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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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Iowa State Daily

Iowa State Daily
Tue, 27 Oct 2015 21:21:47 -0700

When these changes are unveiled, readers will be able to hold their heads high when they purchase their monthly Playboy because they will be buying more than pornography — they will be buying into a brand that seeks not only to entertain but also ...
Inside Higher Ed (blog)
Wed, 28 Oct 2015 17:22:26 -0700

... magazines – New Yorker, Paris Review, Harper's, Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, Esquire – and if and when you had success placing a story, a New York agent would notice you, and a contract for a short story collection would be secured at a notable ...

Newstalk 106-108 fm

Newstalk 106-108 fm
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 06:18:45 -0700

The magazine's monthly "Playboy Party Jokes" column was the subject of a side story in an episode of Friends, as Ross and Chandler argued about joke theft, but their feature on that topic preempted a turn against Instagram/Twitter/Facebook "comedian" ...


Tue, 13 Oct 2015 08:45:00 -0700

The party's over, Hef. Women will no longer be on display, naked as they were born, in the pages of Playboy. Fully nude ladies are officially vanishing from your baby. They make you look old and outdated. Scott Flanders was right. What put the iconic ...

New York Magazine

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 ...

KOAT Albuquerque

KOAT Albuquerque
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 20:30:27 -0700

In another development...they are going to release lingerie purchases made at Victoria's Secret, and those who have monthly playboy and hustler subscriptions. This is bull, those people know spouse was cheating long before the hack, who cares. This is ...

Economic Times (blog)

Economic Times (blog)
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 17:45:00 -0700

Debonair was modelled on the great publishing success of the era, the American monthly Playboy, which managed the bizarre marriage of lowbrow pictures of nude women with highbrow literature from fully clothed men. Vinod was delighted to provide an ...

The Japan Times

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 ...

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