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August 8, 2005

Fruits Basket Continues to Dominate

imageThe good folks at provide a nice summary of all the news one can glean from a look at the recent bookstore numbers for manga, concentrating on which properties and which companies are fighting it out in the top 10 and a creep up the charts for V For Vendetta no doubt tied into the movie. I find more encouraging that a volume of the sports manga Girl Got Game has creeped into the top 15, although like the success of most American sports in their 1950s heyday, the cross-dressing element of the manga has probably played a vital role in its chart presence. All kidding aside, the last time a good cross-dressing sports story hit America (no, Juwanna Mann and Ladybugs don't count), Gabe Kaplan had his name above the title.
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