Bessatsu Friend

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Bessatsu Friend
Bessatsufriend 2007jan.jpg
January 2007 issue of Bessatsu Friend
Categories Shōjo manga
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 91,750 (2010)
First issue March 1965
Company Kodansha
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Website http://betsufure.net/

Bessatsu Friend (別冊フレンド Bessatsu Furendo?) is a Japanese shōjo manga magazine published by Kodansha, aimed at teenage girls. It was originally conceived as a bessatsu, or companion magazine, to Shōjo Friend, which is no longer published. Bessatsu Friend is commonly known by the abbreviated name Betsufure (別フレ?) and is published on the 8th of each month.

In October 2005, a manga serialized in Bessatsu Friend named Flower of Eden was pulled from publication and recalled by both Kodansha and overseas by Tokyopop, after it was revealed that the manga artist, Yuki Suetsugu, had copied art directly from Slam Dunk and Real by Takehiko Inoue.[1] The magazine originally featured manga focused on romance, however with the start of publications by manga artists like Keiko Suenobu, it began publishing such that moved away from that main focus. Betsufure publishes manga by many well known manga artists, such as Miwa Ueda, Satomi Ikezawa, Ayu Watanabe, Fuyumi Soryo, Nanba Atsuko, and Keiko Suenobu.

Series[edit]

