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Shogakukan


Shogakukan Inc. (株式会社小学館, Kabushiki-gaisha Shōgakukan) is a Japanese publisher renowned for its diverse array of media offerings, including dictionaries, literature, comics (manga), non-fiction, DVDs, and more. The company is a significant player in the publishing industry, with its headquarters located in the Shogakukan Building in Hitotsubashi, part of Kanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo. Shogakukan is part of the Hitotsubashi Group,[1]“Global Publishing Leaders 2015: Shogakukan”. PWxyz. Publishers Weekly. June 26, 2015. Retrieved April 23, 2018. which also includes Shueisha and Hakusensha, making it one of Japan’s largest publishing conglomerates. Despite being separate entities, these companies collectively form the Hitotsubashi Group. Shogakukan’s influence extends to manga magazines like Weekly Shōnen Sunday and CoroCoro Comic,[2]Shogakukan Inc. Bloomberg L.P.. Archived from the original on 24 October 2020. both of which are highly popular publications. Additionally, Shogakukan has published manga adaptations of the Sonic the Hedgehog series during the early 1990s and 2000s.

List of Publications

Comic Series

One-shots

Strategy Guides

Miscellaneous

References

  1. “Global Publishing Leaders 2015: Shogakukan”. PWxyz. Publishers Weekly. June 26, 2015. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
  2. Shogakukan Inc. Bloomberg L.P.. Archived from the original on 24 October 2020.

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Shogakukan Inc.

Headquarters in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

Native Name

株式会社 小学館

Romanized Name

Kabushiki-gaisha Shōgakukan

Company Type

Private KK

Industry

Publishing

Founded

August 8, 1922

Founder

Takeo Ōga

Headquarters

Tokyo, Japan

Area Served

Worldwide

Key People

Nobuhiro Oga[3]“Company Profile”. Retrieved January 11, 2024
(President and CEO)

Products

Magazines, manga, picture books, light novels, educational books, reference books, other books

Revenue

108,471,000,000 yen (2023)

Owner

Hitotsubashi Group (Ōga family)

Number of employees

728 (2017)

Subsidiaries

  • Shogakukan Publishing Service
  • Shorinsha
  • Shogakukan Creative
  • NetAdvance
  • Viz Media
  • Hakusensha (part, via Shueisha)

Website

www.shogakukan.co.jp