Monthly Afternoon

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Monthly Afternoon
Afternoon seinen manga magazine.png
Afternoon magazine.jpg
October, 2011 issue.
Editor Tatsuya Shishikura
Categories Seinen manga[1][2]
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 69,310[1]
(July-September, 2016)
Publisher Kodansha
First issue January 25, 1986
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Monthly Afternoon (月刊アフタヌーン, Gekkan Afutanūn) is a Japanese monthly seinen manga anthology published by Kodansha under the Afternoon line of magazines. The first issue was released with a cover date of January 25, 1986. Each issue typically has around thirty ongoing stories by various authors and runs about 800 pages. Afternoon has spawned many successful seinen manga series such as Oh My Goddess!, Genshiken, Blade of the Immortal and Big Windup! It is part of Kodansha's "1day" series, which also includes the magazines Morning and Evening. In its October 2008 issue, a spin-off magazine called good! Afternoon was announced to be launched.[3] [4]

Manga artists and series featured in Afternoon[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Men's Manga" (in Japanese). Japanese Magazine Publishers Association. September 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ Thompson, Jason (2007). Manga: The Complete Guide. Del Rey Books. p. 327-239. ISBN 978-0-345-48590-8. 
  3. ^ "Takahashi's Ice Blade Manga to Relaunch in Japan". Anime News Network. 2008-08-25. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
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