CCG in Q1
October 9, 2001
Yu-Gi-Oh the anime series (and collectible card game) that trumped Pokemon in Japan, had a very successful debut on Saturday, September 29 on the WB Network, winning its time period handily with a rating of 3.6 and an 18 share among boys 6-11.
Cowboy Bebop, Gundam, Ranma, Video Girl Ai
September 11, 2001
Pioneer announced its fourth quarter DVD releases. They include Cowboy Bebop: The Complete Sessions, DVDs for Crest of Stars , and Mobile Suit Gundam 08th MS Team all from Bandai (distributed by Pioneer).
Action Figures, Comics, CCG, CDs and More
August 26, 2001
Europe's top selling line of action figures has already made a big impression on the U.S.
Comics Bow in November
August 6, 2001
Along with the great Osamu Tezuka, Shotaro Ishinomori was one of the founding fathers of Japanese manga. Ishinomori created the Kamen Rider ( Masked Rider in the U.S.) as well as Cyborg 009 and literally hundreds of other manga and anime series including The Skull Man , a dark anti-hero who lives for revenge.
Rapidly Growing in North America
August 5, 2001
While it is true that as in the United States, boys' comics outsell girls' comics in Japan, comics aimed at girls (or shojo manga) represent up to 30% of the huge Japanese market for comics that dwarfs comic publishing efforts here in the States.