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May 2006 issue (featuring Love-Berrish! by Nana Haruta)
Categories Shōjo manga[1][2]
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 183,333[2]
(July–September, 2016)
Year founded 1955[3]
Company Shueisha
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Website Ribon Waku-Waku Station

Ribon (りぼん) is a monthly Japanese shōjo manga magazine published by Shueisha. First issued in August 1955, its rivals are Nakayoshi and Ciao. Its target audience is girls roughly 9–13 years old. In 2009, the magazine's circulation was 274,167.[4] The circulation in 2010 was down to 243,334.[5]

Issues contain stories on multicolored newsprint and are often more than 400 pages long. They are distributed with a sackful of goodies (furoku) that range from small toys to colorful note paper and other things, with the characters of Ribon manga on them. Readers can send in stamps for mail order gifts (zen-in) in some issues. Ribon is published on the 3rd of each month.

The manga series from this magazine are later compiled and published in book form (tankōbon) under the Ribon Mascot Comics (RMC) imprint.


Listed chronologically.


Last updated: July 19, 2016

These are current manga titles being regularly serialized in Ribon.

Series Title Author Premiered
High Score (ハイスコア) Chinami Tsuyama March 1995
Animal Yokochō (アニマル横町) Ryō Maekawa February 2000
ChocoMimi (チョコミミ) Sonoda Konami March 2004
Onna no Ko tte. (女の子って。) Kanahei October 2011
ChocoTan! (チョコタン!) Takeuchi Kozue March 2012
Boku no Ie ni Oide (僕の家へおいで) Yūki Nachi December 2012
Nekota no Koto ga ki ni Natte Shikatanai (猫田のことが気になって仕方ない) Rie Ōuta April 2013
Tsubasa to Hotaru (つばさとホタル) Nana Haruta August 2013



  1. ^ Jason Thompson (2007). Manga: The Complete Guide. Del Rey Books. pp. 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. ^ Elvero Pra. Anime and Magna. AnVi OpenSource Knowledge Trust. p. 111. GGKEY:KE93A3N1H10. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "2009 Japanese Manga Magazine Circulation Numbers". Anime News Network. January 18, 2010. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ "2010 Japanese Manga Magazine Circulation Numbers". Anime News Network. January 17, 2011. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 

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