CoroCoro

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The logo of the magazine

CoroCoro Comics (Japanese: コロコロ コミック CoroCoro Comics) is a Japanese magazine published by Shogakukan. The name comes from the Japanese phenomime korokoro, meaning a small, fat, spherical thing, because kids supposedly like them.

CoroCoro regularly promotes toys and video games related to manga franchises, releasing stories and articles featuring them. Pokémon owes its big success in Japan to this in a way; Pocket Monsters Blue was sold exclusively through the magazine at first. This in turn helped CoroCoro's sales as well. Throughout its history, CoroCoro has held many illustration contests for the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

History

The magazine was launched in 1977, aiming at young elementary-school age boys, younger than the age for shōnen readers, which is about teenager age, but then became one of the most popular magazines in Japan. CoroCoro is now currently a monthly manga magazine, along with its three sister publications, Bessatsu CoroCoro and CoroCoro Ichiban!, which are only released every two months; and CoroCoro G, which is released twice a year. It is known as a source for Pokémon news, as many announcements pertaining to both the anime and games come to fans by way of the magazine. It also showcases Pokémon manga, having released Pokémon Adventures since the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter. In addition to Pokémon, other popular CoroCoro comics include Doraemon, Donkey Kong, Kirby, and Beyblade.

Other series

Besides Pokémon, CoroCoro also promotes other manga series. This is a list of those series.

1970s

  • Doraemon
  • Game Center Arashi

1980s

  • Bikkuriman
  • Oyaji-chan
  • Dash! Yonkuro
  • Dodge Danpei
  • Ganbare Kickers

1990s

  • Ape Escape
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Donkey Kong
  • Duel Masters
  • Fatal Fury Special
  • Kirby
  • Bakusō Kyōdai Let's & Go!!
  • Macross 7
  • Ore wa Otoko da! Kunio-kun
  • Street Fighter II V
  • Super B-Daman
  • Cyborg Kuro-chan
  • Speed Racer
  • Super Mario-kun
  • Tamagotchi
  • Wataru
  • Zoids

2000s

  • Duel Masters
  • Battle B-Daman
  • Beyblade
  • Bomberman Jetters
  • Crash B-Daman
  • Croket!
  • Dorabase
  • Grandpa Danger|Denjyarasu Jiisan
  • Hidemaru the soccer boy
  • Inazuma Eleven
  • Jak x Daxter ~Itachi de Waruika!!~
  • Keshikasu-kun
  • Kiyohara-kun
  • Mushiking|FF7AC
  • Keshikasu-kun
  • MegaMan NT Warrior|Rockman EXE
  • Ratchet & Clank – Gagaga! Ginga no Gakeppuchi Densetsu
  • Ryusei no Rockman
  • Sonic! Dash & Spin
  • I'm Galileo!
  • Kirby of the Stars
  • Sap-kun
  • Tamagotchi

2010's

  • Baku Tech! Bakugan
  • B-Daman Crossfire|Cross Fight B-daman
  • Little Battlers Experience|Danball Senki
  • Grandpa Danger|Denjyarasu Jiisan Jya!
  • Future Card Buddyfight
  • Metal Fight Beyblade Explosion
  • Metal Fight Beyblade 4D
  • Metal Fight Beyblade Zero-G

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