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"Japanese Playboy" redirects here. For the weekly magazine, see Weekly Playboy.
Monthly Playboy
Categories Men's magazine
Frequency Monthly
Circulation approx. 900,000 (1975),
approx. 55,000 (final few years[1])
First issue July 1975[2]
Final issue
— Number
January 2009
408
Company Shueisha
Country  Japan
Language Japanese
Website m-playboy.shueisha.co.jp

Monthly Playboy (月刊プレイボーイ Gekkan Pureibōi?) also known as Geppure (月プレ?) or MPB was a franchise of Playboy magazine in Japan. Monthly Playboy ceased publication with the final January 2009 issue, due to a decline in readership.[1][3]

Pop artist, Keiichi Tanaami was the magazine's first art director.

Playmate Japan (1986-1993)[edit]

Playmate Japan (プレイメイト・ジャパン?)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 土肥義則 (2009-06-02). 『週刊プレイボーイ』を悩ませていること……それは?. Business Media Makoto (in Japanese). ITmedia. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  2. ^ "Yakudōki Shōwa 50 nen - 62 nen (1975 - 1987)". Shueisha Shōshi (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved 2007-05-26. 
  3. ^ "「月刊PLAYBOY(日本版)」休刊へ". J-CASTモノウォッチ. J-Cast. 2008-08-01. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  4. ^ "【1986年5月】日本初プレイメイト誕生、グラビア界に国際化の波". Ameba News. CyberAgent. 2007-05-12. Archived from the original on 2008-04-30. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 

External links[edit]


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22 news items

 
The Japan Times
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 04:32:04 -0800

The mid-'70s even saw Tanaami undergo a stint as art director for the Japanese edition of “Monthly Playboy.” “Editing and making books is something that I've enjoyed from long ago,” he explains. “It led to me wanting to put out my own publications ...
 
New York Magazine
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 07:03:33 -0800

In a time when free online media poses an existential threat to print magazines and traditional pornography, 60-year-old softcore monthly Playboy is having a weirdly controversial moment. Evaluating the anniversary issue in Time, Peggy Drexler railed ...
 
Paste Magazine
Mon, 02 Jul 2012 13:33:36 -0700

There are people who work odd jobs, and then there's James Franco, who works a bunch of enviously cool (but actually odd) jobs. His latest resumé entry is monthly Playboy columnist, which will, in an uninspiring turn of events, be named “Francofile.”.
 
Salon
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 08:08:19 -0700

His stories have appeared in most of the major American magazines, including The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, The Paris Review, GQ, Antaeus, Granta and McSweeney's, and he has been the recipient of a number of literary ...
 
LA Weekly
Wed, 28 Jul 2010 16:51:46 -0700

He meets with Hef on occasional trips to Los Angeles, but "the bulk of our relationship is on the phone and is through memos." They agree on the ongoing direction of the magazine, changing little from its heyday, still drawing attention for the monthly ...
 
USA TODAY
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:09:58 -0800

He wrote for Atlantic Monthly, Playboy and Reader's Digest. He made the covers of Life and Newsweek when that was a big deal. In 1947, he was the subject of a two-part profile in The New Yorker. John Steinbeck's introduction to The World of Li'l Abner ...
 
Kotaku Australia
Thu, 31 Mar 2011 06:30:00 -0700

Weekly Playboy is not to be confused with Playboy magazine, which was called “Gekkan Playboy” or “Monthly Playboy”. That magazine ended publication in 2009 due to flaccid circulation. 初音ミクの『5次元グラビア』が週刊プレイボーイに掲載!! [2ch ニュー ...
 
UK Express
Wed, 11 Nov 2009 15:03:45 -0800

Ironically, rap mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs also appears in the next Playboy - as the subject of the magazine's monthly Playboy Interview. Reid was once left embarrassed on the red carpet at a Diddy party when she accidentally exposed a breast to ...
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