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MANA

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Japanese: MANA

Cost: 680 yen

Publisher: Sanwa Shuppan

Links:

Official Site

MANA ver.Hard

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Japanese: MANAver.HARD

Cost: 940 yen

Publisher: Sanwa Shuppan

Links:

Official Site

MARBLE

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Circulation: 2004/07 - 2005/05

Publisher: Tokyo Mangasha

Links:

Official Site

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A BL manga anthology.

MC☆Axis

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Japanese: MC☆あくしず

Cost: 1300 yen
Release Date: Quarterly
Circulation: 2006/06 - ?

Publisher: Ikaros Shobo

Links:

Official Site

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Moe and military manga magazine. Started out as a mook, but as of volume 5 it became an independent magazine.

MEGASTORE

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Japanese: メガストア

Cost: 1200 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 19th

Publisher: Core Magazine

Links:

Official Site

MITANA

Japanese: ミタナ

Cost: 500 yen
Release Date: Bi-monthly (Even); 23rd
Circulation: 2007/05 - ?

Publisher: Mediaboy

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Only the first issue of MITANA was released on an odd month, the other issues will be released on even months on the 23rd.

MOMOPAN

Japanese: モモパン

Circulation: 2006/02 - ?

Publisher: G-WALK

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Adult comic anthology.

Macross Ace

Japanese: マクロスエース (マクロスA)

Size: B5
Circulation: 2009/01 - ?
Release Date: Three times a year

Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten

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A special issue of Gundam Ace magazine. The magazine contains Macross F gag manga and manga with new stories. It contains information about anime, DVDs, games and toys. Its first issue was released on January 26th, 2009.

Magazine Be x Boy

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Japanese: MAGAZINE BE×BOY (マガジンビーボーイ)

Cost: 680 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 7th

Publisher: Libre Shuppan

Links:

Official Site

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Picked up by Libre Shuppan after Biblos' bankruptcy.

Magazine Dragon

Japanese: マガジンドラゴン

Circulation: 2007/12 - 2009/01

Publisher: Kodansha

Links:

Official Site

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A special issue of Weekly Shounen Magazine. Its first issue was released on December 12th, 2007, and its second and last issue was released on January 7th, 2009.

Magazine E-no

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Japanese: マガジンイーノ

Cost: 450 yen
Release Date: Bi-monthly (Even); 20th
Circulation: 1993 - 2011/06

Publisher: Kodansha

Links:

Official Site

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A special issue of Monthly Shounen Magazine. Formerly its name was "Magazine GREAT" (マガジンGREAT), but with the release of the May 2009 issue (released on April 20th, 2009) the magazine got renewed (addition of new manga titles and the end of some manga titles) with its name being changed to Magazine E-no. Its publication got suspended with the release of its last issue on June 22nd, 2011. Some of its manga works continued serialization in Magazine E-no's succeeding magazine Monthly Shounen Magazine+ (Monthly Shounen Magazine Plus).

Magazine Elfics

Publisher: Biblos

Links:

Official Site

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A magazine for male otakus that contains information about the otaku culture.

Magazine SPECIAL

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Japanese: マガジンSPECIAL

Size: B5
Cost: 480 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 20th
Circulation: 1983 - ?

Publisher: Kodansha

Links:

Official Site

Magazine WOoooo!

Japanese: マガジン WOoooo! (マガジン ウォー !)

Release Date: Monthly; 30th
Circulation: 1992 - 2007, 2009/01 - ?

Publisher: Sun Shuppan

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Male oriented gravure and graphical comic magazine that's loaded with manga. It was published by Magazine Magazine, currently its a monthly publication being published by Sun Shuppan.

Magazine WOoooo! Wolf

Japanese: マガジン WOoooo! 狼 (マガジン ウォー ! 狼, マガジン・ウォー・ウルフ)

Release Date: Monthly; 2nd
Circulation: 2003/08 - ?

Publisher: Sun Shuppan

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Male oriented gravure and graphical comic magazine that's loaded with manga. It started as a bi-monthly publication by Magazine Magazine. Currently it's a monthly publication published by Sun Shuppan.

Magazine Z

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Japanese: 月刊マガジンZ

Size: B5
Cost: 500 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 26th
Circulation: 1999/06 - 2009/01

Publisher: Kodansha

Links:

Official Site

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A media mix magazine that was started on June 26th, 1999. Due to the drop in the magazine's sales, its publication was suspended. Its last issue was the March 2009 issue (released on January 26th, 2009).

Magazine Zero

Release Date: Spring/Fall

Publisher: Biblos

Links:

Official Site

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Contains some shounen-ai.

Magi-Cu

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Japanese: マジキュー

Size: A4
Cost: 980 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 25th
Circulation: 2001/04 - 2007/06

Publisher: Enterbrain

Links:

Official Site

Info:

The magazine was established on April 27th, 2001 with the title "Magi-Cu Premium". Starting from September 2002 issue (released on September 30th, 2002) the magazine was turned to a bi-monthly publication. In 2004, with the integration of some of the content of the bishoujo game magazine "DearMy..." into the magazine, the magazine was reborn and its title was changed to "Magi-Cu". Magi-Cu is short for Magical Cute. With the release of the 40th issue (released on June 25th, 2007) the magazine was suspended.

Serialized manga/light novels from this magazine that were adapted to anime: Bottle Fairy and Petopeto-san. Its a magazine that has cute moe manga/light novels that's aimed at male audience.

Serialization:

  • Aquarian Age Memories
  • Lovedol ~Lovely Idol~
  • Magician's Academy
  • Raganarok Online Kapra Quest

Majigire Shufu no Hanran

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Japanese: マジギレ主婦の反乱

Size: A5
Cost: 560 yen

Publisher: Kuroda Shuppan Kyou Bunsha

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Yome to Shuutome Deluxe special issue.

Malika

Japanese: マリカ

Cost: 450 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 28th
Circulation: 2008/04 - ?

