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A-ZERO (Action Zero)

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Japanese: A-ZERO (アクションゼロ)

Size: B5
Cost: 390 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 7th
Circulation: 2008/07 - 2009/06

Publisher: Futabasha

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Official Site

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A special issue of Manga Action magazine. Its first issue (No.001) was released on July 7th, 2008, and its last issue (No.012) was released on June 6th, 2009. Manga serialized in this magazine were published in tankoubon form under the Action Comics imprint.

ARIA

Japanese: アリア

Size: B5
Release Date: Monthly; 28th
Circulation: 2010/07 - ?

Publisher: Kodansha

Links:

Official Site

ARIA Editorial Department BLOG

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The concept of the magazine is amazing/fantastic quality. Its slogan is the "extraordinary girls comic" which mainly serializes shoujo manga that contain fantasy element which do not fit into the romance framework. The magazine serializes various genres: fantasy, horror, sci-fi, sengoku (warring states), and extraordinary romance manga. The magazine is aimed at females between 16 to 22 years old. Its first issue was released on July 28th, 2010.

AX

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Japanese: アックス

Cost: 933 yen
Release Date: Bi-monthly

Publisher: Seirinkogeisha

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Official Site

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Alternative manga magazine.

AYLA

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Japanese: アイラ

Cost: 580 yen
Circulation: No.1 - 21

Publisher: Sanwa Shuppan

Links:

Official Site

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Written on the cover: "HARD & DEEP SUPER HEAVEN'S COMIX".

AYLA Deluxe

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Japanese: アイラデラックス

Cost: 940 yen

Publisher: Sanwa Shuppan

Links:

Official Site

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Written on the cover: "DEEP & HARD SUPER HEAVEN'S COMIX. KING ECSTASY FOR YOU."

Abrakadabra

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Japanese: アブラカダブラ

Cost: 650 yen
Circulation: 2006/09

Publisher: Kodansha

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A special issue of Comic Bon Bon. It was released on 9/29, the magazine contains a preview "chapter 0" of the "Negima!? neo" manga, which was set to start in the November issue of Comic Bon Bon. Mainly the fantasy work were published.

Ace Momo-gumi

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Japanese: エース桃組

Cost: 680 yen
Release Date: Seaonal; 6th
Circulation: 2000/09 - 2004/12

Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten

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Official Site

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A special issue of Shounen Ace magazine.

Ace Tokunon

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Japanese: エース特濃

Cost: 680 yen
Release Date: Bi-monthly (odd)
Circulation: 2003/03 - 2004/07

Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten

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Official Site

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A special issue of Shounen Ace magazine. A total of 9 issues were released. The magazine was succeeded by Comic Shin-Genjitsu.

Action Pizazz

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Japanese: アクションピザッツ

Size: B5
Release Date: Monthly; 21st
Circulation: 1991/09 - ?

Publisher: Futabasha

Links:

Official Site

Futabasha's magazine page

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A renewal of "Action Character" (アクションキャラクター) magazine. It started in September 1991 as a bi-weekly publication (published on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday). On April 2008 the magazine was renewed with its publication changed to a monthly basis (on the 21st).

Action Pizazz DX

Japanese: アクションピザッツDX

Release Date: Monthly; 7th
Circulation: 2008/04 - ?

Publisher: Futabasha

Links:

Official Site

Action Pizazz Special

Japanese: アクションピザッツ スペシャル (アクションピザッツSP)

Release Date: Monthly; 28th

Publisher: Futabasha

Links:

Official Site

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Action Pizazz's special issue. Used to be published on a bi-monthly basis (on the 28th of odd months). Starting from the July 2009 issue (released on May 28th, 2009) it became a monthly publication.

Afternoon

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Japanese: 月刊アフタヌーン

Cost: 650 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 25th
Circulation: 1996 - ?

Publisher: Kodansha

Links:

Official Site

Serialization:

  • Ah! My Goddess
  • Blade of the Immortal
  • Blame!
  • Genshiken
  • Mushishi
  • Yokohama Kaidashi Kiko
  • Narutaru (Shadow Star)
  • Eden - It's an Endless World!

Afternoon Season Zoukan

Publisher: Kodansha

Ai no Taiken Special Deluxe

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Japanese: 愛の体験スペシャルデラックス

Cost: 610 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 28th

Publisher: Take Shobo

Links:

Official Site

Akamaru Jump

Japanese: 赤マルジャンプ

Release Date: 3 times a year; Golden Week, Bon Festival, New Year's holiday
Circulation: 1996 - ?

