Sonic Shogakukan Manga Index

Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by Pengi, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. Blue Spikeball

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    Thanks for sharing, great job as always, SonicGenesis89!

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    Is it just me or does that look awfully reminiscent of Dreamcast era Sonic? Possible inspiration or coincidence? Probably the latter, but who knows... :v:
     
  2. Yoritoshi

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    Aw yeah, more old sonical manga.
    Sonic in a flight jacket sure was a thing in those days (was the jacket from his Japanese backstory ever made as an actual merchandise?). It's ironic how, if I recall, Sega has a mandate against Sonic characters wearing clothes in comics regardless of context nowadays.
     
  3. Casshern

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    Sonic Team, along with some Sega higher ups, made themselves some jackets during the development of Sonic 3.

    https://twitter.com/AbelMunizJr/status/943895294961336320?s=19

    But it would be cool to have as an item to buy for the public.
     
  4. Pengi

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    Great stuff SG89!

    That completes the first story arc of the Shogaku Yonensei prose stories. It'd be fun to see it translated one day!
     
  5. Ragey

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    Been sitting on these issues for a while and only got around to scanning them recently; some pages refused to flatten evenly in the scanner bed so I had to stitch panels from different images. I think the unedited ones should still be in the MEGA folders.

    Ichinensei April 1993
    Sannensei April 1993
    Sannensei May 1993
    Sannensei July 1993
    Sannensei August 1993
    Rokunensei December 1992
    Rokunensei January 1993
    Smaller scans are available on my site.

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    Not manga, but I found a print ad for the Mega Drive game in an old Monthly CoroCoro; don't suppose anyone recognises the artist? I'll see if I can find a place to put the full-res scan sometime.
     
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  6. Yoritoshi

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    That's from the artist of the Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic... *searches in wikis* but apparently nobody knows who he is??? I love his menacing badniks.
    Plenty of interesting stuff aside from Sonic in those scans, too. Thanks a lot.
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    Also, those old mangas sure liked giving the Sonic cast cool cars.
     
  7. Pengi

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    Great work Ragey, the scans came out really nice!

    The Sonic 1 advertisement is by the same artist as the promotional "Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic", a three-part manga to promote Sonic 1 that was given away in three consecutive issues of Mega Drive fan, as well as some stores. At first I assumed it was re-used art, but it's entirely original. In the advertisement, the buckles are drawn on the wrong sides of Sonic's shoes. The artist made the same error in "Story Comic" issue 1, but not issues 2 or 3. So it's probably safe to assume that this ad was drawn before issues 2 and 3, maybe even before issue 1.

    His art was also include on a double-sided four-page fold-out flyer, seen here (has anyone scanned this???) and this single page ad:

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    (In this one, the buckles are on the correct sides of Sonic's shoes!)

    Sango Morimoto would frequently go off-model and do his own thing. In his earlier ones, he had Eggman flying grey hovercrafts that only half resembled the in-game Egg Mobile. My guess is that when it got to the Sonic 2 era, he'd seen the Emerald Hill Zone boss and ran with the idea of "Eggman drives red cars now".
     
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  8. Casshern

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    I added more issues to my Drive!

    There's a lot of cool stuff! The size on them are pretty big so you can see a few pages on my Twitter.
     
  9. Pengi

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    This is a ton of new stuff! Thanks for scanning and sharing them!

    It's interesting to see all the Sonic related advertisements. Apparently the January 1993 issue of Shogaku Ninensei came with an alternate version of Sonic the Hedgehog Book. Someone posted a few pictures of it on Twitter a while ago (the only difference appears to be the cover).

    The colouring contest in the December 1992 issue of Shogaku Ninensei doesn't have any credits, but looks to be drawn by Mitsuo Kimura - interestingly, Charmy Bee is drawn with the same design Sango Morimoto used, rather than the more familiar version seen in Sannensei and Yonensei. But to readers of Ninensei, Morimoto's version would be the familiar one, so that makes sense.

    I'd like to know what the deal with Charmy is. He seems to have a completely different backstory and plot purpose in Ninensei (where he has a time machine!), compared to the prose stories in Yonensei. (In Sannensei he just shows up with no context!)