Postage Stamp Collections featuring Manga Characters from SHONEN SUNDAY and SHONEN MAGAZINE
Weekly comic magazines Shonen Sunday and Shonen Magazine celebrated their 50th anniversary this March 17th as we've reported recently. JP Post released commemorative postage stamp sheets on the same day, featuring popular manga characters from the two magazines including Lum Invader, Tiger Mask, Cyborg 009, Kitaro and many more.
Pics after the cut!
(Japanese)STAMP SHOP: The 50th Anniversary of Japanese weekly comic books for boys 1 -Weekly Shonen Sunday-
(Japanese)STAMP SHOP: The 50th Anniversary of Japanese weekly comic books for boys 1 -Weekly Shonen Magazine-
Flyer of the Shonen Sunday stamp sheet.
Shonen Magazine version.
Each sheet are priced at 800 yen (about 8 dollars) for ten 80-yen-stamps.
The clerk at our local post office kindly put them in glossy plastic wrapper. Perhaps most people preserve them as whole sheets, instead of using them.
But wouldn't it be great to receive a postcard with these stamps? If you happen to be in Japan you should definitely send some to your friends. You can check the rates and delivery days here.
The sheet featuring mangas from Shonen Sunday. Each stamps are accompanied by illustration on right.
The sheet featuring titles from Shonen Magazine.
8 Man, Tiger Mask, Kyojin no Hoshi(Star of the Giants) and Karate Baka Ichidai(The Fanatic Karate Generation), a karate manga classic which gained huge popularity in Japan at the time and was adapted to live action movies.
And of course, you can't forget Kitaro.
There's a whole sheet featuring Kitaro (the new anime version) now on sale.
(Japanese)STAMP SHOP: Anime Hero/Heroine series Vol. 9 "GeGeGe no Kitaro"
And there's also a Detective Conan (Case Closed) postage stamps to be released on April 17th.
(Japanese)STAMP SHOP: Anime Hero/Heroine series Vol. 10 "Detective Conan 2"
Front Page: 50 covers representing 50 years of SHONEN SUNDAY - GIGAZINE
Front Page: 50 covers representing 50 years of SHONEN MAGAZINE - GIGAZINE
TAF 2009: Stills from “Case Closed: The Raven Chaser” and Chronography of Detective Conan Movies - GIGAZINE
Papercraft Kitaro planes distributed by Japan Air Self-Defence Force - GIGAZINE
Rumiko Takahashi’s New Manga to serialize in SHONEN SUNDAY - GIGAZINE
The 54th Shogakukan Manga Award announced - GIGAZINE
Shortlist of “Cartoon Grand Prize 2009” announced - GIGAZINE
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