Big Comic Spirits

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Big Comic Spirits
Big comic spirits 2007 cover.jpg
June 25, 2007 issue of Big Comic Spirits featuring model Aki Hoshino
CategoriesSeinen manga[1][2]
FrequencyWeekly
Circulation150,000[1]
(July-September, 2016)
First issueOctober 14, 1980
CompanyShogakukan
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
Websitespi-net.jp

Big Comic Spirits (ビッグコミックスピリッツ, Biggu Komikku Supirittsu) is a weekly Japanese seinen manga magazine published by Shogakukan. The first issue was published on October 14, 1980. Food, sports, romance and business are recurring themes in the magazine, and the stories often question conventional values. The magazine is published every Monday. Circulation in 2008 averaged over 300,000 copies, but by 2015 had dropped to 168,250.[3] In 2009 Shogakukan launched a new sister magazine, Monthly Big Comic Spirits.

History[edit]

Big Comic Spirits launched on October 14, 1980 as a monthly magazine. The following June, it changed to a semimonthly magazine published on the 15th and 30th days of each month. Beginning in April 1986, the magazine became weekly, with new issues published every Monday.

Currently running manga series[edit]

Notable manga artists and series featured[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Men's Manga" (in Japanese). Japanese Magazine Publishers Association. September 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  2. ^ Jason Thompson (2007). Manga: The Complete Guide. Del Rey Books. p. xxiii-xxiv. ISBN 978-0-345-48590-8.
  3. ^ Japan Magazine Publishers Association Magazine Data 2008 Archived March 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Kamen Rider W Tokusatsu Show Gets Sequel Project". Anime News Network. 2017-06-28. Retrieved 2017-07-04.
  5. ^ "Kamen Rider W Sequel Project is Manga by Riku Sanjo, Masaki Satou". Anime News Network. 2017-07-03. Retrieved 2017-07-04.
  6. ^ "二人で一人の"彼ら"の新しい物語。その名も『風都探偵』 週刊ビッグコミックスピリッツで8月連載スタート!" (in Japanese). Toei Company. 2017-07-03. Retrieved 2017-07-04.

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