Thursday, 19 January 2012

Manga goes virtual in the US – to 14-year-old's misery

Interesting take on the loss of a print Shonen Jump in the US. Beyond the other finances of it all, everything is geared to instant supply and consumption. Why people "need" instant supply of entertainment, I don't know. (I like the US TV show Dexter, but in Japan we have to wait for the series release on DVD, which doesn't seem to dim my enjoyment at all. In fact it almost increases it.) I would agree with this writer's "maybe, just maybe, the culture really is losing something valuable as everything goes virtual." Despite, like this writer (Andrew Leonard on Salon.com), being a user and occasional creator of online stuff.


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