Akita Shoten

Akita Publishing Co., Ltd. (株式会社秋田書店, Kabushiki-gaisha Akita Shoten) is a Japanese publishing company headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo. It was founded by Teio Akita on 10 August 1948.[1][2] Its main editorial target has always been teenagers (shōnen and shōjo), and it currently publishes mostly manga.[citation needed] As of 2020, the company's president is Shigeru Higuchi.[1]

Akita Publishing Co., Ltd.
Native name
株式会社秋田書店
Kabushiki-gaisha Akita Shoten
TypeKabushiki gaisha
IndustryManga, magazines
FoundedAugust 10, 1948; 72 years ago (1948-08-10)
FounderTeio Akita
Headquarters,
Key people
Shigeru Higuchi (president)
ProductsPublished manga
Websiteakitashoten.co.jp

MagazinesEdit

Male-oriented manga magazinesEdit

Shōnen magazinesEdit

  • Bessatsu Shōnen Champion (別冊少年チャンピオン, Bessatsu Shōnen Chanpion) – Bimonthly (the 12th of month)
  • Champion Red (チャンピオンレッド, Chanpion Reddo) – Monthly (the 19th of month)
  • Monthly Shōnen Champion (月刊少年チャンピオン, Gekkan Shōnen Chanpion) – Monthly (the 6th of month)
  • Weekly Shōnen Champion (週刊少年チャンピオン, Shūkan Shōnen Chanpion)[3] – Weekly (each Thursday)
  • Manga Cross (マンガクロス, Mangakurosu) – Weekly web comics (Tuesday and Thursday)[4]

Seinen magazinesEdit

  • Champion Red Ichigo (チャンピオンレッドいちご, Chanpion Reddo Ichigo) – Bimonthly (the 5th of month), defunct
  • Golf Comic (ゴルフコミック, Gorufu Komikku) – Monthly (the 1st of every month)
  • Play Comic (プレイコミック, Purei Comikku) – Semimonthly (each 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month)
  • Young Champion (ヤングチャンピオン, Yangu Chanpion) – Semimonthly (each 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month)
  • Young Champion Retsu (ヤングチャンピオン烈, Yangu Chanpion Retsu) – Bimonthly (the 3rd Monday of month)

Female-oriented manga magazinesEdit

  • Princess (プリンセス, Purinsesu) – Monthly (the sixth of every month)[5]
  • Princess Gold (プリンセスゴールド, Purinsesu Gōrudo) – defunct[6]
  • Petit Princess (プチプリンセス, Puchi Purinsesu) – Monthly (the first of every month, digital only)[7]
  • Mystery Bonita (ミステリーボニータ, Misutarī Bonīta) – the sixth of every month
  • Suspiria Mystery (サスペリアミステリー, Sasuperia Misutarī) – the twenty-fourth of every odd month
  • Elegance Eve (エレガンスイブ, Eregansu Ibu) – the twenty-sixth of every month
  • For Mrs. (フォアミセス, Foa Misesu) – Monthly (the third of every month)[8]
  • For Mrs. Special (フォアミセススペシャル, Foa Misesu Supesharu) – Quarterly[9]
  • Love MAX (恋愛 MAX, Rabu Makkusu) – the sixth of every odd month
  • Love Cherry Pink (恋愛チェリーピンク, Rabu Cherī Pinku) – the sixth of every even month
  • Desir SP (デジールSP, Dejīru Supesharu) – the twenty-eighth of every even month
  • Hitomi (ひとみ) – defunct

Other magazinesEdit

  • Family Computer Champion (ファミコンチャンピオン, Famikon Chanpion) – defunct
  • Bōken'ō (冒険王) – defunct[10]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 企業情報 [Company Profile]. Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  2. ^ 秋田書店 [Akita Shoten]. Kotobank (in Japanese). The Asahi Shimbun Company. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  3. ^ Loo, Egan (18 January 2010). "2009 Japanese Manga Magazine Circulation Numbers". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Manga Cross". MangaCross.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  5. ^ 虫ん坊 2013年4月号 (133). Tezuka Osamu Official (in Japanese). Retrieved 20 September 2020. About Monthly Princess: Akita Shoten's flagship shōjo manga magazine for middle and high school girls, which has been running since 1974! Released on the sixth of each month, with a special list price of 540 yen (tax included). ...
  6. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (18 December 2019). "Princess Gold Magazine Ends Publication in January After 40 Years". Anime News Network. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  7. ^ プチプリンセス. Akita Shoten (in Japanese). Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  8. ^ フォアミセス. Kotobank (in Japanese). The Asahi Shimbun Company. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  9. ^ for Mrs.スペシャル. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  10. ^ Tezuka, Osamu (2012). Dororo (Omnibusition ; second Americanition ed.). Vertical, Inc. ISBN 978-1-935654-32-2.

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