That’s the question I ask today at Examiner.com. In the midst of the manga blogosphere’s recent (understandable) doom and gloom, it seems like everyone’s talking about who’s not buying manga, but few are talking about who is.
Watch as I muse on current events, treat anecdotal evidence as scientific theory, and misspell the name of Boston’s only serious manga seller! Whee?
In all seriousness, though, I do think there’s some truth in my (tentative) assertion that adults are buying manga. From Viz’s new commitment to its SigIKKI line to Vertical’s wealth of new licenses, what’s clear to me is that though publishers are staying cautious, they’re not backing off. My “to be reviewed” stack has more seinen (and even josei) in it than I would have imagined just a year ago. So what does this mean? Check out my post and let me know what you think!