The 100th anniversary of the serialization of “Sho-chan’s Adventure”, which is indispensable when talking about the history of Japanese manga! viviON THOTH will release a commemorative book that will pass on the long-loved work to the next generation!
Manga 100th anniversary project to connect works and culture to the next generation
ViviON THOTH, a publishing label managed by viviON Co., Ltd. (Location: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Representative: Kosaku Akashi), has released a commemorative book of “Shochan’s Adventure”, which celebrated its 100th anniversary on January 25, 2023. Decided to sell. Release is scheduled for winter 2023.
ViviON THOTH will unravel the history and culture of manga that has been loved by many people for a long time, and hand it down to the next generation. Birth 100th Anniversary Project” will start. [Image 1
Special page: https://thoth.vivion.jp/manga100/
On January 25, 1923, “Daily Asahi Graph” was launched, targeting general households.
Shoichi Kabashima and Kosei Oda’s “Adventure of Sho-chan” was published in the magazine, and is said to be the first manga to be serialized daily.
The inaugural issue of the daily Asahi Graph, in which Sho-chan’s adventures were published. “Daily Asahi Graph” January 25, 1923 (Taisho 12) Regular issue No. 1 p.14-15
It started as a horizontal four-panel manga, starting with the right panel and moving to the left. “Nikkan Asahi Graph” January 25, 1923 (Taisho 12) Regular issue No. 1 p.14
At the time of serialization, it was loved by many children as a symbol of reconstruction from the Great Kanto Earthquake.
In addition, the hat worn by the main character, Sho-chan, was nicknamed “Sho-chan Hat” and took the world by storm.
ViviON THOTH will release a commemorative book in the winter of 2023 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of “Shochan no Boken”, one of the symbolic works in the history of Japanese manga. For the release, while verifying and following the manuscripts and materials at the time of serialization, we are proceeding with the adjustment work to the current printing specifications and lines suitable for viewing on the Internet.
Through this work, we will deliver “Sho-chan’s Adventure” with higher image quality while maintaining the characteristics of the work. In addition, we plan to make adjustments in consideration of modern readability. We are currently working on creating a book that will connect the work that has been loved for 100 years to the next 100 years.
Prior to the release of the book, viviON THOTH’s official Twitter will start a daily series of “Sho-chan’s Adventure” from January 25th (similar to a newspaper, post 1-2 works each in the morning and evening on weekdays). Please pay attention to it.
Special page: https://thoth.vivion.jp/manga100/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/viviONTHOTH
The 100th anniversary project of manga has started!
The manga 100th anniversary project is an initiative promoted by viviON THOTH to convey the evolution of the expression of manga, its history, and culture to the next generation.
Starting with “Shochan no Boken”, we look back on the 100-year history of manga, and spotlight forgotten masterpieces, authors who took the world by storm, and popular genres, expressions, and techniques. The purpose is to rediscover the value of the art and pass it on to the present and the future.
First of all, we will serialize articles in note so that more people will know about “Sho-chan’s Adventure” again.
Various people are scheduled to contribute, including Mr. Fusanosuke Natsume, a leading researcher of manga in Japan.
In the future, this project aims to be active in a wide range of fields, not limited to online development and book publishing. To that end, cooperation with many people is essential.
We are looking for a wide range of companies and corporations to work with us. If you are interested, please contact us using the inquiry form. We will work to inherit the culture created by manga and create a “new 100 years” together with everyone, so we would appreciate your attention and support.
viviON THOTH official note “Manga 100th Anniversary Project” https://note.com/vivionthoth/
“Manga 100th Anniversary Project” Inquiry Form
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdSEANKcgIcQHAcNu2ntlC5jCw0Nko0s215kWQz6ZbX-EB3Xg/viewform Overview of publishing label viviON THOTH
viviON THOTH, launched by viviON Co., Ltd., is a new paper book publisher (label) that just started in 2022. We will rediscover the history and charm from a new perspective that can only be obtained by entering the market as a newcomer, and will revitalize the manga and publishing market.
[Operating company] viviON Co., Ltd. https://vivion.jp/
[Publishing label] viviON THOTH (reading: Vivion Tote)
[Label official website] https://thoth.vivion.jp/
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