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Shougakukan To Suspend Weekly Young Sunday magazine

by dtshyk
May 30, 2008 3:45 AM | 16 Comments
According to Nikkei Newspaper May 30, Shougakukan will suspend the publication of the "Seinen" manga magazine Weekly Young Sunday. Main reason for the decision is the decrease of the readers due to the shift of their interests from magazines to the separate comic books. In 1995, the circulation of the magazine reached 680,000, but it dropped to 200,000 in recent years. Shougakukan will also stop publishing the "Josei" manga magazine Monthly Judy.
They are now considering the transfer of the ongoing popular series "Kurosagi", "Dr. Kotoh's Clinic", "TomeHane!", "Aoi Honoo" etc. to other magazines.

Source: Nikkei Newspaper
Source: Sankei Newspaper

16 Comments Recent Comments

infinite_zero said:
ROZEN MAIDEN!!! NOOO!!!

And they were about to/just starting to reserialize it too...

EDIT: Wait a min, was that Young Jump or Young Sunday? Gosh, too much magazines...

Young Sunday D:

Jun 1, 2008 9:42 AM by 011253

My God, did you see the numbers of Young Jump?! That's almost a 50% drop in sales from 1995 to 2005; from 2 million to little more than 1 million in just ten years!! I sure hope they don't go the way of Young Sunday, that would suck terribly!

May 31, 2008 5:53 PM by frank3manuel

Well, Yansan really didn't have much in it since Ichi the Killer ended. I guess it's to be expected.

May 31, 2008 1:52 AM by Plate

ROZEN MAIDEN!!! NOOO!!!

And they were about to/just starting to reserialize it too...

EDIT: Wait a min, was that Young Jump or Young Sunday? Gosh, too much magazines...

May 30, 2008 10:32 PM by BasakaNZ

llxwarbirdxll said:
babynaruto1 said:
I don't really care.....(I hope this isn't trolling and/or spamming what I am doing right now.....)
It's spamming.


Thanks for letting me know this, for I sure did not know that I was "nods". :D.

May 30, 2008 9:49 PM by Toddler_Naruto

MagicalEmi said:
Without the magazines for the chapters to be serialized in, there won't be the collected volumes. With fewer magazines for series to run in, that means fewer tankoubon being released ;_; Unless they change the way they do things and mangaka start drawing stuff specifically to be released directly as tankoubon. Or they find other places to release individual chapters, such as mobile phones or websites.


Also there will be less chances for the young manga writers to make their debut.
But...I've never bought manga magazines. They take huge spaces and have only one or two titles I wanna read. I'm skeptical about the success of online manga magazine, but that may be an only choice for them to survive in this new environment.

May 30, 2008 5:59 PM by dtshyk

babynaruto1 said:
I don't really care.....(I hope this isn't trolling and/or spamming what I am doing right now.....)
It's spamming.

May 30, 2008 5:28 PM by llxwarbirdxll

Ack! Big drop of numbers x__x
Well hopefully they find some solution to it.... but well its to be expected if they only have crappy series in it -.-;

May 30, 2008 4:03 PM by magentaanbu

I don't really care.....(I hope this isn't trolling and/or spamming what I am doing right now.....)

May 30, 2008 3:28 PM by Toddler_Naruto

Woah. That's a huge drop.

May 30, 2008 2:04 PM by DeletedAccount23

thats sucks for them >.<
i dun even noe wats happening with kurosagi

May 30, 2008 12:51 PM by mui

Without the magazines for the chapters to be serialized in, there won't be the collected volumes. With fewer magazines for series to run in, that means fewer tankoubon being released ;_; Unless they change the way they do things and mangaka start drawing stuff specifically to be released directly as tankoubon. Or they find other places to release individual chapters, such as mobile phones or websites.

May 30, 2008 9:57 AM by MagicalEmi

That is a big drop of readers.
At least it's good they are making it better now ^^

May 30, 2008 9:21 AM by AccountClosed

Wow, that's a really big drop in numbers.

May 30, 2008 6:35 AM by VK11

I was reading about this on Mainichi earlier today. (link

It's understandable, really. These magazines have always been rather shitty, full of all sorts of stuff when the average reader only wants one or two chapters from it. Better to just stick with volumes when they come out; more enjoyable that way.

May 30, 2008 4:36 AM by Asako

For more infomation about what's going on with the manga magazine in Japan, visit
Manga Magazine in Crisis.

May 30, 2008 4:26 AM by dtshyk