Manga Time Special Magazine Ends Publication
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Japanese publisher Houbunsha's Manga Time Special magazine ceased publication with its December issue (seen right) on Monday. Ruri Miyahara's Love Lab (Renai Lab) manga also ended in the same issue, alongside seven other manga by Nanae Mitsu, Sumi Machida, Abel Segawa, Yoshihiro Ando, Maichi, Gunsaburō, and Rai Kaneda.
Love Lab's 15th and final manga volume will ship this winter. Houbunsha will publish a special chapter for the manga in its Manga Time magazine in spring 2020.
Hazime Kuromugi's Futari ga Kazoku ni Naru Made ni, Mizuki Setoguchi's Local Joshi no Tōboe, and Sachi Nishioka's Rokujō Ikken no Tsukimono manga will all transfer to the Manga Time magazine. Kotori Kirihara's Otome wa Gibo ni Koishiteru, Hiko Yūki's Uchi no Kawaii Sōjiki Shirimasen ka?, Natsumi Hino's Kono Koi wa Fukami-kun no Plan ni wa Nai, and Natsuo Ishikawa's Boku no Uwamezukai manga will all transfer to Manga Home. Ruruu Minase's Ōya-san wa Shishunki, Chino Kurumi's Midnight Restaurant 7 to 7 Roku Tachibana's Kawaii Joshi o Komarasetai, and Riri Tōka's Cosplay Jimiko to Kameko Kachō manga will transfer to Manga Time Original.
Houbunsha launched the magazine in 1989 as a magazine with four-panel manga targeted at women. Notable series from the magazine include Love Lab and Ōya-san wa Shishunki, which both inspired their own anime adaptations.