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Mag Talk Big Comic Magazines (Shogakukan)

Discussion in 'Manga News' started by cody, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. cody

    cody Registered User

    英雄メンバー / Eiyuu Menbaa / Hero Member

    Nov 5, 2017
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    It's always bothered me how there wasn't a thread for any of these magazines considering how big they are in Japan. Hopefully this thread encourages more discussion and helps bring in some attention to a bunch of great manga.

    These are the main magazines, all of them are published by Shogakukan:

    Big Comic is a semimonthly seinen manga magazine published since 28 February 1968. It was originally launched as a monthly magazine, but switched to twice monthly on the 10th and 25th beginning in April 1968.

    Big Comic Original is a Japanese seinen manga magazine aimed at an older adult and mostly male audience. It is a sister magazine to Big Comic, the biggest difference being that it goes on sale twice a month in the weeks Big Comic doesn't. It launched in 1972.

    Big Comic Spirits is a weekly Japanese seinen manga magazine aimed at adult males. It originally launched on October 14, 1980.

    Big Comic Superior is a semimonthly seinen manga magazine published since July 1, 1987. Its target audience is somewhere between the audience for Big Comic Original and Big Comic Spirits.

    Monthly Big Comic Spirits is a monthly Japanese seinen manga magazine aimed at males 20–25 years old. It originally launched on August 27, 2009. It is a companion magazine to the weekly Big Comic Spirits.

    Any contributions are welcome. Let's do our best to make the manga from these magazines more well known.
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  2. MangAniMY

    MangAniMY Registered User

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    Feb 10, 2018
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    Ah yes, another place to dump PVs...

    also Naoki Urasawa returns to spirits

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  3. Polisi25

    Polisi25 Registered User

    初心者/ Shoshinsha / Beginner

    Feb 19, 2018
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    Thanks for the new thread, I had been (or trying to follow) some mangas that are serialized in this magazine. Some of them include:

    Ao Ashi by Yugo Kobayashi & Ueno Naohiko: A soccer sports manga about an aspiring soccer club who enrolled in a prestigious sports club. Read it if you're either finished reading your share of Giant Killing, Days or Be Blues.
    Dance, Dance, Danseur by George Arakawa: A teenager found himself reliving his dreams of becoming a ballerina. Read it if you are too anxious on whether Welcome To The Ballroom will finally have another chapter and need another dancing manga to compose yourself
    Asahinagu by Kozaki Ai: A high school girl entered a Naginata club as a fresh start. Read it if you want to see an original Japanese sport.
    King's Viking by Fukami Makoro & Sadayasu: A genius hacker and an angel investor meets, intrigue ensues.

    That's all the serializations that I could think of in a limited time right now, but I would really recommend them (or any Naoki Urasawa's works-Yarawa, Happy!, 20th Century Boy,) as a starting point
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