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The title of this article is official, but it comes from a non-English source. If an official name from an English source is found, the article should be moved to its appropriate title.

This article is about the CoroCoro Comic manga. For information about the Pikkapika Comics manga, see here.
Super Mario-Kun
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Publisher Shogakukan (Japan)
Soleil Manga (France)
Label CoroCoro Comic
Artist(s) Yukio Sawada
Number of Volumes 50

Super Mario-Kun is a Japanese-published Mario manga series written by Yukio Sawada and published by Shogakukan. The manga is printed monthly in CoroCoro Comic. They contain many of the characters and scenarios retellings of various Mario games, including Super Mario World and Paper Mario. Some events in the books do not happen in games.

The series is aimed at children, and it features different twists on the stories. It contains some crude humor, puns, breaking the fourth wall, and slapstick violence. There are also a few puzzles (such as mazes and objects hidden in scenes) to be solved throughout the installments.

Starting in 2014, the Super Mario-Kun series has been released for the "Bookstore Anywhere" application on Nintendo 3DS in Japan. The series has been released in bundles of ten volumes up to volume 40, and are available for 4,400 yen each. The first set containing volumes one through ten was released on August 27, 2014 the second set on September 24, the third on October 29, and the fourth on November 26.[1]

As of December 2014, the manga series has started to be localized in France as Super Mario: Manga Adventures, published by Soleil Manga.[2]


Main article: List of Super Mario-Kun volumes

Below are the covers of all of the volumes, up to the most recent. Some of this information is speculated, due to a limited amount of information about these comics in regions other than Japan.

