Be Love


Josei manga


153,792 (2010)








official website

Be Love is a Japanese manga magazine published by Kodansha. With its debut in September 1980, it is the first manga magazine for adult women, and is one of the leading manga magazines that target women.

When it first came out, its name was Be in Love, but it received its current name in 1982. From 1995-2000 sales were at around 270,000-280,000 per issue. In 2009, it had a circulation of 173,125.

The magazine was instrumental in the rising popularity of josei manga in the 1980s, which led to the creation of other magazines targeted at women such as You and Big Comic for Lady. As of 1997, the magazine's readers are mostly working women and housewives, but students made up 8% of readership in that year.

The topics covered by its manga mostly tackle real-life situations, and range from work-related subjects like food service and home care, to historical period romance, to pets, as well as games like karuta.

Current series in publication

  • Be-Love cover

Meiji Melancholia by Rikachi (明治メランコリア) (リカチ)

  • Chihayafuru by Yuki Suetsugu (ちはやふる) (末次由紀)
  • Akachan no Hosuto by Ai Okaue (赤ちゃんのホス) (丘上あい)
  • Seitoshokun ― The final chapter - Journey ― by Yōko Shōji (生徒諸君! ―最終章・旅立ち―) (庄司陽子)
  • Asameshimae by Komanyū Kita (あさめしまえ) (北駒生)
  • Uchi no Sensei by Yū Hanazuka (うちのセンセイ) (花塚由)
  • Sukutte Goran by Noriko Otani (すくってごらん大) (谷紀子)
  • Super G by Jun Fukami (SUPER G) (深見じゅん)
  • Tasogare Takako by Kiwa Irie (Yoshikazu Irie?) (たそがれたかこ) (入江喜和)
  • (one-shot) Gōgai! Iwate chaguchagu shinbun-sha by Aruto Asuka (ゴーガイ! 岩手チャグチャグ新聞社) (飛鳥あると)
  • Ato Kata no Machi by Yuki Ozawa (あとかたの街) (おざわゆき)
  • Hōkago Karute by Mayu Nissei (放課後カルテ) (日生マユ)
  • (short) Harō shimai by Nangokubanana (ハロー姉妹) (南国ばなな)
  • (short) Fuku fukufu nya〜n by Kanata Konami (ふくふくふにゃ〜ん) (こなみかなた)

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