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Manga Time Family Magazine Ends Publication

by tsubasalover
Mar 16, 10:36 PM | 18 Comments
This year's May issue of Manga Time Family released on Saturday has ended the release of the magazine.

The series that are not finished will move to various other Manga Time series magazine such as Ruruu Minase's Ooyasan wa Shishunki!, which received TV anime adaptation by Seven Arcs Pictures for winter 2016, Mitsuki Yanagihara's Gunjin-chan to Yobanaide, Keita Takatsu's Oshikake Twintail, Ryouryou Satou's Wasanbon: Wagashiya Tenmatsuki, Yuu Takahashi's Nanase-senpai no Rekishi Switch, Ema Tooyama's Imouto no Ishigoto wa Jikyuu 2000-yen, Hayato Hoshimi's My Best Fu-rends, and more.

Manga Time Family started its publication on August 1984. The magazine, from Houbunsha, serialized various 4-koma manga such as Ooyasan wa Shishunki!

Source: Comic Natalie

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Maybe studios are moving to digital might be attributive of this?

Mar 17, 4:10 PM by Chris_Pham

Yeah kinda expected this what with physical sales declining hard lately. It's definitely time for digital to shine. It's only a matter of time before Manga Time Kirara joins the group.

Mar 17, 1:40 PM by swordhermit

Hoppy said:
This has to be the second Manga Time magazine that's ended publication, look like only Kirara will remain, and it's time to go digital.


They're going from 6 to 4. If we get a thread in a little over a week saying Manga Time Original is ending as well then that would be down to 3.
I don't see any of the others ending serialisation any time soon though - especially as Manga Time Special or the main Manga Time magazine are picking up series from Manga Time Jumbo and presumably here as well.

Mar 17, 1:34 PM by kuuderes_shadow

ご冥福お祈り致します
さようなら

Mar 17, 1:34 PM by hide_platinum

This has to be the second Manga Time magazine that's ended publication, look like only Kirara will remain, and it's time to go digital.

Mar 17, 7:46 AM by Hoppy

kuchitsu said:
休刊 = ends? From 休 I would expect a pause...
The definition from Japanese Wiki: Kyuukan is when the newspaper or magazine etc. stops editing or release. (It uses "停止" in the definition).
休刊(きゅうかん)は、出版されている新聞・雑誌などの編集・発行を停止すること

Mar 17, 4:30 AM by tsubasalover

Swagernator said:
phoenixalia said:


?? How can you say that? Ema Tooyama's works, Ooyasan wa Shishuki and other magazines from Houbunsha have lots of western fans. I mean, it's OK if you don't like it, but don't lump all fans into that. Just my two cents.

I said customers not fans.


Ahh, my mistake. Sorry about that!

But hmm, even then, there are still some people who buy Japanese magazines (like me).

Mar 17, 4:22 AM by phoenixalia

休刊 = ends? From 休 I would expect a pause...

Mar 17, 4:16 AM by kuchitsu

phoenixalia said:
Swagernator said:
It's not like it have some value to the western customers, so no need to be sad.


?? How can you say that? Ema Tooyama's works, Ooyasan wa Shishuki and other magazines from Houbunsha have lots of western fans. I mean, it's OK if you don't like it, but don't lump all fans into that. Just my two cents.

I said customers not fans.

Mar 17, 4:02 AM by Swagernator

another magazine get merged... lot of magazine go digital... it's metter of time...

Mar 17, 3:45 AM by Kuma

Swagernator said:
It's not like it have some value to the western customers, so no need to be sad.


?? How can you say that? Ema Tooyama's works, Ooyasan wa Shishuki and other magazines from Houbunsha have lots of western fans. I mean, it's OK if you don't like it, but don't lump all fans into that. Just my two cents.

Mar 17, 3:34 AM by phoenixalia

It's not like it have some value to the western customers, so no need to be sad.

Mar 17, 3:14 AM by Swagernator

Nothing of value was lost, nothing to see here.

Mar 17, 3:07 AM by Elegade

ixaa said:
Oh no :( so many magazines have been recently ending. i wonder why that is


A second Houbunsha one in quick succession...

@AP24 - neither of these are Manga Time Kirara.

Mar 17, 2:23 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Manga Time Kirara magazines ending one after another.

Mar 17, 1:56 AM by AP24

Xaelath said:
ixaa said:
Oh no :( so many magazines have been recently ending. i wonder why that is

Physical sales have been declining.
With the digital sales announced that it's already surpassed the physical sale its matter of time till all other magz that less popular or profitable follow the end.

Yeah, and it's a shame. Digital things don't have the same "magic" as physical things.

Mar 17, 12:25 AM by SkyLETV

ixaa said:
Oh no :( so many magazines have been recently ending. i wonder why that is

Physical sales have been declining.
With the digital sales announced that it's already surpassed the physical sale its matter of time till all other magz that less popular or profitable follow the end.

Mar 16, 11:04 PM by Xaelath

Oh no :( so many magazines have been recently ending. i wonder why that is

Mar 16, 10:42 PM by ixaa