Volume # Description Date of Release Image
1 The volume is based on the game Super Mario World (SNES) On the front cover of this volume, the reader will see Mario with his cape; Luigi, a new friend named Yoshi and Bowser with his Koopa Clown Car. In the volume Princess Peach gets kidnapped, and Mario and Luigi must get her back. They fight giant Piranha Plants and Mario is revealed to have nunchuks of Super Famicom controllers to fight them with. Japan July 27, 1991
France December 3, 2014
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2 The second volume in the beginning manga. It is again based on the game Super Mario World (SNES) The front cover of the volume introduces the invincible Starman. This volume also includes a special chapter with short stories based on past games (at the time), such as Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario Land and Donkey Kong. Japan November 28, 1991
France February 4, 2015
3 The third volume of the Super Mario World manga as the manga appears in. The front cover has Princess Peach riding on Yoshi. Includes a chapter incorporating many elements from Super Mario Land. Japan January 28, 1992
France March 25, 2015
4 The fourth volume of the manga, once again based on the game Super Mario World. This volume includes some Christmas special short comic, a special chapter with the author, a story "based" on Mario Paint, a story when Mario goes to Hyrule, and a climactic fight between Mario and Bowser. Japan November 28, 1992
France May 20, 2015
5 The last volume of the manga based on the game Super Mario World. Despite Mario and friends confronting Bowser in the previous volume, the story continues here. This volume also contains chapters based on the game Yoshi and Mario Paint (the Gnat Attack minigame in particular). This is the first cover to show Yoshi with his mouth closed. Kirby makes a cameo appearance in the volume. Japan December 16, 1992
France July 1, 2015
6 The company next features a volume that is based on the game Super Mario Kart; the first and only volume based on that game. It also has chapters based on Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario World, and Super Mario Land 2. The front cover features Mario, Luigi, Bowser, and Yoshi racing. Additionally, Yoshi is holding a Yoshi Egg. There is a Lakitu that has a microphone with a speaker to see the race and a traffic light for starting the race. Japan March 27, 1993
France September 23, 2015
7 This volume is based on the game Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. Apart from this, the contents are unclear. In the front cover, there is a Mario figure that appeared in Mario Zone. Mario is hanging out on the figure while Wario, a new enemy, hides behind the figure. Also, there's a Carrot power-up on the cover. There's a story named Mario & Yoshi's RPG included as well. Japan June 28, 1993
France November 25, 2015
8 This is the second volume that is mostly based on the game Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. It also continues the story of Super Mario Bros. 2 for half the volume. Additionally, the final chapter begins the Yoshi's Safari arc. At the front cover, the reader will see a form of Raccoon Mario, and Bunny Mario. Japan September 28, 1993
France January 27, 2016
9 The ninth volume in the series is based on the game Yoshi's Safari, and Mario can be seen holding a Super Scope on the front cover. It also contains an original story, called The Crystal Mushroom Adventure, which nevertheless includes elements from several existing games, and ties into the Yoshi's Safari arc. Chapters based on Mario Bros. and Mario & Wario are included, and the Super Mario Land 2 story is continued. The front cover shows that there is Bowser wearing the protected armor, a Yoshi Coin, Luigi, some items such as a Mushroom, a Fire Flower and a Starman and Wario. Japan September 28, 1993
France March 23, 2016
10 Partially based on the idea of the game Super Mario All-Stars. On the front cover various enemies, including Wart, and many of Mario's friends and foes are featured, and the puzzle section is in a mash-up style. The volume contains the conclusion to the Super Mario Land 2 story, the continuation of the Mario & Wario and Yoshi's Safari arcs, as well as elements of Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land and Tetris, and Wario donning a Power Suit in homage to Metroid's Samus Aran. May 28, 1994
11 Based on the game Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land and on the game Wario's Woods. In the Wario Land adaptation, Mario and Yoshi go with Wario in the trip to stop Captain Syrup, while, in the Wario's Woods adaptation, Wanda appears in Peach's Castle Garden asking for help to stop Wario, so Mario, Yoshi, Luigi and Toad go to help her. Another chapter in this volume focuses on the Game Boy game Donkey Kong. On the front cover, there are forms that Wario can gain from the Jar Powerups. October 28, 1994
12 Another volume that is based on the game Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land. Also within is the second part of the adaptation of Wario's Woods. The front cover once again features the same Jar Powerups. Additionally, Luigi appears in the middle of the Wario Land adaptation, and Donkey Kong, both the Arcade and Country iterations, make appearances in these stories. A bonus chapter is also featured near the end, with a short story based on Donkey Kong Country. March 28, 1995
13 This volume wraps up the Wario's Woods storyline, and also finishes the Wario Land one. The huge Mario face on the cover indicates that the volume contains references to Mario's Picross, although this is only in a short section at the end. There is a sort of "look back" at previous volumes, with some elements from past adventures, as well as introducing some from Super Mario Bros. 3 and the Virtual Boy. Additionally, a "special story" about a Survival Race competition with competitors Mario, Yoshi, Bowser, Luigi, Wario, and Donkey Kong appeared in the volume. August 28, 1995
14 The next volume is based on the game Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island and later, Donkey Kong Country. The volume starts with some changes to the Yoshi's Island story: Adult Mario with Adult Luigi travel to the past to stop Adult Bowser from helping Kamek kidnap the two baby twins, and help Yoshi to deliver Baby Mario. Mario and Yoshi then end up in the Donkey Kong Country story, where Cranky Kong asks for help for Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong against King K. Rool. Inside the volume also are some 4-komas based on Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest with both Diddy and Dixie. January 27, 1996
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15 This volume concludes the Yoshi's Island and Donkey Kong Country story arcs, although the latter also incorporates the events and characters of Donkey Kong Land. Dixie also makes an appearance in the main story this time. A new arc based on Super Mario 64 begins, starting with Mario and Luigi receiving the new Nintendo 64. Mario then ventures through the first few worlds, and meets a Bob-omb Buddy who accompanies him throughout this story arc. The volume finishes with a short collection of 4koma based on Mario Kart 64. The front cover shows Mario flying with the Wing Cap as Baby Mario floats with the Cape and Yoshi takes on his Helicopter form. October 28, 1996
16 This volume is largely based on Super Mario 64, with the main storyline continuing in all chapters of this book (although it crosses over with Mario Kart 64 in one chapter). There are also two 4koma sets for Super Mario 64. Throughout the volume, Mario is accompanied by Yoshi and the same Bob-omb Buddy he met earlier. April 1, 1997
17 This volume is split, with about half continuing the Super Mario 64 arc while the other half follows Mario Kart 64 in a separate story, with Mario and friends having misadventures in the various tracks of the game. October 28, 1997
18 This volume further continues the Super Mario 64 arc, with Bowser resetting the game with a N64 controller during the final battle, forcing Mario to start again. This time however, Bowser has managed to infest Peach's Castle with his minions. It also features the second part of the Mario Kart 64 story, including a section based on the Battle Mode. Another chapter continues the "overview"-style chapter from Volume 13, with elements from past volumes of the manga coming into play again briefly. April 28, 1998
19 This volume completes the Super Mario 64 arc before moving into a story based on the events of Yoshi's Story. It features six baby Yoshis as the main characters, as well as Mario and Poochy. Each Baby Yoshi has a unique personality and appearance, and they accompany Mario on a quest to retrieve the Super Happy Tree from Baby Bowser and save Yoshi's Island. September 28, 1998
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20 Another volume with Yoshi's Story on the cover. Not much else is known about its contents. March 27, 1999
21 This volume is based on Mario Party, with the cover being similar to the box art for that game. Not much else is known about its contents. September 28, 1999
22 Another volume based on Mario Party, this cover has some of the characters posing. Not much else is known about its contents. January 28, 2000
