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NEWS: Japanese Digital Comic Market Grows to 411.4 Billion Yen




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Blanchimont



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2022 12:03 pm Reply with quote
Not surprising the digital comic market is gaining dominance, already overtaken print sales in Japan a few years back. Wonder how long until print is solely confined to the collectors market?
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Beatdigga



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2022 1:02 pm Reply with quote
It feels like Japan is catching up with the rest of the world in terms of digital replacing traditional media. It was only two years ago I believe that streaming overtook traditional disc purchases.
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Touma55



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2022 1:43 pm Reply with quote
Blanchimont wrote:
Not surprising the digital comic market is gaining dominance, already overtaken print sales in Japan a few years back. Wonder how long until print is solely confined to the collectors market?


I just hope physical will always be an option because I hate reading and collecting digital books.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2022 5:31 pm Reply with quote
Touma55 wrote:
Blanchimont wrote:
Not surprising the digital comic market is gaining dominance, already overtaken print sales in Japan a few years back. Wonder how long until print is solely confined to the collectors market?


I just hope physical will always be an option because I hate reading and collecting digital books.

My take is that there is still a decent market for phys. but it is obvious that the phys. media market is much smaller than it used to be.
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Touma55



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2022 8:17 pm Reply with quote
Kadmos1 wrote:
Touma55 wrote:
Blanchimont wrote:
Not surprising the digital comic market is gaining dominance, already overtaken print sales in Japan a few years back. Wonder how long until print is solely confined to the collectors market?


I just hope physical will always be an option because I hate reading and collecting digital books.

My take is that there is still a decent market for phys. but it is obvious that the phys. media market is much smaller than it used to be.


I agree that there is still a decent market for it and that it has shrunk over the years and I'm sure physical will still be an option for many years to come, but I do wonder if it will still be an option in like 20 years or so.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2022 9:14 am Reply with quote
For collectors
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