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Gangan Comics


Gangan Comics

Gangan (ガンガン Gangan) is a manga imprint of Square Enix (originally 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 1
    • Monthly Shōnen Gangan (since 1991) 1.1
    • Monthly GFantasy (since 1993) 1.2
    • Young Gangan (since 2004) 1.3
    • Gangan Online (since 2008) 1.4
    • Gangan Joker (since 2009) 1.5
  • Discontinued magazines 2
    • Gangan Powered (2001 – 2009) 2.1
    • Monthly Gangan Wing (1996 – 2009) 2.2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Monthly Shōnen Gangan (since 1991)

Monthly Shōnen Gangan
Monthly Shōnen Gangan (12/2004 issue)
Categories Shōnen manga
Frequency Monthly
First issue March 12, 1991 (April 1991)
Company Enix (1991—2003)
Square Enix (2003—present)
Country Japan
Language Japanese

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 Shōnen Magazine, Shōnen Jump and Shōnen Sunday, 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.

Ongoing manga:

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 series within the magazine target young male readers and 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.[2] 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:

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.[3]

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.[3]

Manga featured:

See also


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External links

  • official websiteMonthly Shōnen Gangan (Japanese)
  • official websiteMonthly Gangan Joker (Japanese)
  • official websiteMonthly GFantasy (Japanese)
  • official websiteYoung Gangan (Japanese)
  • official websiteGangan Online (Japanese)
  • official websiteMonthly Gangan Wing (Japanese)
  • official websiteMonthly Big Gangan (Japanese)
  • official websiteGangan Mobile (Japanese)
  • official websiteGansuma Information Agency (Japanese)
  • GanganSearch (Japanese)
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