Shueisha Inc.
Parent company Hitotsubashi Group
Founded 1925 (founded)
1949 (formed)
Country of origin Japan
Headquarters location 〒101-8050
Chiyoda, Tokyo
Hitotsubashi 2-5-10
Key people Hideki Yamashita (president)
Publication types Magazines, manga, picture books, light novels, educational books, reference books, other books
Imprints VIZ Media, ShoPro Productions, Home-sha
Number of employees 812 (475 men, 337 women) (as of July 2009)
Official website [1]

Shueisha Inc. (株式会社集英社 Kabushiki Gaisha Shūeisha?, lit. "Shueisha Publishing Co., Ltd.") is a major publisher in Japan. The company was founded in 1925 as the entertainment-related publishing division of Japanese publisher Shogakukan. The following year, Shueisha became a separate, independent company. Magazines published by Shueisha include Weekly Shōnen Jump, Weekly Young Jump, Non-no, and Ultra Jump. Shueisha, along with Shogakukan, owns VIZ Media, which publishes manga from all three companies in North America. It is headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo.[1]


[[wikipedia:File:Shuueisha01(tokyo).JPG|thumb|Shueisha Jimbocho Building in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan|]] In 1925, Shueisha was created by major publishing company Shogakukan (founded in 1922). A novel called Jinjō Shōgaku Ichinen Josei (尋常小學一年女生?) became the first novel published by Shueisha in collaboration with Shogakukan—the temporary home of Shueisha. In 1927, two novels titled Danshi Ehon, and Joshi Ehon were created. In 1928, Shueisha was hired to edit Gendai Yūmoa Zenshū (現代ユーモア全集?), a compilation of the author's works. Gendai Yūmoa Zenshū continued 12 volumes, some issues being Joshi Shinjidai ei Shūji Chō and Shinjidai ei Shūji Chō (新時代英習字帳?). In the 1930s another novel called Tantei-ki Dan was launched and Gendai Yūmoa Zenshū was completed in 24 volumes. In 1931 two more novels were launched, Danshi Yōchien and Joshi Yōchien. The preceding year of 1933[clarification needed] was used to repair the Shueisha building in Hitotsubashi and moved down three addresses.[2]

After World War II, Shueisha started publishing a manga line called Omoshiro Book. Omoshiro Book published a picture book called Shōnen Ōja, which became a huge hit among boys and girls in that period. The first full volume of Shōnen Ōja was released as Shōnen Ōja Oitachi Hen, which became an instant best-seller. The first magazine published by Shueisha was Akaru ku Tanoshi i Shōnen-Shōjo Zasshi. In September 1949, Omoshiro Book was made into a magazine with all the contents of the former line. In 1950, a special edition of the magazine was published under the title "Hinomaru". In addition to Omoshiro Book, a female version was published in 1951: Shōjo Book which featured manga aimed at adolescent girls. The Hitotsubashi building of Shueisha became completely independent in 1952. In that year, Omoshiro Book ceased publication and Myōjō began publication as a monthly magazine. The series of Omoshiro Book were published in bunkoban editions under the Omoshiro Manga Bunko line.[3] A novel called Yoiko Yōchien was published and Omoshiro Book was replaced with another children's manga magazine called Yōnen Book.

In 1955, the success of Shōjo Book led to the publication of currently running Ribon. The novel Joshi Yōchien Kobato began publication in 1958. On November 23, a special issue of Myōjō entitled Weekly Myōjō was released. In 1951, another male edition of Shōjo Book was released after Omoshiro Book ceased publication, Shōnen Book was made and additionally Shōjo Book series were released in bunkoban editions under the Shōjo Manga Bunko imprint. In the 1960s, another spin-off issue of Myōjō was released called Bessatsu Weekly Myōjō. Shueisha continues to publish many novels. A compilation of many Omoshiro Book series was released as Shōnen-Shōjo Nippon Rekishi Zenshū complete in 12 volumes. Many other books were published including Hirosuke Yōnen Dōwa Bungaku Zenshū, Hatachi no Sekkei, Dōdō Taru Jinsei, Shinjin Nama Gekijō, and Gaikoku Karakita Shingo Jiten. In 1962, Shueisha published a female version of Myōjō entitled Josei Myōjō and many more novels. In 1963, Shueisha began publication of the widely successful Margaret with the additional off-shoot Bessatsu Margaret. A novel entitled Ukiyoe Hanga was released complete in 7 volumes and the picture book Sekai 100 Nin no Monogatari Zenshū was released in the usual 12. In 1964, Kanshi Taikei was released in 24 volumes plus a reprint. Also in that year a line of novels, Compact Books was made and a line of manga called Televi- Books ("Televi": short for "Television"). In 1965, two more magazines were made Cobalt and the Shōnen Book off-shoot Bessatsu Shōnen Book.[4]

