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Weekly Sh?nen Sunday
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1984 Vol. 40 featuring Urusei Yatsura on the cover.
EditorYu Torimitsu
Former editorsMasaki Nawata
CategoriesSh?nen manga[1][2]
FrequencyWeekly
Circulation302,167[2]
(March, 2018)
First issueMarch 17, 1959; 60 years ago (1959-03-17)
CompanyShogakukan
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
WebsiteSh?nen Sunday

Weekly Sh?nen Sunday (Japanese: , Hepburn: Sh?kan Sh?nen Sand?) is a weekly sh?nen manga magazine published in Japan by Shogakukan since March 1959. Contrary to its title, Weekly Sh?nen Sunday issues are released on Wednesdays. Weekly Sh?nen Sunday has sold over 1.8billion copies since 1986, making it the fourth best selling manga magazine, only behind Weekly Sh?nen Jump, Weekly Sh?nen Magazine and Weekly Young Jump.

History

Weekly Sh?nen Sunday was first published on March 17, 1959[3] as a response to its rival Weekly Sh?nen 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, Weekly Sh?nen Sunday was originally published on Tuesdays of each week, switching to Wednesdays in 2011. 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.

Weekly Sh?nen Sunday's mascot, Issue 1991-#37

Weekly Sh?nen Sunday's distinctive "pointing finger" that appears in the lower corner of every page on the left side of the magazine made its subtle debut in the 4/5 issue from 1969. This understated feature, ever present but easily overlooked, was referenced as a plot element in 20th Century Boys. Sunday's more noticeable mascot, a helmeted fish debuted in the 1980s.

Prior to the 1990s and 2000s no serial in Weekly Sh?nen Sunday had run over 40 volumes, but that began to change with series such as Detective Conan, Major, Inuyasha, Shij? Saiky? no Deshi Kenichi and Karakuri Circus, which maintained a high level of popularity.

In a rare event due to the closeness of the two magazine's founding dates, Weekly Sh?nen Sunday and Weekly Sh?nen Magazine released a special combined issue on March 19, 2008.[4] In addition, other commemorative events, merchandise, and manga crossovers were planned for the following year as part of the celebrations.[5] The book Shonen Sunday 1983 was published on July 15, 2009 to celebrate the anniversary and the magazines heyday. It reprints manga from 1983, such as Urusei Yatsura and Touch, and has interviews with their creators as well as artists who were inspired by the series from that period, such as Gosho Aoyama.[6]

To celebrate Weekly Sh?nen Sunday's 55th anniversary, 55 new manga series were launched in the print and online magazines Weekly Shonen Sunday, Shonen Sunday S, Ura Sunday, and Club Sunday throughout the year beginning in March 2014.[7]

Features

Series

There are currently 28 manga titles being serialized in Weekly Sh?nen Sunday, one series is currently on hiatus.

Series title Author Premiered
Amano Megumi wa Sukidarake! (!) Nekoguchi December 2015[a]
Aozakura: Bouei Daigakukou Monogatari ( ?) Hikaru Nikaidou April 2016
Arata: The Legend ( ?) Y? Watase October 2008
Ariadne in the Blue Sky () Norihiro Yagi December 2017
Be Blues! - Ao ni Nare (BE BLUES!) Motoyuki Tanaka January 2011
Daiku no Hatou () Michiteru Kusaba April 2017
Detective Conan () Gosho Aoyama January 1994
Detective Conan: Police Academy Arc Wild Police Story ( Wild Police Story) Takahiro Arai, Gosho Aoyama October 2019
Detective Conan: Zero's Tea Time ( ) Takahiro Arai, Gosho Aoyama May 2018
Hoankan Evans no Uso: Dead or Love (?~DEAD OR LOVE~) Mizuki Kuriyama April 2017
Kimi wa 008 (008) Syun Matsuena February 2018
Komi-san wa, Komyu-shou desu. (?) Tomohito Oda May 2016
Maiko-san chi no Makanai-san () Aiko Koyama December 2016
Major 2nd () Takuya Mitsuda March 2015
MAO () Rumiko Takahashi May 2019
Ma?j? de Oyasumi () Kagiji Kumanomata May 2016
Nokemono-tachi no Yoru () Makoto Hoshino August 2019
PingKong Comic Jackson December 2019
Ponkotsu-chan Kenshouchuu (?) Tsubasa Fukuchi May 2019
Senno Shitsuji (?) Wakabi Asayama December 2019
S?b?tei Kowasubeshi (?) Kazuhiro Fujita March 2016
switch (?) Atsushi Namikiri April 2018
Tokachi Hitoribocchi Nouen (?) Yuuji Yokoyama November 2017
Tonikaku Kawaii () Kenjiro Hata February 2018
Usotsuki (-?-) Minami December 2019
Yofukashi no Uta (?) Kotoyama August 2019
Youkai Giga (?(?)) Satsuki Satou April 2017
Zettai Karen Children () Takashi Shiina July 2004

