Asuka (magazine)

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Cover of the magazine's July 2008 issue
CategoriesShōjo manga[1]
  • Monthly (1985–2021)[2]
  • Bimonthly (2021–present)[3]
  • 70,000[4]
  • (Oct 2018 – Sept 2019)
CompanyKadokawa Shoten
Based inTokyo

Asuka (あすか), formerly Monthly Asuka (月刊あすか, Gekkan Asuka),[3] is a bimonthly Japanese shōjo manga magazine published by Kadokawa Shoten.[5] The magazine was established in 1985.[2] It is released on the 24th of every odd-numbered month as of May 2021.[3] Much like its sibling publication Shōnen Ace, it places some emphasis on anime tie-ins and spinoffs. Manga serialized in Asuka are published in tankōbon format under the Asuka Comics imprint.

Notable manga artists and series featured in Asuka[edit]

Related magazines[edit]


  1. ^ Thompson, Jason (2007). Manga: The Complete Guide. Del Rey Books. p. xxiii-xxiv. ISBN 978-0-345-48590-8.
  2. ^ a b 月刊ASUKA [あすか]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  3. ^ a b c ASUKAが“宝物のようなマンガを届ける”ため隔月刊にリニューアル、新連載も3本始動. Comic Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. 24 May 2021. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  4. ^ JMPAマガジンデータ : 【女性】 少女向けコミック誌. JMPA (in Japanese). Japan Magazine Publishers Association. Archived from the original on 22 February 2020. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Asuka". Digital Daijisen Plus (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 26 May 2021 – via Kotobank.

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