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Weekly Young Magazine (Japanese: 週刊ヤングマガジン, Hepburn: Shūkan Yangu Magajin) is a Japanese weekly seinen manga 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
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]

Contents

Ongoing seriesEdit

There are currently 21 manga titles serialized weekly on Weekly Young Magazine. One series is on hiatus.

Series Title Author Premiered
Minami-ke (みなみけ) Koharu Sakuraba 2004
Hantsu x Trash Hiyoko Kobayashi 2012
Kenka Kagyō (喧嘩稼業) Yasuaki Kita 2013
xxxHolic Rei (×××ホリック◆ 戻) CLAMP 2013
Tokkō Jimuin Minowa Kei Ogawa 2013
GTO: Paradise Lost (GTO パラダイス・ロスト) Fujisawa Tohru 2014
Higanjima 48-nichi-go… (彼岸島) Kouji Matsumoto 2014
The Fable (ザ・ファブル) Minami Katsuhisa 2014
Sengoku Gonbee (センゴク権兵衛) Hideki Miyashita 2015
Sounan desu ka? (ソウナンですか?) Kentarō Okamoto, Riri Sagara 2017
1-nichi Gaishutsuroku Hanchō (1日外出録ハンチョウ) Tensei Hagiwara, Motomu Uehara, Kazuya Arai 2016
Gal to Kyōryū (ギャルと恐竜) Moriko Mori, Cota Tomimura 2018
Tejina Senpai (手品先輩) Azu 2016
Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!? (なんでここに先生が!?) Soborou 2017
Seven Shakespeares - Non Sanz Droict (7人のシェイクスピア NON SANZ DROICT) Harold Sakuishi 2016
Korosazaru Mono, Ikubekarazu (殺さざる者、生くべからず) Nakamaru Yousuke 2017
Satanophany (サタノファニ) Yamada Yoshinobu 2017
Parallel Paradise (パラレルパラダイス) Lynn Okamoto 2017
MF Ghost Shuichi Shigeno 2017
Tobaku Datenroku Kaiji: 24-oku Dasshutsu-hen

(賭博堕天録カイジ 24億脱出編)

Nobuyuki Fukumoto 2017
Under Ninja (アンダーニンジャ) Kengo Hanazawa 2018

Completed series serialized in Young MagazineEdit

1980sEdit

1990sEdit

2000sEdit

2010sEdit

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 ($4.889 billion) ¥210

ReferencesEdit

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