News Animedia Grows in Page Size to Match Animage, Newtype
posted on 2010-03-03 23:59 EST
The Japanese publisher Gakken will be increasing the page size of its Monthly Animedia anime magazine on March 10 to match the page size of the other two major anime magazines. Starting with the April issue, the magazine will be published on A4 Wide pages, instead of A4 pages (roughly similar to North American Letter pages) as it had been for its 29-year history.
Launched in June of 1981, Animedia is the second oldest anime magazine still in print, after Tokuma Shoten's Animage. Along with Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype magazine, these titles are known as the three big anime magazines which ship on the 10th of every month. According to the Japanese Magazine Publishers Association, Animedia had a monthly circulation of 96,225 in 2009. Newtype has been using A4 Wide pages since it launched in 1985, and Animage switched from A4 to A4 Wide in 1998.
[Via Akiba Sōken]