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Friday, October 24, 2003
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Saw this article over on Folio thanks to Dirk Deppey's link:  It's a piece titled "Mighty Manga Mags" and it looks at how manga magazines are doing here in the U.S.  The main focus is on Viz's Shonen Jump, but it also mentions Gutsoon's Raijin Comics and the possibility that Del Ray may be looking at launching a manga mag.  A couple things that raised questions in my mind:
Shawn Fumo also shares his thoughts on the short piece.  Shawn is particularly impressed with news that Viz has signed a distribution deal with Scholastic's book club (the article isn't clear on whether the deal is just for Shonen Jump, the Shonen Jump collections of select series, or Viz books in general).  And even though it really has nothing to do with the topic, here are some old reviews I wrote for early issues of Shonen Jump and Raijin Comics over at Anime News Network
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