Circulation

Year / Period Weekly circulation Magazine sales Sales revenue (est.) Issue price
1986 1,600,000[10] 83,200,000[10] ¥14,976,000,000 ¥180[11]
1987 1,300,000[10] 67,600,000[10] ¥12,168,000,000
1988 1,300,000[10] 67,600,000[10] ¥12,168,000,000
1989 1,400,000[10] 72,800,000[10] ¥13,104,000,000
1990 1,350,000[10] 70,200,000[10] ¥12,636,000,000
1991 1,350,000[10] 70,200,000[10] ¥12,636,000,000
1992 1,350,000[10] 70,200,000[10] ¥13,338,000,000 ¥190[11]
1993 1,270,000[10] 66,040,000[10] ¥12,547,600,000
1994 1,270,000[10] 66,040,000[10] ¥13,868,400,000 ¥210[11]
1995 1,400,000[10] 72,800,000[10] ¥15,288,000,000
1996 1,530,000[10] 79,560,000[10] ¥21,481,200,000 ¥270[12]
1997 1,650,000[10] 85,800,000[10] ¥23,166,000,000
1998 1,700,000[10] 88,400,000[10] ¥23,868,000,000
1999 1,630,000[10] 84,760,000[10] ¥22,885,200,000
2000 2,020,000 105,040,000[10] ¥28,360,800,000
2001 1,500,000[10] 78,000,000[10] ¥21,060,000,000
2002 1,530,000 79,560,000 ¥21,481,200,000
2003 1,310,000 68,120,000 ¥18,392,400,000
2004 1,160,913[13] 60,367,476[13] ¥16,299,218,520
2005 1,068,265[13] 55,549,780[13] ¥14,998,440,600
January 2006 to August 2006 1,003,708[13] 34,795,211[13] ¥9,394,706,970
September 2006 to December 2006 1,010,000 17,506,667 ¥4,726,800,090
2007 940,000 48,880,000 ¥13,197,600,000
2008 873,438[14] 45,418,776[14] ¥12,263,069,520
January 2009 to September 2009 773,062[15] 30,149,418[15] ¥8,140,342,860
October 2009 to September 2010 678,917[16] 35,303,684[16] ¥9,531,994,680
October 2010 to September 2011 611,146[17] 31,779,592[17] ¥8,580,489,840
October 2011 to September 2012 539,521[18] 28,055,092[18] ¥7,574,874,840
October 2012 to September 2013 512,250[19] 26,637,000[19] ¥7,165,353,000 ¥269[12][20]
October 2013 to September 2014 456,375[21] 23,731,500[21] ¥6,407,505,000 ¥270[20]
October 2014 to September 2015 390,143[22] 20,287,436[22] ¥5,477,607,720
October 2015 to September 2016 350,521[23] 18,227,092[23] ¥4,921,314,840
October 2016 to September 2017 317,458[24] 16,507,816[24] ¥4,457,110,320
October 2017 to March 2018 302,167[25] 7,856,342[25] ¥2,121,212,340
1986 to March 2018 36,000,000 1,876,972,882 ¥448,682,441,140 ($4,063,269,227)

Editors-in-chief

  • Kiichi Toyoda (1959-1960)[26]
  • Takashi Hirayama (1991-1993)
  • Toyohiko Okuyama (1994-2000)
  • Shinichiro Tsuzuki (2000-2002)
  • Shinichi Mikami (2002-2004)
  • Masato Hayashi (2005-2009)
  • Masaki Nawata (2009-2012)
  • Yu Torimitsu (2012-2015)
  • Takenori Ichihara (2015-present)

International versions

Elex Media Komputindo published an Indonesian version of Weekly Sh?nen Sunday titled Sh?nen Star from 2005 to 2013.

