Bessatsu Friend

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Bessatsu Friend
Bessatsu Friend.jpg
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January 2007 issue of Bessatsu Friend
Categories Shōjo manga[1][2]
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 70,500[2]
(July-September, 2016)
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.[3] 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) First issue Last issue
Akogare
あこがれ
Hosokawa, ChiekoChieko Hosokawa 1970 1970
Angel Wars
エンジェル★ウォーズ
Ueda, MiwaMiwa Ueda 1994 1995
Mars Soryo, FuyumiFuyumi Soryo 1996 2000
Boys'n Girl Yasunaga, KeiKei Yasunaga 1997 2000
Peach Girl
ピーチガール (Pīchi Gāru)
Ueda, MiwaMiwa Ueda 1997 2004
Guru Guru Pon-chan
ぐるぐるポンちゃん
Ikezawa, SatomiSatomi Ikezawa 1998 2000
Abenoseimei Love Stories: Banquet of Flowers
華の宴 - 安倍晴明恋語り
Takada, TamiTami Takada 1999 2000
Girl Got Game
(Power!!)
Seino, ShizuruShizuru Seino 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 1999 1999
Abenoseimei Love Stories: The Flower-Crown Princess
華冠の姫 - 安倍晴明恋語り
Takada, TamiTami Takada 2000 2001
Flower of Eden
エデンの花 (Eden no Hana)
Suetsugu, YukiYuki Suetsugu 2000 2004
The Wallflower
ヤマトナデシコ七変化 (Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge)
Hayakawa, TomokoTomoko Hayakawa 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 2001 2001
Othello
オセロ
Ikezawa, SatomiSatomi Ikezawa August 2001 September 2004
A Perfect Day for Love Letters
恋文日和 (Koibumi Biyori)
Asakura, GeorgeGeorge Asakura 2001 2001
Vitamin
ビタミン
Suenobu, KeikoKeiko Suenobu 2001 2001
Life
ライフ (Raifu)
Suenobu, KeikoKeiko Suenobu 2002 2009
My Heavenly Hockey Club
極楽青春ホッケー部 (Gokuraku Seishun Hockey Bu)
Morinaga, AiAi Morinaga 2002 2005
Akkan Baby
あっかんベービー
Saya, MiyaōchiMiyaōchi Saya August 2004 January 2005
Deep Love: Ayu no Monogatari
Deep Love アユの物語
Yoshi and Yū Yoshii 2004 2004
Deep Love: Host
Deep Love ホスト
Yoshi and Yū Yoshii 2004 2005
Peach Girl: Sae's Story
裏 ピーチガール (Ura Peach Girl)
Ueda, MiwaMiwa Ueda 2004 2006
Senpai to Kanojo
先輩と彼女
Nanba, AtsukoAtsuko Nanba 2004 2005 (last volume)
C-blossom-Case 729- Ueda, MiwaMiwa Ueda 2005 2005
Deep Love: Reina no Unmei
Deep Love レイナの運命
Yoshi and Yū Yoshii 2005 2005
Love Attack!
純愛特攻隊長! (Junai Tokkō Taichō!)
Seino, ShizuruShizuru Seino 2005 2009
Shirahata no Shōjo
白旗の少女
Higa, TomikoTomiko Higa and Saya Miyauchi 2005 2005
Minima! Sakurai, MachikoMachiko Sakurai 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 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 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 2008 2008
Kare wa Tomodachi
彼はトモダチ
Ririko, YoshiokaYoshioka Ririko 2008 2010
Kin Kyori Renai
近キョリ恋愛
Mikimoto, RinRin Mikimoto 2008 2011
Shiro no Eden
白のエデン
Yoshioka, RirikoRiriko Yoshioka 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 2008 2011
L DK Watanabe, AyuAyu Watanabe 2009 Ongoing
Oboreru Knife
溺れるナイフ (Oboreru Naifu)
Asakura, GeorgeGeorge Asakura 2009 2014
Kirara no Hoshi
キララの星
Morinaga, AiAi Morinaga 2010 2015
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 2010 2011
Tonari no Atashi
隣のあたし (Tonari no Atashi)
Atsuko, NanbaNanba Atsuko 2008 2012
Hanakun to Koisuru Watashi
花君と恋する私
Kumaoka, FuyuFuyu Kumaoka 2011 Ongoing
Rose & Wolf
薔薇とオオカミ (Bara to Ōkami)
Yuzuki, JunJun Yuzuki 2011 2013
Kyō no Kira-kun
きょうのキラ君
Mikimoto, RinRin Mikimoto January 2012 August 2014
P and JK
PとJK
Miyoshi, MakiMaki Miyoshi 2013 Ongoing
Kiss Him, Not Me[4][5]
私がモテてどうすんだ (Watashi ga Motete Dōsunda)
Junko 2013 Ongoing
Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai
黒崎くんの言いなりになんてならない
Makino 2014 Ongoing

Related magazines[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Jason (2007). Manga: The Complete Guide. Del Rey Books. p. xxiii-xxiv. ISBN 978-0-345-48590-8. 
  2. ^ a b "Girl's Manga" (in Japanese). Japanese Magazine Publishers Association. September 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Suetsugu copies art". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  4. ^ "Kodansha USA Licenses Maria the Virgin Witch Exhibition, Appleseed α, Fairy Tail Spinoff Manga". Anime News Network. January 14, 2015. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Watashi ga motete dôsunda vo". manga-news.com (in French). Retrieved January 22, 2015. 

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