Showcase #33: Kinnikuman & Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump
Besides collecting LRG's I also collect vintage Weekly Shonen Jumps from Japan. Four of my favorite mangas are Saint Seiya, Kinnikuman, Sailor Moon & finally Dragonball. Three of those were published on Weekly Shonen Jump originally before making it to collected volumes in manga form.
I wanted to collect the entire published run of Saint Seiya (ran from 1986 to 1990). So the year 1990 became my cut off point for stopping/ending my collection and once I rediscovered Kinnikuman I began tracing back the issues before 1986 and thus began my journey.
I have full runs of the year 1986, 1988, 1989 & 1990 (almost finished collecting the year 1987). But for Kinnikuman I am still 5 years behind! Yoshinori Nakai and Takashi Shimada (Yudetamago) originally started Kinnikuman as a parody of Ultraman. They started with two one-shots in 1979 and the stories received such acclaim that Weekly Shonen Jump decided to run the series full time starting in issue #22 (1979).
The series ran until 1987 & this topic will be dedicated to Kinnikuman covers and important Weekly Shonen Jump issues (the ones I own); a little Kinnikuman history! So keep an eye out for updates.
Edited by kayfabe1985, 16 August 2017 - 02:13 PM.