Shogakukan

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Shogakukan Inc.
株式会社 小学館
Kabushiki gaisha
Industry Publishing
Founded August 8, 1922; 95 years ago (1922-08-08)
Founder Takeo Ōga
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Masahiro Ōga (President, CEO)
Products Magazines, manga, picture books, light novels, educational books, reference books, other books
Number of employees
728 (2017)
Parent Hitotsubashi Group
Subsidiaries
Website www.shogakukan.co.jp

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

The exterior of Shogakukan's main headquarters in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]

Shogakukan in Southeast Asia

The company has a wholly owned subsidiary, Shogakukan Asia, headquartered in Singapore. The company previously partnered with local companies.[4]

List of magazines published by Shogakukan

Manga magazines

Male oriented manga magazines

Children's manga magazines
  • CoroCoro Comic (Since 1977)
  • Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic (Since 1981)
  • CoroCoro Ichiban! (Since 2005)
Shōnen manga magazines
Seinen manga magazines

Female oriented manga magazines

Children's manga magazines
Shōjo manga magazines
Josei manga magazines

Fashion magazines

See also

References

  1. ^ Deppey, Dirk (March 8, 2010). "Journalista reputation-destroying extra: Four years' work". Journalista!. The Comics Journal. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-16. 
  2. ^ Vizmedia Europe rachète le groupe Kazé
  3. ^ Organisation du groupe Vizmedia Europe
  4. ^ "Education through entertainment" (Archive). Singapore Economic Development Board. January 15, 2014. Retrieved on June 2, 2015.
  5. ^ "Rinka". manga-news.com (in French). Retrieved November 23, 2014. 

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.

External links

  • Shogakukan website
  • Shogakukan website (in Japanese)
  • Shogakukan Productions Co., Ltd. at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
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