Kitan Club

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Kitan Club (1947-1975)

奇譚クラブ (Japanese name)


Kitan Club is perhaps the most well known SM magazine in Japan. It's pages introduced fans to iconic SM artists like Reiko Kita, Chimuo Nureki, Oniroku Dan, Shoji Oki, Tadao Chigusa, Takashi Tsujimura and many others. It was also influential to many modern kinbakushi.

Dates of Publication

1946[※ 1]-1975

Publisher(s) and Editor(s)

Publisher: Akebono Shobo (to May 1952)

Publisher: Tenseisya (Oct 1952 - Aug 1967)

Publisher: Akatsuki Syuppan (Sep 1967 - Mar 1975)

Editor: Minoru Yoshida

Editor: Koji Sugihara


1952: The word "kinbaku" appears for first time in Kitan Club in the table of contents and photo collage in the August issue.

1955: Kitan Club suspended by authorities for June - September issues.

1955: Resumes publication with new black and white covers and new publisher.

1975: Closes with March issue.

Interesting point(s)


Notes (※)

  1. Some references indicated it started on 1947

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