Weekly Young Magazine

Weekly Young Magazine (Japanese: 週刊ヤングマガジン, Hepburn: Shūkan Yangu Magajin) is a Japanese weekly anthology magazine published in Tokyo each Monday by Kodansha. The magazine was started on June 23, 1980 and is targeted at the adult male (seinen) demographic.[3] The chapters of the series that run in Weekly Young Magazine are collected and published in tankōbon volumes under the "YoungKC" imprint every four months.

Weekly Young Magazine
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Cover of the 13th issue of Weekly Young Magazine in 2014, published by Kodansha on March 10, 2014, featuring Kashiwagi Yuki of the pop group AKB48.
CategoriesSeinen manga[1][2]
FrequencyWeekly
Circulation407,367[2]
(July–September, 2016)
First issueJune 16, 1980
CompanyKodansha
CountryJapan
Based inTokyo
LanguageJapanese
WebsiteOfficial site

The magazine usually features color photos of pinup girl gravure idols (グラビアアイドル, gurabia aidoru) on the cover and first few pages of each issue.

Since December 9, 2009, Kodansha has published a monthly sister magazine, Monthly Young Magazine, a retitled makeover of their previous publication Bessatsu Young Magazine, which had published a total of 36 bimonthly issues during its existence.[4]

Series in publicationEdit

There are currently 29 manga titles serialized weekly on Weekly Young Magazine. Three series are on hiatus.

Series Title Author Premiered
1-nichi Gaishutsuroku Hanchō (1日外出録ハンチョウ) Tensei Hagiwara, Motomu Uehara, Kazuya Arai December 2016
7-nin no Shakespeare: Non Sanz Droict (7人のシェイクスピア NON SANZ DROICT) Harold Sakuishi December 2016
Archimedes no Taisen (アルキメデス大戦) Norifusa Mita November 2015
Are You Lost? (ソウナンですか?, Sōnan desu ka?) Kentarō Okamoto, Riri Sagara January 2017
Bukuro Kicks (ブクロキックス) Matsuki Ikka March 2020
Getsuyoubi no Tawawa (月曜日のたわわ) Kiseki Himura November 2020
God of Dog Kou Kimura April 2020
GTO: Paradise Lost (GTO パラダイス・ロスト) Tooru Fujisawa April 2014
Higanjima 48-nichi-go… (彼岸島) Kouji Matsumoto August 2014
Kenka Kagyō (喧嘩稼業) Yasuaki Kita December 2013
Kenshirō ni Yoroshiku (ケンシロウによろしく) Jasmine Gyuh March 2020
Kissei Rettō (寄生列島) Edogawa Edogawa February 2020
Korosazaru Mono, Ikubekarazu (殺さざる者、生くべからず) Nakamaru Yousuke April 2017
Magical Sempai (手品先輩, Tejina Senpai) Azu February 2016
MF Ghost (MFゴースト) Shuichi Shigeno September 2017
Minami-ke (みなみけ) Koharu Sakuraba March 2004
My Home Hero (マイホームヒーロー) Masashi Asaki, Naoki Yamakawa May 2017
My Roomie Is a Dino (ギャルと恐竜, Gal to Kyōryū) Moriko Mori, Cota Tomimura October 2018
Otaku no Tonari wa Elf desu ka? (おたくの隣りはエルフですか?) Meguru Ueno July 2019
Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!? (なんでここに先生が!?) Soborou April 2017
Parallel Paradise (パラレルパラダイス) Lynn Okamoto March 2017
Psychometrer (サイコメトラ) Yuma Ando, Masashi Asaki April 2011
Red Card (レッドカード, Reddo Kādo) Masa Ichikawa November 2019
Satanophany (サタノファニ) Yamada Yoshinobu March 2017
Sengoku Gonbee (センゴク権兵衛) Hideki Miyashita November 2015
Seven Star JT (セブン☆スターJT) Yanauchi Daiju July 2020
Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji: 24-oku Dasshutsu-hen (賭博堕天録カイジ 24億脱出編) Nobuyuki Fukumoto August 2017
Under Ninja (アンダーニンジャ) Kengo Hanazawa July 2018
xxxHolic: Rei (×××ホリック◆ 戻) CLAMP March 2013

