WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Asia Records Institute (ASRI) Golgo 13: World’s oldest manga still in publication


( Golgo 13 was published in October 1968 and is still in publication.

Golgo 13 is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Takao Saito, published in Shogakukan's seinen manga magazine Big Comic in October 1968. The series follows the title character, a professional assassin for hire.

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Golgo 13 is the oldest manga still in publication. Saito said before his death in 2021 that he wanted the manga to continue without him and previously raised concerns the manga may be unfinished after he passes away. The Saito Production group of manga creators will continue its publication with the assistance of Big Comic's editorial department.

The series has been adapted into two live-action feature films, an anime film, an original video animation, an anime television series, and six video games.

Golgo 13 won the 21st Shogakukan Manga Award in the General category in 1975, the Grand Prize at the 2002 Japan Cartoonists Association Awards, and the Special Judges Award at the 50th Shogakukan Manga Awards in 2005.

As of March 2021, Golgo 13 had over 300 million copies in circulation in various formats, including compilation books, it is the second best-selling manga series and the top-selling seinen manga series in history.

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