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Sho-Comi

Japanese manga magazine

Sho-Comi
The cover of the October 26, 1975 issue of Shōjo Comic
CategoriesShōjo manga[1][2]
FrequencyMonthly (1968–1969)
Semimonthly (1969–1970)
Weekly (1970–1978)
Semimonthly (1978–present)
Circulation102,167[2]
(July–September 2016)
First issue1968
CompanyShogakukan
CountryJapan
Based inTokyo
LanguageJapanese
Websitesho-comi.com

Sho-Comi (少コミ, Shōcomi), formerly published under its full name Shōjo Comic (少女コミック) until December 2007,[3] is a shōjo manga magazine published semimonthly in Japan by Shogakukan since 1968.

The manga featured in Sho-Comi are later compiled and published in book form (tankōbon) under the Flower Comics imprint.

Sho-Comi Intro articles: 4

History

Beginning with the January 2008 issue published in December 2007, the magazine was renamed Sho-Comi. [3]

Serializations

Current

Past

Sho-Comi Serializations articles: 23

Reception

In 2007, the Japanese National PTA Conference ranked Sho-Comi the worst manga magazine for young children due to its excessive sexual content.[11][12] Many concerned parents have advised publishers to be more wary of the availability of these magazines to young readers.[13]

From January to March 2019, Sho-Comi had 70,000 physical copies in circulation, which later dropped to 68,000 from April to June 2019.[14] From July to September 2019, the magazine had 63,000 physical copies in circulation.[15]

See also

References

  1. ^ Thompson, Jason (2007). Manga: The Complete Guide. New York: Del Rey Books. pp. 23–24. ISBN 978-0-345-48590-8.
  2. ^ a b 印刷部数公表: 少女向けコミック誌 [Number of Printed Copies Announced: Comic Magazines for Girls]. Japanese Magazine Publishers Association (in Japanese). Archived from the original on August 6, 2017. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Sho-Comi50周年特集、50年の歩みを年表で振り返る". Natalie (in Japanese). 2018. Retrieved December 3, 2019. 12月刊行の2008年1号にて、ロゴ表記がSho-Comiに変更。
  4. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (2020-07-06). "Gō Ikeyamada Reveals Title, Visual of New Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  5. ^ Ressler, Karen (2017-09-18). "Hana ni Kedamono Romance Manga Gets Live-Action TV Adaptation". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  6. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (2016-04-22). "'4-Gatsu no Kimi, Spica' Manga Gets Live-Action, Movie Comic DVD". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  7. ^ Ressler, Karen (2017-10-23). "Hana ni Kedamono Live-Action Drama's Video Previews 'Heart-Pounding' Scenes". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  8. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (2019-11-29). "Kanan Minami's Awa-Koi Manga Returns from Hiatus on December 6, Enters Final Arc". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  9. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (2018-01-04). "Gō Ikeyamada Launches New Dō·Kyū·Sei Romance Manga in February". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  10. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (2020-03-20). "Gō Ikeyamada Ends Dō·Kyū·Sei Romance Manga in 4 Chapters". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2020-07-05.
  11. ^ Loo, Egan (May 17, 2007). "Japan's PTA Decries Shin Chan Anime, Shōjo Comic Mag". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  12. ^ "Sho-Comi the Worst Shojo Manga Magazine for Children According to Japanese Parents". ComiPress. May 17, 2007. Retrieved February 18, 2009.
  13. ^ "On Modern Shoujo Manga and Sex: Excessive Sexual Material in Shoujo Manga and Magazine". ComiPress. November 30, 2006. Retrieved February 18, 2009.
  14. ^ Fuwa, Raizo (2019-09-14). "ちゃおがトップの33.7万部…少女向けコミック誌の部数動向をさぐる(2019年4~6月)". Yahoo! News Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  15. ^ Fuwa, Raizo (2019-11-25). "「ちゃお」がトップの30.3万部…少女向けコミック誌の部数動向をさぐる(2019年7~9月)". Yahoo! News Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-12-03.

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