• Kyodo News


Publisher Shogakukan Inc. said Monday it will discontinue two time-honored magazines targeting elementary school students that include hit comics such as “Doraemon” and “Pocket Monsters” because they have failed to respond to the diversifying tastes of children.

The last issue of Shogaku Gonensei (Fifth Graders) will hit stores Feb. 3 and the final Shogaku Rokunensei (Sixth Graders) will go on sale Dec. 28, the company said.

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