Kodoani.com – August issue of the magazine Manga Life of Takeshobo announced on Monday that the magazine will suspend publication after its next issue on July 27. The next issue will reveal future plans for the magazine’s serialized titles.
The four-panel manga magazine was launched in 1981 under the title Gag Da before changing to its current title. It has serialized popular manga such as Mikio Igarashi’s Bonobono, Katsuhiko Hotta’s Obatarian, Yuka Santoh’s Sparrow’s Hotel, etc. Bonobono, Sparrow’s Hotel, and Recorder and Randsell are still ongoing series.
Manga Life spawned other magazines such as Manga Life Original in 1988 and Manga Life MOMO in 2003. The original Manga Life merged with another Takeshobo magazine, Manga Club, in 2020.