Simpsons, Archives Top Their Categories
September 22, 2002
WizKids' MechWarrior: Dark Ages debuted strong in August, with the boosters topping our Top 10 Cool Game list for the month. In other categories, higher numbers in product series that have topped our lists in the past were common,...
September 22, 2002
Samurai Comics of Phoenix, Arizona incorporated multiple product categories into its display, and used a Shonen Jump poster as the large graphic element. It also tied in its display to in-store events and to a promotion with a local library.
Attendance Up 5% in 2002
September 17, 2002
In a press release from Gen Con LLC, which is run by ex-WotC honcho Peter Adkison, the company announced new Gen Con conventions for 2003. In addition to the 'original' Gen Con, there will also be a Gen Con Europe (which replaces Gen Con UK), as well as a Gen Con So Cal.
Tops First Saturday Morning of Season
September 14, 2002
The Yu-Gi-Oh anime series has scored a breakout hit on the first Saturday of the new season. The Kids WB Network released ratings this week that showed that the Yu-Gi-Oh series reached its highest ratings ever on September 7,...
Most-viewed Anime Series in the U.S. Still Has Plenty of Bullets
August 24, 2002
Dragonball Z and the original Dragon Ball animated series are the backbone of the Cartoon Network's Toonami Block, where they regularly gain the network's highest ratings. Yes, the series has already been on the Cartoon Network for over two years, but the good news is that there are plenty of 'new' shows on the way...
On Market Research, and Will Yu Gi Oh Be Bigger than Pokemon?
August 12, 2002
In this second part of our two-part interview, we talk about anthologies, the market research that showed Viz Shonen Jump would sell here and why, and whether Yu Gi Oh will be bigger than Pokemon.
DBZ and Yu Yu Hakusho
August 6, 2002
Viz Communications has announced its lineup for the American edition of Shonen Jump and there is a strong TV connection evident in the choice of material for the magazine, which makes sense given Viz's goal of attaining mass market success with a circulation of one million in two years.