Betsufure – Current Serializations

Betsufure, short for Bessatsu Friend, is published by Kodansha on a monthly basis. The previous titles in Betsufure that have been licensed here in North America are from the now defunct publishers like TokyoPop and Del Rey, and new titles are now published under Kodansha USA.

Which series that we’ve gotten in North America have been in Betsufure? Mars, Heaven!!, Love Attack, Peach Girl, The Wallflower, My Heavenly Hockey Club, Papillion, and Gakuen Prince. What about now, you say? What can we beg publishers for? Here’s what’s currently running in Betsufure:


Ayu Watanabe


Keiko Suenobu

P to JKP to JK

Maki Miyoshi

Hana-kun to Koisre WatashiHana-kun to Koisure Watashi

(Hana-kun, The One I Love)

Fuyuu Kumaoka

Kyou no Kira-kunKyou no Kira-kun

(Today’s Kira-kun)

Rin Mikimoto

Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni NanteKurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai

(Kurosaki-kun I Cannot Resist )??


Ao NatsuAo Natsu

(Blue Summer)

Atsuko Nanba

Taberarechai na yo!Taberarechai na yo!

(Please Don’t Eat Me!)

Yuji Onda

Watashi ga Motete DousundaWatashi ga Motete Dousunda

(Boys, Please Kiss Him Instead of Me)


Kirara no HoshiKirara no Hoshi

(Kirara’s Star)

Ai Morinaga

Yamato Nadeshiko ShichihengeYamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge

(The Wallflower)

Tomoko Hayakawa

Chicchai Toki Kara Suki DakedoChicchai Toki Kara Suki Dakedo

(Childhood Crush on You)

Saki Haruki

Kimi ga Inakya Dame tte ItteKimi ga Inakya Dame tte Itte

(Say You Can’t Be With Me)


Kegeno Datte Seishun ShitaiKageno Datte Seishuun Shitai

(Even Kageno Wants to Enjoy Her Youth)

Yuka Kitagawa

Koori no JoouKoori no Joou

(The Ice Queen)


Koro Kara Saki wa NGKoro Kara Saki wa NG!

(NG from here on!)

Yuuko Matsuda and Mio Izumi

Taihen Furyouku DekimashiraTaihen Furyouku Dekimashira

(Not Good But Also Bad)

Mamoru Aoi

Tomowe Koufuku KenkyuushoTomowe Koufuku Kenkyuusho

(Tomowe Happiness Institute)

Verno Mikawa

Konishiwa HamukoKonchiwa Hamuko

(Today’s Hamuko)


Koharu BiyoriKoharu Biyori

(Beautiful Koharu)

Nichiho Higuchi

Yosh! That’s what currently running in Betsufure. There are always short stories and one shots of course. These are the main series you will see that are ongoing.

So which of these series that’s non-licensed would I like to see? P to JK is a really refreshing series about a 16yr. old falling for a 23 yr. old police officer. Really cute and nice change for a shoujo comic. Kyou no Kira-kun is fantastic as well. That one is about a popular boy who finds out he’s terminal and the girl that supports him. I’m interested in Koori no Joou and Taberarechai no yo! based on the titlesI’ve looked into L❤︎DK, Ao Natsu, and Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai but there’s nothing really striking about those series that makes them stand out above other shoujo.  Also, in case you’re unaware, Watashi ga Motete Dousunda has been licensed by Crunchyroll Manga and is publishing currently on their digital manga service. It’s rather funny, about a fujoshi who suddenly develops a bishie harem when she goes through a physical transformation.

How about you? Anything look interesting? What would you like to read?

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  • I really like “Kurosaki kun no iinari ni nante naranai” manga. I’m looking for the newest update but maybe it still haven’t updated 🙁

    • I don’t post or link to scans. It has been a while since it updated, though.

  • “Hana-kun to Koisure Watashi” is a cute story with likable characters.

    • I’ll have to check that one out. I didn’t get to all of them, there’s just too many! Thanks for recommending it.

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