Publisher: Fusosha

Links:

Official Site

Official Blog

Mama Tomo Scandal

Japanese: ママ友スキャンダル

Cost: 600 yen

Publisher: Kasakura Shuppansha

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Zettai Renai Sweet special issue.

Mamakan

Japanese: まま姦

Publisher: Akane Shinsha

Links:

Official Site

Maman Love

Japanese: ママンラブ

Circulation: 2009/03 - ?

Publisher: G-WALK

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Mother and child incest manga anthology. Its first volume was released on March 18th, 2009.

Man's Playboy

Japanese: 漫'sプレイボーイ

Circulation: 2009/04 - 2010/04

Publisher: Shueisha

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A manga magazine special issue of Shueisha's "Weekly Playboy". Contains gag, sex appeal, and centers on lots of variety of one-shots. Its first issue was released on April 30th, 2009. The fifth issue (released on April 30th, 2010) was its last issue.

Mandala

Circulation: 2007/03 - ?

Publisher: Kodansha

Links:

Official Site

Info:

Kodansha launched Mandala to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Weekly Morning. According to Kodansha, Mandala is an "unprecedented" international manga magazine that contains 15 works by artists from 6 different countries: France, Italy, China, Korea, Singapore and Japan. According to Kodansha:

We will provide color illustrations by elite artist in their full glory, let the "Manga World Cup" begin in this magazine. The future of manga starts from here!

Serialization:

  • Sankai no Susa by Gonta King
  • baobab by IGORT
  • Bar by SERA
  • CARPE DIEM by TENUTA
  • Out Of The Blue by Mafuyu Hiroki
  • PSICOMACHIA by DE LUCA
  • KRA! by NEMIRI
  • TRIBAL GEAR by Yuuki Izumi
  • Match Shoujo by Sanami Suzuki
  • Akuma Kishi by Go Nagai and Dynamic Pro
  • Pet house by Youji Fukuyama
  • CUT vs.RamaRRo by PALUMBO
  • Stephanos by Boichi
  • FLUSH by FSc
  • Memory by Lu Ming

Manga 4Koma Palette

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Japanese: まんが4コマぱれっと

Cost: 350 yen
Size: B5
Release Date: Monthly; 22nd
Circulation: 2006/09 - ?

Publisher: Ichijinsha

Links:

Official Site

Info:

The magazine launched as "Manga 4Koma KINGS Palette" (まんが4コマKINGSぱれっと), and started as a bi-monthly magazine and a special issue of Comic Rex magazine. Starting from the third issue (released on January 25th, 2007) it became a monthly magazine with its release being on the 25th. With the release of the August 2007 issue (released on June 22nd, 2007) it became independent and its release date was changed to the 22nd. It's described as a "super cute 4-panel magazine," and it serializes moe/bishoujo manga. It got renewed in the June 2011 issue (released on April 22nd, 2011) with the integration of some of Manga Palette Lite's manga works into the magazine, and its title changed to "Manga 4Koma Palette" (まんが4コマぱれっと).

Manga ALLMAN

Japanese: MANGAオールマン (マンガオールマン)

Publisher: Shueisha

Links:

Official Site

Manga Action

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Japanese: 漫画アクション

Size: B5
Cost: 290 yen
Release Date: Bi-weekly; 1st & 3rd Tuesday

Publisher: Futabasha

Links:

Official Site 1
Official Site 2

Manga Aihime

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Japanese: まんが哀姫

Cost: 540 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 24th
Circulation: 2005/12 - 2006/08

Publisher: Tokyo Sanseisha

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Merged into Comic Pheromone in 2006/08.

Manga Asahi Geino Erotica DX

Release Date: Monthly

Publisher: Tokuma Shoten

Info:

Entertainment magazine with adult manga.

Manga BOOP

Japanese: マンガBOOP

Size: B5
Release Date: Monthly; 6th
Circulation: 2002/03 - 2002/07

Publisher: Heiwa Shuppan

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A division of Manga Show Gakko magazine into "Manga BOOP" & "Yukai Honpo" (愉快本舗) magazines. Its first issue was released on March 6th, 2002. The 5th issue (released on July 5th, 2002) was its last issue.

Manga Bangaichi

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Japanese: 漫画ばんがいち

Cost: 370 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 17th

Publisher: Core Magazine

Links:

Official Site

Manga Bijukujo Monogatari

Japanese: 漫画美熟女物語

Size: B5
Release Date: Bi-monthly (Odd); 4th
Circulation: 2004 - 2008/09

Publisher: Taiyou Tosho

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An adult manga magazine for men that concentrates on adult women. The 28th issue (released on September 4th, 2008) was its last issue.

Manga Bon

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Japanese: 漫画ボン

Cost: 350 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 25th

Publisher: Daitosha

Links:

Official Site

Info:

Adult manga magazine for men.

Manga Bump

Japanese: 漫画バンプ

Size: B5
Release Date: Monthly; 21st

Publisher: From Shuppan

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Published by From Shuppan, and sold through Tokyo Sanseisha.

Manga Chou Ecchi

Japanese: まんが超えっち

Size: A5
Release Date: Monthly
Circulation: 1997/07 - 1998/06

Publisher: Oakla Shuppan

Info:

Adult manga magazine for men. A total of 12 issues were released.

Manga Christie

Japanese: 漫画クリスティ

Size: B5
Release Date: Monthly; 11th
Circulation: 1989/07 - 1998/10

Publisher: Kousai Shobo

Manga Club

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Japanese: まんがくらぶ

Cost: 300 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 4th

Publisher: Take Shobo

Links:

Official Site

Info:

4-panel manga magazine.

Manga Club Original

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Japanese: 月刊まんがくらぶオリジナル

Cost: 350 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 19th

Publisher: Take Shobo

Links:

Official Site

Info:

4-panel manga magazine.

