Gaku: Minna no Yama

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Gaku: Minna no Yama
Gaku Vol 1.JPG
Gaku: Minna no Yama volume 1 published by Shogakukan
岳 みんなの山
Genre Adventure
Manga
Written by Shin'ichi Ishizuka
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Big Comic Original
Original run April 2003February 2012
Volumes 18
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Gaku: Minna no Yama (岳 みんなの山?, lit. "Peak: Everyone's Mountain") is a Japanese mountaineering manga written and illustrated by Shin'ichi Ishizuka. It has been serialized by Shogakukan in Big Comic Original since 2003, and collected in eighteen bound volumes. It depicts the adventures of a volunteer with an alpine search and rescue team in the Japanese Alps. Gaku: Minna no Yama received the 2008 Manga Taisho ("Cartoon Grand Prize") and the 2009 Shogakukan Manga Award for general manga. A movie based on Gaku was released on May 7, 2011. [1]

Manga[edit]

Gaku: Minna no Yama is written and illustrated by Shin'ichi Ishizuka and was first published by Shogakukan in the seinen (aimed at younger adult men) manga magazine Big Comic Original in 2003 issue 19. It was serialized irregularly until July 2007, when it moved to a weekly schedule. The serial chapters have been collected in eighteentankōbon volumes, titled Gaku ("Peak") without the subtitle used on the serialized numbers. The series is licensed in Taiwan by Sharp Point Press.[2]

No. Release date ISBN
1 26 April 2005[3] ISBN 4-09-187571-8
2 29 September 2006[4] ISBN 4-09-180730-5
3 26 December 2006[5] ISBN 4-09-181003-9
4 24 April 2007[6] ISBN 978-4-09-181207-0
5 28 September 2007[7] ISBN 978-4-09-181470-8
6 30 January 2008[8] ISBN 978-4-09-181719-8
7 30 June 2008[9] ISBN 978-4-09-182029-7
8 28 November 2008[10] ISBN 978-4-09-182248-2
9 27 February 2009[11] ISBN 978-4-09-182380-9
10 28 August 2009[12] ISBN 978-4-09-182590-2
11 27 February 2010[13] ISBN 978-4-09-183073-9
12 30 June 2010[14] ISBN 978-4-09-183218-4
13 30 November 2010[15] ISBN 978-4-09-183527-7
14 28 April 2011[16] ISBN 978-4-09-183819-3
15 30 September 2011 ISBN 978-4-09-184085-1
16 29 February 2012 ISBN 978-4-09-184277-0
17 30 July 2012 ISBN 978-4-09-184645-7
18 30 August 2012 ISBN 978-4-09-184707-2

Reception[edit]

Gaku: Minna no Yama is a best-seller in Japan—for example, volume six reached number 6 on the Tohan Comic Ranking,[17] volume seven also reached number 6,[18] volume eight reached number 14[19] and remained at number 16 the following week,[20] and volume 9 debuted at number 26[21] before rising to number 17 the following week.[22] The series was featured by Da Vinci magazine as the Platinum Book of the Month for April 2007.[23]

Gaku: Minna no Yama received the first annual Manga Taisho ("Cartoon Grand Prize") in 2008,[24] and the 2009 Shogakukan Manga Award for general manga.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "News: Gaku, English Pokemon BW & SoraKake Promos Streamed". Anime News Network. 3 February 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "岳(01)" (in Chinese). books.com.tw. Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  3. ^ "小学館: コミック 「岳 みんなの山 1」" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "小学館: コミック 「岳 みんなの山 2」" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "小学館: コミック 「岳 みんなの山 3」" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  6. ^ "小学館: コミック 「岳 みんなの山 4」" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  7. ^ "小学館: コミック 「岳 みんなの山 5」" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  8. ^ "小学館: コミック 「岳 みんなの山 6」" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  9. ^ "小学館: コミック 「岳 みんなの山 7」" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  10. ^ "小学館: コミック 「岳 みんなの山 8」" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  11. ^ "小学館: コミック 「岳 みんなの山 9」" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  12. ^ "小学館: コミック 「岳 みんなの山 10」" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 22 October 2009. 
  13. ^ "小学館: コミック 「岳 みんなの山 11」" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 20 April 2010. 
  14. ^ "小学館: コミック 「岳 みんなの山 12」" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 13 July 2010. 
  15. ^ "小学館: コミック 「岳 みんなの山 13」" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  16. ^ "小学館: コミック 「岳 みんなの山 14」" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  17. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, January 29–February 4". Anime News Network. 6 February 2008. Retrieved 23 January 2009. 
  18. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, July 1–7". Anime News Network. 16 July 2008. Retrieved 23 January 2009. 
  19. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, November 26-December 2". Anime News Network. 11 December 2008. Retrieved 23 January 2009. 
  20. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, December 3–9". Anime News Network. 12 December 2008. Retrieved 23 January 2009. 
  21. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, February 24-March 2". Anime News Network. 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  22. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, March 3–9". Anime News Network. 2009-03-18. Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  23. ^ ">雑誌「ダ·ヴィンチ」編集部がONLY ONEの"輝き"を保証する!「絶対はずさないプラチナ本」特集/ 楽天ブックス" (in Japanese). Media Factory. 7 March 2007. Retrieved 23 January 2009. 
  24. ^ "Shinichi Ishizuka Wins First Ever Manga Taisho for Gaku". Anime News Network. 31 March 2008. Retrieved 5 December 2008. 
  25. ^ "54th Shogakukan Manga Award Winners Announced". Anime News Network. 21 January 2009. Retrieved 22 January 2009. 

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