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Hana to Yume (花とゆめ?) is a semi-monthly Japanese shōjo manga magazine published by Hakusensha.

The magazine is published on the 5th and 20th of every month. It is often nicknamed as HanaYume (花ゆめ?) among the readers. The magazine is of size B5, which is roughly the size of a phone book and always comes with furoku or free supplements such as drama CDs, pencil boards, manga anthologies, stationery and calendars.

The magazine was ranked 4th by Japanese girls as their favourite manga anthology in a survey conducted by Oricon in 2006.[1][2]

About

Series' which are serialized in Hana to Yume will be collected into tankōbon under the label, Hana to Yume Comics (花とゆめコミックス?). While series' from related magazines like Bessatsu Hana to Yume, LaLa, LaLa DX and Melody are also published under the same label, certain series from Melody are published under another different label, Jets Comics (ジェッツコミックス?).

The readers are 95% female. Its demographic consists of 4% of readers under 13, 62.2% for 13–18 years old, 18.6% for 19–23 years old and those who are 24 and older comprising the remaining 15.2%.[3]

History

Hana to Yume began its publication as a monthly magazine in May 1974 with Kazuko Koyano's illustration as the cover with the price of 280 yen. However, in January 1975, its publication has changed from a monthly to a semi-monthly published magazine. Its current price is 290 yen.

In 1976, 2 years after Hana to Yume was first published, LaLa, which was previously known as Hana to Yume LaLa was created as a sister magazine to Hana to Yume. It later became its own independent magazine with a sister magazine of its own, LaLa DX.

In 2009, the magazine celebrated its 35th anniversary and has collaborated with Yahoo! Japan Comic who is currently digitally distributing the magazine's serialized manga. Garasu no Kamen by Suzue Miuchi, Hanazakari no Kimitachi e by Hisaya Nakajō are among the 235 titles currently available to be read online.[4] To commemorate the magazine's anniversary, there was an internet radio broadcast streaming at Yahoo! Japan for an hour and a half. Suzue Miuchi was the guest in the 2nd episode of the radio show, broadcasted on May 4.[5]

Hana to Yume Guide Book

Hana to Yume Guide Book (花とゆめ GUIDE BOOK?) was published and released together with a set of embossed stickers in the 11th issue of the magazine in 2009 as a furoku to commemorate the magazine's 35th anniversary.

The book contain summaries of titles serializing in the magazine since it's inception to April 2009. It also has well-wishing messages from 22 manga artists, among of them are Noriko Sasaki, Natsuki Takaya, Marimo Ragawa, Saki Hiwatari, Suzue Miuchi, Hisaya Nakajo and Nanpei Yamada whom have been serializing their work in the magazine. There is also a special quiz and section containing a history of the magazine together with a chronology of domestic topics since the publication of their magazine.

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Circulation numbers

In 2004, Hana to Yume had circulated 300,416 copies. In the following year, sales figures dropped to 295,208. In 2006, the sales of Hana to Yume was higher at 289,375 copies while its competitor, Sho-Comi has only 260,218 copies.[7] As in 2009, sales declined to 226,542 copies.[8]

Current serializing titles

Listed alphabetically by romanized title.

Past serializing titles

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Related magazines

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Notes

  1. Glass Mask published its first chapter in the 1st issue of 1976. As of the 20th issue of 1997, it already had 351 chapters. Special chapters and arcs were published in 1998. Later in 2008, she officially continued the series in Bessatsu Hana to Yume.
  2. Chapters 3 and 6 were serialized in the 10th and 19th issue of 2006 while the rest are serialized in The Hana to Yume.
  3. The series was serialized in between the Hana to Yume's 9th and 11th issue of 2009 with 3 chapters. After a short hiatus, in total of 2 chapters were published. It was later announced that the series will continue in The Hana to Yume with chapters 6 and 7 published cocurrently.

References

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  2. "Weekly Shonen Jump Top Anthology with Girls (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 17, 2009. 
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  7. "Manga Anthology Circulations 2004-2006". ComiPress. Retrieved January 19, 2010. 
  8. "2009 Japanese Manga Magazine Circulation Numbers". Anime News Network. January 18, 2010. Retrieved January 19, 2010. 
  9. "Mugen Spiral's Kusanagi Starts Akatsuki no Yona Manga". Anime News Network. August 5, 2009. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  10. "V.B. Rose's Hidaka Launches Berry Berry Manga Series". Anime News Network. August 20, 2009. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  11. "Nishikata's official blog - Hana no Kishi serialization announcement". January 18, 2010. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  12. "New Manga from Fruits Basket Creator Set to Debut". Anime News Network. May 5, 2007. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  13. "W-Juliet's Emura Launches Kyō mo Ashita mo Manga". Anime News Network. January 24, 2008. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
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  15. "Happy Cafe's Matsuzuki to Launch New Manga on Saturday". Anime News Network. December 2, 2009. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  16. "S.A.'s Maki Minami Launches Seiyū ka—! Shōjo Manga". Anime News Network. June 20, 209. Retrieved March 31, 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
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  18. "Tokyopop Adds Songs & Laughter, Ratman, Seikon no Qwaser". Anime News Network. September 26, 2009. Retrieved April 6, 2010. 
  19. "Viz Announces news titles". Anime News Network. July 21, 2003. Retrieved April 6, 2010. The manga was written by Saki Hiwatari and first serialized in the Hana to Yume magazine and published as graphic novels from 1987 to 1994 by Hakusensha, Inc. Tokyo. 
  20. "Venus Capriccio's Nishikata to Launch Cyboy Manga". Anime News Network. December 23, 2008. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  21. Thompson, Jason (December 24, 2009). "365 Days of Manga, Day 100: Fairy Cube". Suvudu. Retrieved January 31, 2010. 
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 "Maki Minami's Special A Manga to End in Japan in March (Updated)". Anime News Network. March 5, 2009. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
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  24. "Here is Greenwood Manga to be Adapted into TV Drama". Anime News Network. May 15, 2008. Retrieved April 6, 2010. Yukie Nasu's Here is Greenwood shōjo manga classic... Hakusensha published the manga in Hana to Yume magazine from 1986 to 1991. 
  25. "Ryoko Fukuyama's Nosatsu Junkie Manga to End in Japan". Anime News Network. November 4, 2008. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  26. "Shiawase Kissa 3-chōme Shōjo Manga Nears Its End". Anime News Network. June 21, 2009. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  27. "Banri Hidaka to End V.B. Rose Romance Manga in February (Updated)". Anime News Network. February 4, 2009. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 

External links

it:Hana to Yume

hu:Hana to Yumeru:Hana to Yume vi:Hana to Yume

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