Manga Daisuki

Japanese: まんがDAISUKI (まんがダイスキ)

Circulation: 1992 - 1995

Publisher: Kousai Shobo

Manga Dokan Komachi

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Japanese: まんがドカン小町

Size: A5
Cost: 490 yen
Release Date: Bi-monthly (Even months); 25th
Circulation: 2008/02 - 2008/02

Publisher: Mediax

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Sakura Mystery Deluxe special issue. Serializes cute 4-panel manga. The magazine was scheduled to be published on a bi-monthly basis, but its publication was discontinued with only 1 issue released.

Manga Dokka-n!!

Japanese: 漫画どっかーん!!

Size: B5
Release Date: Monthly; 5th

Publisher: Amical

Manga Dynamite

Japanese: 漫画 ダイナマイト

Cost: 370 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 22nd

Publisher: Tatsumi Shuppan

Links:

Official Site

Manga Ecsta

Japanese: 漫画エクスタ

Size: B5
Circulation: 1979 - 1987

Publisher: Tokyo Sanseisha

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Ecstasy roman comics for men. The magazine's title was changed to "Manga Hot Pants".

Manga Erotics F

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Japanese: マンガ・エロティクスF (マンガ・エロティクス・エフ)

Cost: 819 yen
Release Date: Bi-monthly (Odd); 7th
Circulation: 2001/01 - ?

Publisher: Ohta Books (Shuppan)

Links:

Official Site

F Editorial Diary - Manga Erotics F editorial blog.

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Alternative manga magazine aimed at adults. Described as containing "Fantastic, Sweet and Erotic Comic Stories".

Manga Gachinko

Japanese: 漫画ガチンコ

Release Date: Monthly; 23rd
Circulation: 2005/03 - 2008/05

Publisher: Wakoh Shuppan

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Men's comic & gravure magazine. Started on March 23rd, 2005 as a bi-monthly publication (released on the 23rd of odd months). It turned into a monthly publication with the release of the September 2007 issue (released on July 23rd, 2007). Its last issue was released on May 23rd, 2008.

Manga Gakuen Yonensei (Kari)

Release Date: Monthly

Publisher: Ohzora Shuppan

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Manga Academy Fourth Grade (Temp), 4-koma manga magazine.

Manga Goraku

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Japanese: 週刊漫画ゴラク

Size: B5
Release Date: Weekly; Friday
Circulation: 1967 - ?

Publisher: Nihon Bungeisha

Links:

Official Site

Manga Goraku Carnival

Japanese: 漫画ゴラクカーニバル

Release Date: Bi-monthly
Circulation: 2008/08 - 2008/12

Publisher: Nihon Bungeisha

Links:

Official Site

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Special issue of Weekly Manga Goraku. Its first issue was released on August 18th, 2008. It was succeeded by Comic Break magazine. A total of 3 issues were released.

Manga Goraku Nexter

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Japanese: 漫画ゴラクネクスター

Circulation: 2000/02 - 2007/12

Publisher: Nihon Bungeisha

Manga Grimm Douwa

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Japanese: まんがグリム童話

Size: A5
Cost: 600 yen
Circulation: 2000 - ?
Release Date: Monthly; 29th

Publisher: Bunkasha

Links:

Official Site

Info:

Grimm's fairy tales.

Manga Grimm Douwa Deluxe

Japanese: まんがグリム童話デラックス

Release Date: Monthly; 14th

Publisher: Bunkasha

Info:

A special issue of Kyoufu no Kairaku magazine. Used to be released on a bi-monthly basis (released on the 10th of even months), but starting from the March 2010 issue (released on February 13th, 2010) it became a monthly publication.

Manga Home

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Japanese: まんがホーム

Cost: 280 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 2nd

Publisher: Houbunsha

Links:

Official Site

Info:

4-panel manga.

Manga Hot Pants

Japanese: 漫画ホットパンツ

Size: A5
Release Date: Monthly
Circulation: 1988/11 - 1990/11

Publisher: From Shuppan

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Adult bishoujo manga magazine. It was published by From Shuppan, and was distributed by Tokyo Sanseisha. The magazine's title was changed from Manga Ecsta.

Manga Lawrence

Japanese: 漫画 ローレンス

Cost: 370 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 28th

Publisher: Sogotosho

Links:

Official Site

Manga Life

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Japanese: まんがライフ

Cost: 350 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 18th

Publisher: Take Shobo

Links:

Official Site

Info:

4-panel manga magazine.

Manga Life MOMO

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Japanese: まんがライフMOMO

Cost: 360 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 28th

Publisher: Take Shobo

Links:

Official Site

Info:

4-panel manga magazines aimed at young men.

Manga Life Original

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Japanese: まんがライフオリジナル

Cost: 300 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 11th

Publisher: Take Shobo

Links:

Official Site

Info:

4-panel manga magazine.

Manga Life Original SukuSuku Paradise

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Japanese: まんがライフオリジナルすくすくパラダイス

Cost: 333 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 25th

Publisher: Take Shobo

Links:

Official Site

Info:

4-panel manga magazine.

Manga Life Selection

Japanese: まんがライフセレクション

Publisher: Take Shobo

Manga Life Selection Ohashirui Special

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Japanese: まんがライフセレクション むんこスペシャル

Cost: 330 yen
Release Date: 7th

Publisher: Take Shobo

Links:

Official Site

Manga Nekomanma

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Japanese: ねこまんま

Circulation: 2006/04 - ?

Publisher: Nihon Shuppansha

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Pet manga magazine that concentrates on cats.

Manga Pachinko

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Japanese: 漫画パチンカー

Cost: 320 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 27th

Publisher: Byakuya Shobo

Manga Pachinko 777

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Japanese: 漫画パチンコ777(スリーセブン)

Cost: 350 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 6th

Publisher: Take Shobo

Links:

Official Site

Manga Pachinko Dairen Kachi

Japanese: 漫画パチンコ大連勝

Release Date: Monthly; 23rd

Publisher: Nihon Bungeisha

Links:

Official Site

Manga Pachinko Land

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Japanese: 漫画パチンコランド

Cost: 350 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 18th

Publisher: Take Shobo

Links:

Official Site

Manga Pachisuro Dairen Kachi

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Japanese: 漫画パチスロ大連勝

Size: B5
Cost: 350 yen
Release Date: Monthly

Publisher: Nihon Bungeisha

Info:

Pachisuro manga magazine.