Title Creator(s) Genre First issue Last issue
Akogare
あこがれ
Hosokawa, ChiekoChieko Hosokawa Romance, Slice of Life 1970 1970
Angel Wars
エンジェル★ウォーズ
Ueda, MiwaMiwa Ueda Drama, Romance 1994 1995
Mars Soryo, FuyumiFuyumi Soryo Romance 1996 2000
Boys'n Girl Yasunaga, KeiKei Yasunaga Comedy, Romance 1997 2000
Peach Girl
ピーチガール (Pīchi Gāru)
Ueda, MiwaMiwa Ueda Comedy, Drama, Romance 1997 2004
Guru Guru Pon-chan
ぐるぐるポンちゃん
Ikezawa, SatomiSatomi Ikezawa Romantic comedy 1998 2000
Abenoseimei Love Stories: Banquet of Flowers
華の宴 - 安倍晴明恋語り
Takada, TamiTami Takada Romance 1999 2000
Girl Got Game
(Power!!)
Seino, ShizuruShizuru Seino Romance, Sports, Gender Bender 1999 2002
Mars: A Horse With No Name
MΑRS外伝 名前のない馬 (MARS Gaiden Namae no Nai Uma)
Soryo, FuyumiFuyumi Soryo Romance 1999 1999
Abenoseimei Love Stories: The Flower-Crown Princess
華冠の姫 - 安倍晴明恋語り
Takada, TamiTami Takada Romance 2000 2001
Flower of Eden
エデンの花 (Eden no Hana)
Suetsugu, YukiYuki Suetsugu Drama, Romance 2000 2004
The Wallflower
ヤマトナデシコ七変化 (Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge)
Hayakawa, TomokoTomoko Hayakawa Drama, Romantic comedy 2000 2015
Abenoseimei Love Stories: The Flower-Blossom Girl
華咲みの乙女 - 安倍晴明恋語り
Takada, TamiTami Takada Romance 2001 2001
Othello
オセロ
Ikezawa, SatomiSatomi Ikezawa Romance August 2001 September 2004
A Perfect Day for Love Letters
恋文日和 (Koibumi Biyori)
Asakura, GeorgeGeorge Asakura Romantic comedy 2001 2001
Vitamin
ビタミン
Suenobu, KeikoKeiko Suenobu Drama, Psychological, School Life, Slice of Life 2001 2001
Life
ライフ (Raifu)
Suenobu, KeikoKeiko Suenobu Horror, Drama, Mature, Psychological, Romance, Tragedy 2002 2009
My Heavenly Hockey Club
極楽青春ホッケー部 (Gokuraku Seishun Hockey Bu)
Morinaga, AiAi Morinaga Comedy, Romance 2002 2005
Akkan Baby
あっかんベービー
Saya, MiyaōchiMiyaōchi Saya Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Smut August 2004 January 2005
Deep Love: Ayu no Monogatari
Deep Love アユの物語
Yoshi and Yū Yoshii Drama, Romance, Tragedy 2004 2004
Deep Love: Host
Deep Love ホスト
Yoshi and Yū Yoshii Drama, Tragedy 2004 2005
Peach Girl: Sae's Story
裏 ピーチガール (Ura Peach Girl)
Ueda, MiwaMiwa Ueda Comedy, Drama, Romance 2004 2006
Senpai to Kanojo
先輩と彼女
Nanba, AtsukoAtsuko Nanba Romance 2004 2005 (last volume)
C-blossom-Case 729- Ueda, MiwaMiwa Ueda Action, Drama, Mystery 2005 2005
Deep Love: Reina no Unmei
Deep Love レイナの運命
Yoshi and Yū Yoshii Drama, Romance, Tragedy 2005 2005
Love Attack!
純愛特攻隊長! (Junai Tokkō Taichō!)
Seino, ShizuruShizuru Seino Comedy, Romance, Slice of life 2005 2009
Shirahata no Shōjo
白旗の少女
Higa, TomikoTomiko Higa and Saya Miyauchi Drama, Historical 2005 2005
Minima! Sakurai, MachikoMachiko Sakurai Comedy December 2006 February 2008
Honma ni Kanjani Eight!!
ほんまに関ジャニ∞!!
Miyauchi, SayaSaya Miyauchi 2007 2010
Papillon
パピヨン―花と蝶― (Papiyon -Hana to Chō-)
Ueda, MiwaMiwa Ueda Romance 2007 December 2009
Tonari no 801-chan: Fujoshiteki Kōkō Seikatsu
となりの801ちゃん〜腐女子的♥高校生活〜
Jin Romantic comedy, Slice of life November 2007 April 2009
17: Jūnana
17─じゅうなな─
Sakurai, MachikoMachiko Sakurai 2008 2010
Coelacanth
シーラカンス
Shimotsuki, KayokoKayoko Shimotsuki Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Slice of Life 2008 2008
Kare wa Tomodachi
彼はトモダチ
Ririko, YoshiokaYoshioka Ririko Drama, Romance, School Life, Slice of Life 2008 2010
Kin Kyori Renai
近キョリ恋愛
Mikimoto, RinRin Mikimoto Comedy, Romance 2008 2011
Shiro no Eden
白のエデン
Yoshioka, RirikoRiriko Yoshioka Comedy, Drama, Harem, Romance, School Life, Slice of Life 2010 2011
Ooki ni Kanjani Eight!
おおきに関ジャニ∞!! (Ooki ni Kanjani ∞ !!)
Miyauchi, SayaSaya Miyauchi 2011 2013
Gakuen Ouji
学園王子
Yuzuki, JunJun Yuzuki Comedy, Drama, Harem, Romance, School Life, Smut 2008 2011
L DK Watanabe, AyuAyu Watanabe Romantic comedy, Drama, Slice of Life 2009 Ongoing
Oboreru Knife
溺れるナイフ (Oboreru Naifu)
Asakura, GeorgeGeorge Asakura Drama, Romance, School Life, Slice of Life 2009 2014
Kirara no Hoshi
キララの星
Morinaga, AiAi Morinaga Comedy, Romance, School Life 2010 Ongoing
Kamiya-kun to Kamiya-san
神谷くんと神谷さん
Ayahito Katsuma 2010 2010
Kare wa Diablo
彼はディアボロ (Kare wa Deiaboro)
Shimotsuki, KayokoKayoko Shimotsuki Comedy, Romance, School Life, Supernatural 2010 2011
Tonari no Atashi
隣のあたし (Tonari no Atashi)
Atsuko, NanbaNanba Atsuko Drama, Romance, School Life 2008 2012
Hanakun to Koisuru Watashi
花君と恋する私
Kumaoka, FuyuFuyu Kumaoka Romance, slice of life 2011 Ongoing
Rose & Wolf
薔薇とオオカミ (Bara to Ōkami)
Yuzuki, JunJun Yuzuki Comedy, Romance, School Life, Supernatural 2011 2013
Kyō no Kira-kun
きょうのキラ君
Mikimoto, RinRin Mikimoto Drama, Romance, School Life, Slice of Life January 2012 August 2014
P and JK
PとJK
Miyoshi, MakiMaki Miyoshi Comedy, Drama, Romance 2013 Ongoing
Kiss Him, Not Me[2][3]
私がモテてどうすんだ (Watashi ga Motete Dōsunda)
Junko Romance, Slice of life 2013 Ongoing

Related magazines[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Suetsugu copies art". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  2. ^ "Kodansha USA Licenses Maria the Virgin Witch Exhibition, Appleseed α, Fairy Tail Spinoff Manga". Anime News Network. January 14, 2015. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Watashi ga motete dôsunda vo". manga-news.com (in French). Retrieved January 22, 2015. 

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