Country of origin
8 August 1922
〒101-8001Tokyo-to, Chiyoda-kuHitotsubashi 2-3-1
Masahiro Ōga (President & CEO)
No. of employees
792 (as of June 15, 2010)
Chiyoda, Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions Co.Ltd., Shogakukan Asia, President Inc.
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- Shogakukan in the United States
- Shogakukan in Europe
- Shogakukan in Southeast Asia
- Male oriented manga magazines
- Female oriented manga magazines
- Fashion magazines
- New Manga Awards
Shogakukan founded Shueisha, which also founded Hakusensha. These are three separate companies, but are together called the Hitotsubashi Group, one of the largest publishing groups in Japan. Shogakukan is headquartered in the Shogakukan Building in Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, and the other two companies are located in the same ward.
Shogakukan 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-Shueisha Productions (previously Shogakukan Productions Co.,Ltd.)
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.
Shogakukan in Europe
In Europe, manga from Shōgakukan and Shūeisha are published by local publishers such like Pika Édition, Ki-oon, Kana or Kazé for the French market, and Kazé, Carlsen, Egmont or Tokyopop for the German market. Shogakukan, Shueisha and ShoPro have made a joint venture named Viz Media Europe. Viz Media Europe bought in 2009 the French Kazé Group whose activities are mainly publishing manga and home video for the French and German market.
Shogakukan in Southeast Asia
The company has a wholly owned subsidiary, Shogakukan Asia, headquartered in Singapore. The company previously partnered with local companies.
Male oriented manga magazines
Female oriented manga magazines
New Manga Awards
Shogakukan has awards for amateur manga artists who want to become professional. It allows people to either send in their manga by mail or bring it in to an editor.