VIZ Original Content on Hold

Topic started by gia on Feb. 13, 2009. Last post by gia 6 years, 1 month ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
So word over at OEL creator Tina Anderson's blog is that VIZ has put their original content line on hold for an indefinite amount of time, presumably related to the departure of former editor-in-chief Marc Weidenbaum.

The reasons for this are currently unknown; I was going to e-mail VIZ for comment, but I saw that they had declinded to comment for ANN, so I elected not to bother them this time around.

If I had to hazard a guess, I would say that the economy being what it is, VIZ was probably becoming less excited to jump forward into the financially risky waters of OEL, and when things didn't go smoothly (perhaps due to Weidenbaum's departure? We don't know what order things happened in) they put the project on hold.

But that is just my entirely uninformed guess. Sad nonetheless; I was looking forward to seeing what they did.

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