Manga Pachisuro Dairen Kachi Rush!!

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Japanese: 漫画パチスロ大連勝Rush!!

Size: B5
Cost: 350 yen
Release Date: Bi-monthly (Even); 17th

Publisher: Nihon Bungeisha

Info:

Pachisuro manga magazine.

Manga Pachisuro Fighter

Japanese: 漫画パチスロ・ファイター

Cost: 350 yen

Publisher: Wanimagazine-sha

Manga Pachisuro Jissen Bakuretsu Tech

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Japanese: 漫画パチスロ実戦爆裂テク

Cost: 350 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 10th

Publisher: Take Shobo

Links:

Official Site

Manga Pachisuro Panic 7

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Japanese: 漫画パチスロパニック7

Cost: 320 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 7th

Publisher: Byakuya Shobo

Links:

Official Site

Manga Pachisuro Takumi

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Japanese: 漫画パチスロ 匠

Cost: 350 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 1st Monday

Publisher: Daitosha

Info:

Pachisuro manga magazine.

Manga Palette Lite

Japanese: まんがぱれっとLite

Size: B5
Release Date: Monthly; 2nd
Circulation: 2008/03 - 2011/04

Publisher: Ichijinsha

Info:

Official Site

Info:

Manga 4Koma KINGS Palette's sister magazine. Its first issue was released on March 1st, 2008. The magazine's name used to be "Manga 4Koma KINGS Palette Lite" (まんが4コマKINGSぱれっとLite) but starting with the 13th issue (released on March 2nd, 2009) its name was changed to "Manga Palette Lite". The 38th issue (released on April 2nd, 2011) was its last issue. After its suspension some of its manga continued serialization in the Manga 4Koma Palette magazine, and some continued serialization online on the "Palette Online" (ぱれっとONLINE) site.

Manga Plaza

Japanese: 漫画プラザ

Cost: 370 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 8th

Publisher: Souryuusha

Links:

Official Site

Manga Show Gakko

Japanese: まんがSHOW GAKKO

Size: B5
Release Date: Monthly; 6th
Circulation: 1994 - 2002/02

Publisher: Heiwa Shuppan

Info:

Its last issue was released on February 6th, 2002. The magazine was divided into "Manga BOOP" (マンガBOOP) & "Yukai Honpo" (愉快本舗) magazines.

Manga Show Gakko Extra

Japanese: まんがSHOW GAKKOエクストラ

Size: B5
Release Date: Monthly
Circulation: 2001 - 2002/10

Publisher: Heiwa Shuppan

Info:

Its last issue was released on October 16th, 2002. It was renewed into Love Mani (ラブマニ) magazine.

Manga Shower

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Japanese: まんがシャワー

Cost: 490 yen
Size: B5
Release Date: Monthly; 3rd

Publisher: Issuisha

Manga Sunday

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Japanese: 漫画サンデー

Size: B5
Cost: 270 yen
Release Date: Weekly; Tuesday

Publisher: Jitsugyou no Nihonsha

Links:

Official Site

Serialization:

  • Shizukanaru Don by Niita Tatsuo
  • Doctor Egao by Kagawa Masahito
  • Onsen Manyuki by Yamada Kouichi
  • WakaOkami Hana
  • Japan's Shortest Letters
  • Ero Books are My Job!
  • Souta's Knife
  • Snake Love Doctor
  • Nyohanbo
  • HEAT ISLAND
  • Strawberry Night
  • Over Jiman no Bakudan Nabe
  • Kabukicho Lawyer Rinka

Manga Taishu

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Japanese: 漫画大衆

Size: B5
Cost: 320 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 15th
Circulation: ? - 2007/09

Publisher: Futabasha

Links:

Official Site

Manga Taishu Deluxe

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Japanese: 漫画大衆デラックス

Size: B5
Cost: 350 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 1st
Circulation: ? - 2005/09

Publisher: Futabasha

Links:

Official Site

Manga Time

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Japanese: まんがタイム

Cost: 280 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 7th
Circulation: 1981/05 - ?

Publisher: Houbunsha

Links:

Official Site

Manga Time Collection

Japanese: まんがタイムコレクション

Publisher: Houbunsha

Manga Time Family

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Japanese: まんがタイムファミリー

Cost: 280 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 17th

Publisher: Houbunsha

Links:

Official Site

Info:

4-panel manga.

Manga Time Jumbo

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Japanese: まんがタイムジャンボ

Cost: 300 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 4th

Publisher: Houbunsha

Links:

Official Site

Manga Time Kirara

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Japanese: まんがタイムきらら

Cost: 350 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 9th

Publisher: Houbunsha

Links:

Official Site 1
Official Site 2
Official Site 3

Manga Time Kirara Carat

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Japanese: まんがタイムきららキャラット

Cost: 350 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 28th

Publisher: Houbunsha

Links:

Official Site 1
Official Site 2
Official Site 3

Manga Time Kirara Carino

Japanese: まんがタイムきららカリノ

Size: A5
Release Date: Quarterly
Circulation: 2012/01 - ?

Publisher: Houbunsha

Links:

Official Site

Info:

A manga anthology that's described as a dramatic heroine magazine. It serializes manga works that inherit the flow of the Kirara magazines. Published under the comic imprint Manga Time KR Comics. Its first volume was released on January 27th, 2012.

Manga Time Kirara Forward

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Japanese: まんがタイムきららフォワード

Size: B5
Release Date: Monthly ; 24th
Circulation: 2006/3 - ?

