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Big Comic Spirits (ビッグコミックスピリッツ Biggu Komikku Supirittsu?) is a weekly Japanese seinen manga magazine published by Shogakukan and aimed at males 20–25 years old. It originally launched on October 14, 1980. The culture of food, sports, love relationships, and business provide the themes for its featured series, which often question conventional values. In 1996 Frederik Schodt characterized the typical reader as a twenty-eight-year-old systems engineer who works at a finance company, eats at ramen noodle shops and is seriously considering using a matchmaking service.[1] The magazine is printed every Monday and is available at a price of ¥280. Circulation in 2008 averaged over 300,000 copies.[2] In 2009 Shogakukan launched a new companion magazine, Monthly Big Comic Spirits.

History

Big Comic Spirits launched on October 14, 1980 as a monthly magazine. The following June, it changed to a bimonthly magazine released on the 15th and 30th day of each month. Beginning in April 1986, the magazine switched to a weekly release, with new issues being released on each Monday.

Currently running manga-series

  • Bambino! by Tetsuji Sekiya
  • Birdy the Mighty by Masami Yuki moved from Young Sunday
  • Channel wa Sono Mama! by Noriko Sasaki (published monthly)
  • Coconuts Period -Chikyuu Ondannka wo Tomeru Usagi- by Reiji Yamada
  • Danchi Domoo by Tobira Oda
  • Denba no Shiro by Fujihiko Hosono
  • DOG LAW by Buronson and Atsushi Kamijou (published infrequently)
  • Galaxy Ginza by Kenichirou Nagao
  • Hana to Okutan by Shin Takahashi (published infrequently)
  • Homunculus by Hideo Yamamoto
  • Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit by Motorō Mase moved from Young Sunday
  • Jimihen by Tatsuya Nakazaki
  • Joukyou Afro Tanaka by Masaharu Noritsuke
  • Kimakure Concept by Hoichoi Productions
  • Kiryuuin Saeko Tantei Jimusho by Tatsuya Mikami
  • Kurosagi by Kuromaru moved from Young Sunday
  • Last Inning by Tsutomu Kamishiro and Yuu Nakahara
  • Lost Man by Michiteru Kusaba moved from Young Sunday
  • Maigetsu Tousan by Minoru Hiramatsu (published monthly)
  • Minna Ikiteru by Yoshiharu Hara
  • Mogura no Uta by Noburo Takahashi moved from Young Sunday
  • Momonchi by Kei Toume
  • MOON -Subaru Solitude Standing by Masahito Soda (published bi-weekly)
  • New Say Hello to Blackjack by Shūhō Satō (published bi-weekly)
  • Nihon Chinbotsu by Sakyo Komatsu and Tokihiko Ishiki
  • Oishinbo by Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki
  • Otoko Tama!! Impossible. by Gyo Shinkai
  • Oyasumi Punpun by Inio Asano moved from Young Sunday
  • Pagyaru! by Britney Hamada
  • Rainbow - Nisha Rokubō no Shichinin by George Abe moved from Young Sunday
  • Sports Pon by Sensha Yoshida
  • Self by Yukisou Saki
  • Takemitsu Samurai by Taiyo Matsumoto
  • Tomehane! Suzuri Kōkō Shodōbu by Katsutoshi Kawai moved from Young Sunday
  • Teiou by Ryo Kurashina and Taro Sekiguchi
  • Undead by Kazurou Inoue
  • Virtuous by Gibon and Hideo Shinano
  • Yamikin Ushijima-kun by Shouhei Manabe

Mangaka and series featured in Big Comic Spirits

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References

  1. Schodt, Frederik L. (1996). Dreamland Japan: writings on modern manga. Stone Bridge Press. pp. 98–99. ISBN 188065623X. 
  2. Japan Magazine Publishers Association Magazine Data 2008.

External links

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