Weekly Shōnen Champion

Weekly Shōnen Champion (週刊少年チャンピオン, Shūkan Shōnen Champion) is a weekly shōnen manga magazine published by Akita Shoten.

Weekly Shōnen Champion
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The cover of 2009 Shonen Champion Issue 2-3.
CategoriesShōnen manga[1]
FrequencyWeekly
Circulation250,000[2][3]
First issue15 July 1969
CompanyAkita Shoten
CountryJapan
Based inTokyo
LanguageJapanese
WebsiteAkitashoten.co.jp

HistoryEdit

Shōnen Champion was first published 15 July 1969. It has had numerous popular series by manga artists such as Osamu Tezuka, Go Nagai, Shinji Mizushima, Masami Kurumada, Keisuke Itagaki. The magazine is published every Thursday. It had a circulation of 250,000 from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019.[4]

Currently running manga seriesEdit

There are currently 23 manga titles being serialized in Weekly Shōnen Champion. Out of them, Saint Seiya: Next Dimension, Baki Gaiden: Scarface and Yuenchi: Baki Gaiden are published on an irregular basis.

Series Title Author(s) Premiered
Saint Seiya: Next Dimension (聖闘士星矢 NEXT DIMENSION 冥王神話) Masami Kurumada April 27, 2006
Yowamushi Pedal (弱虫ペダル) Wataru Watanabe February 21, 2008
Mokuyoubi no Furutto (木曜日のフルット) Masakazu Ishiguro January 10, 2009
Baki Gaiden: Scarface (バキ外伝 疵面-スカーフェイス-) Keisuke Itagaki, Yukinao Yamauchi January 17, 2009
The Vampire Dies in No Time (吸血鬼すぐ死ぬ) Itaru Bonnoki June 25, 2015
Atsumare! Fushigi Kenkyu-bu (あつまれ!ふしぎ研究部) Masahiro Anbe September 29, 2016
Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun (魔入りました!入間くん) Osamu Nishi March 2, 2017
Appare! Urayasu Tekkin Kazoku (あっぱれ!浦安鉄筋家族) Kenji Hamaoka March 15, 2018
Yuenchi: Baki Gaiden (ゆうえんち〜バキ外伝〜) Keisuke Itagaki, Baku Yumemakura, Yuria Fujita May 17, 2018
Baki Dou (バキ道) Keisuke Itagaki October 4, 2018
Mou Ippon! (もういっぽん!) Yuu Muraoka October 18, 2018
Harigane Service Ace (ハリガネサービスACE) Ara Tatsuya November 8, 2018
Worst Gaiden Guriko (WORST外伝 グリコ) Hiroshi Takahashi, Ryuuta Suzuki January 17, 2019
Shy (SHY) Bukimi Miki August 1, 2019
Makai no Shuyaku wa Wareware da! (魔界の主役は我々だ!) Osamu Nishi, Koneshima, Atsushi Tsudanuma January 9, 2020
Meika-san wa Oshi Korosenai (メイカさんは押しころせない) Shouki Satou January 23, 2020
Koe ga dasenai Shoujo wa "Kanojo ga Yasashisugiru" to Omotte iru (声がだせない少女は「彼女が優しすぎる」と思っている) Ichi Yamura February 13, 2020
Yankee JK Kuzuhana-chan (ヤンキーJKクズハナちゃん) Toshinori Sogabe March 19, 2020
Tougen Anki (桃源暗鬼) Yura Urushibara June 11, 2020

Notable seriesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Thompson, Jason (2007). Manga: The Complete Guide. Del Rey Books. p. xxiii-xxiv. ISBN 978-0-345-48590-8.
  2. ^ https://www.j-magazine.or.jp/user/data/magdata/1/12
  3. ^ From October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.
  4. ^ https://www.j-magazine.or.jp/user/data/magdata/1/12

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