Publisher: Houbunsha

Links:

Official Site 1
Official Site 2

Info:

Visual story comic magazine. The magazine started as a special issue of Manga Time Kirara on March 23th, 2006. The first three issues were released 4 months within each other, and the fourth issue was released 2 months after the 3rd issue. Beginning with the fifth issue (released on 24/2/2007) the magazine became monthly, and became an independent magazine since the October 2007 issue (released on 24/8/2007).

Manga Time Kirara MAX

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Japanese: まんがタイムきららMAX

Cost: 350 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 19th

Publisher: Houbunsha

Links:

Official Site 1
Official Site 2
Official Site 3

Manga Time Kirara Miracle

Japanese: まんがタイムきららミラク

Size: B5
Release Date: Monthly; 16th
Circulation: 2011/03 - ?

Publisher: Houbunsha

Links:

Official Site

Info:

Launched on March 16th, 2011 as a special issue of Manga Time Kirara, and was published on a bi-monthly basis (released on the 16th of odd months). With the release of the March 2012 issue (released on January 16th, 2012) it became a monthly publication and an independent magazine. A hybrid heroine 4-panel manga magazine that's described as a "FreeStyle 4komagazine". A high visual character magazine that's fixated on "girl's cuteness".

Manga Time Lovely

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Japanese: まんがタイムラブリー

Size: B5
Circulation: 1993 - ?
Release Date: Monthly; 13th

Publisher: Houbunsha

Links:

Official Site

Info:

With the release of the March 2011 issue (released on February 12th, 2011) the magazine got renewed with the concept "real story 4-panel magazine for the manga lover", and its stories will not be limited to romance but will also incorporate other genres like fantasy and mystery. The magazine with its new adopted concept is aimed at manga lovers in their later half of their teens to their first half of their thirties (15 - 35 years old).

Manga Time Original

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Japanese: まんがタイムオリジナル

Cost: 280 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 27th
Circulation:

Publisher: Houbunsha

Links:

Official Site

Manga Time Pop

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Publisher: Houbunsha

Manga Time Special

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Japanese: まんがタイムスペシャル

Cost: 280 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 22nd

Publisher: Houbunsha

Links:

Official Site

Manga Tokusatsu Kaientai

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Japanese: まんが 特冊快援隊

Cost: 400 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 26th

Publisher: Take Shobo

Links:

Official Site

Manga Town

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Japanese: 月刊まんがタウン

Size: B5
Cost: 280 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 5th

Publisher: Futabasha

Links:

Official Site

Info:

4-panel manga magazine.

Manga Town Original

Japanese: まんがタウンオリジナル

Size: B5
Cost: 280 yen
Circulation: 2002/10 - 2006/07
Release Date: Monthly; 20th

Publisher: Futabasha

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A special issue of Manga Time magazine. A 4-panel manga magazine.

Manga Utopia

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Japanese: 漫画ユートピア

Cost: 390 yen
Size: B5
Release Date: Monthly; 9th
Circulation: 1980 - 2009/01

Publisher: Kasakura Shuppansha

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Manga for men.

Manga Zettai Manzoku

Japanese: 漫画絶対満足

Release Date: Monthly; 16th
Circulation: 1996 - 2001

Publisher: Kasakura Shuppansha

Mankaku

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Japanese: 漫革

Cost: 340 yen
Circulation: 1994 - 2008/01

Publisher: Shueisha

Links:

Official Site

Info:

Weekly Young Jump special issue. The final issue was volume 62 (released on January 7, 2008).

Manpuku Jump

Japanese: まんぷくジャンプ

Size: B5
Circulation: 2011/01 - 2011/01

Publisher: Shueisha

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A special issue of Super Jump. The magazine's theme is cooking. Only 1 issue was released on January 18th, 2011.

Mantarou

Japanese: 漫太郎

Release Date: Annually (April)
Circulation: 2006/04 - 2008/04

Publisher: Shueisha

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Weekly Young Jump special issue. Its first issue was released on April 11th, 2006. The second issue was released on April 3rd, 2007 and titled "Mantarou 2007". The third issue was released on April 22nd, 2008 and titled "Mankaku Rookies".

Margaret

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Japanese: マーガレット

Cost: 290 yen
Release Date: Bi-monthly;
Circulation: 1963 - ?

Publisher: Shueisha

Links:

Official Site

Magazine Info

Marriage

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Japanese: 幸せな結婚

Cost: 630 yen
Release Date: Bi-monthly (Odd); 4th

Publisher: Ohzora Shuppan

Links:

Official Site

Mechabi

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Japanese: メカビ

Cost: 1500 yen
Circulation: 2006/06 - ?

Publisher: Kodansha

Links:

Official Site

Official Blog

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Mecha & bishoujo magazine, an otaku magazine that's aimed at male readers.

Megami Magazine

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Japanese: メガミマガジン

Cost: 780 yen
Release Date: Monthly

Publisher: Gakken Publishing

Links:

Official Site

Serialization:

  • Galaxy Angel II
  • Mahou no Jumon wo Tonaetara
  • Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS
  • The World Doctor

Megami Magazine Creators

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Japanese: メガミマガジン・クリエイターズ

Cost: 980 yen

Publisher: Gakken Publishing

Links:

Official Site

Megami Magazine DELUXE

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Japanese: メガミマガジン DELUXE

Cost: 998 yen

Publisher: Gakken Publishing

Links:

Official Site

Meitantei Conan & Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo (Conan & Kindaichi)

Japanese: 名探偵コナン&金田一少年の事件簿 (コナン&金田一)

Release Date: Bi-weekly
Circulation: 2008/04 - 2008/09

Publisher: Kodansha and Shogakukan

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A collaboration between Shogakukan and Kodansha to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Weekly Shonen Sunday and Weekly Shonen Magazine. The magazine features Gosho Aoyama's Detective Conan from Weekly Shonen Sunday and Yōzaburō Kanari and Fumiya Sato's Kindaichi Case Files from Weekly Shonen Magazine. The magazine ran for half a year for a total of 12 issues.

