An ICv2 Release. ICv2 has announced the release of the fifth issue of the ICv2 Retailers Guide to Anime/Manga. Diamond Comic Distributors, Alliance Game Distributors, Koen Book Distributors, and TMZ Distribution are all distributing this resource to their accounts. This is our annual market report issue, in which we examine the size, characteristics, and trends of the anime and manga markets (see 'Manga Market Doubles in 03').
We also report the top-selling manga titles and series of 2003 from all the major manga publishers, and the top new, perennial, and continuing manga properties of Q1 2004.
On the anime side, we report the top-selling anime titles and series of 2003 from all the major anime companies, and the top new, perennial, and continuing anime properties of Q1. We also lay out the major TV venues for anime, and the shows that are driving DVD and licensed product sales.
The Guide is available free to retailers (e-mail Dviau@ICv2.com) or for $10 to others from the ICv2 online store (click here).