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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](https://news.animenomics.com/p/manga-captures-90-percent-japan-e-book-market?publication_id=1531357&utm_campaign=email-post-title&r=1t5vk6) 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.