Melody

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Japanese: メロディ

Cost: 580 yen
Release Date: Bi-monthly (Even); 28th
Circulation: 1997 - ?

Publisher: Hakusensha

Links:

Official Site

Info:

It was a monthly magazine with the title "Monthly Melody", but starting from the June 2006 issue it turned into a bimonthly magazine, and its title was changed to "Melody".

Men's Dolphin

Japanese: メンズドルフィン

Size: B5
Release Date: Monthly
Circulation: 1999/09 - 2001/07

Publisher: Tsukasa Shobo

Info:

A special issue of Comic Dolphin magazine. A total of 23 issues were released.

Men's GOLD

Japanese: メンズゴールド

Size: B5
Circulation: 2003/09 - ?
Release Date: Quarterly (January/April/July/October); 9th

Publisher: Leed

Info:

Male oriented adult manga magazine that's fully loaded with real H experience with amateur wifes (someone else's wifes). Started as a monthly publication (released on the 9th), and with the release of the November 2009 issue (released on October 9th, 2009) it became a quarterly publication.

Men's Young

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Japanese: メンズヤング

Size: B5
Cost: 340 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 30th

Publisher: Futabasha

Links:

Official Site 1
Official Site 2

Men's Young Special Ikazuchi

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Japanese: メンズヤングスペシャル雷

Cost: 390 yen

Publisher: Futabasha

Links:

Official Site

Info:

Manga magazine for males. Men's Young special issue.

Mikosuri-han Gekijou

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Japanese: みこすり半劇場

Size: B5
Cost: 350 yen
Release Date: Bi-weekly; 2nd & 4th Thursday

Publisher: Bunkasha

Links:

Official Site

Info:

Adult 4-panel manga magazine that's aimed at adult males.

Miracle Jump

Japanese: ミラクルジャンプ

Size: B5
Release Date: 2011/01 - ?
Circulation: Bi-monthly

Publisher: Shueisha

Links:

Official Site

Info:

A revival of Monthly Young Jump. A special issue of Weekly Young Jump. A science fiction and fantasy comic magazine that breaks the barrier between shounen manga and seinen manga. Its first issue was released on January 13th, 2011.

Missy Comics

Publisher: Shufu to Seikatsusha

Info:

Serialized Petshop of Horrors.

Missy Comics DX

Publisher: Ohzora Shuppan

Missy Comics Hanagumi

Publisher: Ohzora Shuppan

Mitsu Koi

Japanese: 密恋

Release Date: Bi-monthly (Odd); 22nd
Circulation: 2010/01 - ?

Publisher: Cosmic Shuppan

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Teens love manga anthology. Its published under the comic imprint Kyun Comics TL Selection. Its first issue was released on January 22nd, 2010.

Mitsuman

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Japanese: 蜜漫

Release Date: Monthly; 19th
Circulation: 2008/07 - 2009/05

Publisher: Wakoh Shuppan

Links:

Official Site

Info:

Adult manga magazine for men. Its first issue was released on July 19th, 2008.

Moe

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Japanese: MOE

Cost: 770 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 3rd

Publisher: Hakusensha

Links:

Official Site

Info:

Magazine on pop culture, focuses on fairy tale & fantasy.

Moemage

Japanese: 萌えめーじゅ

Circulation: 2008/10 - 2008/10

Publisher: Tokuma Shoten

Info:

A special issue of Animage that's specialized in moe. It was released on October 2nd, 2008. The magazine's contents are "Moe Moe New Heroine wo Sagase!", "Tsundere Saishin Catalog", moe works & female character emphasis.

Moe☆Star

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Japanese: もえ☆スタ

Cost: 980 yen
Release Date: Bi-monthly (Even); 20th
Circulation: 2007/04 - ?

Publisher: Mirai Shounen

Links:

Official Site

Info:

Moe comic illustration magazine, serializes comics and novels.

Monogatari

Publisher: Akita Shoten

Monthly Big Comic Spirits (Gekkan! Spirits, Monthly! Spirits)

Japanese: 月刊!スピリッツ

Cost: 550 yen
Size: B5
Release Date: Monthly; 27th
Circulation: 2009/08 - ?

Publisher: Shogakukan

Links:

Official Site

Info:

The younger brother magazine of Big Comic Spirits. Its first issue was released on August 27th, 2009.

Morning

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Japanese: 週刊モーニング

Size: B5
Cost: 280 yen
Release Date: Weekly; Thursday
Circulation: 1982/08 - ?

Publisher: Kodansha

Links:

Official Site

Morning's comic portal website

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2006 marks the 25th anniversary of Kodansha's seinen magazine Weekly Morning. To celebrate, Kodansha has announced the "Weekly Morning's 25th Anniversary Campaign."

Morning was launched in 1982 under the name Comic Morning and the catch phrase "Morning Gets You Going." In 1986 the magazine's name was changed to Morning. Morning is aimed at people from the working class, and it serializes traditional manga that are more realistic compared to Kodansha"s other magazines. Stories found in Morning are usually based around politics, history, and sports, works from Europe and America can also be found in the magazine from time to time. Currently Morning is released every Thursday by Kodansha for 280 yen. A special issue of Morning, titled Morning 2, was launched in September 2006.

Below is Kohei Furukawa (Chief Editor of Weekly Morning)'s message regarding Morning's 25th anniversary:

As holding up a catch phrase "Morning Gets You Going" since the first issue was published, we are now celebrating our 25th anniversary, thanks to the respectful manga readers like you. Without your full support and encouragement, this wouldn't be happening.

We, the editors of Weekly Morning, consider this anniversary as the second birth of the magazine. So, during the campaign, we want not just to look back into the past, but also look into the future of manga. We wish to show you our intention of constant challenges of cutting edge originality, being aggressive as well as exploring new realms of innovation in art and storyline of manga, with our invaluable experience over the past 25 years in mind.

