Monday, June 22, 2009

FDC from Japan/FDC du Japan

The 50th anniversary of Japanese weekly comic books for boys(II)/
Le 50ème anniversaire de livres de bandes dessinées hebdomadaires japonais pour les garçons.(II)

Weekly Shōnen Sunday (週刊少年サンデー, Shūkan Shōnen Sandē) is a weekly shōnen manga magazine published in Japan by Shogakukan.

Shōnen Sunday was first published on Tuesday, March 17, 1959, the same day as its rival Shōnen Magazine. The debut issue featured Shigeo Nagashima, the star player of the Yomiuri Giants on the cover, and a congratulatory article by Isoko Hatano, a noted child psychologist.

Despite its name, Shōnen Sunday is published on Wednesdays of each week. The "Sunday" in the name was the creation of its first editor, Kiichi Toyoda, who wanted the title to be evocative of a relaxing weekend.
Weekly Shōnen Sunday's mascot, Issue 1991-#37

Shōnen Sunday's distinctive "pointing finger" that appears in the lower corner of every page on the left side of the magazine made its subtle debut in the 4/5 issue from 1969. This understated feature, ever present but easily overlooked, was referenced as a plot element in 20th Century Boys. Sunday's more noticeable mascot, a helmeted fish debuted in the 1980s.

Prior to the 1990s and 2000s no serial in Shōnen Sunday had run over 40 volumes, but that began to change with series such as Case Closed, MAJOR, InuYasha, and Karakuri Circus, which maintained a high level of popularity. Consequently, another change that has met with mixed feelings is the early discontinuation of series by non-veteran mangaka which has led to newer artists, Kōji Kumeta for example, leaving for other publishers' magazines.

In a rare event due to the closeness of the two magazine's founding dates, Weekly Shōnen Sunday and Weekly Shōnen Magazine released a special combined issue on March 19, 2008. In addition, other commemorative events, merchandise, and manga crossovers were planned for the following year as part of the celebrations.

Weekly Shōnen Magazine (週刊少年マガジン, Shūkan Shōnen Magajin), also known as Shōnen Magazine, is a shōnen manga magazine published by Kodansha, first published on 17 March 1959. Despite some unusual censorship policies (until just recently, it was one of the only shōnen magazines to forbid the depiction of female nipples), its audience tends to skew older with some more mature works and a large portion of its reading population falling under the male high school or college student demographic.

Weekly Shōnen Sunday (少年サンデー shōnen sandē) est un magazine de prépublication de manga de type shōnen publié par la Shōgakukan depuis 1959. De nombreux mangakas prestigieux comme Osamu Tezuka, Rumiko Takahashi ou Mitsuru Adachi ont vu leurs séries prépubliés dans le Sunday.

Weekly Shōnen Magazine (週刊少年マガジン, Shūkan Shōnen Magajin) est un magazine de prépublication de manga de type shōnen publié par la Kōdansha. Le premier numéro a été lancé le 17 mars 1959, soit une semaine avant les débuts de l'un de ses principaux concurrents, le Shonen Sunday. Une version mensuelle, le Monthly Shonen Magazine existe également, parmi d'autres déclinaisons.

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