Editora JBC

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Editora JBC (also known as "JBC") is a company that publishes books (including manga) and magazines related to Japan in Brazil. It has its headquarters in Sao Paulo.

This company was established in Tokyo, Japan, in 1992 to publish Portuguese newspapers for Brazilians who live in Japan. And it came to publish books and magazines related to Japan also in Brazil. Now this publisher is also known as a manga publisher in Brazil. Since 2006, the company supports the World Cosplay Summit (WCS), an annual international cosplay event, and hosts the preliminary rounds in Brazil.[citation needed]

JBC is more well known in Brazil than in Japan, although it is a Japanese company.[citation needed]

Name[edit]

The meaning of the name JBC of the company is Japan Brazil Communication.

The formal name of the company is JB Communication ("JBC出版社" in Japan), the name of the branch office in Brazil is JB Communication do Brasil Ltda. In the publication, being described only as JBC is usual.

Publication[edit]

In Japan[edit]

  • Tudo Bem - The newspaper written in Portuguese for the Brazilians in Japan. Started in 1993.
  • Gambare! - The gratis-magazine written in Portuguese for the Brazilians in Japan. Started in September 2005.

In Brazil[edit]

  • Made in Japan - The monthly magazine that introduces various things of Japan. Started in September 1997.

And JBC publishes manga and books related to Japan only in Brazil.

Manga[edit]

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This company entered the publication of manga in 2001 with Samurai X (Rurouni Kenshin). JBC is generally known as a publisher of manga and the biggest manga publisher in Brazil now. The manga of these Portuguese editions is sold only in Brazil.

The catchphrase is "Mangá é a nossa língua!" (Manga is our language!).

Manga published by JBC in Portuguese in Brazil[edit]

2001[edit]

Released month Title Author Brazil Volumes Original Country Volumes
May Rurouni Kenshin
("Samurai X", in Brazil)
Nobuhiro Watsuki Finished 56 (half-tanko) Finished 28
May Cardcaptor Sakura
("Sakura Card Captors", in Brazil)
CLAMP Finished 24 (half-tanko) Finished 12
June Video Girl Ai Masakazu Katsura Finished 30 (half-tanko) Finished 15
July Magic Knight Rayearth
("Guerreiras Mágicas de Rayearth", in Brazil)
CLAMP Finished 12 (half-tanko) Finished 6

2002[edit]

Released month Title Author Brazil Volumes Original Country Volumes
May Love Hina Ken Akamatsu Finished 28 (half-tanko) Finished 14
August InuYasha
("Inu-Yasha", in Brazil)
Rumiko Takahashi Finished 112 (half-tanko) Finished 56
September Princess Knight
("A Princesa e o Cavaleiro", in Brazil)
Osamu Tezuka Finished 8 (half-tanko) Finished 4
November Yu Yu Hakusho Yoshihiro Togashi Finished 38 (half-tanko) Finished 19
-- Star Wars Hisao Tamaki ("Uma Nova Esperança")
Toshiki Kudo ("O Império Contra-Ataca")
Shin-Ichi Hiromoto ("O Retorno de Jedi")
Kia Asamiya ("A Ameaça Fantasma")
Adam Warren (Cover art, except "A Ameaça Fantasma")
Finished 14 (half-tanko) Finished 7

2003[edit]

Released month Title Author Brazil Volumes Original Country Volumes
May Battle Angel Alita
("Gunnm", in Brazil and the Japanese versions)
Yukito Kishiro Finished 18 (half-tanko) Finished 9
July Shaman King Hiroyuki Takei Finished 64 (half-tanko) Finished 32
August Chobits CLAMP Finished 16 (half-tanko) Finished 8
November Love Junkies *R18 Kyo Hatsuki Finished 52 (half-tanko) Finished 26
December X CLAMP Reached 18 Hiatus 18

2004[edit]

Released month Title Author Brazil Volumes Original Country Volumes
June Cowboy Bebop Yutaka Nanten Finished 6 (half-tanko) Finished 3
July Yahiko's Reversed-Edge Sword
("Samurai X - A Sabakatou de Yahiko", in Brazil)
Nobuhiro Watsuki Finished 1 Finished 1
August Bastard!! *R18 Kazushi Hagiwara Reached 27 Hiatus 27
November Rurouni Kenshin - Kenshin Kaden
("Samurai X - Kenshin Kaden", in Brazil)
Nobuhiro Watsuki Finished 1 Finished 1

2005[edit]

Released month Title Author Brazil Volumes Original Country Volumes
April Fruits Basket Natsuki Takaya Finished 23 Finished 23
March B't X Masami Kurumada Finished 16 Finished 16
June Please Teacher!
("Onegai Teacher", in Brazil and the Japanese versions)
Shizuru Hayashiya (Story & Art)
Please! Studios (Story)
Finished 2 Finished 2
June Tokyo Babylon CLAMP Finished 7 Finished 7
August Mouse Satoru Akahori (Story)
Hiroshi Itaba (Art)
Finished 14 Finished 14
October Angelic Layer CLAMP Finished 5 Finished 5

2006[edit]

Released month Obra Author Brazil Volumes Original Country Volumes
January Negima!
("Negima! - Magister Negi Magi", in Brazil)
Ken Akamatsu Finished 76 (half-tanko) Finished 38
March ×××HOLiC CLAMP Finished 38 (half-tanko) Finished 19
April Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE CLAMP Finished 56 (half-tanko) Finished 28
July Yu-Gi-Oh! Kazuki Takahashi Finished 38 Finished 38
August El-Hazard Hidetomo Tsubura Finished 6 (half-tanko) Finished 3
August .hack//Legend of the Twilight
(".Hack//A Lenda do Bracelete do Crepúsculo", in Brazil)
Rei Idumi (Art)
Tatsuya Hamazaki (Story)
Finished 7 (half-tanko) Finished 3
October Rurouni Kenshin (Novel)
("Samurai X - Crônicas de um Samurai na Era Meiji", in Brazil)
Nobuhiro Watsuki Finished 2 Finished 2 (Novel)
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

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