Brutus magazine seeks Saipan appeal for cartoon magazines

Posted on May 01 2009

The trend of shooting cover models on Saipan for Japanese youth cartoon magazines is the subject of inquiry by Brutus, a high-class fashion and lifestyle magazine for trend-conscious males in Japan.

A six-member team of Brutus visited Saipan in April 2009 to prepare for the May 2009 edition of the magazine, focusing on Japanese youth cartoon magazines. In the six-page coverage, Brutus will analyze the magazine genre’s cover page and introduce Saipan as a famous location for shooting those covers.

Japanese youth cartoon magazines often feature a young female model on their cover with a 4-5 page introduction. Many of these cover models go on to become famous models or actresses.

“The editor of Brutus wanted to research why this classic format has continued for such a long time, and why Saipan has been so popular place for shooting these covers,” said Marianas Visitors Authority managing director Perry Tenorio. “Also, the magazine article will introduce Saipan as a tourist destination.”

MVA assisted the magazine with shooting permits and hotel accommodations. The approximate ad exposure value is $120,000.

Brutus is published monthly by Magazine House and has a circulation of 88,543, targeting males in their 20s to 40s. [B][I](MVA)[/I][/B]

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