Looking at the manga market: Small is beautiful

It’s been a busy time: I took a comprehensive look at the manga market at Publishers Weekly, including interviews with large and small publishers. I did a lot of number-crunching, too. Overall, the market is smaller but the remaining publishers believe it’s sustainable, and several are actually seeing growth.

Big news at Yen Press: They will release the next chapter of Highschool of the Dead simultaneously with Japan.

Chromatic Press has launched their Kickstarter for the new editions of the first two volumes of Off*Beat. I covered it in my Kickstand column at CBR.

Reviews: Ash Brown chronicles another week of manga reading at Experiments in Manga.

Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 9 of Case Closed (Blogcritics)
Kate O’Neil on vol. 46 of Case Closed (The Fandom Post)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 9 of Chi’s Sweet Home (Blogcritics)
A Library Girl on vol. 1 of Gamerz Heaven (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
Laura on The Infernal Devices (Heart of Manga)
Lesley Aeschliman on vol. 5 of Naruto (Blogcritics)
Jocelyne Allen on No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku) (Brain Vs. Book)
A Library Girl on vol. 2 of Strobe Edge (A Library Girl’s Familiar Diversions)
Ash Brown on vol. 2 of Summit of the Gods (Experiments in Manga)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 1 of Tiger and Bunny (I Reads You)
Leroy Douresseaux on vol. 4 of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s (The Comic Book Bin)

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