Shogaku Learning Magazine

小学館の学習雑誌

Shogaku Ninensei
Jan 1986 Feb 1986 Mar 1986
Apr 1986 May 1986 Jun 1986
Oct 1986 Nov 1986 Dec 1986
Apr 1987 May 1987 Jun 1987
Oct 1986 Nov 1986 Dec 1986
...
Jan 1998 Feb 1998 Mar 1998

Raw scans can be found on MEGA via the links on the right.

A long-running series of kids' magazines published by Shogakukan towards children of a specific age. They ofer study lessons and featurettes on subjects kids would hopefully find interesting, in addition to manga of both the entertainment and educational variety, and promotions for toys, video games, hobbies and other gubbins.
The magazines include Shogaku Ichinensei (小学一年生), aimed at first grade students, Shogaku Ninensei (小学二年生), for second graders, Shogaku Sannensei (小学三年生, 3rd Grade), Shogaku Shinensei (小学四年生, 4th Grade), Shogaku Gonensei (小学五年生, 5th grade), and Shogaku Rokunensei (小学六年生, 6th Grade).

The multiple magazines have been running for decades with a fair bit of overlap; some manga were printed in multiple magazines, sometimes they ran completely different manga for the same franchise simultaneously! The grade listed first in the list below is considered the 'primary' outlet for the manga, with the ones after only seeing partial reprinted runs.
As of this writing only Ichinensei and Ninensei are still running; the rest concluded in 2010 and 2012.

The list of manga below is sourced from the Gakuen-shi Manga Shokai for titles (spanning 1960 to 2009), and the National Diet Library Digest Collections for their authors and running dates (spanning 1936 to 2000). This is in no way a comprehensive list of manga, just the stuff that's of interest to myself and whoever's in the audience, hopefully!

Famicom Manga (ファミコンまんが) 1st / 2nd / 3rd Grade Nov 1985 ~ Dec 1987
Super Mario-Kun (スーパーマリオくん) 2nd Grade Nov 1986 ~ Dec 1987
The Legend of Zelda Gaiden (ゼルダの伝説 外伝) 5th Grade Feb 1992
Final Fantasy IV (ファイナルファンタジーⅣ) 4th Grade Dec 1992
Sonic the Hedgehog (ソニックザヘッジホッグ) 1st Grade May 1992 ~ Jul 1993
Sonic the Hedgehog (ソニックザヘッジホッグ) 2nd / 6th Grade Apr 1992 ~ Aug 1993
Sonic the Hedgehog (ソニックザヘッジホッグ) 3rd / 5th Grade Apr 1992 ~ Aug 1993
Mario & Wario Monogatari (ドキドキ大アクション読みもの マリオたいワリオ物語 ) 1st / 2nd Grade Apr 1993 ~ Mar 1994
Landstalker: Lyle no Makyou Daibouken (ランドストーカー ライルの魔境大冒険) 6th Grade Nov 1992 ~ Apr 1993
Mother 2: Ness no Bouken-ki (MOTHER2 ネスの冒険記) 6th Grade Apr 1993 ~ Sep 1994
Super Donkey Kong-Kun (スーパードンキーコングくん) 1st Grade Feb 1995 ~ Mar 1995
Super Mario Gaiden: Hige & Boin & Hige (スーパーマリオ外伝 ひげとボインとひげ) 6th Grade Apr 1995 ~ May 1995
Virtua Fighter (バーチャファイター) 6th Grade Apr 1995 to Oct 1996
► Owarai Bakudan Super Bomberman (おわらいばくだん スーパーボンバーマン) 1st / 2nd Grade May 1995 to Mar 1998
Tottemo! Puyo Puyo (とっても!ぷよぷよ) 3rd / 2nd / 6th Grade May 1995 ~ Mar 2000
Cutie Honey Flash (キューティーハニー フラッシュ) 1st / 2nd / 3rd Grade Mar 1997 ~ Feb 1998
Harvest Moon (牧場物語) 4th Grade Apr 1997 ~ Mar 1999
Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon (チョコボのふしぎな冒険) 4th Grade Jul 1999 ~ Mar 2000
Fushigi no Chocobo (ふしぎのチョコボ) 1st / 2nd Grade Nov 1998 ~ Feb 2000
Chocobo no Fushigini Daibouken (チョコボのふしぎな大冒険) 5th Grade Aug 1999 ~ Feb 2000
The Legend of Zelda (ゼルダの伝説) 6th/5th Grade Jun 1999 ~ 2008
The Legendary Starfy (伝説のスタフィー) 2nd Grade Apr 2002 ~ Dec 2002

Famicom Manga

ファミコンまんが

A series of small pack-in booklets including in magazines from 1986 to 1987, spotlighting various Famicom games and even featuring short one-off manga, mostly serving as illustrated guides to tips, tricks and secrets. On occasion the same game would be covered in multiple magazines, apparently with completely different material and artists.

