Weekly Shōnen Sunday
1984 Vol. 40 featuring
|Former editors||Masaki Nawata|
|First issue||March 17, 1959|
Weekly Shōnen Sunday (
Shōnen Sunday was first published on March 17, 1959 as a response to its rival
Despite its name, Shōnen Sunday was originally published on Tuesdays of each week, switching to Wednesdays in 2011. The "Sunday" in the name was the creation of its first editor, Kiichi Toyoda, who wanted the title to be evocative of a relaxing weekend.
Shōnen Sunday's distinctive "
Prior to the 1990s and 2000s no serial in Shōnen Sunday had run over 40 volumes, but that began to change with series such as
In a rare event due to the closeness of the two magazine's founding dates, Weekly Shōnen Sunday and
To celebrate Weekly Shōnen Sunday's 55th anniversary, 55 new manga series were launched in the print and online magazines Weekly Shonen Sunday, Shonen Sunday S, Ura Sunday, and Club Sunday throughout the year beginning in March 2014.