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asia_catdog_blue
13th December 2005, 10:09 PM
Has anyone ever heard of a manga collection called "Shoujo Best?"

That Scary Clefairy
13th December 2005, 10:20 PM
You mean Shoujo Beat. Yea I have but the only title that interest me there is God Child. Which ironically, they haven't gotten Count Cain which is the first part of the series. So it might be kinda confusing. Especially with Cain's father.

asia_catdog_blue
13th December 2005, 10:25 PM
Is it suppose to be a girls version of Shonen Jump?

Luxuria
16th December 2005, 2:15 PM
Is it suppose to be a girls version of Shonen Jump?
I think so. Or it's just a collection of manga for girls. It is for girls but.....

That Scary Clefairy
16th December 2005, 11:13 PM
There is no SB in Japan like SJ, but it basically a collection of differnt girls manga(s) girls manga.

asia_catdog_blue
17th December 2005, 2:56 AM
There is no SB in Japan like SJ, but it basically a collection of differnt girls manga(s) girls manga.

So it was made in America?

That Scary Clefairy
17th December 2005, 4:02 AM
Yea, Viz made this anology magazine to attract girls since there more girls manga buys than boys. That magazine will help them make more money.

Shigeru-kun
17th December 2005, 4:37 AM
To be perfectly honest, I think Viz should totally redo the whole dang magazine. The manga listed for Shojo Beat are very different content and age wise. To list Ultra Maniac with God Child? Uh...no. That's just stupid. It's also the reason Japan's shoujo "phone books" actually have somewhat of a set age rating.

Nakayoshi, Ciao, Ribon, all these are for younger girls. The stories you find in these puppies are a lot more light hearted, and usually don't cross too much into yaoi/yuri. They're for younger girls and their furoku and zenin makes that very clear.

Then you have older phone book magazines like Hana to Yume and Margaret. Unlike the previously mentioned magazines, these ones are for much older girls, and it shows. The gifts given with them are much more mature and a lot less cutesy. The stories in here also don't mind breaking into unexplored areas.

I mean, in all truth it's not hurting anything, but it WOULD make much more sense to do it that way. *sigh* Oh well. Maybe it's just me complaining since I purchase some of the mentioned "young" magazines.

Seijiro Mafuné
17th December 2005, 1:32 PM
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"Phone books"?

Megchan
17th December 2005, 7:11 PM
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"Phone books"?
They're called that because of their size.