Nakayoshi

Nakayoshi
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October 1999 issue of Nakayoshi featuring art by Natsumi Ando
CategoriesShōjo manga[1][2]
FrequencyMonthly
Circulation103,333[2]
(July-September, 2016)
First issueDecember 1954; 63 years ago (1954-12)
CompanyKodansha
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
WebsiteNakayoshi

Nakayoshi (なかよし, "Good Friends") is a monthly shōjo manga magazine published by Kodansha in Japan. First published in December 1954, it is a long-running magazine with over 60 years of manga publication history. The target demographic for Nakayoshi (like Ribon and Ciao) is girls of age 8–14. Roughly the size of a phone book (hence the term "phone book manga"), it generally comes with furoku, or small gifts, such as popout figures, games, small bags, posters, stickers, and so on. The furoku is an attempt to encourage girls to buy their own copies of the magazine rather than just share with a friend.

It is one of the best-selling shōjo manga magazines, having sold over 400 million copies since 1978. In the mid-1990s, Nakayoshi retailed for 400 yen and had an average of 448 pages. The estimated average circulation of Nakayoshi at this time was 1,800,000.[3] Its circulation peaked at 2,100,000 in 1993.[4] In 2007, its circulation was 400,000.[5]

During the 1990s, then editor-in-chief, Yoshio Irie attempted to move the magazine away from "first love" stories and introduced several fantasy manga such as Sailor Moon. During that period, Nakayoshi pursued a "media-mix" campaign, which involved close coordination of the magazine, anime productions based on the manga, and character merchandising.[6] Nakayoshi is also published on the 6th of each month.

Manga artists and series featured in Nakayoshi (past and present)

Listed alphabetically by romanized title. The manga artist is listed in parentheses if known.

1–9 and symbols

A

B

C

D


F

G

H

I

  • Ibu Datte Oshigoto ( Sawako Yamana)
  • Ichido Kiri ( Utae Kusunoki)
  • Innocent Smile ( Ema Ezumida)
  • Iroppakute Gomennasai ( Junko Kanzaki)

J

K

L

  • Let's Get Married! ( Wataru Mizukami)
  • Let's Smile Meg ( Chizuru Takahashi)
  • Little Marchen (Sakyo)
  • Love Love Hinako! ( Kaori Inose)

M

N

  • Natsu Iro no Gradation ( Ryō Arisawa)
  • Nana Iro Magic (Yū Asagiri)
  • Neko Neko · Koneko ( Kaoru Imai)
  • Niihao Pao Pao ( Yoko Hatanohi)
  • Nobara no Mori no Otome-dachi ( Marimo Shirasawa)
  • No Exit ( Seta Haruhi)

O

P

R

  • Rocket Dash! ( Umi Takeda)

S

T

  • Taiyō ni Smash! (Yui Ayumi)
  • Tenkū no Melody ( Satsuki Tsukihara)
  • Tenshi no Tamago ( Narumi Ootsubo)
  • Tokyo Mew Mew (Mia Ikumi and Reiko Yoshida)
  • Tomodachi ( Asumi Hara)
  • Tomato na Ichinichi ( Kyō Tateyama)
  • Tondemo Night ( Rie Kosaka)
  • Tonneru Mikkiizu ( Mariko Satō)
  • Tsuiteru ne Hiro-san (Natsumi Andō)
  • Tsubakiyo ( Asumi Hara)
  • Twilight Connection ( Maimi Momoki)

U

  • U · shi · ro no Tenshi ( Himawari Ezuki)
  • Umi no Midori · Sora no Aoi ( Chiaki Yagi)
  • Ultra Cute (Nami Akimoto)
  • Usotsuki Ouji to Nisemono Kanojo ( Miasa Rin)

V

  • Virgin Blue ( Yōko Izawa)

W

Y

  • Yakudazu na Kami-sama ( Hazuki Arai)
  • Yami ha Tsudō ( Yōko Matsumoto)
  • Yes! PreCure 5 (created by Izumi Todo)
  • Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo! (created by Izumi Todo)
  • Yubikiri Genman ( Yōko Shima)
  • Yubiwa Monogatari ( Naoko Takasugi)
  • Yume no Crayon Oukoku ( Michiro Kataoka, created by Reizō Fukunaga)
  • Yume Yume☆Yū Yū (Pink Hanamori)
  • Yōkoso! Bishōryō ( Yui Ayumi, created by Satsuo Endō)
  • Yokan no Haru ( Mayuko Uzuki)
  • Yumemiru na Psychic ( Wataru Mizukami)
  • Youkai Navi Runa ( Michiyo Kikuta)
  • Your Melody (Haruka Fukushima)

Z

  • Zenmai Jikake no Tina ( Yui Ayumi, created by Mika Akitaka)
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