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Manga Action (漫画アクション) is a Japanese seinen manga magazine published by Futabasha. It is currently published twice a month, on the first and third Thursday The magazine was originally formed as Weekly Manga Action (WEEKLY漫画アクション) and began publishing weekly from July 7, 1967. It is considered the first true seinen magazine. In 2003 it changed to its current publishing format and dropped the Weekly part of its name to reflect its new schedule.
Cover of 3 June 2008 issue.
|Frequency||Weekly (until 2003), Fortnightly (from 2003)|
|First issue||7 July 1967|
Circulation numbers between October 2009 and September 2010 was 200,000.
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- Koroshiya-san: The Hired Gun (since 2004, Tamachiku)
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- My Pure Lady: Onegai Suppleman (since 2006, Kaoru Hazuki (artist), Chinatsu Tomisawa (creator))
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- Nōnai Kakutō Akiba Shoot (since 2007, Shingo Yamada)
- Ōsaka Hamlet (since 2005, Hiromi Morishita)
- Porno Graffiti (since 2008, Chinatsu Tomisawa)
- Samayoi Zakura (since 2008, Mamora Gōda)
- Sensei no Kaban (since 1999, Jiro Taniguchi (artist), Hiromi Kawakami (creator))
- Shin Shiawase no Jikan (since 2005, Yasuyumi Kunitomo)
- Suzuki-sensei (since 2005, Kenji Taketomi)
- Uchi no Tsumatte Dō Deshō? (since 2007, Shigeyuki Fukumitsu)
- Wild Nights (since 2008, Tomohiro Koizumi)
Listed by order of appearance.
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- Lupin III (1967-1972, Monkey Punch)
- Lone Wolf and Cub (1970-1976, Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima)
- Ganbare!! Tabuchi-kun!! (1978-1979, Hisaichi Ishii)
- Jarinko Chie (1978-1997, Etsumi Haruki)
- Judge (1989-1991, Fujihiko Hosono)
- All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku (1990-1991, Yuzo Takada)
- Crayon Shin-chan (1990-2010, Yoshito Usui)
- Old Boy (1996-1998, Garon Tsuchiya & Nobuaki Minegishi)
- Shiawase no Jikan (1997-2001, Yasuyuki Kunitomo)
- True Getter Robo!! (1997-1998, Go Nagai & Ken Ishikawa)
- Shamo (1998-2007, Izo Hashimoto & Akio Tanaka)
- High School Girls (2001-2004, Towa Oshima)
- Cutie Honey Tennyo Densetsu (2001-2003, Go Nagai)
- Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms (2003, Fumiyo Kōno)
- Maestro (2003-2007, Akira Sasō)
- Kodomo no Kodomo (2004, Akira Sasō)
- 17-sai. (2004-2005, (story by Seiji Fujii and art by Yōji Kamata)
- Ochiken (2005-2008, Yoshio Kawashima)
- Hinotama Love (2006-2007, Maya Koikeda)
- Gokudō Meshi (2006-2013, Shigeru Tsuchiyama)
- Crime and Punishment: A Falsified Romance (January 23, 2007 – March 15, 2011, Naoyuki Ochiai)
- In This Corner of the World (2007-2009, Fumiyo Kōno)
- Stargazing Dog (August 5, 2008 – February 3, 2009, Takashi Murakami)
- Drifting Net Cafe (February 28, 2009 – June 28, 2011, Shūzō Oshimi)
- Fujiyama-san wa Shishunki (November 2012 - December 2015, Makoto Ojiro)
- Inside Mari (March 2012 - September 2016, Shūzō Oshimi)
- Tomodachi x Monster (June 2014 – 27 June 2015, Yoshihiko Inui)
- Thompson, Jason (2007). Manga: The Complete Guide. Del Rey Books. p. xxiii-xxiv. ISBN 978-0-345-48590-8.
- "漫画アクション". Futabasha. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
- Thompson, Jason (2007). Manga: The Complete Guide. Del Rey. p. 327. ISBN 0-345-48590-4.
- "2010 Japanese Manga Magazine Circulation Numbers". Anime News Network. January 17, 2011. Retrieved April 8, 2014.
- Official website (in Japanese)
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