Ten Most Powerful in US Manga Industry

posted on 2006-10-18 10:42 EDT by Christopher Macdonald
Borders Group Graphic Novel Buyer The Most Powerful Person in North American Manga Industry.

ICv2 has published another list of the ten most popular people in a market segment, this time it's the North American manga industry. Numerous experts from throughout the industry were asked for their own top ten list, and the results were tabulated into ICv2's list.

ICv2's top 10 can be seen on their website here, while their full article, with explanations of all the top 10, is available in ICv2's Retailers Guide to Anime/Manga #16.

The three most powerful people in the North American manga market, according to ICv2, are:

Kurt Hassler, Graphic Novel Buyer, Borders Group;
Hidemi Fukuhara, Chief Executive Officer, Viz Media; and
Stuart Levy, Founder, CEO, Chief Creative Officer Tokyopop.

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