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'YOU' Magazine Series' Fates Revealed

posted on by Karen Ressler
Women's manga magazine ends serialization

The final issue of Shueisha's You Magazine announced the fates of its serialized manga on Monday.

The following manga are ending in upcoming compiled volumes:

  • Aya Nakahara's Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai R (ending with the sixth volume on November 22)
  • Masayo Miyagawa's Tono * Hime * Ōji (ending with the sixth volume on November 22)
  • Masako Shitara's Bishōjo Senshi Datta Hito. zero (ending with the second volume on December 25)

The following series will move to Cocohana magazine in its January issue on November 28:

  • Moto Hagio's Queen Margot
  • Shiki Kawabata's Boku no Orion
  • Mina Itaba's Tora-san

The following series will move to The Margaret magazine in its February issue on December 22:

  • Mayumi Ishii's Utautai no Kurousagi
  • Satoru Hiura's Moichido Anata ni
  • Haruka Aizawa's Le potager ronde

The following manga will move to Cookie magazine:

  • Masako Shitara's Osomatsu-san manga (beginning in the January issue on November 26)
  • Shoko Hidaka's Hi ni Nagarete Hashi ni Iku (beginning in the March issue on January 26)

The following manga will move to Manga Mee, a new manga app aimed at women:

  • Rinko Ueda's Ran to Aoi (sequel beginning in early December)
  • Hideki Kawai's Haru wa na Nomi no (beginning with chapter 1 in December)

Mikan Momokuri's Gunjyou ni Siren manga will move to the Shonen Jump+ app beginning with the first chapter in late November.

Shueisha announced in May that it planned to end the magazine because 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. The magazine became a monthly publication in July 1982. You Magazine 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!.

Source: You Magazine November issue


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