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Gekkan CoroCoro Comic (月刊コロコロコミック Gekkan KoroKoro Komikku?) is a Japanese monthly manga magazine published by Shogakukan, starting on May 15, 1977 as a magazine for Doraemon. Its main target is elementary school aged boys, younger than the readers of shōnen manga. The name comes from a phenomime korokoro (ころころ) which means "rolling" and also represents something spherical, fat, or small, because children supposedly like such things. The magazine is A5-sized, about 6 cm (2¼ in) thick, and often more than 800 pages in length.

The magazine has two sisters: Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic (別冊コロコロコミック?) and CoroCoro Ichiban!. Both are bi-monthly.


CoroCoro regularly promotes toys and video games related to their manga franchises, releasing stories and articles featuring them. Pokémon's big success in Japan owes to this in a way; the Game Boy game Pocket Monsters: Blue was sold exclusively through the magazine at first, which helped CoroCoro's sales as well. CoroCoro is also often a source of information about upcoming Pokémon games and movies. CoroCoro also had tie-ins with Capcom, including the Mega Man franchise in the 2000s.

Rockman manga

CoroCoro Comic published the following manga:


Gekkan CoroCoro Comic

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