Gundam Ace

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Gundam Ace
Gundam Ace magazine.png
Chief EditorHideaki Kobayashi
CategoriesSeinen manga[1]
FrequencyQuarterly (Vol. 1–3)
Bimonthly (Vol. 4–9)
Monthly (from vol. 10)
Circulation120,000 (2017)[2]
First issueJune 25, 2001 (August 2001)
CompanyKadokawa Shoten
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
WebsiteGundam Base

Gundam Ace (ガンダムエース, Gandamu Eesu) is a monthly Japanese shōnen manga magazine published by Kadokawa Shoten. It largely focuses on the Gundam franchise. There was a Chinese version published by Kadokawa Media (Taiwan) Co., Ltd, discontinued in 2008.

Overview[edit]

Gundam Ace started as a quarterly publication from vol.1 to 3, moved to a bi-monthly publication from vol.4, and on April 25, 2003 (with vol.10) it became a monthly publication. The producer is Shinichirou Inoue of Kadokawa Shoten who also produces Newtype and Shonen Ace. The chief editor is Hideaki Kobayashi.

The magazine contains a number of common features found in official fan magazines, including news on upcoming Gundam series and merchandise.

Currently serialized titles[edit]

Featured manga[edit]

Many of the manga titles running in the magazine serve as promotion (adaptations based on recent games, animated series side stories, etc.) or parody the Gundam series/fandom.

Non-manga columns[edit]

  • Data Gundam
  • Ages of Gundam
  • Okawara Factory
  • Gundam Goods Navigation
  • Gundam Game Information
  • GUNDAM"ACE"FIX
  • GAME'S MSV

Giveaways[edit]

Most issues of Gundam Ace contain at least one 'free gift' item. These may be used to promote a current Gundam work or based on original manga appearing in the magazine. In the three months leading up to the premiere of Mobile Suit Gundam 00, the magazine gave away a 00 pencil board, sticker sheet and poster. A continuing series has been keychains depicting Mobile Suit Gundam characters as chickens, based on a popular manga of the same concept. Other items given away include CM collection CD-ROMs, exclusive alternate manga cover sleeves and cardboard calendar cubes.

Circulation[edit]

Time period Monthly circulation Sales Revenue (JPY)[3][4] Revenue (USD)
2004 211,416[5] 2,536,992 ¥1,775,894,400 $153,365,850
2005 209,292[5] 2,511,504 ¥1,758,052,800
2006 195,500[5] 2,346,000 ¥1,642,200,000
2007 184,750[6] 2,217,000 ¥1,551,900,000
April 2008 to June 2008 180,000[7] 540,000 ¥378,000,000
July 2008 to September 2008 175,000[8] 525,000 ¥367,500,000
October 2008 to September 2009 161,417[1] 1,937,004 ¥1,355,902,800
October 2009 to September 2010 135,417[9] 1,625,004 ¥1,355,902,800
October 2010 to September 2011 133,584[10] 1,603,008 ¥1,122,105,600
October 2011 to September 2012 110,667[11] 1,328,004 ¥929,602,800
October 2012 to September 2013 120,000[12] 1,440,000 ¥1,008,000,000 $19,028,781
October 2013 to September 2014 120,000[13] 1,440,000 ¥1,008,000,000
October 2014 to September 2015 120,000[14] 1,440,000 ¥1,008,000,000 $18,530,621
October 2015 to September 2016 120,000[15] 1,440,000 ¥1,008,000,000
October 2016 to September 2017 120,000[2] 1,440,000 ¥1,008,000,000 $8,986,360
Total known sales 22,337,266 ¥17,277,061,200 $199,911,612

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2009 Japanese Manga Magazine Circulation Numbers". Anime News Network. January 18, 2010. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "JMPAマガジンデータ : 男性 コミック". Japan Magazine Publishing Association. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "The "Gundam Ace April 2017 Issue" on sale now!". GUNDAM.INFO: The official Gundam news and video portal. February 25, 2017. Price: 700 yen
  4. ^ "The "Monthly Gundam Ace July 2018 Issue" Now on Sale!". GUNDAM.INFO: The official Gundam news and video portal. May 26, 2018. Special price: 700 yen
  5. ^ a b c "Manga Anthology Circulations 2004-2006". ComiPress.
  6. ^ "社団法人 日本雑誌協会". Japanese Magazine Publishers Association. February 12, 2008.
  7. ^ "Men's Manga". Japanese Magazine Publishers Association. June 2008. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  8. ^ "Men's Manga". Japanese Magazine Publishers Association. September 2008. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  9. ^ "2010 Japanese Manga Magazine Circulation Numbers". Anime News Network. January 17, 2011.
  10. ^ "JMPAマガジンデータ : 男性 コミック". Japan Magazine Publishing Association. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  11. ^ "JMPAマガジンデータ : 男性 コミック". Japan Magazine Publishing Association. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  12. ^ "JMPAマガジンデータ : 男性 コミック". Japan Magazine Publishing Association. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
  13. ^ "JMPAマガジンデータ : 男性 コミック". Japan Magazine Publishing Association. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
  14. ^ "JMPAマガジンデータ : 男性 コミック". Japan Magazine Publishing Association. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  15. ^ "JMPAマガジンデータ : 男性 コミック". Japan Magazine Publishing Association. Retrieved November 9, 2017.

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