Publisher: Shueisha

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A special issue of Weekly Shounen Jump. The magazine started in 1996 with its title being "Akamaru Jump" (赤マルジャンプ). The title of the magazine was changed to "Shounen Jump NEXT!" (少年ジャンプNEXT!) with the release of the April 30th, 2010 issue. It mainly serializes one-shot manga by new manga authors.

Akita Top Comics (ATC)

Japanese: AKITA TOP COMICS

Cost: 400 - 600 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 27th

Publisher: Akita Shoten

Links:

Official Site

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Black Jack, Dogeben Famous Competition Stories and Kuroozu

Alba tross-view

Publisher: Koike Shoin

Links:

Official Site

Alice's Book

Publisher: Shinchosha

AmeComi Shincho

Japanese: アメコミ新潮

Publisher: Shinchosha

Links:

Official Site

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All these are Mooks (magazine books) of American comics in Japanese.

Anekei Petit Comic

Japanese: 姉系プチコミック (姉系Petit Comic)

Size: A5
Circulation: 2010/05 - ?

Publisher: Shogakukan

Links:

Official Site

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A special issue and a sister magazine of Petit Comic magazine. The magazine is abbreviated as "Ane Petit ♥" (姉プチ♥), and is aimed at women around 30 years old. The concept of the magazine is "shoujo manga magazine for women in their thirties". Its first issue was released on May 21st, 2010.

Angel

Japanese: 園ジぇる

Publisher: Akane Shinsha

Links:

Official Site

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Loli manga anthology for men.

Angel Club

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Japanese: ANGEL (エンジェル) 倶楽部

Cost: 650 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 30th

Publisher: Angel Shuppan

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"Super bishoujo comic magazine," serializes adult manga.

Anicolle Dragon

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Japanese: アニコレドラゴン

Cost: 680 yen
Circulation: 2004/10 - ?

Publisher: Fujimi Shobo

Links:

Official Site

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DRAGON AGE special issue. Anime and goods magazine.

Animage

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Japanese: アニメージュ

Cost: 620 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 10th
Circulation: 1978/05 - ?

Publisher: Tokuma Shoten

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Official Site 1
Official Site 2

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Anime information magazine.

Animage Original

Japanese: アニメージュオリジナル

Circulation: 2008/07 - ?

Publisher: Tokuma Shoten

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Anime information magazine for adults. First issue was released on July 28th, 2008.

Animal Paradise

Japanese: あにまるパラダイス

Publisher: Take Shobo

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Manga Life Original special issue.

Animedia

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Japanese: アニメディア

Cost: 450 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 10th

Publisher: Gakken Publishing

Links:

Official Site

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Anime information magazine.

Aoharu

Japanese: アオハル

Size: A5
Circulation: 2010/11 - ?

Publisher: Shueisha

Links:

Official Site

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A special issue of Weekly Young Jump. "Youth and Heroine" is the theme of the magazine. Its first issue was released on November 30th, 2010.

Aqua BL Kingdom

Japanese: アクアBLキングダム

Publisher: Dream Maker

Links:

Official Site

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BL manga magazine for cellular phones.

Arakure KNIGHT Magazine

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Japanese: 月刊 荒くれKNIGHTマガジン

Cost: 380 yen
Release Date: Monthly
Circulation: 2006/01 - 2006/11

Publisher: Shounen Gahosha

Links:

Official Site

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Young King special issue.

Asuka

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Japanese: 月刊 ASUKA (あすか)

Cost: 420
Release Date: Monthly; 22nd
Circulation: 1985 - ?

Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten

Links:

Official Site

Asuka Ciel

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Japanese: シエル

Cost: 620 yen
Release Date: Bi-monthly (odd); 30th
Circulation: 1994 - ?

Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten

Links:

Official Site

Kadokawa Shoten's magazine page

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Serailizes BL manga.

Asuka plus macbeth

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Japanese: Asuka plus macbeth

Size: A4
Cost: 680 yen
Circulation: 2005/05 - 2005/08

Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten

Links:

Official Site

Info:

Published by Kadokawa Shoten in associate with Animate, a franchised anime & manga shop found throughout Japan. Animate's strength lies in their exclusive goods they sell, but this time they wanted to distribute the new magazine not only at their shops but also ordinary bookstores, so Kadokawa (publisher of Asuka) decided to help with manga artists and circulations. A total of 4 issues were released.

Ayakashi

Japanese: 妖(あやかし)

Size: A5
Cost: 570 yen
Release Date: Quarterly
Circulation: 2007/05 - ?

Publisher: Asahi Sonorama

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Nemuki special issue.