Weekly Young Magazine » 1680 issues

    Volume » Published by Kodansha. Started in 1989.

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    Weekly Young Magazine last edited by HalberMensch on 09/14/23 10:42AM View full history

    Proper Japanese Title: 週刊ヤングマガジン

    Kodansha's weekly seinen manga magazine, it is one of the most popular magazines in the history of the demographic alongside its main competitor and contemporary, Weekly Young Jump. Originally a biweekly (see: Young Magazine), during that period it serialized works like Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira. But after nearly a full decade it switched to a weekly publication rate in early 1989. Major serializations of the weekly era include Initial D, 3×3 Eyes, Wangan Midnight, Emblem Take 2, Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji and its sequels, Naniwa Tomoare, Karate Shoukoushi Kohinata Minoru, Saru Lock, ×××HOLiC, Kangoku Gakuen and Higanjima.

    The magazine was one of the major early adopters of the gravure emphasis for most of its covers but for a time in the early digital-publishing era, the magazine toned down the use of gravure idols on the covers by making digital-only covers that put the manga in the forefront (the physical versions still always used the idols).


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