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Ciao (ちゃお, Chao) is a Japanese shōjo manga magazine published by Shogakukan for 8–14 year old girls. The magazine launched in 1977 and always comes with a free gift which used to always be paper crafts, but now varies every month. The magazine's competitors are Ribon and Nakayoshi. Manga published in Ciao are released under the Ciao Comics imprint.
- Kocchi Muite! Miiko (1995-present)
- Chocolate Magic (2011-present)
- Yo-kai Watch: Exciting Nyanderful Days (2014-present)
- Aikatsu Friends! (2018-present)
- Aikatsu On Parade! (2019-present)
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- Ciao Land official website (in Japanese)