Be Love

Be Love is a Japanese monthly (bimonthly May 1982-2018) manga magazine targeting women published by Kodansha. It debuted in September 1980.[3] It is one of the leading manga magazines for adult women,[4][5] the first of its kind,[6] and was instrumental in the rising popularity of josei manga in the 1980s, which led to the creation of other magazines targeted at women such as You and Big Comic for Lady.[4] As of 2003, Be Love, like You and Jour, published stories focusing on "the reality of everyday life" experienced by its readers.[7]

BE LOVE
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CategoriesJosei manga[1][2]
FrequencyMonthly
Circulation98,650[2]
(July-September, 2016)
Year founded1980
CompanyKodansha
CountryJapan
Based inTokyo
LanguageJapanese
WebsiteOfficial website

The magazine first appeared as Be in Love but was renamed in 1982.[3] From 1995-2000 sales were at around 270,000-280,000 per issue.[8] In 2006 and 2007, Be Love had a circulation of about 200,000 copies.[9] In 2008, it had a circulation of 182,667 copies.[10] In 2009, it had a circulation of 173,125 copies;[11] in 2010, 153,792 copies,[12] and in 2015, 106,834 copies.[13]

As of 1997, the magazine's readers are mostly working women and housewives, but students made up 8% of readership in that year.[14]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jason Thompson (2007). Manga: The Complete Guide. Del Rey Books. p. xxiii-xxiv. ISBN 978-0-345-48590-8.
  2. ^ a b "Women's Manga" (in Japanese). Japanese Magazine Publishers Association. September 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "少女漫画の歴史1980年代". Propel. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  4. ^ a b Jaqueline Berndt: Phänomen Manga : Comic-Kultur in Japan. edition q, Berlin 1995. ISBN 3-86124-289-3, S. 133. (German)
  5. ^ Thompson, Jason (2007). Manga: The Complete Guide. Del Rey. p. 172. ISBN 0-345-48590-4.
  6. ^ http://www.imageandnarrative.be/index.php/imagenarrative/article/viewFile/124/95
  7. ^ Kinko Ito (2003). "The World of Japanese Ladies' Comics: from Romantic Fantasy to Lustful Perversion". The Journal of Popular Culture. 36 (1): 68–85. doi:10.1111/1540-5931.00031.
  8. ^ "雑誌発行部数から見えるもの". Web.archive.org. 27 December 2007. Archived from the original on 27 December 2007. Retrieved 17 September 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  9. ^ "Manga Anthology Circulations 2004-2006". ComiPress. 26 December 2007. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  10. ^ Magazine data Archived July 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "2009 Japanese Manga Magazine Circulation Numbers". Anime News Network. 18 January 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  12. ^ Anime News Network Archived November 5, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Japanese Magazine Publishers Association Magazine Data (April-June 2015). "Josei Manga". Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  14. ^ "matt-thorns-blog-jp". Matt-thorn.com. Retrieved 17 September 2016.

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