Completed seriesEdit

1980sEdit

1990sEdit

2000sEdit

2010sEdit

  • Montage (モンタージュ) by Jun Watanabe (2010–2015)
  • Kurohyō: Ryū ga Gotoku Shinshō (クロヒョウ 龍が如く新章) by Yukai Asada (2010–2011)
  • Prison School (監獄学園) by Akira Hiramoto (2011–2017)
  • Wild Cherry Nights (ワイルドチェリーナイツ) by Dragon Odawara (2011–2012)
  • Green Blood by Masasumi Kakizaki (2011–2013)
  • Yuki ni Tsubasa (雪にツバサ) by Shin Takahashi (2011–2013)
  • 8♀1♂ (ハチイチ) by Kaori Saki (2012–2015)
  • Hantsu × Trash (ハンツー×トラッシュ) by Hiyoko Kobayashi (2012–2020)
  • Cherry Nights R (チェリーナイツR) by Dragon Odawara (2012–2014)
  • Tokkō Jimuin Minowa (特攻事務員ミノワ) by Kei Ogawa (2013)
  • Harem Marriage (ハレ婚。, Harekon.) by NON (2014–2019)
  • Back Street Girls (バックストリートガールズ) by Jasmine Gyuh (2015–2018)
  • Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji: One Poker-hen (賭博堕天録カイジ ワン・ポーカー編) by Nobuyuki Fukumoto (2013–2017)
  • Shōjo Fujuubun (少女不十分) by Mitsuru Hattori (2015–2016)
  • My Boy (私の少年, Watashi no Shōnen) by Hitomi Takano (2018–2020)
  • Fujimi no Tokkouhei: Ikitoshi Ikeru Monotachi e (不死身の特攻兵 生キトシ生ケル者タチヘ) by Naoki Azuma and Shouji Koukami (2018–2020)
  • Yukionna to Kani wo Kuu (雪女と蟹を食う) by Gino0808 (2019–2020)
  • Chigirenai Hito (契れないひと) by Takeshi Taka (2019–2020)
  • Minagoroshi no Arthur (皆殺しのアーサー) by Yuichirō Koga (2019–2020)
  • Kubi wo Kiraneba Wakarumai (首を斬らねば分かるまい) by Tsukasa Monma and Yoshiki Kanata (2019–2020)

2020sEdit

  • Boys Run the Riot (ボーイズ・ラン・ザ・ライオット) by Keito Gaku (2020)

CirculationEdit

Year / Period Weekly circulation Magazine sales (est.) Sales revenue (est.) Issue price (est.)[7]
1986 to 1987 1,000,000[8] 104,000,000[8] ¥18,720,000,000 ¥180
1988 1,400,000[8] 72,800,000[8] ¥13,104,000,000
1989 1,300,000[8] 67,600,000[8] ¥12,168,000,000
1990 1,500,000[8] 78,000,000[8] ¥14,040,000,000
1991 1,500,000[8] 78,000,000[8] ¥14,040,000,000
1992 1,500,000[8] 78,000,000[8] ¥14,820,000,000 ¥190
1993 1,550,000[8] 80,600,000[8] ¥15,314,000,000
1994 1,550,000[8] 80,600,000[8] ¥16,926,000,000 ¥210
1995 1,700,000[8] 88,400,000[8] ¥18,564,000,000
1996 1,740,000[8] 90,480,000[8] ¥19,000,800,000
1997 1,670,000[8] 86,840,000[8] ¥18,236,400,000
1998 1,500,000[8] 78,000,000[8] ¥16,380,000,000
1999 1,430,000[8] 74,360,000[8] ¥15,615,600,000
2000 1,300,000[8] 67,600,000[8] ¥14,196,000,000
2001 to 2002 1,250,000[8] 130,000,000[8] ¥27,300,000,000
2003 1,140,000[8] 59,280,000[8] ¥12,448,800,000
2004 1,100,000[8] 57,200,000[8] ¥12,012,000,000
2005 1,012,209[9] 52,634,868[9] ¥12,632,368,320 ¥240
2006 998,198[9] 51,906,296[9] ¥12,457,511,040
2007 981,229[10] 51,023,908[10] ¥12,245,737,920
2008 940,817[11] 48,922,484[11] ¥11,741,396,160
2009 857,013[12] 44,564,676[12] ¥10,695,522,240
2010 807,871[13] 42,009,292[13] ¥10,082,230,080
January 2011 to September 2011 725,235[14] 28,284,165[14] ¥6,788,199,600
October 2011 to September 2012 665,407[15] 34,601,164[15] ¥8,304,279,360
October 2012 to September 2013 607,920[16] 31,611,840[16] ¥7,586,841,600
October 2013 to September 2014 537,105[17] 27,929,460[17] ¥6,703,070,400
October 2014 to September 2015 450,417[18] 23,421,684[18] ¥5,621,204,160
October 2015 to September 2016 415,592[19] 21,610,784[19] ¥5,186,588,160
October 2016 to September 2017 394,829[20] 20,531,108[20] ¥4,927,465,920
October 2017 to September 2018 361,946[21] 18,821,192[21] ¥4,517,086,080
1986 to September 2018 1,097,847 1,869,632,921 ¥392,375,101,040 ($4.89 billion) ¥210

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