Todd Merrick of Heroes Landing in Clermont, Florida heard our call for retailer’s manga sales feedback (see "Retailers--Share Your Manga Experience!") and had this to say.
I have seen a minimal increase recently in Manga sales. I admit I have had a limited selection available as it is a bit overwhelming and I personally don't have interest in it, but realize that others do. I have focused mostly on mainstream and things I have heard of (Bleach, Naruto, Sailor Moon, etc.). The recent return of Sailor Moon has increased sales of not only the books but related merchandise. I have found that also having a selection of Japanese snacks and drinks works well. I am hoping to host an event next year in May (I can't pull it together fast enough for this year) which would be an all day celebration event for Manga/Anime.
I think the biggest thing the publishers could do to assist in sales, is offer POP and other displays. I recall Barnes & Noble and Borders having spinner racks from Viz Media and I would love to have this to allow more space and to showcase their titles but I cannot seem to get ahold of anyone.
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Posted by ICv2 on March 20, 2012 @ 11:06 pm CT
Week of February 9, 2016
February 7, 2016
This week’s home entertainment offerings include the 24th James Bond film Spectre, Guillermo Del Toro’s highly entertaining Gothic romance Crimson Peak , Damon Lindelof’s mysterious TV series The Leftovers , and Shirobako , one of the most interesting anime TV series set in the world of Japanese animation in years.
Week of Feb. 2, 2016
January 31, 2016
After an unexpected hiatus of two weeks we resume our quick survey of home entertainment releases. This week’s offerings include a new Batman animated film, Steven Spielberg’s carefully crafted Cold War saga, Bridge of Spies , Vin Diesel’s action-packed The Last Witch Hunter , plus the final season of the post-apocalyptic TNT series Falling Skies , the grindhouse-themed second season of From Dusk Till Dawn , and the third film in the 4-part anime feature film remake of Evangelion.
In New One-Shot Comic From Dark Horse
February 12, 2016
The Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic Beasts of Burden created by Evan Dorkin, Jill Thompson, and Sarah Dyer, is returning in a one-shot comic, Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In , from Dark Horse.