May 21, 2022


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Japanese Digital Comic Market Grows to 411.4 Billion Yen

Japanese Digital Comic Market Grows to 411.4 Billion Yen


Japanese Digital Comedian Market Grows to 411.4 Billion Yen

Month-to-month print periodicals fall 4.5%, weekly print periodicals fall 9.7%

The All Japan Journal and Guide Writer’s and Editor’s Affiliation (AJPEA) revealed on Thusday its report on the publishing business in Japan in 2021. The publishing market as an entire grew 3.6% in 2021 to a complete market worth of 1.6742 trillion yen (about US$14.70 billion) because of rising digital revenues, although the print market shrank by 1.3%. It was the third consecutive 12 months of total development for the market as an entire.

Throughout the wider market, the digital comedian market phase grew in market worth from 342 billion yen (about US$3 billion) to 411.4 billion yen (about US$3.61 billion) from 2020 to 2021, accompanying a basic rise within the total digital publishing market by 18.6% from 2020 to 2021. In distinction, digital journal gross sales fell from 11 billion yen (US$96.64 million) to 9.9 billion yen (about US$86.98 million) from 2020 to 2021. The web site credited the expansion in digital comics to comics that acquired display variations, in addition to standard vertical-scrolling comics reminiscent of Webtoon and Smartoon. The web site additionally famous that the digital manga numbers don’t embrace revenues from promoting and digital libraries.

The month-to-month print periodicals market (together with comics and journal books/”mooks”) fell 4.5% in contrast with 2020, and weekly print periodicals fell 9.7%. Throughout the month-to-month print periodicals market, commonly printed magazines fell about 7%, whereas mooks fell about 14%. Buoyed by Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba‘s success, compiled print volumes of manga grew 20% in 2020, after which dipped about 1% in 2021.

The AJPEA beforehand reported final 12 months that the manga market went up 23% in 2020 in comparison with 2019.

Picture through AJPEA