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Gangan Comics
ガンガンンコミックス
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Parent company
Status Active
Founded 1991; 27 years ago (1991)
Country of origin Japan
Headquarters location Japan
Distribution Japan
Publication types Manga, Japanese Magazines, Japanese light novels, graphic novels
Fiction genres Shōnen manga, Seinen manga
Official website gangan.square-enix.co.jp

Gangan (ガンガン, Gangan) is a manga imprint of Square Enix Holdings. It originated as a manga imprint for Enix before the company re-branded as Square Enix. It publishes manga in several magazines aimed at different reader demographic groups in the Japanese market. Its magazines are home to some popular manga series which were adapted into anime series, like Fullmetal Alchemist, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit, Nabari no Ou, Inu x Boku SS, and Soul Eater.[1] The comics are later collected in paperback volumes under brand names such as Gangan Comics (ガンガンコミックス, Gangan Komikkusu), Gangan Comics Joker (ガンガンコミックスJOKER, Gangan Komikkusu Jōkā) and Young Gangan Comics (ヤングガンガンコミックス, Yangu Gangan Komikkusu), which identify the magazine of serialisation. These paperback brand names are formed by deleting any Gekkan (月刊, monthly publication) or Shōnen (少年, boy) in the magazine name and inserting Comics (コミックス, Komikkusu) directly after the word "Gangan".

Magazines

Monthly Shōnen Gangan (since 1991)

Monthly Shōnen Gangan
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Monthly Shōnen Gangan (12/2004 issue)
Categories Shōnen manga[2]
Frequency Monthly
First issue March 12, 1991 (April 1991)
Company
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Website http://gangan.square-enix.co.jp/

Monthly Shōnen Gangan (月刊少年ガンガン, Gekkan Shōnen Gangan) is a monthly manga magazine that regularly has over 600 pages. Shōnen Gangan was launched by Enix (now Square Enix) in 1991, to compete with other magazines such as Monthly Shōnen Magazine, Monthly Shōnen Jump and Shōnen Sunday Super, and is targeted toward the same young, male demographic ("Shōnen" means young boy or young man). It features manga with lots of action and adventure; science fiction and fantasy elements in the stories are very common. Square Enix also publishes the related Gangan YG and Monthly Gangan Wing.

Series

Manga First Issue Author
Beelzebub-jou no Oki ni Mesu mama. (ベルゼブブ嬢のお気に召すまま。) July 2015 matoba
Chichi to Ko (ちちとこ) April 2013 Uchiko
Eiyuu Kyoushitsu (英雄教室) September 2016 Shin Araki, Koara Kishida
Elf to Shuryoushi no Item Koubou (エルフと狩猟士のアイテム工房) March 2018 Umetaro Aoi
Final Fantasy: Lost Stranger (ファイナルファンタジー ロスト・ストレンジャー) July 2017 Hazuki Minase, Itsuki Kameya
Futoku no Guild (不徳のギルド) June 2017 Taichi Kawazoe
Happy End. (はっぴぃエンド。) April 2017 Imari Arita
Ikitemasu ka? Honda-kun (生きてますか?本田くん) July 2016 Yoshiki Tonogai
Val x Love (戦×恋(ヴァルラヴ)) December 2015 Ryosuke Asakura
IM: The Great Priest Imhotep (Im~イム~) January 2015 Makoto Morishita
Isekai de Saikyou no Tsue ni Tensei shita Ore ga Iyagaru Shoujo wo Muriyari Mahou Shoujo ni P suru! (異世界で最強の杖に転生した俺が嫌がる少女をムリヤリ魔法少女にPする!) March 2017 Tsutsushi Sakurai, Daisuke Takashima
Kurenai Ouji (紅心王子) April 2007 Souta Kuwahara
Majo no Geboku to Maou no Tsuno (魔女の下僕と魔王のツノ) April 2014 Mochi
Munou na Nana (無能なナナ) May 2016 Looseboy, Iori Furuya
Nagasarete Airantō (ながされて藍蘭島) December 2001 Takeshi Fujishiro
Ore no Kanojo ni Nanika Youkai (俺の彼女に何かようかい) September 2011 Karino Takatsu
Tenchuu x Shinkyoku <Ai x Uta> (天誅×神曲《アイウタ》) May 2016 Morohe Yoshida
Toaru Majutsu no Index (とある魔術の禁書目録) April 2007 Kazuma Kamachi, Chuya Kogino
Umeidou Hiyo to Dannasama no Yabou (梅衣堂ひよと旦那様の野望) February 2016 Shiwo Komeyama
Ura Sekai Picnic (裏世界ピクニック) February 2018 Iori Miyazawa, Eita Mizuno

Manga and series featured:

Monthly GFantasy (since 1993)

Monthly GFantasy (月刊Gファンタジー, Gekkan Jī Fantajī), also known as Gangan Fantasy, is a Japanese shōnen manga magazine published by Square Enix. The manga tend to be set in a fantasy setting with large amounts of supernatural themes and a fair amount of action and/or horror scenes.

Manga featured:

Young Gangan (since 2004)

Young Gangan (ヤングガンガン, Yangu Gangan) is a Japanese seinen manga magazine published by Square Enix twice a month, on the first and third Friday.[3] The magazine was first published on December 3, 2004.

Manga featured:

Gangan Online (since 2008)

Gangan Online (ガンガンオンライン, Gangan Onrain) is a free manga and light novel web magazine published and updated by Square Enix. The online web magazine was activated on October 2, 2008.

Manga featured:

Light Novels featured:

Gangan Joker (since 2009)

Monthly Gangan Joker (月刊ガンガンJOKER, Gekkan Gangan Joker) is a Japanese shōnen manga magazine that was launched by Square Enix on April 22, 2009.

Manga featured:

Monthly Big Gangan (since 2010)

Monthly Big Gangan is a seinen manga publication entry in Square Enix’s Gangan imprint.

Manga featured:

Discontinued magazines

Gangan Powered (2001 – 2009)

Gangan Powered (ガンガンパワード, Gangan Pawādo) was a Japanese shōnen/seinen manga magazine published by Square Enix. The last release of the magazine was with the April 2009 issue sold on February 21, 2009, and it was subsequently replaced by Gangan Joker.[4]

Manga featured:

Monthly Gangan Wing (1996 – 2009)

Monthly Gangan Wing (月刊ガンガンWING, Gekkan Gangan Wing) was a Japanese shōnen manga magazine published by Square Enix. The last release of the magazine was with the May 2009 issue sold on March 21, 2009, and it was subsequently replaced by Gangan Joker.[4]

Manga featured:

See also

References

  1. ^ "2007 profile" (PDF). Square Enix. October 2007. p. 6. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
  2. ^ Thompson, Jason (2007). Manga: The Complete Guide. Del Rey Books. p. xxiii-xxiv. ISBN 978-0-345-48590-8.
  3. ^ "Square Enix Comic Magazines" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "Gangan Joker to Replace Gangan Powered, Wing Mags". Anime News Network. 2009-03-01. Retrieved 2009-06-30.

External links

  • Monthly Shōnen Gangan official website (in Japanese)
  • Monthly Gangan Joker official website (in Japanese)
  • Monthly GFantasy official website (in Japanese)
  • Young Gangan official website (in Japanese)
  • Gangan Online official website (in Japanese)
  • Monthly Gangan Wing official website (in Japanese)
  • Monthly Big Gangan official website (in Japanese)
  • Gangan Mobile official website (in Japanese)
  • Gansuma Information Agency official website (in Japanese)
  • GanganSearch (in Japanese)
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