In 1966, Shueisha began publication of Weekly Playboy, Seishun to Dokusho and Shōsetsu Junia. A novel called Nihonbon Gaku Zenshū spawned a great 88 volumes. Another manga magazine was made entitled Young Music. Deluxe Margaret began publication in 1967 and the additional Maragret Comics and Ribon Comics lines. In 1968 the magazine Hoshi Young Sense began publication as spin-off to the short-lived Young Sense. Later in that year Margaret launched the Seventeen magazine as a Japanese version of the English edition. Shōnen Jump was created in the same year as a semi-weekly magazine. Another children's manga magazine was created in that year called Junior Comic and another Ribon spin-off called Ribon Comic. In 1969 the magazine Joker began publication along with guts. Several other novels were published. The magazine Bessatsu Seventeen began publication. In that year Shōnen Jump became a weekly anthology and correctly changed its title to Weekly Shōnen Jump. Following up to the end of Shōnen Book a spin-off of Weekly Shōnen Jump started at the same time as it became weekly, initially called Bessatsu Shōnen Jump it changed its name to Monthly Shōnen Jump with the second issue. The 1970s started with the launch of the novel magazine Subaru and in 1971 the Non-no magazine began publication and the Ocean life magazine. The novel series Gendai Nippon Bijutsu Zenshū spawned 18 volumes and became a huge seller. In 1972 Roadshow began publication and The Rose of Versailles begins in the Margaret Comics line gaining massive popularity. In 1973 the Playgirl magazine began publication and the novel series Zenshaku Kanbun Taikei spawning a huge 33 volumes. In 1974 Weekly Shōnen Jump launched Akamaru Jump. Also Saison de Non-no began its launch.[5] Shueisha announced that in the summer of 2011, it will launch a new manga magazine titled "Miracle Jump."[6]


Magazine Status Medium
Omoshiro Book (おもしろブック?) Defunct Shōnen and Shōjo manga
Hinomaru (よいこのとも?) Defunct Shōnen and Shōjo manga
Shōjo Book (少女ブック?) Defunct Shōjo manga
Myōjō (明星?) Active Popular culture and music
Yōnen Book (幼年ブック?) Defunct Children manga
Ribon (りぼん?) Active Shōjo manga
Weekly Myōjō (週刊明星?) Defunct Popular culture and music
Shōnen Book (少年ブック?) Defunct Shōnen manga
Bessatsu Myōjō (別冊週刊明星?) Defunct Popular culture and music
Josei Myōjō (女性明星?) Defunct Women's fashion
Margaret (マーガレット?) Active Shōjo manga
Bessatsu Margaret (別冊マーガレット?) Active Shōjo manga
Bessatsu Shōnen Book (別冊少年ブック?) Defunct Shōnen manga
Weekly Playboy (週刊プレイボーイ?) Active Men's and Seinen manga
Shōsetsu Junai (小説ジュニア?) Defunct Novels
Nihonban Gaku Zenshū (日本文学全集?) Defunct
Seishun to Dokusho (青春と読書?) Active Graphics and art
Young Music (ヤングミュージック?) Defunct Music
Deluxe Maragret (デラックス マーガレット?) Defunct
Bessatsu Young Sense (明星ヤングセンス?) Defunct
Weekly Seventeen (週刊セブンティーン?) Defunct
Joker (ジョーカー?) Defunct
Guts (guts?) Defunct
Weekly Shōnen Jump (週刊少年ジャンプ?) Active
Bessatsu Shōnen Jump (別冊少年ジャンプ?) Defunct
Subaru (すばる?) Active
Non-no (ノン-ノ?) Active
Ocean life (オーシャンライフ?) Defunct
Roadshow (ロードショー?) Active
Monthly Seventeen (月刊セブンティーン?) Defunct
Play Girl (プレイガール?) Defunct
Monthly Shōnen Jump (月刊少年ジャンプ?) Defunct
Saison de Non-no (SAISON de non・no?) Defunct
Weekly Maragaret (週刊マーガレット?) Defunct
Playboy (プレイボーイ?)' Defunct
More (MORE?) Active
Bessatsu Hair Catalog (明星ヘアカタログ?) Defunct
Bouquet (ぶ~け?) Defunct
Weekly Young Jump (週刊ヤングジャンプ?) Active
Cosmopolitan (コスモポリタン?) Active
Ribon Original (りぼんオリジナル?) Active
You (ユー?) Active
Cobalt (COBALT?) Active
Non-no More Books (non・no MORE BOOKS?) Active
Lee (リー?) Active
Sumuappu (サムアップ?) Defunct
Dunk (DUNK?) Defunct
Office You (OFFICE YOU?) Active
Business Jump (ビジネスジャンプ?) Active
Men's Non-no (メンズノンノ?) Active
Young You (ヤングユー?) Defunct
Jōhō Chishiki Imidas (情報・知識 imidas?) Defunct
Shōsetsu Subaru (小説すばる?) Active
Monthly Bees Club (月刊ベアーズクラブ?) Defunct
Monthly Tiara (月刊ティアラ?) Defunct
Super Jump (スーパージャンプ?) Active
Spur (SPUR?) Active
Bart (magazine) (バート?) Defunct
Tanto (TANTO?) Defunct
V Jump (Vジャンプ?) Active
Fresh Jump (フレッシュジャンプ?) Defunct
Cocohana (ココハナ?) Active
All Natural (モア・ナチュラル?) Defunct
Manga Allman (マンガ・オールマン?) Defunct
Tepee (Tepee?) Defunct
Telekids (テレキッズ?) Defunct
Maple (メイプル?) Defunct
Shueisha Shinsho (集英社新書?) Active
Ultra Jump (ウルトラジャンプ?) Active
Cookie (クッキー?) Active
Baila (BAILA?) Active
Sportiva (スポルティーバ?) Active
Maquia (MAQUIA?) Active
Pinky (PINKY?) Active
Yomu Ningen Dock Kenkō Hyakka (読む人間ドック 健康百科?) Defunct
Uomo (UOMO?) Active
Monthly Young Jump (月刊ヤングジャンプ?) Active Seinen manga
Jump SQ. (ジャンプSQ.?) Active Shōnen manga
Jump Kai (ジャンプ改?) Active Seinen manga