23 Based on Mario Party, with the Star on the cover. The book also includes a story for Mario Golf, and Donkey Kong. Mario, Luigi, and Wario have a series of adventures to find and defeat Bowser. Several Mario Party aspects are included, such as Hot Rope Jump and Bombs Away. Along the way, they meet a friendly Ztar who escaped from Bowser's castle. June 28, 2000
24 This volume is based on Mario Party 2, with Luigi as a cowboy and Yoshi and Bowser as pirates on its cover. Not much else is known about its contents. January 27, 2001
25 This volume is based on Paper Mario as the cover shows some of the partners like "Lady Bow", "Goombario", and "Kooper" as well as "Eldstar", "Twink" and Bowser holding the "Star Rod". New partners are introduced throughout this arc, but many stay for only a short time, while Goombario and Kooper follow Mario more consistently. Apart from the main focus on Paper Mario, it has special chapters at the end dealing briefly with Wario Land 3 and Mario Tennis. July 28, 2001
26 This volume continues the Paper Mario arc, showing all the Star Spirits on the cover, along with Goombario and Kooper. During this arc, there is a short detour into Super Mario Advance with Mario's main companions through the arc, Goombario and Kooper. During a battle against antagonistic clouds in Lakilester's chapter, Luigi and the Poltergust 3000 make an appearance along with the reminder, "Luigi's Mansion now on sale!" Wario also helps, with a sign declaring "Wario Land Advance now on sale!". Luigi's Mansion and Mario Kart: Super Circuit are also covered in single special chapters at the end of the volume. February 28, 2002
27 The Paper Mario arc is concluded in this volume. A new story, based on Mario Party 3, then commences towards the end of the volume. The cover features, among others, Sushie, Watt, and Lakilester. August 28, 2002
28 In this volume, the Mario Party 3 story begun in the last is concluded. The main story, based on Super Mario Sunshine, then begins. There is also a large section about Wario Land 4, with the manga for this arc renamed as Super Wario-kun. January 25, 2003
29 The second volume based on Super Mario Sunshine. It also has a longer version of "Luigi's Mansion", other name, Super Luigi Kun. Not much else is known about its contents. May 28, 2003
30 The third volume based on Super Mario Sunshine, the majority of this volume is taken up with continuing this story. Also includes a chapter based on Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3. December 24, 2003
31 The fourth volume based on Super Mario Sunshine. The cover includes many Shine Sprites. Not much else is known about its contents. June 19, 2004
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32 This volume is based on Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Assorted items from the game litter the cover, along with Goombella and Koops. This volume ends the Arc of "Super Mario Sunshine". This volume contains the first chapter, and a bit of the second chapter of the game, and includes such characters as Flurrie, Koopley, and Hooktail. Not much else is known about its contents. January 28, 2005
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33 This is another volume based on Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, this shows the blimp used to get to Glitzville, along with the Emerald Crystal Star. It continues from the last arc. After Flurrie has assisted Mario in defeating Lord Crump in his Magnus Von Grapple, she gives him a Hammer that she controls and talks through while Mario, Goombella, and Kooper continue in their adventures. The next segment deals with Glitzville, where Mario rescues Yoshi from Mr. Hoggle and they meet and defeat Rawk Hawk and Grubba. Finally, Mario, Kooper, and Goombella enter Creepy Steeple and Twilight Town and where they meet Doopliss and the pig residents. A disjointed chapter dealing with Toad, Yoshi, and Bowser follows. Finally, a segment on Mario vs. Donkey Kong appears near the end of the volume. September 28, 2005
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34 This is a third volume based on Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, with the cover showing lots of Crystal Stars. Not much else is known about its contents. May 26, 2006
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35 This volume ends the Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door story arc, where the protagonists meet and battle Sir Grodus and the Shadow Queen and begins the Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time story arc. It also contains a New Super Mario Bros.-themed story arc. January 26, 2007
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36 Another volume about the Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time story arc. Begins approximately where Yoob appears. Ends approximately where Mario Bros. is at Star Shrine. The final chapters include segments on the minigame modes and Mario vs. Luigi of New Super Mario Bros. and a single chapter on Wario: Master of Disguise. August 22, 2007
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37 The ending of Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, where the four protagonist go into the Shroob Castle to battle the Princess Shroob and Elder Princess Shroob. The volume also features the two Toadsworths and Baby Peach getting attacked by a Shroobsworth and its Intern Shroob. At the end of the Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time story arc, it begins the Super Paper Mario story arc. This volume includes an extra story based on Super Mario Galaxy and a 4koma poking fun at the Super Mario Galaxy power-ups. February 28, 2008
38 This volume ends the arc begun last time about Super Paper Mario. It also launches the story arc proper based on Super Mario Galaxy. Not much else is known about its contents. October 28, 2008
39 Another volume based on Super Mario Galaxy, some of the powerups from the game are displayed on the cover. Luigi will be centered in this volume, as he will get lost several times in various galaxies, and Mario will go save him. A special episode featuring Mario Party 4 will be at the end of the book. March 27, 2009
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40 This volume is a tribute on the Mario series, hence featuring some characters in the cover art. It continues the story based off Super Mario Galaxy and the story based on Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story begins in this volume. At the making of this volume, the author meets with Shigeru Miyamoto and gets a drawing from him. At the end of the volume, there is a story arc based off the original Super Mario Bros., even basing designs off of it. November 27, 2009
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41 Ending Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and starts a volume based on New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Not much else is known about its contents. July 28, 2010
42 Continuing from New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The Koopalings are shown on this cover. Not much else is known about its contents. Christmas Eve 2010
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43 A third volume based on New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Not much else is known about its contents. August 26, 2011
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44 The ending of the New Super Mario Bros. Wii arc and starting the arc based on Super Mario 3D Land. Not much else is known about its contents. April 27, 2012
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45 Continues the Super Mario 3D Land arc. It also has bonus stories for Mario Tennis Open, as well as Mario Kart 7. November 28, 2012
46 The end of Super Mario 3D Land, and beginning of New Super Mario Bros. U. Not much else is known about its contents. May 28, 2013
47 The continuation of the New Super Mario Bros. U arc. In Chapter 2, Luigi is sucked into an unknown portal to the Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon adventure, ending the chapter with Luigi returning to Mario. Not much else is known about its contents. December 27, 2013
48 The end of the New Super Mario Bros. U arc and the start of the Super Mario 3D World arc. After the end of the New Super Mario Bros. U arc, there is a short chapter with Luigi and Yoshi dealing with frigid weather caused by a Cooligan and a Fliprus. Not much else is known about its contents. September 26, 2014
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49 The continuation of the Super Mario 3D World arc. Not much else is known about its contents. April 28, 2015
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50 Continuation of the Super Mario 3D World arc. Also contains stories for Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition and a re-print of the first part of the Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars arc. October 28, 2015
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This article is under construction. Therefore, please excuse its informal appearance while it's being worked on. We hope to have it completed once we are able to translate information about the series in a professional manner.

