Manga Life

Manga Life (まんがライフ, Manga Raifu) is a manga magazine published monthly by Takeshobo in Japan since the November 1984 issue (published in October 1984). Its original title was Gag da (ギャグダ, Gyagu da), and the change to Manga Life was made to better compete with Manga Time, a rival magazine published by Houbunsha. Most of the series appearing in the magazine use the yonkoma format. The magazine is released monthly on the 17th, though it sometimes appears on shelves slightly before or after that, depending on the speed of actual distribution. Manga Life is published in B5 size, and its Japanese magazine code is 18635.

Manga Life
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Manga Life, August 2007 cover
First issueOctober 1984
Based inTokyo
WebsiteOfficial website

Manga Club merged with Manga Life on April 2020.[1]

History and contentEdit

Manga Life was originally known for an abundance of off-color humor. By the mid to late 1980s, however, the number of dirty jokes had significantly decreased as the magazine changed its target demographic from only middle-aged salarymen to also include younger males in their late 20s and early 30s, as well as readers of josei manga and dōjinshi. The current magazine includes a broad mix of manga, including those with anime tie-ins. Manga Life is one of the magazines which has changed the perception of yonkoma manga and manga artists as it has brought them more into the mainstream with its broad target audience.

In the January issue every year, Mineo Maya has a guest manga appearance with his Nemuranai Eve series.



The following series are currently appearing in Manga Life. The issue of first appearance is noted if known. Series are listed alphabetically by title:


The following series appeared in Manga Life. The dates of appearance are noted if known. Series are listed alphabetically by title:


Listed alphabetically, with author and dates (if known).


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