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J-Magazine Releases Manga Magazine Circulation Data for 2011 First Quarter "Weekly Shounen Jump", "Young Magazine", "Ciao" and "YOU" are best-selling manga magazines for respective genres.
J-Magazine has released circulation data for all manga magazines in the first quarter of 2011, and unsurprisingly, Shueisha's powerhouse shounen magazine, "Weekly Shounen Jump" (One Piece, Naruto and others), is still the best selling manga magazine, with a circulation of 2,964,546 copies, an increase from it's 2010 overall circulation of 2,876,459 copies. Kodansha takes the best-selling seinen magazine, however, with "Young Magazine" (Initial D, Kaiji and others) with a circulation of 739,584 copies, albeit registering a drop from last year's circulation of 807,871 copies.
The best-selling shoujo magazine is Shogakukan's "Ciao", with a circulation of 680,000 copies, also a decrease from last year's 745,455 copies. Meanwhile, josei manga had the overall lowest circulations among the four demographics, with the highest being just 145,000 copies by Shueisha's "YOU" magazine, and even this is a decrease from last year's 162,917 copies. On the whole, sales of magazines have been on the decline, perhaps heralding the extinction of the medium in favor of webcomics or e-magazines that can be read from portable devices such as iPhones.
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Inumaru Dashi Flash Anime Announced Voices to be provided by Kobayashi Yuu and comedian Kondou Haruna from Harisenbon.
Ooishi Kouji's "Inumaru Dashi" will be getting a Flash anime, as announced in the 23rd issue of Weekly Shounen Jump, which went on sale today.
The titular Inumaru will be voiced by Kobayashi Yuu, while Tamako-sensei will be voiced by Kondou Haruna from the comedy duo Harisenbon. The production will be helmed by Gathering, who was behind "Kakko Kawaii Sengen!" and "Tono to Issho". More details will be published in Shounen Jump. Ooishi wrote in the contents page, "I'm inspired by the fact that Harisenbon's Haruna-san is voicing Tamako-sensei! I'm truly a fan, and I'm looking forward to his quality tsukkomi acts!"original source
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