Weekly Young Sunday

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Weekly Young Sunday
Weekly Young Sunday 2006 no.36-37 cover.jpg
Cover of issue 36/37 in 2006.
CategoriesSeinen manga[1]
First issueApril 10, 1987
Final issueJuly 31, 2008
WebsiteOfficial website (archived)

Weekly Young Sunday (週刊ヤングサンデー, Shūkan Yangu Sandē) was a weekly manga magazine published by Shogakukan in Japan since the first issue on April 10, 1987. It replaced Shōnen Big Comic in Shogakukan's lineup of shōnen titles, and many of the titles in Shōnen Big Comic were continued in Young Sunday. The magazines was sometimes called Yansan (ヤンサン) for short.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Weekly Young Sunday, Shogakukan and Yahoo! Auctions Japan held a charity auction benefitting the Green Cross Japan. Various manga artists donated signed original artwork, and Shogakukan donated rare goods related to the series and people appearing in the magazine.[2][3]

On May 30, 2008, Shogakukan announced that they would cease publication of the magazine. The final issue was released on July 31, 2008.[4]

Ongoing titles in the final issue[edit]

Titles marked with * have had been adapted into a live action movie, TV drama series, or special. Titles marked with ** have had been adapted into an anime series, OVA, or movie.

YS Special[edit]

Of the series that were running in the magazine at the time of its cancellation, Birdy the Mighty, Ikigami The Ultimate Limit, Kurosagi, Lost Man, Mogura no Uta, Oyasumi Punpun, Rainbow Nisha Rokubō no Shichinin, and Tomehane! Suzuri Kōkō Shodōbu all moved to Big Comic Spirits. Big Comic Spirits itself began releasing a special supplementary issue entitled YS Special. The magazine's first issue debuted September 28, 2008 and allowed for the twelve remaining series running in Young Sunday at the time of its cancellation to conclude their storylines.

Of those twelve series, Chō Mukiryoku Sentai Japa-Five, Hana no Miyako, and Miharu Rising all ended in the third issue. Thanatos: Mushikera no Ken and Beach Stars ended in the fourth issue. The final seven; Sakuranbo Syndrome: Kupido no Itazura Nijidama II, The School of Water Business, Odds, Drive Alive, Go-On!, Ankoro, and Yami no Aegis all concluded in the final issue published in January 2009.[5]

Concluded titles[edit]

These titles have concluded their runs in Weekly Young Sunday.


  1. ^ Thompson, Jason (2007). Manga: The Complete Guide. Del Rey Books. p. 327-239. ISBN 978-0-345-48590-8.
  2. ^ 週刊ヤングサンデーチャリティーオークション (in Japanese). Yahoo! Auctions Japan. 2006-03-02. Archived from the original on 2007-03-10. Retrieved 2007-07-05.
  3. ^ "Young Sunday 20th Anniversary Charity Auction". Anime News Network. 2006-03-02. Retrieved 2007-07-05.
  4. ^ "Shogakukan suspends Young Sunday". Tokyograph. Retrieved 2008-06-02.
  5. ^ "7 Former Young Sunday Manga to End in YS Special Mag". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2009-01-06.

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