Famicom Manga: Spartan X (ファミコンまんが スパルタンX) 3rd Grade Nov 1985
Famicom Manga: Pooyan (ファミコンまんが プーヤン) 1st Grade Jan 1986
Famicom Manga: Super Mario Bros. (ファミコンまんが スーパーマリオブラザーズ) 2nd Grade Feb 1986, Apr 1986
Famicom Manga: Super Mario Bros. (ファミコンまんが スーパーマリオブラザーズ) 3rd Grade Feb 1986
Famicom Manga: Urawaza-kun (ファミコンまんが うらわざくん) 1st Grade Mar 1986
Famicom Manga: Ninja Jajamaru (忍者じゃじゃ丸くん) 2nd Grade Mar 1986
Famicom Manga: Ninja Hattori-kun (ファミコンまんが 忍者ハットリくん) 3rd Grade Apr 1986
Famicom Manga: The Goonies (ファミコンまんが グーニーズ) 2nd Grade May 1986
Famicom Manga: The Legend of Zelda (ファミコンまんが ゼルダの伝説) 2nd Grade Jul 1986
Famicom Manga: The Mysterious Murasame Castle (ファミコンまんが 謎の村雨城 ) 3rd Grade Jul 1986
Famicom Manga: Ghosts 'n Goblins (ファミコンまんが 魔界村) 1st Grade Aug 1986
Famicom Manga: Star Soldier (ファミコンまんが スターソルジャー) 2nd Grade Aug 1986
Famicom Manga: Star Soldier (ファミコンまんが スターソルジャー) 1st Grade Aug 1986
Famicom Manga: Ghosts 'n Goblins (ファミコンまんが 魔界村) 2nd Grade Sep 1986
Famicom Manga: Ghosts 'n Goblins (ファミコンまんが 魔界村) 3rd Grade Sep 1986
Famicom Manga: Super Mario Bros. 2 (ファミコンまんが スーパーマリオ ブラザーズ2) 2nd Grade Oct 1986
Famicom Manga: Solomon's Key (ファミコンまんが ソロモンの鍵) 3rd Grade Oct 1986
Famicom Manga: Jajamaru no Daibouken (ファミコンまんが じゃじゃ丸の大冒険) 2nd Grade Nov 1986
Famicom Manga: Adventure Island (ファミコンまんが 高橋名人の冒険島) 2nd Grade Dec 1986
Famicom Manga: Castlevania (ファミコンまんが 悪魔城ドラキュラ) 2nd Grade Jan 1987
Famicom Manga: Seikima II Akuma no Gyakushu! (ファミコンまんが 聖飢魔Ⅱ・悪魔の逆襲!) 3rd Grade Jan 1987
Famicom Manga: Doraemon (ファミコンまんが ドラえもん) 1st Grade Feb 1987 ~ Mar 1987
Famicom Manga: Doraemon (ファミコンまんが ドラえもん) 4th Grade Feb 1987
Famicom Manga: King Kong 2 (ファミコンまんが キングコング2) 2nd Grade Mar 1987
Famicom Manga: Ultraman (ファミコンまんが ウルトラマン) 2nd Grade Apr 1987
Famicom Manga: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (ファミコンまんが リンクの冒険) 2nd Grade May 1987
Famicom Manga: The Goonies 2 (ファミコンまんが グーニーズ2) 3rd Grade May 1987
Famicom Manga: Bug-tte Honey (ファミコンまんが バグってハニー) 1st Grade Jun 1987
Famicom Manga: The Goonies 2 (ファミコンまんが グーニーズ2) 2nd Grade Jun 1987
Famicom Manga: Higemaru Makaijima (ファミコンまんが 磨界島) 2nd Grade Jul 1987
Famicom Manga: Dragon Slayer IV (ファミコンまんが ドラゴンスレイヤーⅣ) 2nd Grade Aug 1987
Famicom Manga: Bases Loaded (ファミコンまんが 燃えろ!!プロ野球) 2nd Grade Sep 1987
Famicom Manga: Bomber King (ファミコンまんが ボンバーキング) 1st Grade Oct 1987
Famicom Manga: Bomber King (ファミコンまんが ボンバーキング) 2nd Grade Oct 1987
Famicom Manga: Zoids (ファミコンまんが ゾイド) 2nd Grade Nov 1987
Famicom Manga: Momotaro Densetsu (ファミコンまんが 桃太郎伝説) 1st Grade Dec 1987

Super Mario Bros.

