Gutsoon! Entertainment

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Gutsoon! Entertainment, Inc. is a now defunct publisher of English translated manga. The company, headquartered in Encino, Los Angeles,[1] served as the US subsidiary of Coamix, which was founded by Nobuhiko Horie and manga artist Tsukasa Hojo. The company published the English manga anthology Raijin Comics, a U.S. equivalent to the Japanese Weekly Comic Bunch and published many of the same titles (Fist of the Blue Sky and City Hunter), as well titles from other magazines such as the Japanese Weekly Shōnen Jump. Raijin Comics began as a weekly magazine with its first issue (dated December 18, 2002), but switched to being a monthly publication beginning with its 36th issue (dated September 2003). Gutsoon! also published a companion magazine to Raijin Comics, titled Raijin Game & Anime (originally called Fujin Magazine), which lasted only 20 issues before being merged into the pages of Raijin Comics. The collected volumes of Raijin Comics titles were published under the Raijin Graphic Novels imprint. Raijin Comics also has a mascot called "Raijin Maru". Before the company's fall they were also planning to make a shōjo manga magazine called Smile Magazine.

On March 15, 2004, Gutsoon! announced that they will be placing their Rajin Comics brand on hiatus. Raijin Comics ceased publication with its July 2004 issue (issue #46) and the Raijin Graphic Novels line was subsequently cancelled as well.

Titles published by Gutsoon![edit]

Slam Dunk

RAIJIN Collection[edit]

Some volumes of Raijin Comics were only published in Japan. These were called Raijin Collection volumes and were in large phone book magazine issues. Another line like Raijin Collection would be Shueisha Jump Remix. The list below has all the manga by the Raijin Collection label:


  1. ^ "Terms of Use." Raijin Comics. February 6, 2003. Retrieved June 17, 2011. "To seek our permission, you may write to Gutsoon! Entertainment, Inc., 17547 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 304, Encino, CA 91316"

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