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Post Reply Seven Seas is licensing TOO MANY series. The next Tokyo Pop?
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Posted 2/1/18 , edited 2/2/18
I'm sure manga publishers do research on how sales etc are going while they are running their company. If they thought the series wouldn't sell they wouldn't be licencing so many.
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Posted 2/5/18 , edited 2/5/18
Man, I hope Seven Seas doesn't end up caving in. The prospect of Made in Abyss's English release being caught up to the Japanese one by the end of 2018 is really nice. In the meantime, Viz is still choking on Jojo and BNHA's releases big time. The fact that Part 3 of Jojo might not finish printing by the end of 2018 is ridiculous. More than anything else, I want Seven Seas to be around long enough to light a fire under Viz and motivate them to move faster.
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Posted 2/5/18 , edited 2/6/18
Good interview with two of Seven Seas people on ANNCast Thursday.

I was a little surprised to learn that often when they license something they do not have info about whether or not an anime is planned for it, though of course it's usually excellent for them when that turns out to happen.

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anncast/2018-02-02/.127296

I also didn't realize how important pre-orders are in terms of getting books on retailer shelves for non-preorder sales.
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Posted 2/5/18 , edited 2/5/18

lorreen wrote:


I also didn't realize how important pre-orders are in terms of getting books on retailer shelves for non-preorder sales.


Too bad none of the local bookstores do pre-orders here and I prefer to just stop by on my way home from school (there's a Chapters right where I switch buses). I guess I could try doing the order online with instore pick-up option but not sure if that works on pre-orders.
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Posted 2/24/18 , edited 2/24/18
To be fair series like Daily Life with a Monster Girl (Monster Musume) are doing really well. Both the main series and its spinoff have broken into best selling lists. Plus a lot of their titles seem to be monthly releases meaning on average they release about 2 volumes a year, so this could just be to keep up numbers.

Ideally all the licensing companies have learned from the mistakes of those who came before and know what to avoid.
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