News ICv2: US Manga Market is $155-180 Million
posted on 2006-05-03 09:51 EDT
The North American manga market was between $155 and $180 million on the retail level in 2005, according to an estimate from ICv2. Further details, as well as an analysis of the "recovering" anime market, are available from ICv2's extensive report.
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