Shinchosha Publishing Co, Ltd. (株式会社新潮社, Kabushiki Kaisha Shinchōsha) is a publisher founded in 1896 in Japan and headquartered in Yaraichō, Shinjuku, Tokyo.[1] Shinchosha is one of the sponsors of the Japan Fantasy Novel Award.

Country of originJapan
Headquarters location71, Yaraichō, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Publication typesbooks, magazines, web magazine

Books edit

Shinchosha headquarters

Book series edit

  • Aijō no unmei
  • Anderusen dōwashū
  • Baruzakku senshū (1947)[3]
  • Bashō: Sono kanshō to hihyō
  • Camus zensyū (1972)[4]
  • Chijō (1919)[5]
  • Daihyōteki meisaku senshū (1914)[6]
  • Daini no sei
  • Gendai furansu bungaku jūsanninshū
  • Gendai sekai bungaku zenshū
  • Goya
  • Hagiwara Sakutarō zenshū
  • Henrī mirā zenshū
  • Heruman Hesse zenshū (1957)[7] / Hesse zensyū
  • Hito to shizen shirīzu
  • Hito to shizen sōsho
  • Ichijikan bunko (1953)[8]
  • Jidai shōsetsu dai zenshū
  • Junkyō to hankō
  • Kafuka zenshū (1953)[9] / Kafka zensyū
  • Kaigai bungaku shinsen
  • Kaigai bungaku shinsen: Furansu bungaku
  • Kaigai bungaku shinsen: Supein bungaku
  • Katsu kaishū (1943)[10]
  • Kawamori Yoshizō watakushi no zuisōsen
  • Kindai Meicho Bunko (近代名著文庫) (English, "Modern Masterpiece Library") (1917)[11]
  • Kinjiki
  • Kōfuku no nochi ni kuru mono
  • Meiji taishō shishi
  • Nanpō kikō
  • Nihon bunka
  • Nihon bunka no dentō to hensen
  • Niichie zenshū (1917)[12]
  • Ningen no unmei (1962)[13]
  • Norman Mailer zenshū
  • Paris tabi no zatugaku nōto
  • Pūshikin shōsetsu zenshū
  • Roka zenshū
  • Rōmajin no monogatari (1994)[14]
  • Saiensu sukuranburu
  • Sekai bungaku zenshū (世界文学全集) (English, "World Literature Series") (1927)[15]
  • Sekai no ehon chugataban
  • Senmannin no seiten shirīzu
  • Shabake shirīzu
  • Shakai mondai kōza
  • Sheikusupia zenshū (1949)[16] / Shakespeare zenshū
  • Shincho Art Library Series
  • Shinchō bunko (新潮文庫)[17]
  • Shinchō bunko nekkusu
  • Shinchō sensho
  • Shinchō shinsho
  • Shōnen bunka sōsho (1941)[18]
  • Shūdōin shishū
  • Soveto tanpen zenshū
  • Tōdai kōgi ningen no genzai
  • Tonbo Books
  • Tōzai bijutsuron
  • Ushinawareta toki o motomete (1953)[19]
  • Yagyū bugeichō
  • Yamamoto yūzō zenshū
  • Yasei eno tabi
  • Yozefu to sono kyōdaitachi

Magazines edit

Weekly edit

Monthly edit

Web magazine edit

  • Foresight – Japanese edition since 2010
  • Daily Shinchō – comprehensive news site basically excerpting from Shukan Shincho since 2015[21]

Seasonal edit

Grave of the Fireflies edit

In 1967, Shinchosha published a short story Grave of the Fireflies by Akiyuki Nosaka. 21 years later, Grave of the Fireflies was turned into a film by director Isao Takahata, animated by Studio Ghibli and co-distributed by Bandai Visual under their Emotion label and Toho. In turn, Shinchosha produced that film as Shinchosha 1988. The film was released in Japanese theaters on April 16, 1988. It was then licensed and released in North America as a subtitled VHS by Central Park Media on June 2, 1993,[22] and later a 2-disc DVD by the same company in the same region, with the 1st disc featuring an English dub produced by Skypilot Entertainment and the original Japanese with English subtitles. The 2nd disc contained a retrospective on the author of the original book, an interview with the director, and an interview with critic Roger Ebert, who had expressed his admiration for the film on several occasions and ranked the film as one of the greatest of all time. Following the April 27, 2009, bankruptcy and liquidation of Central Park Media, ADV Films acquired the North American rights and re-released it on DVD on July 7, 2009, followed by former CPM titles such as MD Geist, Now and Then, Here and There and The World of Narue.[23] Following the September 1, 2009, shutdown and rebranding of ADV Films,[24] their successor, Sentai Filmworks, rescued the film and re-released it as a remastered DVD on March 6, 2012, and plan on releasing the film on digital outlets.[25] A Blu-ray edition was released on November 20, 2012, featuring an all-new English dub produced by Seraphim Digital.[26] StudioCanal released a Blu-ray in the United Kingdom on July 1, 2013, followed by a Kiki's Delivery Service release on that same format.[27] with Madman Entertainment releasing the film in Australia and New Zealand.

