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JMPA Reveals Manga Magazine Circulation Numbers for January to March 2019

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Weekly Shonen Jump drops below 1.7 million, Weekly Shōnen Magazine drops to 715,000

The Japan Magazine Publishers Association (JMPA) revealed on Tuesday the circulation numbers for January through March of most major manga magazines.

Monthly Shonen Sirius (pictured at right) was the only magazine that saw an increase in circulation numbers compared to the previous quarter. Several other magazines kept the same circulation or close to the same circulation.

For comparison, the charts below also feature circulation numbers for the same magazines for October through December 2018.

Magazines for Boys

Magazine Publisher Circulation Jan.-Mar. 2019 Circulation Oct.-Dec. 2018
Monthly Shonen Magazine Kodansha 299,567 324,000
Weekly Shōnen Magazine Kodansha 715,417 744,583
Monthly Shonen Sirius Kodansha 14,867 9,700
Ultra Jump Shueisha 30,667 33,667
Weekly Shonen Jump Shueisha 1,692,000 1,706,923
Monthly Coro Coro Comics Shogakukan 623,333 663,333
Monthly Sunday GX Shogakukan 7,500 8,333
Weekly Shonen Sunday Shogakukan 277,500 296,250
Shōnen Sunday S Shogakukan 24,000 27,333
Bessatsu Coro Coro Comics Special Shogakukan 65,000 75,000
Jump SQ. Shueisha 172,000 175,000
Monthly Shonen Sunday (Gessan) Shogakukan 21,000 22,000
Coro Coro Ichiban! Shogakukan 58,333 66,667
Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine Kodansha 54,333 57,333

Magazines for Men

Magazine Publisher Circulation Jan.-Mar. 2019 Circulation Oct.-Dec. 2018
Afternoon Kodansha 49,000 51,000
Evening Kodansha 75,000 76,133
Morning Kodansha 171,300 174,867
Young Magazine Kodansha 325,733 337,500
Weekly Young Jump Shueisha 467,209 485,538
Big Comic Shogakukan 271,000 275,333
Big Comic Original Shogakukan 465,833 471,667
Big Comic Spirits Shogakukan 129,167 134,500
Big Comic Superior Shogakukan 98,667 101,000
Young Animal Hakusensha 87,167 91,500
Comi Ran Twins Leed Publishing 111,720 112,110
Comic Ran Leed Publishing 179,537 182,833
Morning two Kodansha 11,600 12,000
Grand Jump Shueisha 165,783 167,000
Monthly! Spirits Shogakukan 7,000 7,000

Magazines for Girls

Magazine Publisher Circulation Jan.-Mar. 2019 Circulation Oct.-Dec. 2018
Nakayoshi Kodansha 77,700 80,875
Bessatsu Friend Kodansha 54,000 60,167
The Margaret Shueisha 26,000 33,000
Bessatsu Margaret Shueisha 113,333 120,000
Margaret Shueisha 32,800 35,083
Ribon Shueisha 140,000 141,250
Sho-Comi Shogakukan 70,000 76,667
Cheese! Shogakukan 30,333 33,667
Ciao Shogakukan 365,000 365,000
Betsucomi Shogakukan 23,000 25,333
Hana to Yume Hakusensha 109,167 110,917
LaLa Hakusensha 104,333 105,000
LaLa DX Hakusensha 39,000 40,000

Magazines for Women

Magazine Publisher Circulation Jan.-Mar. 2019 Circulation Oct.-Dec. 2018
Kiss Kodansha 60,733 62,000
Dessert Kodansha 38,333 41,000
Be Love Kodansha 73,000 73,051
office YOU Shueisha 47,000 49,667
Cookie Shueisha 30,000 31,000
Petit Comic Shogakukan 66,667 68,333
Flowers Shogakukan 31,667 33,000
Feel Young Shodensha 9,067 9,533
Melody Hakusensha 35,000 36,250
Cocohana Shueisha 54,233 54,300

In April, Shueisha revealed average circulation numbers and demographic information for its magazines for 2018.

Weekly Shonen Jump's circulation dipped below two million on average during the January to March 2017 period. Similarly, Weekly Shōnen Magazine's circulation dipped below one million during the July-September 2016 time period.

Source: JMPA via Otakomu


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