The major works and best sellers of Weekly Morning were not necessarily as big as they are now at start. Our mission is to believe in artists and their works, and in the end to create and deliver you the very best manga works, to meet your high expectation.

So, please look forward to what we will show you with 'Weekly Morning' in the days to come.

Hoping to encourage your heart to step forward, we wish to move you with our manga.

Morning Manga Available Online

imgAs part of its 25th anniversary event, on October 23rd Kodansha released 25 of its out-of-print "Morning manga" on the new e-publishing Morning 25th Anniversary e-publishing website on E-book Japan, which is run by eBOOK Initiative Japan Co., Ltd.

This special website was originally a general e-book shop. However, now acting as the official site for Morning"s 25th anniversary, some special events are planned.

Aside from the 25 out-of-print manga that were released, users can also browse works currently being serialized in Morning. The number of pages a visitor can browse varies from each work. This is the first time Kodansha has made its manga available online. According to Kodansha, "We think by making these works available online allows us to better advertise them, and to increase the readership of Morning."

The out-of-print manga that were made available online are:

- Be Free! by Tatsuya Egawa
- Toushuu Eiyuuden by Chen Wen
- Ushi no Oppai by Masayuki Sugawara
- Migimagari no Dandy by Masahiro Suematsu
- Yori ga Tobu by Minoru Hiramatsu
- Himaari by Kentaro Ueno
- Tetsujin Gamma by Yasuhito Yamamoto
- Ten no Terrace by Fuyumi Ogura
- Ekiin Johnny by Yuuichiro Sueda (story) and Noboru Takahashi (illustration)
- Fushigi Fushigi by Hiroshi Yamazaki
- The Actor by Kaiji Kawaguchi
- Gamble Racer by Makoto Tanaka
- Tekkondou by Hiroyuki Yasuda
- Osaka Mamegohan by Sarah Iinesu
- Miyamoto Kara Kimie by Hideki Arai
- Sabaori Gekijo by Mikio Igarashi
- Kibun wa Keijijou by Hiroyuki Sugawara
- Ohaza aza Basara Chuuzaisho by Tochi Ueyama
- Banzai Highway by Osamu (story) and Shin Morimura (illustration)
- Butainu by Kei Sadayasu
- Daidaya Togo by Gen Tamochi
- Kaze to Mandara by Shikago Tatekawa
- Miseinen by Seiki Tsuchida
- Meiken Rintarou by Kiyoshi Nagamatsu
- Dotou no Sasaguchigumi by Kenji Wakabayashi

Each mange costs 420 yen, users can preview them for free and purchase them as e-book.

Morning Manga Exhibition

Between November 9th - 12th, a manga exhibition called "Manga Exhibition - Enjoy Manga, Coffee and Morning in the White Garden" was held at the Aoyama Spiral Hall in Tokyo. The display contained original panels of works from popular Morning artists such as Takehiko Inoue's Vagabond (バガボンド) and Kenshi Hirokane's Kachou Shima Kousaku (課長島耕作).

Takehiko Inoue Artbook Special

Two new artbooks from Takehiko Inoue (Slam Dunk, Vagabond) were released on October 23rd as part of the anniversary event:

The two artbooks, "WATER" and "Sumi," contain artwork from Takehiko's latest manga Vagabond. "WATER" is a collection of colored artworks, and "Sumi" is a collection of monochrome pictures. Each artbook contains different artworks.

It can be difficult to present the original color tone in magazines or manga. In fact, colored artworks of Vagabond from magazines and manga do not represent their true quality because the original artworks are delicately colored, and Inoue sometimes uses fluorescent colors in his works. To solve this problem, "WATER" and "Sumi" are printed on high-quality paper using the latest technology, which presents the color tone in its full glory.

WATER

"WATER" carries of many unpublished and new artworks. One of the most remarkable artwork is a picture drawn with water, where Inoue tried to draw a picture with water, just as Musashi, the protagonist of Vagabond, did in Vagabond volume 22. Inoue said that he hopes this artbook will be a gift to all the Vagabond fans.

sumi

Although Sumi is an artbook centered on monochrome art, it actually is very colorful. Inoue added new colors to originally black-and-white artworks, which created new moods in the pictures. In addition, Sumi contains photographs of Inoue's studio. Through these photographs, one can see how Vagabond is created as if he or she is there at the studio. The artbook also contains the original design of characters and storyboards before Vagabond appeared on Morning. With these information, the reader will better understand how Vagabond is created.

Other Events

Other events include the "Manga Battle," bookstore campaigns, "Overseas Morning activities," T-shirts, and more.

The Advantage of E-publishing

Regarding Kodansha's decision to utilize e-publishing in Morning's 25th Anniversary Campaign:

Most publishers nowadays are facing a dilemma – It's easy to sell a copy of a manga as long as the work enjoys overwhelming popularity. However, most work doesn't enjoy that kind of popularity, and so copies of those manga become harder to find. It is also hard to find them at used book shops or on auction websites. These works lose their chance to grab new customers because of insufficient demand for reprint.

A polarized structure is built up in today's manga publishing industry, sales per volume is not expected to increase, and it becomes difficult to resell copies of a book unless the said book is popular. Because there are a variety of readers that have different tastes for manga, major series sell out again and again, but minor works sell only once. Furthermore, very few copies of minor works are printed by publishers during the first printing to avoid risk.

The E-publishing system can change all this. With E-publishing, publishers can re-publish manga in E-book format when demands are low.

This case applies not only to the manga industry, but it also applies to the videogame industry. In the video game industry, digital media for videogame was shifted from game cartridge, which needs mass-production, to CD-ROM, which can be produced quickly at a low cost when demands are low. Besides, selling software online has become increasingly popular, because the publishers don"t need to print leaflets and can distribute it at a lower risk.

