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Shojo Beat is a North American shōjo manga magazine formerly published by Viz Media. Released in June 2005 as a sister magazine to Shonen Jump, it featured chapters from six manga series, as well as articles on Japanese culture, manga, anime, fashion and beauty. Viz launched related "Shojo Beat" imprints in its manga, Japanese light novel, and anime divisions to coordinate with the magazine's contents. In May 2009, Viz announced that they were discontinuing the magazine with it's last issue in July 2009.