Magazine: Manga Time Kirara
Kirara Family of MagazinesManga Time Kirara
is a manga magazine published by Houbunsha.
It was started in 2003 as an offshoot of the Gag Series
magazine Manga Time
, but specializing in moe yonkoma
. Because of the popularity of the moe
style in the 2000s, Kirara
became a family of five magazines, four of which continues with the original specialization of moe Slice of Life yonkoma
. The other one, Manga Time Kirara Forward
, while maintaining the moe
style, serializes non-yonkoma
series with more traditional narratives — for example, Yumekui Merry
is a supernatural action series that wouldn't be too out of place in a shounen
mag like Shonen Sunday
family of magazines have also become somewhat infamous for carrying works with high levels of Les Yay
, or in some cases out-and-out seinen Yuri Genre
series, Sakura Trick
being the most recent example that got an anime.
Many of their anime adaptations are licensed by Sentai Filmworks
for North American viewers. Bar a few exceptions aside note
, most of these titles are often released without English dubs
, mainly due to the fact that a majority of these titles are Slice of Life
and the fact that the Manga Time Kirara brand is very niche outside of Japan.
In addition, because of the format, each month release of one of the five magazines under the family can carry up to 26-27 series. Works in these magazines are often authored by novices of professional
manga; many of them were (or still are) doujinshi
authors or illustrators.
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