Monthly Shōnen Magazine

Monthly Shōnen Magazine (月刊少年マガジン, Gekkan Shōnen Magajin) is a monthly shōnen manga magazine published in Japan by Kodansha. It was launched in 1964 under the name Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine (別冊少年マガジン). In 1969 it was retitled as Monthly Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine (月刊別冊少年マガジン) and its publication frequency increased from quarterly to monthly. After suspension in 1974 it started publishing again, in 1975 it was renamed as current magazine title.

Monthly Shonen Magazine
Gekkan Shōnen Magazine logo.png
CategoriesShōnen manga[1]
FrequencyMonthly
Circulation408,110[1]
(January–March, 2018)
First issue1964; 58 years ago (1964)
CompanyKodansha
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

It has a supplement magazine called Shōnen Magazine R, which launched in 2015. The magazine originally published a new issue once every two months, until it became a digital-only magazine in October 2019 with a monthly schedule.[2]

Manga seriesEdit

Currently running manga seriesEdit

Series Title Author First Issue
Tekken Chinmi Legends (鉄拳チンミLegends) Takeshi Maekawa September 2006
Pumpkin Scissors (パンプキン·シザーズ) Ryoutarou Iwanaga November 2006
Shin Kamen Rider Spirits (新 仮面ライダーSPIRITS) Kenichi Muraeda July 6, 2009
Noragami (ノラガミ) Adachitoka December 6, 2010
Ballroom e Youkoso (ボールルームへようこそ) Tomo Takeuchi November 2011
Kuro Ageha Atsushi Kase December 2013
Ryūrōden: Ouha Rikkoku-hen (龍狼伝 中原繚乱編) Yoshito Yamahara 2016
Fermat no Ryouri (フェルマーの料理) Yugo Kobayashi September 6, 2018
Dear Boys Act 4 Hiroki Yagami October 2018
Love After World Domination (恋は世界征服のあとで) Takahiro Wakamatsu, Hiroshi Noda October 4, 2019
In/Spectre Chasiba Katase, Kyou Shirodaira December 6, 2019
Megumi no Daigo: Kyūkoku no Orange (め組の大吾 救国のオレンジ) Masahito Soda October 6, 2020
Sudachi no Maōjō Makoto Morisaki October 6, 2021
Futari Switch Akira Hiramoto March 4, 2022
Love and Peace Shigemitsu Harada, Soborou August 5, 2022

Completed series serialized in Monthly Shonen MagazineEdit

1970sEdit

1980sEdit

1990sEdit

2000sEdit

2010sEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Boy's Manga" (in Japanese). Japanese Magazine Publishers Association. September 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  2. ^ "Shōnen Magazine R Switches to Digital-Only, New Monthly Schedule". Anime News Network.

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