Young Magazine Posted for Free to Mark Anniversary
posted on by Egan Loo
Young Magazine's first issue, which shipped on June 16, 1980, is already online, although the online issues require Crochet, a free browser plug-in for electronic publications. The issue contains manga from such veteran creators as Kenshi Hirokane, Osamu Tezuka, Go Nagai, Tetsuya Chiba, and Kimio Yanagisawa.
Kodansha website will post the magazine's 100th issue (from September 18, 1984) on June 14. The magazine's first weekly issue (from April 3, 1989) will go online on June 21, followed by the 700th issue (from February 19, 1996) on June 28. Instead of posting an issue on July 5, the website will begin hosting a selection of "legendary" winners of the Tetsuya Chiba prize, the award named after the Ashita no Joe boxing manga creator. The final posted issue will be the inaugural issue of the Monthly Young Magazine spinoff from December 9, 2009.