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US Manga Magazine Shojo Beat To Be Discontinued

by dtshyk
May 20, 2009 4:21 AM | 20 Comments
"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.

Source: Anime!Anime!

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I only started reading it a few months ago, since it's so hard to get here.... (I don't live in America or anything....)

I'm happy they will still realease the tankouban, although those will get more expensive in the near future.... >.<

Jul 19, 2009 9:35 AM by Firey

Why does this always happen to everything I love. Ug.
Maora said:
i actually liked SB better than SJ

May 22, 2009 9:42 PM by StephanBlackhawk

I've been a subscriber for over 2 years now.. I never wound have found Crimson Hero if not for SB.

You'll live on in my heart~~

May 22, 2009 2:30 PM by Boco

Maora said:
i actually liked SB better than SJ


May 22, 2009 9:39 AM by BadLuckTuck

Man... D:

May 21, 2009 12:01 PM by CreamyVelvet

I brought SB 2 years ago, and now this happened.

It's really sad to see it go.... T___T But at least they still got the GN under the SB label.

May 20, 2009 9:29 PM by MomoHime125

Ishmael said:
Aww. I discovered shoujo manga with this magazine. I even got the first issue. It's sad to see it go.

This. ;___;

May 20, 2009 7:16 PM by LucySky

i actually liked SB better than SJ

May 20, 2009 6:49 PM by Maora

Aww. I discovered shoujo manga with this magazine. I even got the first issue. It's sad to see it go. Although it's a good thing tankobon are being released anyway.

May 20, 2009 3:47 PM by Ishmael

Boooo that sucks.

May 20, 2009 3:38 PM by panda_general

Man, such disappointment. It's the same with Newtype magazine.

May 20, 2009 12:28 PM by BlackAssassin

No way! I actually have a subscrition to the magazine, they cant discontinue it just like that.

May 20, 2009 9:21 AM by valechan84

I actually stopped getting Shoujo beat a few months ago. If i knew this was gonna happen, I would kept going to get the whole collection. Time to find some back issues I guess.

Also gonna add that I thought it was a stupid idea of them when they switched from black inked pages to that red and blue ones.

May 20, 2009 9:17 AM by Faust721

Great, the one I actually enjoy the most is going out of business.

May 20, 2009 7:14 AM by nexist418

Now I can't get it every moth V___V
at least they still publish manga

May 20, 2009 7:05 AM by Cookie-chan-

At least they still publish the graphic novels~

May 20, 2009 6:36 AM by OverChasm

Damnit, there goes those Shojo Beat/Shojo Jump mag packs that i buy every month-ish :P

May 20, 2009 6:21 AM by Icy-nee-san

D'aww, that's a shame.
That thing was sorta weeaboo-y, though.

May 20, 2009 5:40 AM by ummyeah

Aww that is a shame.. I always buy it together with Shonen Jump.. It was always fun every month to get it from the comic store and read it. Lovely manga (though I had some manga that went on too long (like Crimson Hero)).
Atleast I am happy to hear Shonen Jump still goes on.

May 20, 2009 5:10 AM by Mehsi

awww crap. I actually buy Shojo Beat...

May 20, 2009 4:43 AM by thatonegirl