Shueisha Kanzenban magazines

The major publisher Shueisha has published many Kanzenban magazines. Kanzenban magazines consist of one series being published in the magazine for roughly a year and then another and so on, unlike normal manga magazines which have a variety of series. The select series in the magazine has chapters from roughly 3 volumes in every issue.

Monthly Comic Tokumori

Monthly Comic Tokumori (月刊コミック特盛 Gekkan Kommiku Tokumori?) is a seinen Kanzenban magazine[7] published by Shueisha's subsidiary Home-sha.[8] The magazine currently serializes the samurai-based Nobunaga no Kyodai Tetsu Fune: Sengoku no Umi o Seisu every month.[8]

Shueisha Original

Shueisha Original (集英社オリジナル Shūeisha Orijinaru?) is a multi-demographic manga magazine published by Shueisha. The magazine features an individual Kanzenban of a classic Shueisha manga series. Each issue is a continuation of the last Kanzenban. Shueisha Original has only featured two series which both have run in the magazine for a long time. The first series was Chibi Maruko-chan from the shōjo manga anthology Ribon. Chibi Maruko-chan ran in the magazine from August 2007 to January 2008. Rokudenashi Blues by Masanori Morita which ran in Weekly Shōnen Jump started on March 2008 and is still currently running in Shueisha Original.

Shueisha Remix

Shueisha Remix (集英社リミックス Shūeisha Rimikkusu?) is a one of many Kanzenban magazines published by Shueisha. Shueisha Remix magazines are split into four lines: Shueisha Jump Remix, Shueisha Girls Remix, Shueisha Home Remix and Shueisha International Remix.

Weekly Shōnen Jump: Tokubetsu Henshū

Shueisha English Edition

Shueisha English Edition is the imprint of Shueisha. It publishes Japanese literature, including mystery, fantasy, horror and erotica, in English translation.[9]


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  2. "集英社 小史|草創期". Shueisha. Retrieved 2008-11-26. 
  3. "集英社 小史|草創期". Shueisha. Retrieved 2008-11-26. 
  4. "集英社 小史|成長期". Shueisha. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 
  5. "集英社 小史|成長期". Shueisha. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 
  6. "Manga powerhouse Shueisha announces new magazine". Asia Pacific Arts. 05/06/2011. 
  7. "月刊コミック特盛". Shueisha. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 "月刊コミック特盛". Shueisha. Retrieved 2008-12-25. 
  9. "Shueisha selling e-novels in English". [[wikipedia:The Japan Times|]]. June 19, 2013. 
  10. | English-language website for works in translation by Japanese author Otsuichi | Shueisha English Edition
  11. The Stationmaster | A Novel by Jirō Asada | Shueisha English Edition
  12. Call Boy | A Novel by Ira Ishida | Shueisha English Edition
  13. Labyrinth | A novel by Yoshinori Shimizu | Shueisha English Edition
  14. Emily | A Novel by Novala Takemoto | Shueisha English Edition
  15. The Great Shu Ra Ra Boom | A Novel by Manabu Makime | Shueisha English Edition

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