Bandai Visual Launches Free Magazine Website in Japan

posted on 2009-02-02 03:59 EST
Manga, novels, essays from Banner of the Stars' Morioka, Halko, others

The anime distributor Bandai Visual has launched a free Japanese magazine website called Yomban on Monday. The magazine offers original manga, novels, and essays aimed at one of Bandai Visual's core target audiences: males in their 20s.

As of February, the lineup includes:




  • Sekka Sange-roku by Alika Takarano
  • Momōi no Oto by singer/actress Halko Momoi

Other Materials

  • Cover calendar by Okama (February), Jun Suemi (March)
  • Readers' illustration corner by Kakban
  • Editorial staff blog from Aomono-yokochō (a train station in western Tokyo)


Update: Yomban will add a novel written by Tō Enjō and illustrated by iqu in March.

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