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January 24, 2012

Go, Read: Jason Thompson On The State Of The Manga Industry

You can find a much linked-to -- and rightly so -- article from Jason Thompson on the state of the industries that support the publication of manga here. It's a solid, entertaining read, and even the fact that Thompson's piece puts some statements into bold lettering is helpful in orienting the reader towards major points. Like a lot of state-of-entertainment-industry articles right now, it's a combination of intractable issues (the aging of the fandom), specific technological developments and the way that industry must scale itself down in order to match the kind of profits being made and how they're made rather than the other way around.
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