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4 Feb 2024

Digital Manga Dominates Japan's Publishing Industry

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Digital manga's sales in Japan [rose by 7.8% in 2023]( to ¥483 billion ($3.3 billion), accounting for 30% of all publication sales and 90% of the digital market. Contrastingly, print manga sales fell by 10% despite popular anime adaptations. Overall, the publishing industry witnessed a 2.1% revenue decline to ¥1.6 trillion ($10.8 billion), marking the sector's second consecutive year of shrinkage.