[EVA] Has Viz entirely ceased production on the Sadamoto manga?
aaronc1 at umbc.edu
Wed Aug 4 08:01:06 EDT 2010
You know, the easier thing to do would have been to just email Carl
directly, like I did. Or does he not return your emails?
At any rate, Carl told me that they are working on releasing volume 12
right now, they just need to fit it into the upcoming release schedule. I
didn't ask about them reprinting the previous editions. I know the
economy sucks, and releasing a new volume to existing fans is a lot more
economical than reprinting an entire run, even though I really think they
need to at some point. I know a lot of people can't find volume 9.
This is why I love eBay.
> The New York City area is almost entirely devoid of the Sadamoto
> I normally check out the manga section of local bookstores etc. just to
> what's on shelves these days, and I noticed that in the Borders I go by --
> usually has several volumes of the Sadamoto manga in stock -- all of the
> Sadamoto volumes had quickly vanished. After two or three weeks, I was
> why they weren't eventually replaced with new ones. Now I realize that
> and shipment being what it is, seasonal release etc. this might not be
> odd....but to not have either the first volume, or the most recent volume,
> for that long, made me curious.
> So I asked one of the staffers to run it through the computer, and as it
> out, virtually every Borders in the New York City area didn't have the
> manga in stock anymore (maybe one or two stores had a solitary volume
> happened to still be on the shelf), and *none* of the stores had any
> volumes on
> So I went over to Barnes & Noble, asked them to run it through their
> too, and it turns out that they were also virtually out of stock at all
> NYC area
> stores, and there were no orders to replace them.
> So you can't find it on shelves anymore. Granted things like Volume 9
> were kind
> of rare, but even places I'd normally see Volume 1 or the most recent
> simply ran out and aren't getting more.
> Is this just normal seasonal variation? That is, its been a while since
> 11 came out, maybe it just ran its course. but by that logic, why were
> first few volumes, 1-5 or so, always in stock after all these years, only
> stop right now?
> Is this a reflection of the big downsizing Viz had to do in Spring? Could
> even be a symptom of Khara and Gainax fighting with each other? ("Khara"
> been retroactively added onto the cover of past issues made long before
> I don't really expect Volume 12 to come out before Christmas 2011. But it
> struck me as odd that such a big name title would go dormant.
> Has anyone else experienced similar shortfalls in their areas of the
> Well, there's a ton of that "Shink Ikari Raising Project" stuff from Dark
> Manga, but I've increasingly decided I really cannot support it. The
> artwork is
> fairly close to the show (more than can be said for Angelic Days) but the
> storylines...yikes. Volume 5 of SIRP just came out and half of it is a
> springs episode" with the female cast naked all the time. They also say
> Apocalypse" is coming out from Dark Horse Manga in August, but I really
> that with a sense of dread...
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