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March 1, 2005

Manga Safer in Comic Book Shops?

It's hard to know how much credence to put into this report, as manga publishers might seek a direct market haven once they're beginning to be crowded out of bookstores, but the notion that comic shops represent a safer environment for manga is very much worth noting. My thought is that favoring any sort of outlet has positives and negatives; at the same time, we have yet to see how the bigger companies will react if there is a super-dramatic lull or vicious slowdown in bookstore appetites for the material.

Also, if you scroll down to the Sunday section here, you can find some late-year lists for a couple of manga publishers. My first impression is that these are pretty conservative, but I'm not sure I could really defend that assumption if pressured.
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