Monthly Shōnen Rival

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Monthly Shōnen Rival
Monthly Shonen Rival September 2009 cover.jpg
Categories Shōnen manga[1]
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 48,000 (2013)[1]
Publisher Kodansha
First issue April 4, 2008
Final issue June 4, 2014
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Website Official website archived

Monthly Shōnen Rival (Japanese: 月刊少年ライバル, Hepburn: Gekkan Shounen Raibaru) was a Japanese monthly shōnen manga magazine by Kodansha that ran from April 4, 2008 to June 4, 2014. It was issued on the 4th of every month.

As with Shueisha's Jump SQ. and Shogakukan's Monthly Shōnen Sunday, it is aimed at late teens and people in early twenties.

Shōnen Rival was a replacement of the Comic BonBon, which ended in December 2007 due to decline in interest. Shonen Rival followed the same fate and due to decline in interest the final issue is to be released in June 4, 2014. Kodansha noted that it is reassessing its manga magazine lineup to aim for more growth, in seek of other success titles like Attack on Titan. To that end, it stop publication on Monthly Shōnen Rival and conducting research for the new magazine that will replace Shōnen Rival. [2]

Though most of the series had managed to end by the final issue, all unfinished series were transferred to online platforms such as Manga Box and New Comic Research Institute (新雑誌研究所, Shin Zasshi Kenkyūjō).

Shōnen Rival Series[edit]

Series Title
English / Japanese / Romanized
Artist Author First Issue Last Issue
01 Aoi-sama ga Ikasete Ageru
葵さまがイかせてアゲル
Kiki Suihei 2008.05 2009.09
02 Blazer Drive
ブレイザードライブ (Bureizā Doraibu)
Seishi Kishimoto 2008.05 2011.12
03 Cinema-kun
シネマルくん (Shinemarukun)
Natsuki Matsuzawa 2008.05 2010.07
04 Edogawa George
江戸川ジョージ (Edogawa Jōji)
Yūichirō Omae 2008.05 2009.04
05 Emma
エンマ (Enma)
Saki Nonoyama Kei Tsuchiya 2008.05 2010.12
06 Gyaruo the Bakutan!
ギャル男 THE 爆誕!
Amagi Nakamura 2008.05 2010.01
07 Holy Talker
ホーリートーカー (Hōrī Tōkā)
Rando Ayamine 2008.05 2010.04
08 Honto ni Atta! Reibai Sensei
ほんとにあった!霊媒先生
Hidekichi Matsumoto 2008.05 2014.07
09 Imasugu Click!
いますぐクリック! (Imasugu Kurikku!)
Takeru Nagayoshi 2008.05 2014.05
10 Kikai Shōnen Megaboy
機械少年メカボーイ (Kikai Shōnen Megabōi)
Nobuhiro Kawanishi 2008.05 2009.03
11 Kitsune no Yomeiri
きつねのよめいり
Satoshi Takagi 2008.05 2011.08
12 Kurōbi! Hayata
クロオビ!隼太
Kazuya Sakuta 2008.05 2011.03
13 Meitantei Pashiri-kun!
名探偵パシリくん!
Tamako Umi Wain Hinamatsuri 2008.05 2009.05
14 Monster Hunter Orage
モンスターハンター オラージュ (Monsutā Hantā Orāju)
Hiro Mashima 2008.05 2009.06
15 Otōto Catcher Ore Pitcher de!
弟キャッチャー俺ピッチャーで!
(Otōto Kyatchā Ore Pitchā de!)
Shinji Tonaka 2008.05 2014.07
16 unCassandra
アンカサンドラ (Ankasandora)
Gumi Amashi Gorō Hifumishi 2008.05 2008.12
17 Zettai Hakase Kolisch
絶対博士コーリッシュ (Zettai Hakase Kōrisshu)
Yuki Kobayashi 2008.05 2011.01
18 Mukōgawa no Masaka
むこうがわのまさか
Amadori 2008.06 2009.01
19 Majimagumi Hunter Mikuni Shin no Karyūdo Seikatsu
真島組ハンター三國シンの狩人生活
Shin Mikuni 2008.06 2009.06
20 Lancelot Full Throttle
ランスロットフルスロットル (Ransurotto Furu Surottoru)
Dynamic Tarō 2008.07 2009.03
21 Kimitaka no Ateru!
キミタカの当破!
Tatsuya Kaneda 2008.08 2009.04
22 Out Code: Chōjō Hanzai Tokumu Sōsakan
アウトコード 超常犯罪特務捜査官 (Auto Kōdo)
Karin Suzuragi Haruhiko Himenogi 2008.08 2009.09
23 Magatsuhi.com
禍霊ドットコム (Magatsuhi Dotto Komu)
Sōda Inui Kazumasa Mori 2008.09 2009.09
24 MAGiCO Chikara Sakuma 2008.09 2014.06
25 The iDOLM@STER Break!
アイドルマスターブレイク! (Aidorumasutā Bureiku!)
Takuya Fujima 2008.10 2010.11
26 Buster Keel! Kenshirō Sakamoto 2008.11 2012.08
27 Tsumuji VS.
つむじVS.
Yōichi Tomoyasu 2009.01 2009.06
28 Akatsuki
AKATSUKI -朱憑-
Motoki Koide 2009.02 2012.01
29 Spray King Shin Mikuni 2009.02 2010.02
30 Shikabane 13-gō
シカバネ13号
Tamago Marui 2009.04 2009.12

Reception[edit]

Originally in 2008 the magazine started with 300,000 in circulation per month, but due to decline in interest it felt down to 48,000 copies per month in 2013. By 2014, the circulation was 18,000.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Boy's Manga". Japanese Magazine Publishers Association (in Japanese). September 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Monthly Shonen Rival to end in June". 

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