Existing media (like CD-ROM in the videogame industry or paper books in the manga industry) also has their own advantage, but today digital media is spreading rapidly, and most people prefer them. E-publishing should be accepted as a way to cover "the long tail" on the net business.

There are three keys in spreading E-publishing. First is to make e-books reader-friendly. Second is to make the price of e-books reasonable. Third is not to make readers think: "I better buy the copy of that book instead."

Special thanks to Michiko

Morning 2

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Japanese: モーニング2 (モーニング・ツー)

Size: B5
Cost: 360 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 22nd
Circulation: 2006/09 - ?

Publisher: Kodansha

Links:

Official Site

Morning 2's comic portal website

Info:

Morning special issue. The magazine was published on an irregular basis. Starting from April 30th, 2008 the magazine was turned to monthly publication.

Motto! Doraemon (More! Doraemon)

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Japanese: もっと!ドラえもん

Size: A4
Cost: 1,380 yen
Release Date: 4/25/05; 7/20/05; 9/03/05; 12/01/05; 3/04/06

Publisher: Shogakukan

Links:

Official Site

Info:

A total of five issues were released, contains figures.

Mousou Shounen

Japanese: 妄想少年

Publisher: Shobunkan

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Shota manga anthology for females.

Moyori

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Japanese: もより

Size: A1
Cost: 800 yen
Circulation: 2005 - 2006

Publisher: Fox Shuppan

Links:

Official Site

Mugenkan

Japanese: 夢幻館

Size: A5
Cost: 570 yen
Release Date: Quarterly
Circulation: 2004 - 2009/04

Publisher: Asahi Shimbun

Info:

Nemuki special issue.

Previously published by Asahi Sonorama. The magazine was suspended with the release of the 21st issue (released on April 23rd, 2009), but its content will continue serialization online on Asahi Shimbun Shuppan's Web Comic site that's scheduled to start at end of August 2009. The content of the Web Comic will be available for free.

Muku!

Release Date: Bi-monthly

Publisher: Wailea Shuppan

Info:

Men's comics & gravure.

Muteki Renai S*girl

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Japanese: 無敵恋愛S*girl

Cost: 590 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 29th
Circulation: 2004 - ?

Publisher: Bunkasha

Links:

Official Site

Mystery Bonita

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Japanese: ミステリーボニータ

Cost: 690 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 6th
Circulation: 1988 - ?

Publisher: Akita Shoten

Links:

Official Site

Serialization:

  • 1/2.
  • Boo! Boo! Occult-club
  • Crystal☆Dragon
  • Daikanyama Noriya St.
  • Dear Holmes
  • DICE
  • Hakke no Sora
  • Kajin
  • Kalura Mau!
  • Kiiri
  • Kyoufu Hakase no Kenkyuushitsu
  • Mushashi #9
  • Neko Asobi
  • Otoshimono ni wa Ki wo Tsukete
  • Puppet Master Rin
  • Shinjite! Go-shuujin-sama!!
  • Shinohara Udou
  • White Rainbow

Mystery DX

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Japanese: ミステリーDX

Cost: 680 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 6th
Circulation: 1992/12 - 2003/11

Publisher: Kadokawa Shoten

Links:

Official Site

Info:

It started as a special issue of Asuka magazine.

Mystery Jour Special

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Japanese: ミステリーJourスペシャル

Size: A5
Cost: 580 yen

Publisher: Futabasha

Links:

Official Site

Mystery Velvet

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Japanese: ミステリーベルベット

Circulation: 2008/07 - ?

Publisher: Ohzora Shuppan

Info:

Mystery manga magazine. A renewal of Rose Mystery magazine, and a special issue of Hontou ni Kowai Yome Shuutome magazine. Its first issue was released on July 18th, 2008.

marie

Japanese: マリエ

Cost: 680 yen
Release Date: Bi-monthly
Circulation: 2007/11 - ?

Publisher: Ohzora Shuppan

may familiar

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Japanese: メイ・ファミリア

Cost: 420 yen
Release Date: Monthly; 1st
Circulation: 1984 - 2006/08

Publisher: Shounen Gahosha

Links:

Official Site

Info:

Pet manga magazine aimed at mothers. Started in 1984 with its title being MAY (メイ), and in 2006 its title got changed to may familiar (メイ・ファミリア). The magazine ended with the release of its last issue on August 1st, 2006.

mellow mellow

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Japanese: メロメロ

Cost: 788 yen
Release Date: Quarterly
Circulation: 2007/03 - ?

Publisher: Ohzora Shuppan

Links:

Official Site

mellow mellow editorial department

Info:

Dramatic BL, first issue was released on March 30, 2007.

mini Love (miniRabu)

Japanese: miniラブ

Release Date: Bi-monthly
Circulation: 2007/07 - 2008/04

Publisher: Nihon Bungeisha

Info:

Teen's love manga magazine.

mini SUGAR

Japanese: ミニ・シュガー

Size: B6
Release Date: Bi-monthly (Odd); 16th
Circulation: 2009/01 - ?

Publisher: Shusuisha

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A special issue of Manga Bon magazine. Painful type of love and H manga magazine. The magazine is published by Shusuisha and sold through Daitosha. Its first issue was released on January 14th, 2009.

mini Sherry

Japanese: mini シェリー

Circulation: 2008/09 - ?

Publisher: Tokuma Shoten

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Special issue of ENTAME magazine. Its first issue was released on September 25th, 2008.

miniPara

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Japanese: miniパラ (ミニパラ)

Cost: 480 yen
Release Date: Bi-monthly; 6th
Circulation: 2004/01 - ?

Publisher: Take Shobo

Links:

Official Site

moca

Japanese: モカ

Circulation: 2010/02 - ?
Release Date: Quarterly (February, May, August, November); 30th

Publisher: Shinkosha

Links:

Official Site

Info:

BL manga anthology. A renewal of the BL manga anthology "GuiltyXX". Described on the cover as "Casual Boy's Love Anthology".