Nakayoshi

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Nakayoshi
Nakayoshi199910.jpg
October 1999 issue of Nakayoshi featuring art by Natsumi Ando
Categories Shōjo manga[1][2]
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 101,000[2]
(April–June, 2016)
First issue December 1954
Company Kodansha
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Website Nakayoshi

Nakayoshi (なかよし?, "good friends") is a monthly shōjo manga magazine published by Kodansha in Japan. First published in December 1954, it is a long-running magazine with over 60 years of manga publication history. The target demographic for Nakayoshi (like Ribon and Ciao) is girls of age 9–15. Roughly the size of a phone book (hence the term "phone book manga"), it generally comes with furoku, or small gifts, such as popout figures, games, small bags, posters, stickers, and so on. The furoku is an attempt to encourage girls to buy their own copies of the magazine rather than just share with a friend. In the mid-1990s, Nakayoshi retailed for 400 yen and had an average of 448 pages. The estimated circulation of Nakayoshi at this time was 1,800,000.[3] In 2007, its circulation was 400,000.[4]

During the 1990s, then editor-in-chief, Yoshio Irie attempted to move the magazine away from "first love" stories and introduced several fantasy manga such as Sailor Moon. During that period, Nakayoshi pursued a "media-mix" campaign, which involved close coordination of the magazine, anime productions based on the manga, and character merchandising.[5] Nakayoshi is also published on the 6th of each month.

Contents

1-9 and symbols
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z

Manga artists and series featured in Nakayoshi (past and present)[edit]

Listed alphabetically by romanized title. The manga artist is listed in parentheses if known.

1-9 and symbols[edit]

A[edit]

B[edit]

C[edit]

D[edit]


F[edit]

G[edit]

H[edit]

I[edit]

J[edit]

K[edit]

L[edit]

M[edit]

N[edit]

O[edit]

P[edit]

R[edit]

S[edit]

T[edit]

U[edit]

V[edit]

W[edit]

Y[edit]

Z[edit]

International versions[edit]

An Indonesian language version, Nakayoshi: Gress!, is published monthly by Elex Media Komputindo in Indonesia.

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". Japanese Magazine Publishers Association. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ Schodt, Frederik (1996). Dreamland Japan: Writings on Modern Manga. Berkeley, CA: Stone Bridge Press. p. 94. ISBN 978-1-880656-23-5. 
  4. ^ Japan Magazine Publishers Association Magazine Data 2007.
  5. ^ Schodt, Frederik (1996). Dreamland Japan: Writings on Modern Manga. Berkeley, CA: Stone Bridge Press. pp. 92–93. ISBN 978-1-880656-23-5. 

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