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Shogakukan's current logo
|Founded||August 8, 1922|
|Masahiro Ōga (President, CEO)|
|Products||Magazines, manga, picture books, light novels, educational books, reference books, other books|
Number of employees
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.)
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
List of magazines published by Shogakukan
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)
- 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)
- Shōjo Comic (Since 1968)
- Josei manga magazines
- CanCam (Since 1982)
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- Vizmedia Europe rachète le groupe Kazé
- Organisation du groupe Vizmedia Europe
- "Education through entertainment" (Archive). Singapore Economic Development Board. January 15, 2014. Retrieved on June 2, 2015.
- "Rinka". manga-news.com (in French). Retrieved November 23, 2014.
New Manga Awards
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