Hi guys! Sorry for not posting for a while! I didn’t really have any great ideas for a bit. Anyway…
Being a manga fan is an interesting lesson in trust.
We trust the manga publishers that give us our favored entertainment in English (or your language of choice) almost inherently. Then we get unreasonably mad when publishers cannot complete a series or shutdown due to poor sales.
These examples quickly snap our trust for that publisher in two.
But manga publishing is a business just like any other, and is susceptible to all the dangers of high-risk business models (and trust me, publishing is high-risk.)
So why do we trust manga publishers, especially when it comes to any manga over five volumes? Shouldn’t we just put our trust on the shelf and just be happy with what each publisher can afford to put out?