Online dictionary of manga and video games in Japan: Shonen Magazine,Shonen Sunday,Shotaro Ishinomori,Shueisha,Silver crystal,Son Gohan,Son Goku,Sonic the hedgehog,Sony,Soryu Asuka Langley

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Shonen Magazine

shyounennmagajinn
alternative words: Shounen Magazine, Shoonen Magazine
keywords: magazine, title
related topics: Kodansha , Shonen Sunday , Ashita no Joe
related web sites: http://www.shonenmagazine.com
explanation: The most important manga magazine in Japan with a circulation of more than 4.5 million copies. It is a weekly magazine published by Kodansha et its first issue dated March 17, 1959 as its rival, Shonen Sunday.

Shonen Sunday

shyounennsanndee
alternative words: Shonensunday, Shonen-sunday, Shonensande, Shounen Sunday, Shounensunday, Shounen-sunday
keywords: magazine, title
related topics: Shogakukan , Detective Conan , Ranma 1/2 , Osomatsukun
related web sites: http://www.shogakukan.co.jp
explanation: One of the most important weekly manga magazines, published by Shogakukan. Its first issue appeared on March 17, 1959, at the same time as its rival, Shonen Magazine. Among mangas which has become popular on this magazine, we can quote Osomatsukun of "Fujio Akatsuka" and Ranma 1/2 of "Rumiko Takahashi". Currently, "Detective Conan" is under publication on this magazine.

Shotaro Ishinomori

ishinomorishyoutarou ishimorishyoutarou
alternative words: Ishinomori Shotaro, Shotaro Ishimori, Ishimori Shotaro
keywords: author, manga
related topics: Osamu Tezuka , Fujiko Fujio , Fujio Akatsuka , Cyborg 009
related web sites: http://www.alles.or.jp/~morigin/ , http://www.mars.sphere.ne.jp/strinx/ISFC/
explanation: Born on January 25, 1938 in Miyagi prefecture. He belongs to the first generation of mangaka after WWII, living together with Fujio Akatsuka and Fujiko Fijio at Tokiwa dormitory in Tokyo and learned manga technique from Osamu Tezuka. He is well known as a precursor of SF manga and his most representative works are Cyborg 009 (1964) and Masked rider (1971). He died on January 30, 1998. He change his pen name from Ishimori to Ishinomori in 1980.

Shueisha

shyuueishya
alternative words: Shuesha, Shuueisha
keywords: company, publishing
related topics: Shonen Jump
related web sites: http://www.shueisha.co.jp
explanation: One of the biggest Japanese publishing company, founded in August 1926. As manga magazine it publishes, we can quote "Shonen Jump" for boys and "Marguerite" for girls. It employs about 700 persons.

Silver crystal

ginnsuishyou
keywords: sailormoon, thing
related topics: Sailormoon
explanation: Crystal with a strong magic power. The enemies of sailormoon strive to obtain it.

Son Gohan

sonngohann
alternative words: Songohan
keywords: character, dragon ball
related topics: Dragon Ball , Son Goku
explanation: At the beginning of Japanese manga/anime "Dragon Ball", "Son Goku" had been a small kid. He has grown later and given birth to a son, "Son Gohan". By the way, his name is based on a pun as it appears frequently in Japanese mangas. In fact, in Asian tradition, the children inherit frequently a part of parents name, so goku becomes gohan but the latter means also "a bowl of rice" in Japanese.

Son Goku

sonngokuu
alternative words: Songoku
keywords: character, dragon ball
related topics: Dragon Ball , Akira Toriyama
explanation: Hero of Japanese manga/anime of Akira Toriyama, "Dragon Ball". Half monkey, half human, he has been brought up by an old expert of martial arts in a isolated Chinese mountain. When he encounters a beautiful girl, called "Bulma", he decided to leave for a search of 7 dragon eggs. the name of "Son Goku" comes from a famous Chinese novel which tells the story of a monkey who goes to a trip to the west for a search of holly book by protecting his master, a Buddhist priest.

Sonic the hedgehog

sonikkuzahejihogu
keywords: game, sega, title
related topics: Sega
explanation: Action video game from Sega. Developed first for its arcade machine, it has let the people quickly enthusiast thanks to its speed and a rhythmical music. The main character, a small hedgehog, has become the mascot of Sega, in the same way as Mario in Nintendo.

Sony

sonii
keywords: company, game, sony
related topics: Play Station , Playstation 2 , Gran Turismo
related web sites: http://www.sony.co.jp
explanation: Japanese electronic giant, founded in May 1946. Its name comes from the combination of an English word "sonny" (=kid) and a Latin word "sonus" (=sound). Initially, it had been making tape recorders. After a great hit of miniaturized radio sets thanks to transistors, it has begun to develop really. Recently, it entered the video game market by releasing a 32 bits console, "Play Station".

Soryu Asuka Langley

souryuuasukarannguree
alternative words: Asuka, Asuka Langley
keywords: character, evangelion
related topics: Evangelion
explanation: Girl of 14 years old and the last of the 3 pilots of Evangelion robot. Hybrid between German and Japanese, she owns a fiery and haughty character. In spite of her age, she has been already graduated from an university.

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