Shōnen Sunday


Shōnen Sunday

Infobox Magazine
title = Weekly Shōnen Sunday


image_size =
image_caption = 1984 Vol. 40 featuring "Urusei Yatsura" on the cover.
editor = Masato Hayashi
frequency = Weekly
circulation =
category = Shōnen manga
company = Shogakukan
firstdate = March 17, 1959
country = Flag|Japan
language = Japanese
website = http://websunday.net/
issn =
nihongo|"Weekly Shōnen Sunday"|週刊少年サンデー|Shūkan Shōnen Sandē is a weekly shōnen manga magazine published by Shogakukan.

History

"Shōnen Sunday" was first published on Tuesday, March 17, 1959, the same day as its rival "Shōnen Magazine". The debut issue featured Shigeo Nagashima, the star player of the Yomiuri Giants on the cover, and a congratulatory article by Isoko Hatano, a noted child psychologist.

Despite its name, "Shōnen Sunday" is published on Wednesdays of each week. The "Sunday" in the name was the creation of its first editor, Kiichi Toyoda, who wanted the title to be evocative of a relaxing weekend.

. Sunday's more noticeable mascot, a helmeted fish debuted in the 1980s.

Prior to the 1990s and 2000s no serial in Shōnen Sunday had run over 40 volumes, but that began to change with series such as Case Closed, MAJOR, InuYasha, and Karakuri Circus, which maintained a high level of popularity. Consequently, another change that has met with mixed feelings is the early discontinuation of series by non-veteran mangaka which has led to newer artists, Kōji Kumeta for example, leaving for other publishers' magazines.

In a rare event due to the closeness of the two magazine's founding dates, Weekly Shōnen Sunday and Weekly Shōnen Magazine released a special combined issuecite news |url=http://www.furinkan.com/features/articles/shonensunday50.html |publisher=Rumic World
title=Shōnen Sunday's 50th Anniversary|date=retrieved April 13, 2008
] on March 19, 2008. In addition, other commemorative events, merchandise, and manga crossovers were planned for the following year as part of the celebrations.cite news |url=http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-03-18/shonen-magazine-shonen-sunday-mark-50th-anniversary |publisher=Anime News Network
title=Shōnen Magazine Shōnen Sunday Mark 50th Anniversary|date=retrieved March 22, 2008
]

Currently running manga-series

"Italics": Manga published in North America

*Arata Kangatari ~Engaku Kougatari~
*Artist Acro
*Cross Game
*"Darren Shan"
*Gamble
*Gekkō Jōrei (Moonlight Act)
*Golden Age
*"Hayate no Gotoku!" ("Hayate the Combat Butler")
*Hyde and Closer
*Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai (The World That Only God Knows)
*"Kekkaishi"
*King Golf
*Kongō Banchō
*MAJOR
*Maou: Juvenile Remix
*"Meitantei Conan" ("Detective Conan/Case Closed")
*Mitsuboshi no Speciality
*MIXIM☆11
*Obō Samba
*Ocha ni Gosu. (A Bad Boy Drinks Tea!)
*Onidere
*Saijō no Meii (The Best Skilled Surgeon)
*Saikyō! Toritsu Aoizaka Kōkō Yakyūbu (Strongest! Aoizaka Metropolitan High School Baseball Club)
*Shijō Saikyō no Deshi Kenichi (Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple)
*Torau Meister
*Zettai Karen Children (Absolutely Lovely Children)

Other Well-Known "Sunday" Series

In its nearly fifty year history Shōnen Sunday has been host to many series that are considered classics of their genre. From the works of Osamu Tezuka and Shotaro Ishinomori to Rumiko Takahashi, Mitsuru Adachi and Gosho Aoyama, some of the biggest names in the industry have called Shōnen Sunday their home.

Circulation

* 2000 - 2 million
* 2002 - 1.53 million
* 2003 - 1.31 million
* 2004 - 1.16 million
* 2005 - 1.06 million
* 2006 - 1 million
* 2007 - 940,000 cite news |url=http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%80%B1%E5%88%8A%E5%B0%91%E5%B9%B4%E3%82%B5%E3%83%B3%E3%83%87%E3%83%BC#.E7.99.BA.E8.A1.8C.E9.83.A8.E6.95.B0 |publisher=Wikipedia.org
title=週刊少年サンデー |date=retrieved November 9, 2007
]

Former Editors

* 1991 - 1993
** Takashi Hirayama
* 1994 - 2000
** Toyohiko Okuyama
* 2000 - 2002
** Shinichiro Tsuzuki
* 2002 - 2004
** Shinichi Mikami
* 2004 - present
** Masato Hayashi cite news |url=http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%80%B1%E5%88%8A%E5%B0%91%E5%B9%B4%E3%82%B5%E3%83%B3%E3%83%87%E3%83%BC#.E7.99.BA.E8.A1.8C.E9.83.A8.E6.95.B0 |publisher=Wikipedia.org
title=週刊少年サンデー |date=retrieved November 9, 2007
]

International version

* Shonen Star - Indonesia

ee also

*"Bessatsu Shōnen Sunday"
*"Shōnen Sunday Super"

References

External links

* [http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/manga.php?id=4118 Anime News Network] en icon
* [http://websunday.net Shōnen Sunday homepage]


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