Kalpana Kalpana (Editor)


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Parent company
Takeo Ōga

Country of origin

8 August 1922


Headquarters location
〒101-8001Tokyo-to, Chiyoda-kuHitotsubashi 2-3-1

Key people
Masahiro Ōga (President & CEO)

Publication types
Magazines, manga, picture books, light novels, educational books, reference books, other books

No. of employees
792 (as of June 15, 2010)

Chiyoda, Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions Co.Ltd., Shogakukan Asia, President Inc.

A shogakukan production co ltd film 2005

Shogakukan Inc. (株式会社小学館, Kabushiki gaisha Shōgakukan) is a Japanese publisher of dictionaries, literature, manga, non-fiction, DVDs, and other media in Japan.


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, 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-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

Children's manga magazines
  • CoroCoro Comic (Since 1977)
  • Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic (Since 1981)
  • CoroCoro Ichiban! (Since 2005)
  • Shōnen manga magazines
  • Weekly Shōnen Sunday (Since 1959)
  • Shōnen Sunday Super (Since 1978)
  • Shōnen Big Comic (1979–1987) (discontinued)
  • Monthly Shōnen Sunday (Since 2009)
  • Bessatsu Shōnen Sunday (別冊少年) (1960–1974)
  • Seinen manga magazines
  • Big Comic (Since 1968)
  • Big Comic Business
  • Big Comic Original (Since 1972)
  • Big Comic Spirits (Since 1980)
  • Monthly Big Comic Spirits (Since 2009)
  • Big Comic Special
  • Big Comic Superior (Since 1987)
  • IKKI (2003-2014) (discontinued)
  • Monthly Sunday Gene-X (Since 2000)
  • Weekly Young Sunday (1987–2008) (discontinued)
  • Female oriented manga magazines

    Children's manga magazines
  • Pucchigumi (ぷっちぐみ) (since 2006)
  • Shōjo manga magazines
  • Betsucomi (Since 1970)
  • Cheese! (Since 1996)
  • ChuChu (2000–2010, now discontinued)
  • Ciao (Since 1977)
  • Pochette
  • Shōjo Comic (Since 1968)
  • Josei manga magazines
  • flowers (Since 2002)
  • Judy
  • Petit Comic (Since 1977)
  • Rinka (2007–discontinued)
  • Fashion magazines

  • CanCam (Since 1982)
  • 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.


    Shogakukan Wikipedia