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Monthly Sunday Gene-X (月刊サンデーGENE-X Gekkan Sandē Jenekkusu?), often abbreviated as Sunday GX (サンデーGX?), is a Japanese seinen manga magazine published by Shogakukan. Like many other manga magazines, it's an "anthology magazine" with each issue featuring new chapters of several manga series. The series are also published in book form as Sunday GX Comics.

Monthly magazine

The magazine's title, Monthly Sunday Gene-X, refers to its mission as a manga magazine for Generation X. The first issue was published on July 19, 2000 and new issues are published on the 19th day of each month — not necessarily on a Sunday. The title uses the word "Sunday" more as a trademark or genre name, shared with its sister magazines Weekly Shōnen Sunday and Weekly Young Sunday. [1]

The first year when the magazine was actually published on a Sunday two months in a row was in 2006. This is because 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday, the following occurrence of which is 2017. In such years, the 19th is a Sunday three times: February 19, March 19 and November 19. [2]

The magazine is not limited to Japanese productions; a Korean comic series, Blade of the Phantom Mask, was also serialized in translated and flipped form, perhaps helped by current interest as a Japanese-Korean anime movie. If one of their manga series has such a tie-in, an anime TV series or movie version being aired or screened around the same time, editors like to emphasize this in an act of cross promotion.

Sunday GX comics books

Shogakukan also publishes manga series previously featured in Sunday GX as paperback tankōbon (compilation volumes) under the imprint Sunday GX Comics (GENEX Comics). While in English the term "comics" also includes single chapters and comic strips, "comics (コミック komikku?)" primarily means "manga tankōbon" in Japanese.

Series

Current

Series Title Author Premiered
Ai Kagi (あいカギ?) Sukune Inugami
Black Lagoon (ブラック・ラグーン?) Rei Hiroe
Doctor and Daughter (ドクター&ドーター?) Youkihi
Jormungand (ヨルムンガンド?) Keitaro Takahashi
JyaJya (ジャジャ?) Eno Akira
MARCH STORY Hyung Min Kim, Yang Kyung-il
Kamen Bowler (仮面ボウラー?) Takeshi Wakasa
Koi Neko (コイネコ?) Mashima Etsuya
Kamisama Dolls (神様ドォルズ?) Hajime Yamamura
REC (manga) (レック?) Hanamizawa Q-taro
Seigi Keikan Monju (正義警官モンジュ?) Miyashita Hiroki
Sei Moesu no Hakobune (聖モエスの方舟?) Nariko Enomoto
Tetsukko na 3 Shimai (鉄娘な3姉妹?) Seiji Matsuyama
Tsuri Chichi Nagisa (釣りチチ渚?) Masaki Satou
Westwood Vibrato Youn In-wan, Kim Sun Hee
Wilderness (manga) (ワイルダネス?) Akihiro Ito
Hamada Britney no Manga de Wakaru Moe Business (浜田ブリトニーの

漫画でわかる萌えビジネス』浜田ブリトニー?)

Britney Hamada
Yaoyorozu Toushinden Kami-gakari (八百万討神伝 神GAKARI?) Kei Kusunoki

Former

Series Title Author Premiered Finished
Asuka @ Miraikei (アスカ@未来系?) Kazuhiko Shimamoto
Angel Koukou (エンジェル高校?) Sukune Inugami
Binbō Shimai Monogatari (貧乏姉妹物語?) Izumi Kazuto
Spiritual Paradise (スピリチュアルぱらだいす?) Kouji Onodera
Yamagata Scream (山形スクリーム?) Imatani Tecchu
Rubbers 7 (ラバーズ7?) Sukune Inugami
Mel Kano (メルカノ。?) Towa Oshima
Purofaira Menko (プロファイラーめんこ?) Mao Onoda
Dareka ga Kakkou to Naku (誰かがカッコゥと啼く?) Tatsuhiko Ida
Shin Hoero Pen (新吼えろペン?) Kazuhiko Shimamoto
Subarashii Sekai (素晴らしい世界?) Inio Asano
Rabuma Unten (ラブマウンテン?) Tomuo Fujina
Hikari no Machi (ひかりのまち?) Inio Asano
Hoero Pen (吼えろペン?) Kazuhiko Shimamoto
Code-E Ichirō Sakaki, Yumiko Harao
Bijo de Yajuu (美女で野獣?) Tatsuhiko Ida
Sleeping Planet (眠れる惑星?) Youkihi
Welcome to River City (薬多江町へようこそ?) Youkihi
Kyoukai Sensen (境界戦線?) Hajime Yamamura
Girls Saurus DX (ガールズザウルスDX?) Kei Kusunoki
Grimal (ぐりまる?) Hiroyuki Kaidō, Tomizawa Yoshihiko
Prizona 6 (ぷりぞな6?) Ryunosuke Kingetsu, KOJINO
Hoshikuzu Bangaichi (星屑番外地?) Tatsuhiko Ida
Blade of the Phantom Mask (新暗行御史?) Youn In-wan, Yang Kyung-il
Yarujene Tomuo Fujina
Trafficker (トラフィッカー?) Yasunori Mitsunaga
Sekai Uniform (世界ユニ・フォーム?) Nariko Enomoto
RahXephon (ラーゼフォン?) Yutaka Izubuchi, Takeaki Momose
FACTORY Z Shigeo Makino, Takashi Hirotsugu
FADE OUT Ikeda Takashi
The Sleeper (ザ・スリーパー?) Fujihiko Hosono
Wake up! Tokihiko Matsuura
Iron Man (鉄人?) Toshihiko Tahagi, Takayuki Otiai
Dandelion (ダンデライオン?) Takayuki Otiai
Advent (アドベント?) Yumiko Harao
Destruction Princess (デスプリ?) Hebisaku Yoshida
Let It Be!! (レットイットビー!!?) Mari Koizumi
King of Cats (ネコの王?) Toshihiro Ono
Psycho Trader Chinami (サイコトレーダーちなみ?) Akihiro Kimura
Konohana Watashi Desu (この花はわたしです。?) Masahiko Kokuki, Yuka Jukuni
Shibuya Gadiangaruzu (渋谷ガーディアンガールズ?) Mari Koizumi
Shishi Boshi ki Girusutein (獣星記ギルステイン?) Naoyuki Sakai, Hisao Tamaki
Tenshi Dake ga Tsubasa (天使だけが翼を持っている?) Reiji Hagihara

Circulation

  • 2004 - 39,167
  • 2005 - 39,000
  • 2006 - 35,167
  • 2007 - 30,583
  • 2008 - 30,000
  • 2009 - 27,667
  • 2010 - 26,000

References and notes

  1. "月刊サンデーGX(ジェネックス) HPへようこそ". Editors's diary (in Japanese). Shogakukan. 2000-06-07. Retrieved 2006-08-08. 
  2. There are also three non-consecutive "Sunday the 19th" in leap years starting on Wednesday.

External links

br:Sunday GX it:Monthly Sunday GX ru:Sunday GX uk:Ґеккан Санде Дзенеккусу

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