The Only Japan BL News Magazine, Cool-B, Ending Publication in 2024

The Only Japan BL News Magazine, Cool-B, Ending Publication in 2024

Today, publisher Headroom announced that they’re ending the publication of their Cool-B and SweetPrincess magazines in 2024. The final issue of SweetPrincess, Volume 44, will be available on March 5th, 2024, while the final issue of Cool-B, Volume 115, will be available on April 4th, 2024.

If you didn’t know, Cool-B was Headroom’s bi-monthly BL game magazine, providing the latest information on otome games, while SweetPrincess was similar to that, instead focusing on otome games. Besides Cool-B, there were no other Japanese magazines that covered BL game news in the same similar style as you’d see on other publications such as Famitsu or B’S LOG.

You can view a translation of Headroom’s full announcement below by me:

This is a sudden announcement, but Cool-B will come to an end with the publication of Volume 115.

We are truly grateful to you for your support over the 19 long years since the publication of the first issue in April 2005. Volume 114 will be available on February 2nd and Volume 115 on April 5th. Furthermore, the last issue of Sweet Princess, Volume 44, is scheduled for March 5th, 2024. We will do our best to publish the remaining issues.

In this extremely cold and glacial climate of the publishing world, we have been able to continue to do so much, and we would like to thank you all for your support and encouragement.

The final issue of Cool-B in April will be filled with autographs and comments from authors, if possible, and we will also decorate the magazine with gifts and other items, as well as organize a final big giveaway. We look forward to your entries.

We are ashamed to say that we have to put out the light of the only BL game magazine, and we will be looking for what we will do afterwards.

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