While some stories are large arcs such as Super Mario World and Super Mario 64, there are also stories that are much smaller, sometimes less than a volume big. (#~#) or (#) indicates the volumes containing that story. (?) indicates that the name may be a mistranslation. Some stories run consecutively through several volumes, with half of the volume being one story and half of it being another story, or other similar splits in the volume.

  • Super Mario World (1~6)
  • Super Mario USA (Super Mario Bros. 2) (6/8)
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (6~10)
  • Yoshi's Safari (8~10)
  • Mario and Wario (9~10)
  • Super Maze Collection (special story, includes mazes to solve)
  • Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (10~13)
  • Wario's Woods (11~13)
  • Future Collection (time travel story)
  • Gekitou! Race Survival Guide(?) (special story) (13)
  • Yoshi's Island (14~15)
  • Donkey Kong Country (14~15)
  • Super Mario 64 (15~19)
  • Mario Kart 64 (17~18)
  • Yoshi's Story (19~20)
  • Mario Party (contains the stories of the first three games) (21~24, 27~28)
  • Yoshi Paradise Collection (special edition) (24)
  • Mario Story (Paper Mario) (25~27)
  • Luigi's Mansion (26)
  • Super Mario Sunshine (28-32)
  • Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (32~35)
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong (special edition) (33)
  • Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (35~37)
  • New Super Mario Bros. (special edition) (36)
  • Super Paper Mario (37~38)
  • Super Mario Galaxy (38~40)
  • Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (40~41)
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii (42-43)
  • Super Mario 3D Land (44~45)
  • New Super Mario Bros. U (46~48)
  • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (47)
  • Super Mario 3D World (48~50)

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Bookstore Anywhere selection on the Nintendo website. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  2. ^ "Super Mario - Le manga chez Soleil!".,‎ September 8, 2014 (retrieved August 22, 2015)