Hatsu Kiss, Kodansha’s Digital Magazine, Has Shut Down

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Kodansha’s Hatsu Kiss, a digital manga magazine, announced on June 25, 2021 that the 36th issue would be the final issue. As of the 36th issue’s publication, the magazine has officially shut down.

Cover of Hatsu Kiss‘ final issue

The manga magazine fell under Kodansha’s josei magazine subcategory. This subcategory also includes magazines such as Kiss, Be Love, and ITAN.

Manga series that were published in the magazine are moving to Kodansha and pixiv’s Palcy manga reading app. Those manga series include the following:

  • Ienai Koto o Shita no wa Dare?
  • Bukiyо̄-kun to Kataomoi no Uta
  • Ke-chan no Koibito wa Futari Iru
  • Mayonaka ni Coffee
  • Hoshikuzu Safari
  • Isekai Heritage

Hatsu Kiss: A Short History

The manga magazine was originally a print magazine that was launched by Kodansha in the summer of 2014. After Kodansha’s Kiss Plus magazine stopped publishing in early 2014, Hatsu Kiss was meant to serve as its successor publication.

After four years of publishing print issues, the magazine published its final print issue in April 2018. Digital-only publication began in June 2018, and its publishing schedule switched to a monthly schedule.

Other manga series published in Hatsu Kiss include Batsukoi by Tsukiko and Steve Jobs by Mari Yamazaki.

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