'YOU' Manga Magazine Ends on October 15
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website of Shueisha's You Magazine announced on Wednesday that the magazine will end with its November issue, which will ship on October 15. The final issue of the magazine and the website will reveal the fate of all currently serialized series in the magazine.
The latest issue of the magazine (seen right) shipped on May 15.
Shueisha stated that it is shutting down the magazine since it was "unable to stop the continued decline in manga magazine readership as female readers shift towards compiled book volumes and digital copies." Shueisha will instead expand its efforts toward digital manga, and will focus on its Cocohana magazine, as well as You Magazine's sister magazine officeYOU.
Shueisha debuted You Magazine as a manga magazine for adult women, and as a special spinoff from its Monthly Seventeen magazine, in December 1980. It became a monthly publication in July 1982. It has serialized such manga as Kozueko Morimoto's Gokusen, Deka Wanko, and Kōdai-ke no Hitobito; Jun Fukami's Pokka Poka, Satoru Makimura's Real Clothes, and Kaoru Fukaya's KANNAsa-n!.
Moto Hagio is currently serializing her Queen Margot manga in the magazine (although it is on hiatus until August), and Aya Nakahara is also serializing her Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai manga.