingdom has the gag of the grade which does not break the image of a character in a position contrastive with it to main 4koma Manga Theater. So, burst-of-laughter NETA was also abundant and many individual writers had gathered. However, in volumes 5-7, the unprecedented situation where two great work houses of Satomi Nakamura and Moritayasuhiro in which popularity was brought together those days monopolized space mostly occurred, and the place where other manga artists play an active part was restricted.
- Although the big hit of Pokémon was received from 1996 and much 4koma manga comics of Pokémon was published from the other company, only why or Futabasha has not published. This has a certain back situation which is not published, and is spoken about as it was not able to publish.
- Since it was the time when the conventional prime writer camp and the writer camp which newly entered were intermingled during 1997 after 1996, it showed the climax exceeding the golden age before 1996. 4koma manga comics of all game software, such as SuperMario 64, Donkey Kong, Puyopuyo, and Kirby, is published one after another, the all are very high quality and the comics roaring with laughter are carried solemnly. It can be said that it was the golden age when the good members of a writer had gathered, without treating some writers favorably superfluously. Shizuma Azuma, Yoshilazu, etc. are playing an active part in the writer into whom Satomi Nakamura newly entered in the senior writer.
- Famicom 4koma Manga Kingdom 1-3
- RPG 4koma Manga Kingdom
- Wizardry 4koma Manga Kingdom
- Super Mario 4koma Manga Kingdom 1-7
- Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun 4koma Manga Kingdom
- Ganbare Goemon 4koma Manga Kingdom
- Momotaro Densetsu 4koma Manga Kingdom
- The Legend of Zelda 4koma Manga Kingdom 1-2
- Hanjuku Hero 4koma Manga Kingdom
- Bomberman 4koma Manga Kingdom 1-4
- Street Fighter 4koma Manga Kingdom 1-4
- Fire Emblem 4koma Manga Kingdom
- Fatal Fury Special 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Hoshi no Kirby 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Mother2 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Donkey Kong Country 4Koma Manga Kingdom 1-3
- Shin Samurai Spirits 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Battle Arena Toshinden 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Super Mario: Yoshi's Island 4Koma Manga Kingdom 1-2
- Tekken 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Tactics Ogre 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Beyond the Beyond - Harukanaru e Kanaan 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Fujimaru Jigoku-hen 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Street Fighter Zero 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Vampire Hunter 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Super Mario 64 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Puyo Puyo 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Mario Kart 64 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Baku Bomberman 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Ganbare Goemon 4Koma Manga Journey
- Yoshi's Story 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Mario Party 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Ogre Battle 64 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Mario Party 2 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Kirby 64 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Korokoro Kirby 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Mario Party 3 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- The Legend of Zelda: Fushigi no Konomi 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Luigi's Mansion 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Tomato Adventure 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Dōbutsu no Mori + 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Dobutsu Bancho 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Monster Farm Advance 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Fire Emblem: Fūin no Tsurugi 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Super Mario Sunshine 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- The Legend of Zelda: Kamigami no Triforce 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Dōbutsu no Mori e+ 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Kirby Air Ride 4Koma Manga Kingdom
- Rockman X7 4Koma Manga Kingdom 4Koma Manga Kingdom