Author Topic: A mountain of Mario manga  (Read 81215 times)

The Chef

  • Simon Cowell
« on: September 24, 2015, 07:49:14 PM »
Almost two years ago I downloaded a whole bunch of manga scans off this blog that doesn't exist anymore, so I figured I'd upload them all to the web and share them here so I can spread them as far as possible. Finding exact information on these has been pretty difficult. All I know so far is that they were published by Kodansha (講談社) in two magazines, Comic Bonbon (コミックボンボン) and Deluxe Bonbon (デラックスボンボン), they were written by a cartoonist named Motoyama Kazuki (本山一城), they were collected in a total of 42 paperback volumes from 1989 to 1998, and it doesn't have a unified title: rather, each volume is named after whichever game the stories adapt, while fans in Japan have nicknamed this particular manga "KC Mario". Not all of the stories from the magazines were collected, so I don't have those, and I'm still missing several two volumes regardless. If I ever get my grubby mitts on them, I'll be sure to update this thread.

Do note that this is not to be confused with Super Mario-kun (スーパーマリオくん), a completely different Mario manga published in CoroCoro Comics (コロコロコミックス) and one that's still running to this very day. "KC Mario" on the other hand ended in 1998, while Comic Bonbon itself went defunct in 2007. From what I understand, after that happened the copyrights to "KC Mario" went to Shogakukan, and since they're the publisher of CoroCoro it's not likely that they're ever going to re-release these stories, which a) sucks majorly and b) makes these scans all the more valuable to have.

As for the content of the manga itself, most of the stories loosely adapt then-current Mario games, but some of them are wholly original pieces. The author seems to have been given a fair bit of creative freedom, as he liberally introduces original characters and features all sorts of whacked-out meta jokes, sometimes even featuring characters from Japanese popular culture! Seriously, this comic is absolutely nuts. Even if you can't understand the language, it's still worth a look just for the crazy imagery. What I find most fascinating about it is how much stuff in here seems to have inspired later Mario games. For example, Daisy is a semi-recurring character and acts really tomboyish, there's a Mario Kart story that features the cast splitting into teams and driving themed vehicles on a cross country rally, and Dr. Mario appears as a separate character from Mario in a few stories.... somehow.

Without any further digression, here is the list of links:

Vol. 1: Super Mario Land #1
Vol. 2: Super Mario Land #2
Vol. 3: Super Mario Land #3
Vol. 4: Super Mario Land #4
Vol. 5: Dr. Mario
Vol. 6: Super Mario World #1
Vol. 7: Super Mario World #2
Vol. 8: Super Mario World #3
Vol. 9: Super Mario World #4
Vol. 10: Super Mario World #5
Vol. 11: Super Mario World #6
Vol. 12: Super Mario World #7
Vol. 13: Mario Open Golf (aka NES Open Tournament Golf)
Vol. 14: Yoshi no Tamago (aka Yoshi)
Vol. 15: Super Mario Kart #1
Vol. 16: Super Mario Kart #2
Vol. 17: Super Mario Kart #3
Vol. 18: Super Mario USA (aka Super Mario Bros. 2)
Vol. 19: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins #1
Vol. 20: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins #2
Vol. 21: Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins #3
Vol. 22: Yoshi no Road Hunting #1 (aka Yoshi's Safari)
Vol. 23: Yoshi no Road Hunting #2
Vol. 24: Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land #1
Vol. 25: Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land #2
Vol. 26: Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land #3
Vol. 27: Mario & Wario
Vol. 28: Wario's Woods
Vol. 29: Donkey Kong #1
Vol. 30: Donkey Kong #2
Vol. 31: Super Donkey Kong with Mario #1 (aka Donkey Kong Country)
Vol. 32: Super Donkey Kong with Mario #2
Vol. 33: Yoshi's Island #1
Vol. 34: Yoshi's Island #2
Vol. 35: Yoshi's Island #3
Vol. 36: Super Mario 64 #1
Vol. 37: Super Mario 64 #2
Vol. 38: Super Mario 64 #3
Vol. 39: Super Mario 64 #4
Vol. 40: Super Mario 64 #5
Vol. 41: Yoshi's Story #1
Vol. 42: Yoshi's Story #2

The volume numbers are by no means official, I just put them there for my own reference. Titles without links are those I don't have scans for. Hopefully one day I'll find them along with somebody willing to translate these...
« Last Edit: September 29, 2015, 01:19:00 PM by The Chef »

« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2015, 08:33:04 PM »
Good work. That art is hella kawaii.
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The Chef

  • Simon Cowell
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2015, 01:19:27 PM »
Posting to say I finally got a hold of a bunch of missing volumes! The first post has been updated accordingly.

« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2016, 08:25:47 PM »
Do you have a zip download of all of these somewhere? I could do some translation, but they are really long. Thanks.

The Chef

  • Simon Cowell
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2016, 01:15:56 PM »
Unfortunately, no. I put them up on Imgur to make them easier to view, but Deezer told me downloading the albums is a pain. Sorry about that.

« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2016, 12:30:54 PM »
I downloaded them all, it is around 2.7 gigs. Not sure how to share that. One thing I realized is that if you 'download album' off imgur really late on a week night, like 1 am est, it is almost instantaneous.

« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2016, 12:12:48 AM »
Brilliant, thanks for sharing, I just wish I could understand what the are saying. Still cool to look at the pics though.
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2016, 06:14:19 AM »
Seriously, this comic is absolutely nuts.
I've finally been looking at these and this statement is very true.

For instance, here's a page of Captain Syrup rubbing Mario's crotch while Daisy hornily watches.



  • he was hello
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2016, 02:21:10 PM »
this is why NoA won't let us have nice things
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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2016, 11:48:38 PM »
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  • Luck of the Irish
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2016, 11:56:58 AM »
Captain Syrup seems to think that Mario's got a magic lamp in his pants, and she wants to use it to summon a genie to fight off Wario, Evil Luigi, and a minotaur(???) who snuck up on them by dressing like Sailor Moon characters. I'm not sure *why* she thinks that Mario has a magic lamp in his pants, but Daisy does her best to enlighten her by explaining that "it's not a lamp; it's something that only men have..."

I cannot for the life of me figure out what Daisy's third speech bubble is supposed to say, though. Maybe someone who is better at Japanese than me can offer some insight.
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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2016, 12:17:39 PM »
That minotaur is Bifun, the boss of level 2 of Wario Land.

The Chef

  • Simon Cowell
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2016, 12:44:34 PM »
This was back when there were a lot fewer Mario characters, so the author of this manga actually had to use what the games gave him.

...Kinda makes me wish we could see all those one-off enemies come back in an RPG.

« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2016, 04:21:48 AM »
I'm trying to find that old Pokemon comic where Charmander grabs one of Red's testicles and pulls it about three feet away.
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Boo Dudley

  • This is not a secret page hint
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2019, 05:56:08 PM »
Would you ever consider uploading these onto the Internet Archive, for the sake of better preservation? They have a dedicated manga section with a paltry selection of Mario manga -- just a few chapters of Super Mario-kun and Super Mario Sunshine 4 Koma (which I assume is doujinshi).

Just ignore all the barely concealed hentai, which I'm sure will never ever legally compromise the "library"'s existence.