Publisher Shueisha Post First Annual Loss

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Japanese publisher, Shueisha, reported their very first annual loss earlier in the week, amounting to 4.18 billion yen (approx. $49 million).

 

https://www.siliconera.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/shounen_jump.jpg Shueisha’s fiscal year runs from June 1st to May 31st. During this period, the company’s advertising revenue dropped by 24.8%. Sales of manga, however, rose by 2.8%, owing to both higher sales of Shounen Jump and individual volumes of manga.

 

Despite their losses, Shueisha had a better year than both Kodansha and Shogakukan, both of which posted losses as well. In terms of revenue, Shueisha have overtaken Kodansha as the largest Japanese manga publisher.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.