Front Page: 50 covers representing 50 years of SHONEN MAGAZINE


(This article was originally posted in Japanese at 21:59, Mar.17, 2009)

Following the 50 covers of Shonen Sunday displayed at their joint commemorative event, this post will show you the 50 cover arts of Weekly Shonen Magazine, representing the 50 years. If you're a devoted reader, or used to be one, there must be some familiar covers and manga titles included in the 50.

Shonen Magazine reached the circulation of 1.5 million in 1970. There's an anecdote that one Wednesday midnight around the time, Yukio Mishima visited the editorial office out of the blue to purchase a copy, saying he couldn't buy one in stores due to his drawn-out photo shooting. It turned out Mishima was a great fan of Tomorrow's Joe then serialized in Shonen Magazine, and made a point of never missing an issue of Shonen Magazine every Wednesday.

So here's the 50 covers representing 50 years of Shonen Magazine. Pics after the jump!


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