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Categories Kodomo
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 146,667[1]
(July–September, 2016)
Publisher Shogakukan
First issue May 1976
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Televi-Kun (てれびくん, Terebikun) is a Japanese monthly manga magazine published by Shogakukan[3], starting in May 1976. Its main target is elementary school aged boys, younger than the readers of shōnen manga. It mostly features super heroes such as, Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, Ultraman and Metal Hero, have gone on to be cultural phenomena in Japan.

The name comes from the word Televi, the Japanese word for 'television' and kun, which is a Japanese honorific for 'boys'.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Children's Manga" (in Japanese). Japanese Magazine Publishers Association. September 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Paul Chapman (26 January 2016). "Hiroshi Fujioka Reprises Role in Upcoming "Kamen Rider #1" Film". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "てれびくん" (in Japanese). Kotobank. Retrieved 31 May 2018. 
  4. ^ "Launched during the catch copy of "Shogakukan TV education magazine". From mid-1977 until around the beginning of 1979 "Shogakukan TV serials", then "Japan's TV magazine" from the "TV magazine in Japan," April 1980 issue next, lasted indeed 25 years. It has become a "Japan of Hero magazine !!" from 2006. Magazine name logo has not changed from the first issue until now." From Japanese Wikipedia, Translated by Google Translator.