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Shogakukan (小学館 Shōgakukan?) is a Japanese publisher of dictionaries, literature, manga, non-fiction, DVDs, and other media in Japan.

Shogakukan founded Shueisha which founded Hakusensha. These are three separate companies, but are together called the Hitotsubashi Group, one of the largest publishing groups in Japan. Shogakukan is located in the Shogakukan Building in Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda, Tokyo,[1] and the other two companies are located in the same ward.

Shogakukan in the US

Shogakukan company, along with Shueisha, owns Viz Media, which publishes manga from both companies in the United States.

Shogakukan's licensing arm in North America was ShoPro Entertainment; it was merged into Viz Media in 2005.

Shogakukan's production arm is Shogakukan Productions Co.,Ltd. (now Shogakukan Shueisha Productions).

In March 2010 it was announced that Shogakukan would partner with the American comics publisher Fantagraphics to issue a line of manga to be edited by Matt Thorn.[2]

List of magazines published by Shogakukan

Manga magazines

Male oriented manga magazines

Kodomo manga magazines
Shōnen manga magazines
Seinen manga magazines

Female oriented manga magazines

Shōjo manga magazines
Josei manga magazines

Fashion magazines

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List of manga published by Shogakukan


  1. "所在地." Shogakukan. Retrieved on October 1, 2009.
  2. Deppey, Dirk (March 8, 2010). "Journalista reputation-destroying extra: Four years’ work". Journalista!. The Comics Journal. Retrieved 8 March 2010. 

New Manga Awards

Shogakukan has awards for amateur mangaka who want to become professional. It allows people to either send in their manga by mail or bring it in to an editor.

External links

File:PrefSymbol-Tokyo.svg Tokyo portal
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