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CitizenGeek



Joined: 02 Jul 2007
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Location: Ireland

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:12 pm Reply with quote
Nice read. I agree that there needs to be more sci-fi, suspense and horror manga in the West. Thank goodness for Naoki Urasawa!
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TokyoGetter



Joined: 28 Nov 2006
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Location: CA. You can tell by the low moral standards.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:07 pm Reply with quote
Weird that he`d crack on Comiket, but considering that there was a bit of a scandal with one book involving pikachu and `surprise sex`...

Don`t get it twisted, Comiket is ONLY good for the industry. It`s a massively effective marketing ploy that doesn`t take any money from the creators or publishers and only increases fan interest in the titles. Few (if any) doujin-ka ever make any money... it`s usually all put into the next book, and what little profit exists would be EATEN by travel expenses, hotels, printing costs, shipping costs, etc. Dollars to donuts the most obsessive fans are there.

And this year at Comiket, I could barely even step foot into the `industry` room, what with all the people there.
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edzieba



Joined: 13 Dec 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:27 pm Reply with quote
When major financial websites complain that there's too many Shounen Jump-esqe franchises being localised, you know you've got a problem.
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Spotlesseden



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:10 pm Reply with quote
i would like to see more manga in digital format. paper turn bad over time.
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nebbo



Joined: 03 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:33 am Reply with quote
"would be considered nearly pornographic in the U.S.,"

Hah, understatement of the year, or maybe they're talking about a another Comiket? Wink
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