In a total WTF?! WHY? move, the popular anthology magazine from Viz, Shoujo beat is no more.
Shoujo Beat was an anthology magazine with chapters of manga inside. All the manga were aimed at female readers.
I was wondering why I couldn’t find the august edition…or the september edition…cause July was the last one!
“The final issue of Shojo Beat magazine will be the July 2009 issue which is on newsstands June 16th.
We are very proud of the past issues of Shojo Beat magazine and the efforts of the entire team. The magazine developed quite a fan base but unfortunately in today’s difficult economic climate we felt the need to place our resources elsewhere at this time.
Of course all of our great shojo manga titles previously serialized in Shojo Beat magazine will still be published and available as graphic novels under the Shojo Beat imprint from VIZ Media.
Each Shojo Beat Subscriber will be receiving a free copy of the August issue of
SHONEN JUMP magazine with the pertinent information on what their subscription/refund options will be.”
-From Shoujo Beat website
So yeah. I hate the recession now cause it just ate my favourite anthology.
Not to mention Chapters stopped carrying Yen Plus.
BUT WHY THE HELL IS SHOUNEN JUMP STILL ALIVE?! -screams and throws things-
I’m going to go wallow for a bit and then sleep. This is Bullsh*t.