Cookie (manga magazine)
Cookie is a sister magazine of Ribon. Ribon Comic, a monthly magazine and another sister magazine of Ribon, changed its title to Bouquet (ぶ〜け) in 1978. Bouquet stopped publication in March 2000.
In 1996, the Ribon editing department at Shueisha began publishing a manga magazine called Ribon Teens which featured various Ribon mangakas both up-and-coming at the time and already popular, such as Ai Yazawa, Miho Obana and Mihona Fujii, as well as classic Ribon manga artists, such as Jun Hasegawa, Koi Ikeno and Aoi Hiiragi. This magazine folded in 1997. In 1999, Shueisha revived the Ribon Teens concept as a new magazine called Cookie.
The former Bouquet editing department became the Cookie editing department. The editor-in-chief had previously been the editor-in-chief of Ribon. Cookie began being published monthly starting from the May 2000 issue, and switched to being published bimonthly in July 2012.
Today, the mangakas featured in Cookie are a mixture of former Bouquet mangakas (some series that ran in Bouquet, such as Toriko Chiya's Clover and Yumi Ikefuji's Zoccha no Nichijou, were transferred to Cookie) and former Ribon mangakas such as Miho Obana and Ai Yazawa. There are also some up-and-coming mangakas as well.
Perhaps the most popular manga in Cookie is Ai Yazawa's Nana. It was one of the first manga to run in Cookie, also ran in American manga magazine Shojo Beat and has been adapted into an anime as well as two live-action films.
Mangakas and series featured in Cookie
- Toriko Chiya
- Clover (originally serialized in Bouquet)
- Sakura Fujisue
- Ano Ko to Issho
- Akiko Higashimura
- Kisekae Yuka-chan
- Koi Ikeno
- Tokimeki Midnight
- Miho Obana
- Ai Yazawa
- Rikako Iketani
- Bitou Lollipop
- Six Half
- Chiisai Hitsuji wa Yume wo Miru
- Hakoiri no Musume
- Yue Takasuka
- Good Morning Kiss
- Fumi Ebon
- Seishun wa Zombie Deshita
- Masako Shitara
- Thompson, Jason (2007). Manga: The Complete Guide. Del Rey Books. p. xxiii-xxiv. ISBN 978-0-345-48590-8.
- "Women's Manga" (in Japanese). Japanese Magazine Publishers Association. September 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
- Japan Magazine Publishers Association Magazine Data 2008 Archived March 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.. The publication, which relies on information provided by publishers, categorizes Cookie as josei, but Shueisha's "S-MANGA.NET" site clearly categorizes that magazine as shōjo, and it is therefore included here.
- Japanese Magazine Publishers Association Magazine Data (April-June 2015), "Josei Manga". Retrieved October 29, 2015.