スーパーマリオブラザーズ

By Daisuke Shigoto (しごと大介), published on February 1986 in Shogaku Ninensei.

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[12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22]

By Daisuke Shigoto (しごと大介), published on April 1986 in Shogaku Ninensei.

[cover]
[01] [02] [03] [04] [05] [06] [07] [08]
[09] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]

The Goonies

グーニーズ

By Shinji Hikino (ひきの真二), published on May 1986 in Shogaku Ninensei.

[cover]
[01] [02] [03] [04] [05] [06] [07] [08]
[09] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

ファミコンまんが リンクの冒険

By Shigeto Ikehara (池原しげと), published on May 1987 in Shogaku Ninensei.

[cover]
[01] [02] [03] [04] [05] [06] [07] [08]
[09] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]

Super Mario-Kun

スーパーマリオくん

By Daisuke Shigoto (しごと大介), ran from November 1986 to December 1987. No relation to the Yukio Sawada's manga of the same name.

Possibly the earliest serialised Mario manga? The colourful antics of Mario, King Koopa and Princess Peach, because there sure as heck weren't any other characters to use! What do you mean Mario has a brother?

Episode #1 (November 1986)

Koopa and his clan attend Peach's royal banquet. It ends in kidnapping, as you'd expect.
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Episode #7 (May 1987)

Koopa tries to rain on Mario and Peach's hot air balloon parade.
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Episode #8 (June 1987)

It's a beautiful Summer's day, and Koopa's making a point of ruining it for everyone.
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Episode #12 (October 1987)

Koopa gets fatshamed and thinshamed.
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

Episode #13 (November 1987)

Koopa traps the three of them in his own treacherous maze.
(scans can be found at Japanator)

Mother 2: Ness no Bouken-ki

MOTHER2ネスの冒険記

By Benimaru Itoh (伊藤紅丸), ran in Shogaku Rokunensei from April 1993 to September 1994.
Roughly translated as "Ness' Adventure Memoirs", an adaptation of the story of Earthbound with its own unique twists and turns.

A collected edition was published in September 1994. An English translation was made by kenisu3000 in 2015 and can be downloaded from MediaFire (.RAR or .CBR).

Super Mario Gaiden: Hige & Boin & Hige

スーパーマリオ外伝 ひげとボインとひげ

By Tamikichi Sakura (桜玉吉, better known in the West as Charlie Nozawa), ran in Shogaku Rokunensei from April 1995 to May 1995.
Alliteratively translated as "Super Mario Side-Story: 'Stache, Stacked & 'Stache", a crudely drawn comedy following the mundane escapades of Mario, Peach and Luigi, depicted only as heads with stick figure limbs.

As far as I know, scans only exist as videos on NicoVideo uploaded by user 巨石岳: Part 1 and Part 2.

Owarai Bakudan Super Bomberman

おわらいばくだん スーパーボンバーマン

By Takeshi Tamai (玉井たけし), ran in Shogaku Ichinensei from May 1995 to March 1998, with a partial run in Shogaku Ninensei from April 1996. Dopey kids antics with the growing cast of Super Bomberman.

See the Totally Bombastic Bomberman Shrine Place for scans and info!

Tottemo! Puyo Puyo

とっても!ぷよぷよ

By Mami Tachibana (たちばな真未), ran in Shogaku Sannensei from May 1995 to March 2000, with partial runs in Shogaku Ninensei and Shogaku Shinensei until September 1998. Cutesy tales with the Puyo Puyo cast. Roughly translated as "Extremely Puyo Puyo!"

The series was later collected in six volumes released from 1996 to 2000. The only fan translation I'm aware of is a transcript of the July 1999 issue by Jennifer of Black & Blue Translations.

The Legend of Zelda

ゼルダの伝説

By Akira Himekawa (姫川 明), ran intermittently in Shogaku Rokunensei from June 1999 onwards. Lavish adaptations of new and old Zelda games, including:

  • Ocarina of Time: June 1999 to March 2000
  • Majora's Mask: August 2000 to December 2000?
  • Oracles of Ages / Seasons: 2001
  • A Link to the Past: 2003?
  • Four Swords: 2004
  • The Minish Cap: 2005
  • Phantom Hourglass: 2008

Each series has been collected in multiple volumes and several official translations have been made, including an English translation from Viz released from 2008 onwards.

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