Viz Media began a Shonen Sunday imprint for titles in North America; starting with Rumiko Takahashi's Rin-ne, which was released on October 20, 2009.[27]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Amano Megumi wa Sukidarake! started in Sh?nen Sunday Super in August 2015.[8] It was later transferred to Weekly Sh?nen Sunday in December 2015.[9]

References

  1. ^ Thompson, Jason (2007). Manga: The Complete Guide. Del Rey Books. p. xxiii-xxiv. ISBN 978-0-345-48590-8.
  2. ^ a b "Boy's Manga" (in Japanese). Japanese Magazine Publishers Association. September 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Japanese Language Magazines Releases". Patlabor. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Sh?nen Sunday's 50th Anniversary". Rumic World. April 13, 2008.
  5. ^ Loo, Egan (March 18, 2008). "Sh?nen Magazine Sh?nen Sunday Mark 50th Anniversary". Anime News Network.
  6. ^ Loo, Egan (July 9, 2009). "Shonen Sunday 1983 Book Honors Manga Magazine's Heyday". Anime News Network.
  7. ^ Nelkin, Sarah (March 3, 2014). "Shonen Sunday Family to Launch 55 Manga to Mark 55th Year". Anime News Network.
  8. ^ "?S? - ". Natalie (in Japanese). August 25, 2015. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ &!. Natalie (in Japanese). December 16, 2015. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae "?". Yahoo! Japan. Retrieved 2007.
  11. ^ a b c "An Analysis of Weekly Manga Magazines Price for the Past 30 Years". ComiPress. April 6, 2007.
  12. ^ a b "Weekly Shonen Sunday's Price Cut Leads to 30% Sales Jump". Anime News Network. July 24, 2013.
  13. ^ a b c d e f "Manga Anthology Circulations 2004-2006". ComiPress. December 27, 2007.
  14. ^ a b "Where's The Manga Magazine Bailout?". Manga Cast. February 22, 2009. Retrieved 2010.
  15. ^ a b "2009 Japanese Manga Magazine Circulation Numbers". Anime News Network. January 18, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  16. ^ a b "2010 Japanese Manga Magazine Circulation Numbers". JMPA. June 1, 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  17. ^ a b "JMPA? ? ?". Japan Magazine Publishing Association. Retrieved 2012.
  18. ^ a b "JMPA? ? ?". Japan Magazine Publishing Association. Retrieved 2013.
  19. ^ a b "JMPA? ? ?". Japan Magazine Publishing Association. Retrieved 2014.
  20. ^ a b "Shogakukan's Weekly and Monthly Shonen Sunday Go Digital from Today". Crunchyroll. July 13, 2016.
  21. ^ a b "JMPA? ? ?". Japan Magazine Publishing Association. Retrieved 2015.
  22. ^ a b "JMPA? ? ?". Japan Magazine Publishing Association. Retrieved 2016.
  23. ^ a b "JMPA? ? ?". Japan Magazine Publishing Association. Retrieved 2017.
  24. ^ a b "JMPA? ? ?". Japan Magazine Publishing Association. Retrieved 2018.
  25. ^ a b "". Japan Magazine Publishing Association. Retrieved 2018.
  26. ^ "Shonen Sunday's 1st Editor Kiichi Toyoda Passes Away". Anime News Network. January 15, 2013.
  27. ^ Loo, Egan (July 8, 2009). "Viz to Launch Shonen Sunday Imprint with Rin-ne Manga (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2018.

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