Grave of the Fireflies is the first Studio Ghibli film that Disney never had distribution rights to in North America, since the film was not produced by then-parent company Tokuma Shoten (Disney formerly handled the North American distribution of all Tokuma Shoten-produced Studio Ghibli films before GKids picked up the distribution rights.) but by Shinchosha, the publisher of the original short story (as mentioned; although Disney has the Asian (including Japanese, China and Taiwan) distribution rights themselves).[28]

Shincho 45 suspension edit

In 2016, after an editorial change, the monthly magazine Shincho 45 increased its publication of polemical articles from authors who usually wrote for publications offering a right-wing perspective.[29] In 2018 Shinchosha suspended publication of Shincho 45 after several articles critical of LGBT members of society appeared in the magazine, including an article by Mio Sugita in the August 2018 issue calling LGBT couples "unproductive."[20] Shinchosha president Takanobu Sato particularly criticized a series of essays in the October 2018 issue that defended Sugita's article, calling the series "expressions full of prejudice that lacked appropriate recognition and deviated from common sense."[29]

References edit

  1. ^ "会社情報." Shinchosha. Retrieved on June 17, 2011. "〒162-8711 東京都新宿区矢来町71"
  2. ^ "Murakami's 1st novel in 6 years to hit stores in April". AP News. The Associated Press. Retrieved 3 March 2023.
  3. ^ se:Baruzakku senshū, Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  4. ^ se:Camus zensyū, Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  5. ^ se:Chijō, Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  6. ^ se:Daihyōteki meisaku senshū, Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  7. ^ se:Heruman hesse zenshū, Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  8. ^ se:Ichijikan bunko, Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  9. ^ se:Kafuka zenshū, Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  10. ^ se:Katsu kaishū, Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  11. ^ se:Kindai meicho bunko, Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  12. ^ se:Niichie zenshū, Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  13. ^ se:Ningen no unmei, Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  14. ^ se:Rōmajin no monogatari, Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  15. ^ se:Sekai bungaku zenshū, Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  16. ^ se:Sheikusupia zenshū, Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  17. ^ se:Shincho bunko, Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  18. ^ se:Shōnen bunka sōsho, Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  19. ^ se:Ushinawareta toki o motomete, Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  20. ^ a b Osaki, Tomohiro (September 26, 2018). "'Outrageous prejudice': Publisher suspends publication of Shincho 45 following furor in LGBT community". The Japan Times. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  21. ^ "新潮社初の総合ニュースサイト、「デイリー新潮」誕生の舞台裏" [The backstage when Shinchosha's first comprehensive news site Daily Shinchō start publication]. Shinchosha. Retrieved 2021-02-03.
  22. ^ "Animerica". Animerica: Anime & Manga Monthly. Viz Media. 1 (4): 18. June 1993. ISSN 1067-0831.
  23. ^ "ADV Adds Grave of the Fireflies, Now and Then, Here and There - News". Anime News Network. 2009-05-05. Retrieved 2013-12-25.
  24. ^ "A.D. Vision Inc Sells ADV Films Assets, Anime Network, Amusement Park Media". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2013-12-25.
  25. ^ Martin, Theron (5 March 2012). "Review: Grave of the Fireflies: DVD – Remastered Edition". Anime News Network. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  26. ^ "Grave of the Fireflies [Blu-ray] (2012)". Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  27. ^ "Kiki's Delivery Service and Grave of the Fireflies Double Play Released Monday (Updated)". Anime News Network. June 29, 2013. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  28. ^ "The Disney-Tokuma Deal". Nausicaä.net. Retrieved 5 January 2011.
  29. ^ a b "Publisher taking easy way out to shut magazine, say critics". Asahi Shimbun. September 26, 2018. Retrieved September 26, 2018.

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