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NEWS: New York Times Manga Best Seller List, December 13-19




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SpiritualRemains



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:03 am Reply with quote
Should be December 13-19.
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Jaymie



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:46 pm Reply with quote
Congratulations Yen Press! 4/10! That's amazing for such a small publisher.
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Allen_ST



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:19 pm Reply with quote
Go go Yotsuba!!!.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:45 pm Reply with quote
the fact that only two good series are on this list sort of distresses me.
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Ashen Phoenix



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:30 am Reply with quote
Jaymie wrote:
Congratulations Yen Press! 4/10! That's amazing for such a small publisher.

Took the words right outta my mouth, comrade! Anime hyper

Keep it up, Yen!

Now if only they'd license the Baccano! novels.
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DPX



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:54 am Reply with quote
Jaymie wrote:
Congratulations Yen Press! 4/10! That's amazing for such a small publisher.


Since when?
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Jaymie



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:35 pm Reply with quote
DPX wrote:
Jaymie wrote:
Congratulations Yen Press! 4/10! That's amazing for such a small publisher.


Since when?


About it being amazing, or Yen Press being a small publisher?

I believe that it's amazing because Viz is such a powerhouse. They have a gigantic share of the manga market, so it's difficult for smaller publishers to branch out because of it. And yes, Yen is definitely a small publisher. It's only 3 years old and it has only recently started to seriously publish manga. Until 2009 it was mainly focusing on lesser-known titles and manhwa, but it has really started to grow with the publishing of gigantic series such as Soul Eater, Yotsuba&!, Kuroshitsuji, Pandora Hearts, Azumanga Daioh, and Haruhi Suzumiya.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:33 am Reply with quote
Jaymie wrote:
And yes, Yen is definitely a small publisher. It's only 3 years old and it has only recently started to seriously publish manga.


Yen Press is an imprint of Hachette Livre. Hachette Livre is the biggest publishing corporation in the world.

Granted, most of the crap Yen licenses (aside from comic book adaptations of established US media properties like Maximum Ride) is the sort of bottom of the barrel stuff you'd expect from a minor publisher (Seven Seas, DrMaster etc.) but then you could pretty much say the same of Tokyopop these days.

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it has really started to grow with the publishing of gigantic series such as Soul Eater, Yotsuba&!, Kuroshitsuji, Pandora Hearts, Azumanga Daioh, and Haruhi Suzumiya.


I quite like Yotsuba and Azumanga Daioh (though Yen's awful, leaden, weeaboo, scanlation-style adaptation of the former makes me pine for the days when ADV Manga were still alive and kicking) but none of those titles are remotely "gigantic". I very much doubt that all of them combined will sell anything like as well as any one of the genuinely gigantic titles that Viz publishes.

Yen isn't the little publisher that could - quite the opposite in fact: it's the giant corporation that can't.
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