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.
As of December 2014, the manga series has started to be localized in France as Super Mario: Manga Adventures, published by Soleil Manga.
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.
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.
To celebrate the series' 25th anniversary, Mario (as he appears in Super Mario-Kun) was added as a Costume Mario in Super Mario Maker (where he is called SUPER MARIO KUN) unlockable by clearing the 25th Anniversary Event course.