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Video Boy

Video Boy (ビデオ ボーイ, Bideo Bōi) is a Japanese monthly men's magazine which has been published since 1984. It has been called "probably the most popular AV mag in Japan"[2] and was described by Peter Payne, proprietor of J-List as an "excellent magazine...to keep up with...AV stars"[3] The magazine specializes in nude photos of popular Japanese AV Idols.[2][3][4]

Video Boy
CategoriesMen's magazine
FrequencyMonthly
First issue27 March 1984[1]
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

Video Boy and its sister publication Bejean were published by Eichi Publishing (英知出版, Eichi Shuppan).[5] On 11 April 2004, the company held a 20th anniversary celebration for the magazine at a location in Tokyo's Shinjuku district. The master of ceremonies for the event was AV actress Mariko Kawana and the guests included AV Idols Sora Aoi and Akiho Yoshizawa.[6]

Due to declining revenues, Eichi Publishing and its parent company closed operations in late March 2007, declaring bankruptcy with debts of 2.32 billion yen (about $20 million).[7][8][9] Publication of Video Boy, Bejean and other monthly magazines had been transferred from Eichi in May 2006 and so the magazines survived the collapse of Eichi and are now published by the GOT Corporation (株式会社ジーオーティー, Kabushikigaisha Jīōtī) located in Ebisu, Tokyo near Japan's largest porn company, the Hokuto Corporation.[10]

The magazine also maintains its own website,[11]which offers video downloads and a catalog of AV actress profiles.[12]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ [雑誌・新聞の創刊号カレンダー〈3月〉]. Dion (in Japanese). Retrieved 26 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Japanese AV Magazines". Angelfire. Archived from the original on 29 December 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2010.
  3. ^ a b Payne, Peter (27 January 2003). "Greetings from J-List 27 January 2003". Peter Payne.
  4. ^ Payne, Peter (29 December 2001). "Greetings from J-List 29 December 2001". Peter Payne.
  5. ^ Otsubo, Kemuta. "AV情報誌・出版社関連のリンク集 (AV Magazine Publishers Links)" (in Japanese). All About. Archived from the original on 24 April 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
  6. ^ Otsubo, Kemuta. 新宿地下にAVアイドル集結!ビデオボーイ20周年イベント (in Japanese). All About. Retrieved 26 October 2010.
  7. ^ アダルト雑誌大手、英知出版倒産…負債総額23億円. Zakzak (in Japanese). Retrieved 27 October 2010.
  8. ^ "ビデオボーイ 、Bejeanの男性誌、アダルト誌出版の 英知出版(株)~破産手続開始申立へ". Asyura (in Japanese). Retrieved 27 October 2010.
  9. ^ "Good Bye to Eichi Publishing". Fukumimi. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
  10. ^ "Company Info". GOTBB (in Japanese). Retrieved 27 October 2010.
  11. ^ Otsubo, Kemuta. "Archived copy" AV情報誌・出版社関連のリンク集. All About (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 16 June 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
  12. ^ "女優名一覧 (Actress List)" (in Japanese). Video Boy. Retrieved 27 October 2010.

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