This thread is the result of a conversation in the seinen hangout thread. It was noted that their are few resources or information about seinen publications, aside from a few well known magazines. Below is a list, organized by publisher of magazine. I would like to add additional information about magazines. If anyone can find media guides or confirmed publisher information it would be nice to have demographic breakdowns, circulations, and historic information included. I already have the Shueisha Media Guide, so no need for that. Consider this thread a continuous work in progress. For now I am only going to post currently published magazines.
Will be updated with other publishers as I get the time.
Last edited by Kaiten; October 08, 2011 at 09:38 PM.
Manga Erotics F is a bi-monthly alternative manga magazine similar to IKKI or Comic Beam. It is not hentai if anyone is wondering.
Aren't all magazines pretty much mainstream? Or is the alternative label about something different? I mean is there such a thing as "underground" magazines? Though I suppose some web releases like Paperakyu could fall into alternative, or more independent ways of placing the manga "out there".
my favorite seinen magazine would be Weekly Young Jump I really want to read a manga from Grand Jump
plus would Jump X considered a Seinen magazine too.
Last edited by Serious Sam; May 29, 2012 at 08:36 PM.
Yeah, Jump X is seinen.
Most of these are still fairly mainstream. Non-mainstream would be like, the self-published stuff or webcomics like NEET-sha. But these are slightly lesser known. Once in a while there's a jem among them.
I think the idea was these are "Seinen magazines" and also "Alternative magazines". Not "Alternative Seinen Magazines". Alternative being like, really weird stuff like this:
Obviously, something like Young Animal isn't an alternative magazine, having Berserk and 3-Gatsu no Lion which are two of the most popular manga in Japan in them.
Last edited by kewl0210; May 29, 2012 at 08:44 PM.
If anyone is interested: Garden, the first title in the page Kewl linked to, is by the mangaka of Genkaku Picasso and Teiichi no Kuni.
I didn't find a thread specific to Afternoon (I found one for Morning though), I wanted to know: Is Kabu no Isaki ongoing or has it ended? It has been getting regular updates these days, hence I asked. I was of the opinion that it's an irregularly serialized series and hence so less chapters..
On a side note, I love Ashinano sensei's works...Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou is my all time favorite (I wonder why it's not getting licensed in English)...and Kabu no Isaki is pretty good too.
I wonder if he'll start another series!