Weekly Young Magazine

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Weekly Young Magazine
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Cover of the 13th issue of Weekly Young Magazine in 2014, published by Kodansha on March 10, 2014, featuring Kashiwagi Yuki of the pop group AKB48.
Categories Seinen manga[1][2]
Frequency Weekly
Circulation 407,367[2]
(July–September, 2016)
First issue June 16, 1980
Company Kodansha
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Website Official site

Weekly Young Magazine (Japanese: 週刊ヤングマガジン, Hepburn: Shūkan Yangu Magajin) is a Japanese weekly seinen manga anthology magazine published in Tokyo each Monday by Kodansha. The magazine was started on June 23, 1980 and is targeted at the adult male (seinen) demographic.[3] The numerous serial stories running concurrently in Young tend to be violent, sexy, action-oriented, and imaginative, with an earthy sense of humor. The magazine's core readership has been dismissively characterized in the past as bikers and delinquents. The chapters of the series that run in Weekly Young Magazine are collected and published in tankōbon volumes under the "YoungKC" imprint every four months.

The magazine usually features color photos of pinup girl gravure idols (グラビアアイドル, gurabia aidoru) on the cover and first few pages of each issue.

Since December 9, 2009 Kodansha has published a monthly sister magazine, Monthly Young Magazine, a retitled makeover of their previous publication Bessatsu Young Magazine, which had published a total of 36 bimonthly issues during its existence.[4]

Ongoing series[edit]

There are currently 20 manga titles serialized weekly on Weekly Young Magazine. One series is on hiatus.

Series Title Author Premiered
Kecchin (ケッチン) Takashi Kira 2009
Kenka Kagyou (喧嘩稼業) Yasuaki Kita 2013
Korosazaru Mono, Ikubekarazu (殺さざる者、生くべからず) Nakamaru Yousuke 2017
GTO:Paradise Lost (GTO パラダイス・ロスト) Fujisawa Tohru 2014
Satanophany (サタノファニ) Yamada Yoshinobu 2017
Sengoku Gonbee (センゴク権兵衛) Hideki Miyashita 2015
Cherry Nights R (チェリーナイツR) Dragon Odawara 2012
Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji: One Poker-hen (賭博堕天録カイジ ワン・ポーカー編) Nobuyuki Fukumoto 2013
Higanjima 48-nichi-go… (彼岸島) Kouji Matsumoto 2014
Prison School (監獄学園) Akira Hiramoto 2011
Parallel Paradise (パラレルパラダイス) Lynn Okamoto 2017
Minami-ke (みなみけ) Koharu Sakuraba 2004
Origin Boichi 2016
xxxHolic Rei (×××ホリック◆ 戻) CLAMP 2013
Tokkō Jimuin Minowa Kei Ogawa 2013
Hantsu x Trash Hiyoko Kobayashi 2012
Hare Kon (ハレ婚。) NON 2014
Tejina Senpai (手品先輩) Azu 2016
The Fable (ザ・ファブル) Minami Katsuhisa 2014

Completed series serialized in Young Magazine[edit]

1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

* Kissxsis transitioned to serialising in the monthly version of Young Magazine from December 2009 and onwards.[6]

2010s[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Jason (2007). Manga: The Complete Guide. Del Rey Books. p. 327-239. ISBN 978-0-345-48590-8. 
  2. ^ a b "Men's Manga" (in Japanese). Japanese Magazine Publishers Association. September 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Young Magazine Posted for Free to Mark Anniversary". Anime News Network. June 7, 2010. Retrieved June 7, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Bessatsu Young Magazine Goes Monthly on December 9", Anime News Network, Oct. 14, 2009. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  5. ^ "Sweet Poolside Manga by Flowers of Evil's Oshimi Gets Live-Action Film". Anime News Network. 2013-09-01. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 
  6. ^ 月刊ヤングマガジン 作品一覧. Kodansha (in Japanese). Retrieved 2015-01-15. 

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