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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
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]


  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. 

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