Weekly Comic Bunch
The final issue of Comic Bunch, showcasing many of the titles that were being published at the time.
|First issue||May 15, 2001|
|Final issue||September 10, 2010|
|Website||Official website (archived)|
Weekly Comic Bunch (Japanese: 週刊コミックバンチ Hepburn: Shūkan Komikku Banchi?) is a defunct Japanese manga anthology marketed to adults that was edited by Coamix and published weekly by Shinchosha from 2001 throughout 2010. The collected editions of their titles were published under the Bunch Comics imprint.
In 2000, Nobuhiko Horie, former editor-in-chief of Weekly Shōnen Jump, along with former Jump authors who worked under Horie such as Tetsuo Hara and Tsukasa Hojo, founded the manga editing company Coamix, with Shinchōsha acting as their business partner. The premiere issue of Coamix's Comic Bunch was published on May 15, 2001 (but dated May 29th on the cover). Prior to the publication of the actual first issue, Coamix released a free preview issue featuring illustrations and interviews with various artists. The magazine was originally published on Tuesday, but was changed to Friday from 2002 and onward.
In 2010, Shinchosha ceased publication of Weekly Comic Bunch with its September 10th issue (published on August 27). On the day of the final issue's publication, Shinchosha relaunched the official Comic Bunch website, announcing their plans to revive the magazine as a monthly publication titled Monthly Comics @ Bunch (月刊コミック＠バンチ Gekkan Komikku Atto Banchi?), which later began publication on January 21, 2011. Coamix began publishing an unrelated manga anthology titled Monthly Comic Zenon, which debuted on October 25, 2010.
List of works
- Akihabara@Deep by Makoto Akane (2005–2007)
- Angel Heart by Tsukasa Hojo (2001–2010)
- Attack by Tsukasa Oshima (2006–2010)
- Brave Story by Yoichiro Ono (2003–2008)
- Btooom! by Jun'ya Inoue (2009–2010)
- Tsūkai Maihōmu by Satoshi Ikezawa
- Gau Gau Wāta by Umekawa Kazumi (2001–2004, continued in Comic Rex)
- Concierge by Hideyuki Ishizeki (2003–2010)
- Gokuaku no Hana - Hokuto no Ken Jagi Gaiden by Sin-ichi Hiromoto (2009)
- Gu-Ra-Me! - Daisaishō no Ryōrinin written by Mitsuru Nishimura and drawn by Mitsuru Ohsaki (2006–2010)
- Hōkō no Kumo - Hokuto no Ken Jūza Gaiden by Missile Kakurai (2010)
- Ten no Haō - Hokuto no Ken Raō Gaiden by Yowkow Osada (2006–2007)
- Miquiztli II - Taiyō no Shinigami by Kōji Maki (2009–2010)
- Nemuri Kyoshirō by Yoshihiro Yanagawa (2001–2003)
- My Girl by Mizu Sahara (2006–2010)
- No Longer Human by Usamaru Furuya (2009–2010)
- The President of Japan: Sakurazaka Mantarō by Yoshiki Hidaka (2003–2006)
- Shin Violence Jack by Go Nagai (2005–2008)
- Shirogane no Seija - Hokuto no Ken Toki Gaiden by Yuka Nagate (2007–2008)
- Sōten no Ken by Tetsuo Hara (2001–2010)
- Sōkoku no Garō - Hokuto no Ken Rei Gaiden by Yasuyuki Nekoi (2007–2009)
- "2009 Japanese Manga Magazine Circulation Numbers". Anime News Network. January 18, 2010. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
- "Comic Bunch, Comic Yuri Hime S Mags to End Publication". Anime News Network. June 18, 2010. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
- コミックナタリー - バンチ最終号で月刊「＠バンチ」発表、謎のゼノン詳細も (in Japanese). August 27, 2008. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
- Official website (Japanese)
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