Monthly Playboy

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Monthly Playboy
Categories Men's magazine
Frequency Monthly
Circulation approx. 900,000 (1975),
approx. 55,000 (final few years[1])
First issue July 1975
Final issue
— Number
January 2009
408
Company Shueisha
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Website m-playboy.shueisha.co.jp

Monthly Playboy (月刊プレイボーイ, Gekkan Pureibōi) also known as Geppure (月プレ) or MPB was a franchise of Playboy magazine in Japan.

History and profile[edit]

Monthly Playboy was first published in July 1975.[2][3] The magazine ceased publication with the final January 2009 issue, due to a decline in readership.[1][4]

Pop artist –Keiichi Tanaami was the magazine's first art director.

Playmate Japan (1986-1993)[edit]

Playmate Japan (プレイメイト・ジャパン)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 土肥義則 (2 June 2009). 『週刊プレイボーイ』を悩ませていること……それは. Business Media Makoto (in Japanese). ITmedia. Retrieved 8 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Yakudōki Shōwa 50 nen - 62 nen (1975 - 1987)". Shueisha Shōshi (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved 26 May 2007. 
  3. ^ "Japan’s Playboy magazine to be cancelled". European Journalism Center. 1 August 2008. Retrieved 16 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "「月刊PLAYBOY(日本版)」休刊へ". J-CASTモノウォッチ. J-Cast. 1 August 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "【1986年5月】日本初プレイメイト誕生、グラビア界に国際化の波". Ameba News. CyberAgent. 12 May 2007. Archived from the original on 20 April 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2010. 

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