Sinking Feeling

Shueisha's Shonen Jump characters
Shueisha's Shonen Jump characters
Honestly, the situation in Japan where comics are released in weekly anthologies is a very abnormal one. Everyone has become accustomed to it and deals with it like it was nothing, but people overseas think that producing comics of this quality on a weekly basis is insane. ... Yeah, it really is insane.
- Naoki Urasawa
A bit more doom and gloom: More reports about the decline of the manga magazine industry. Simon Jones disagrees with the analysis that the industry's growing focus on its hardcore fans is the cause rather than a symptom of other causes.