Doujinshi Shops are Recession-Proof?

Topic started by gia on Feb. 2, 2009. Last post by HeeroYuy 5 years, 7 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Inside a Toranoana Shop
Inside a Toranoana Shop
So, we all know that doujinshi-- the amateur-published comics that are the focus of the world's biggest comics convention, Comic Market –are pretty popular. But are they recession-proof? Apparently so, according to Hirotaka Yoshida, president of Toranoana, a major chain of doujinshi retail shops.


In a recent interview, Yoshida revealed that in the midst of everyone else restructuring and cutting back, Toranoana's strategy is to keep on growing. They're planning on new stores in Akihabara, and they're also turning their attentions outside of Akihabara-- possibly even the foreign market. That's, y'know, us.


Now, given that doujinshi usually retail for about ¥500-1000 (about $5.50 to $11 USD) in Japan, and imported copies in the States usually run $15-20, I would love to see a bit more competition to drive those prices down a bit. So...go, Toranoana, go!

Post by yuetheguardian (93 posts) See mini bio Level 7
yes go Toranoana make us an english website for us to buy doujinshi, or make a us shop in california, either way is good.
Post by OkazukiIchigo (350 posts) See mini bio Level 11
sweet I want some doujinshi
Post by HeeroYuy (1,210 posts) See mini bio Level 12
Man, I want me some Type-Moon Complex X and Crazy Clover Club doujins!
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