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so, im doing a project on Japan for a Sociology class and i have to bring in a piece of something from Japan. I picked manga. i said to my teacher that manga is highly popular in Japan and that everyone reads it. and then this one girl says "manga isnt popular in japan! Not everyone reads it". i wanted to smack her so hard, because that goes against everything i've read and heard about on the internet.

So far, i've only found [URL="http://www.us-japan.org/jsnc/virtualjapan/PopJpn/whatsmanga.htm"]one website[/URL] that says that "nearly 40% of all magazines and books published in Japan today are said to be manga". That's a good start, but i need something more, and hopefully something that isn't a wiki or a blog/editorial. that website seems to be a little of both. i need some reliable, verifiable sites so i can shove it down the bimbo's throat.

any help you can give me would be great. :)
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[color=darkblue][size=1][url=http://web-japan.org/trends/arts/art060530.html]An article from Trends in Japan about manga taking to cell phones to keep pace with the times.[/url]

[url=http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUST29046320070522]An article from Reuters about how Japan created a Nobel prize for manga.[/url]

Try looking up manga cafés, too.

Anyone who says manga is not popular in Japan is silly.[/color][/size]
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you are awesome, Kei. thank you. I forgot how incredabily helpful people on this forum can be. :)

i'm looking for infomation that is similar to this from wikipedia:

[quote][B]In Japan, manga are widely read by children, adolescent boys and girls, and adult men and women.[[/B]7] A broad range of subjects and topics occur in manga, including action/adventure, romance, sports and games, historical drama, comedy, science fiction and fantasy, mystery, horror, sexuality, and business and commerce, among others.[7] [B]Since the 1950s, manga have steadily become a major part of the Japanese publishing industry,[3][8] representing a 481 billion yen market in Japan in 2006 [9] (approximately 4.4 billion dollars[10]). [/B][/quote]


the bolded parts are what i'm looking for, since i'm in a Sociology class. However, wikipedia uses citations from books, which i cannot use. I need actual articles from the web.

so, uh...yeah. any help would be sweet. this project isnt due until next week, so i have time. :)
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[color=darkblue][size=1]...Wait.

What kind of teacher accepts web articles over book citations? lol

Anyway, as far as articles of those kind go, I would suggest doing some digging on ICv2. They usually cover the manga trends in Japan at some point and should have an article or two about sales numbers somwhere.[/color][/size]
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Well, i really dont wanna use a book citation because i have no way in getting the book. also, like i said before, i wanna show that girl up who p*ssed me off.

the teacher doesnt care, but i do.

i know, it's stupid. but using web sources is the only way for me to go.
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[quote name='Aceburner']I would suggest looking up sales figures. I know that Wikipedia used to have something stating that one of the One Piece tankobons was Japan's #1 bestseller prior to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (If this girl thinks Harry Potter isn't popular, she needs to burn her dictionary.)[/QUOTE]

[COLOR="DarkOrange"]If she's using a dictionary to determine wether manga is popular or not, she need not be trusted O_o[/COLOR]
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