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Do You Think a Manga Magazine Would Work in The UK?
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Posted 1/6/13
Do you think a magazine that prints amateur manga artists work would be successful in the UK?
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Posted 1/6/13
As much as I would like it to work I'm not sure if the audience is big enough to support such a magazine, it's quite risky to launch a new magazine at the moment, if it was digital it could work though
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Posted 1/6/13
People in UK just watch it but are not types of collectors or anything all my m8s watch more anime than me but i'm more into it then them strange but i would love to see one btw is there shonen jump magazines in UK?!?!
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Well I know lots of collectors and hopeful manga artists ion the UK. There are two manga/ anime shops in my area, and there's about 10 guys in my anime and manga club at school. My question is, if other people think this is a good idea to start a mag. And no SJ isn't available in the UK.
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The UK Viz media pr representative seems pretty confident that there's an audience for SJ online in the UK but she just said it's quite difficult to get the licences sorted at the mo, so we will have it in the future
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As much as I'd like to see it, I think us brits will either have a online version, or even by apps, or it won't happen at all. Magazines are now heading towards online like books, it's cheaper, easier to keep to reread & less storage.

I find it crazy that they still don't release as much over here or even scrap it like haruhi & fmab on bluray. Instead of buying it on dvd, I went to import them cos I have a legal region free player and there's no crime buying them from usa.
I know some will say importing will kill the need of having anime over here. Yet I'd happily buy fmab on bluray if they'd continue realising it, even crazier was that the american blurays of fmab vol1 & 2 worked for uk aswell. It was only after stopping the region 2 blurays did they make the rest in usa just region 1. I can't begin to imagine why they'd do a stupid move like these, it's like they want people to pirate on mass.

The point I'm making is that there is a market for it here in the uk, there are fans that would happily buy it. I'd be 1st to buy the manga/blurays, yet I see that realistically the companies won't do it because the profits would not be the same as usa/other regions.

The only reason, other then legal distribution rights, to not market it in uk is the companies believe people won't buy it. Yet people are not buying anime/manga because the companies are not distributing it or cancel various projects or make it so that you can't get it legally. I.e. DBZ they only released the funimation version, thus we the international english can't ever buy the version we watched from tv.

Thus people won't buy because they believe the companies have failed to listen to the fans. This distrust just further divides people buying the products legit and resulting to downloading them illegally or like me, buying from the usa. Either action ultimately limits the sales the companies have and thus results in less products coming here. It's a vicious cycle and until the companies rebuild that faith in fans/buyers, it will continue.

Sorry if I appear off topic, but I believe that until companies are willing to produce here like the usa/rest of the world, sales will plummet while piracy will increase and spread like viruses.
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As much as I would love more western countries to get manga anthologies and mags, they went terribly here in the USA, and I don't think they would do any better in other places. Shonen Jump and Shojo Beats lasted 6 or 7 years, but Shojo Beats went out of business and Shonen Jump moved onto an online format because they didn't have enough money to print the pages. Note, these played the really big series like Naruto and Vampire Knight. If it was going to have amateur artists, I seriously doubt it would last even as long as the others did. Hell, there was a seinen magazine here that had a bunch of totally awesome series like Homunculous, and that didn't even last two years. From what I have heard about the anime/manga state in the UK, I doubt that the magazines would do any better over there.
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no, because there are tooooooooooooooooooooooooo many pirates in europe, just like many other asian countries. also, many imported magazine in england is very very expensive.
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