"Shojo Beat", a Shojo manga magazine published in US, was announced to be discontinued this summer. The final issue will be released on June 19th. Shojo Beat was first issued in 2005 and currently publishes Honey and Clover
and Vampire Knight
According to VIZ Media, they decided to close Shojo Beat considering the current economic status and the limited amount of resources they have. Anime!Anime! reported that the sales of Shojo Beat per issue are a few ten thousands copies while US SHONEN JUMP magazine are sold 300,000 copies per issue.
VIZ Media continues to release the separate manga books (Tankobon
) through Shojo Beat label.