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Japan's Manga Market Grows 0.4% in 2016, Digital Sees 27.5% Increase www.animenewsnetwork.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4¬†months, 2¬†weeks ago in Anime & Manga

The All Japan Magazine and Book Publisher's and Editor's Association (AJPEA) released a report on February 24 that estimated that the combined physical and digital sales of the manga industry in Japan amounted to 445.4 billion yen (about US$3.91 billion) in 2016, a 0.4% growth compared to the previous year's 443.7 billion yen (about US$3.89 billion). The combined sales of both physical and digital approach 2008's 448.3 billion yen (about US$3.93 billion) total.