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Wings – Current Serializations

Wings is a shoujo manga magazine published by Shinshokan on a monthly basis that is aimed at a female audience age 16-20. Most of the series are action/fantasy oriented and some shounen-ai as well. Thanks to TokyoPop we’ve gotten a lot of series in North America from Wings, but most of those are a decade ago now. We’ve also gotten a lot of series by Fumi Yoshinaga, who wrote regularly for Wings, from DMP. Of course Dark Horse has taken over some of CLAMPS titles, so we’re getting series from them as well.




So which series have we seen in North America? RG Veda, Tokyo Babylon, Vampire Game, Princess Ai, Antique Bakery, Flower of Life, Dragon Knights, and Alice the 101st to name a few. Well, what can we beg publishers for? Here’s what’s currently running in Wings:

Adekan

Adekan

(Elegant Men)

Tsukiji Nao

Kamijou-sensei no Oyomesan

Kamijou-sensei no Oyome-san

(The Bride of Kamijou-sensei)

Yufuko Suzuki

Satou-kun no Juunan Seikatsu

Satou-kun no Juunan Seikatsu

(Flexible Life of Satou-kun)

Swiss Kaneshiki

31 Sai Game Programmers

31 Sai Game Programmers

ga Konkatsu suru to Kounaru

(31 year old Game Programmers To

Turn Out This Way and Matchmaking )

Naoko Mitarai

Hyakushou Kizoku

Hyakushou Kizoku

(Noble Farmer)

Hiromu Arakawa

Mahoutsukai no Musume Ni Arazu

Mahoutsukai no Musume Ni Arazu

(Nevermind the Magicians Daughter)

Yukie Nasu

101 Hitome no Alice

101 Hitome no Alice

(Alice the 101st)

Chigusa Kawai

GosenzosamaAtashi

Gosenzousama to Atachi

(Atashi and the Ancestors)

Kaniko Horie

Shounen yo Tanbi o Edake

Shounen yo Tanbi o Edake

(Boys Be Tambitious)

Maki Miki

Reset

Reset

Maki Hashiba

Facade Caricature

Facade-Caricature

Udou Shinohara

palmtask

Palm: Task

Yasei Kemonogi

Mahou Chuunen Ojimajo 5

Mahou Chuunen Ojimajo 5

(Magic Middle-Age Uncle Witch 5)

Fumiko Fumi

King of Zipangu

King of Zipangu

Pink Aomata

Tatakau! Sebastian#

Tatakau! Sebastian#

(Fight! Sebastian#)

Kan Ikeda

ShounenSebastian no Shitsuhi Shugyou

Shounen Sebastian no Shitsuji Shugyou

(Butler Training of Boy Sebastian)

Kan Ikeda

Yomiji Kissa Kohenruda

(Yomiji Cafe Kohenruda)

Tamaki Fuji

Shounen Mahoushi

Shounen Mahoushi

(The Young Magician)

Yuri Narushima

Fin! Those are all the series currently running in Wings. There are always short stories and one shots of course. These are the main series you will see that are ongoing.



So which of these series that’s non-licensed would I like to see? There’s only a couple series that interest me from the synopses.

3 Comments

  • Are the two Sebastian ones official spin-offs about Sebastian from “Black Butler,” or has Sebastian just become such a generic name for a butler in Japan that they figured they could get away with using a butler character named that who looks like a less intimidating version of the BB one?

    I cracked up laughing when I saw the one about the middle-aged uncle witch who’s apparently the geezer version of a magical girl, so I’d like a chance to find out if that’s as funny as it looks. I wouldn’t mind seeing more of Arakawa’s “Hyakushou Kizoku,” either. It looks like some kind of continuation of the strip about life on her parents’ dairy farm in Hokkaido that appeared in the late lamented J-Manga, which was pretty entertaining.

    • It’s a generic butler name, so I think it’s just coincidence that the butler is named Sebastian in BB and these series. I checked and couldn’t find anything linking them.

      Hyakushou Kizoku is about the farm, indeed. I’m sure it’s the same strip, just has continued in Wings.

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