Ribon (りぼん) is a monthly Japanese shōjo manga magazine published by Shueisha. First issued in August 1955, its rivals are Nakayoshi and Ciao. Its target audience is girls roughly 8–14 years old.

Ribon
RibonMay2006.jpg
May 2006 issue (featuring Love-Berrish! by Nana Haruta)
CategoriesShōjo manga[1][2]
FrequencyMonthly
Circulation145,000 (January–December 2018)[3]
Year founded1955[4]
CompanyShueisha
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
WebsiteRibon Waku-Waku Station

It is one of the best-selling shōjo manga magazines, having sold over 590 million copies since 1978. Its circulation was in the millions between 1987 and 2001, peaking at 2.3 million in 1994.[5] In 2009, the magazine's circulation was 274,167.[6] However, in 2010, the circulation dropped to 243,334.[7]

Pages are printed on multicolored newsprint and issues are often more than 400 pages long. They are distributed with a sackful of goodies (furoku) that range from small toys to colorful note pads themed around the manga serialized in the magazine. Readers can send in stamps for mail order gifts (zen-in) in some issues. Ribon is published on the 3rd of each month.

The manga series from this magazine are later compiled and published in book form (tankōbon) under the Ribon Mascot Comics (RMC) imprint.

SerializationsEdit

CurrentEdit

PastEdit

CirculationEdit

Year / Period Monthly circulation Magazine sales
1978 1,350,000[21] 16,200,000[21]
1979 1,350,000[22] 16,200,000[22]
1980 1,500,000[23] 18,000,000[23]
1981 1,500,000[24] 18,000,000[24]
1982 1,500,000[25] 18,000,000[25]
1983 1,500,000[25] 18,000,000[25]
1984 1,700,000[26] 20,400,000[26]
1985 1,800,000[27] 21,600,000[27]
1986 2,000,000[28] 24,000,000[28]
1987 2,200,000[5] 26,400,000[5]
1988 2,000,000[29] 24,000,000[29]
1989 2,300,000[30] 27,600,000[30]
1990 2,300,000[31] 27,600,000[31]
January 1991 to March 1991 2,300,000[32] 6,900,000[32]
April 1991 to March 1992 2,400,000[33] 28,800,000[33]
April 1992 to March 1993 2,400,000[34] 28,800,000[34]
April 1993 to March 1994 2,400,000[35] 28,800,000[35]
April 1994 to December 1994 2,300,000[5] 20,700,000[5]
1995 2,160,000[5] 25,920,000[5]
1996 1,750,000[5] 21,000,000[5]
1997 1,630,000[5] 19,560,000[5]
1998 1,350,000[5] 16,200,000[5]
1999 1,350,000[5] 16,200,000[5]
2000 1,350,000[5] 16,200,000[5]
2001 1,260,000[5] 15,120,000[5]
2002 980,000[5] 11,760,000[5]
2003 860,000[5] 10,320,000[5]
2004 729,167[36] 8,750,004[36]
2005 537,500[36] 6,450,000[36]
2006 400,000[36] 4,800,000[36]
2007 376,666[37] 4,519,992[37]
2008 330,000[38] 3,960,000[38]
January 2009 to September 2009 274,167[6] 2,467,503[6]
October 2009 to September 2010 243,334[39] 2,920,008[39]
October 2010 to September 2011 209,334[40] 2,512,008[40]
October 2011 to September 2012 212,500[37] 2,550,000[37]
October 2012 to September 2013 201,667[41] 2,420,004[41]
October 2013 to September 2014 202,500[42] 2,430,000[42]
October 2014 to September 2015 195,834[43] 2,350,008[43]
October 2015 to September 2016 181,667[44] 2,180,004[44]
October 2016 to September 2017 172,917[45] 2,075,004[45]
October 2017 to March 2018 152,500[46] 915,000[46]
1978 to March 2018 593,579,535

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