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Comic Supplier Diamond Delists 1000 VIZ Media Manga

by dtshyk
Feb 14, 2009 7:28 PM | 22 Comments
Diamond, the largest comic supplier in North America, announced to the comic retailers that they will stop dealing with a large number of VIZ Media manga. The sales will continue until the comcs are run out of stock. Approximately 1000 items are going to be removed from Diamond's list.

Major titles to be removed:
Detective Conan vol.1 - 25
Saint Seiya vol.2 - 23
Vagabond vol.2 -27
Prince of Tennis vol.1 - 27
Hana Yori Dango vol.1 - 31
Maison Ikkoku vol.1 -15
I''s vol.1 - 15
Kekkaishi vol.1 - 14
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3: Stardust Crusaders vol.1 - 10
SaiKano vol.1 - 7
Beet the Vandel Buster vol.1 - 12
Silent Mobius vol.1 - 11
Firefighter! Daigo of Fire Company M vol.12 - 20
Golgo 13 vol.1 - 13
Flame of Recca vol.1 - 28
Yami no Matsuei vol.1 - 11
Bastard!! vol.1 - 17
Excel Saga vol.1 - 17
Video Girl Ai vol.1 - 15
Konjiki no Gash Bell!! vol.1 - 20
Whistle! vol.1 - 20
Banana Fish vol.1 - 12
The Law of Ueki vol.1 - 16
Kaikan Phrase vol.1 - 18

The comic retailers have to find other suppliers to lay those manga in.

Source: Comic212
Related news: Manga Sales In US Drops For The First Time

20 of 22 Comments Recent Comments

Feb 17, 2009 12:35 AM by Toddler_Naruto

Oh no!!! Tezuka's Phoenix too. =/

Feb 16, 2009 9:33 AM by _______a

Kuronoa said:
Ah crap, I'm reading Video Girl Ai. >_<

So what exactly are we dealing with? I never heard of Diamond really... and I have to go online to buy my manga anyways because my book stores don't provide much so does is affect me still?


I don't think this event immediately affects most of you. The point of this news is one of the major comic suppliers considered that those Japanese manga no longer make money. The shrinkage of the manga market is getting more and more substantial.

Feb 15, 2009 8:29 PM by dtshyk

Ah crap, I'm reading Video Girl Ai. >_<

So what exactly are we dealing with? I never heard of Diamond really... and I have to go online to buy my manga anyways because my book stores don't provide much so does is affect me still?

Feb 15, 2009 6:35 PM by Kuronoa

Sick-Bastard said:
Animefan009 said:
Cool


Not really. This sucks for a lot of people. Not for pirates like me though.



Oh, my bad, I though this was a good news this is bad, very bad.

Feb 15, 2009 6:25 PM by Ahepwmfnw701ja

Animefan009 said:
Cool


Not really. This sucks for a lot of people. Not for pirates like me though.

Feb 15, 2009 2:50 PM by Sick_Bastard

Interesting that it's only viz media manga rather than just allot manga titles from different publishers. I wonder why?

Feb 15, 2009 2:45 PM by miscs

So, what will happen to those manga titles?

I collect Prince of Tennis and Yami No Matsuei.

Feb 15, 2009 2:35 PM by BlackAssassin

Orange-kun said:
Noooo Prince of Tennis and Whistle!

*Is sports manga maniac*


same here

I want my Whistle, dang it
and my Flame of Recca DDD:

Feb 15, 2009 12:30 PM by the_seventh_l

I can understand why old titles are being removed,
but ION and Wanted are pretty much new. Furthermore, they are very easy to sale.
For example: Arina Tanemora is popular in my country, so selling ION to those who've read Full Moon or Gentlemen's Alliance is very easy.

I'm also shocked to see Shakugan no Shana Novels on that list.
Why remove the original novel instead of the manga adaptation @_@

Feb 15, 2009 12:26 PM by LionPaws

Cool

Feb 15, 2009 10:10 AM by Ahepwmfnw701ja

Ouch D: It dosen't affect me so much either, but it's pretty sad to hear diamond are doing this ;_;

Feb 15, 2009 9:58 AM by hinotoriii

Hikari-tan said:
This won't affect me at all, but it seriously sucks for a lot of others ;___;

Feb 15, 2009 6:36 AM by Cookie-chan-

This won't affect me at all, but it seriously sucks for a lot of others ;___;

Feb 15, 2009 4:09 AM by Kuromii

Whoa. I haven't really read any manga, but I can tell this is going to cause a bit of trouble for people.

Feb 15, 2009 2:09 AM by SMcCall64

Diamond is seriously f*cking up my manga collection. I'm waiting for ages for the next volume of Forget About Love & Nosatsu Junkie. ><

Feb 15, 2009 12:09 AM by Maora

The only thing that really effects me is Excel saga since ive been trying to hunt down a copy all across western BC >:P

Feb 14, 2009 10:56 PM by Icy-nee-san

Guessing that this is due to the same thing that keeps people away from HnI - shelf space. They can get a lot more free space for new titles by not carrying all volumes of all redundant shonen works.

Seeing Banana Fish on that list takes me back, though. I haven't yet seen it being sold outside of chapters in Animerica Extra, back in the day.

Feb 14, 2009 9:19 PM by Torisunanohokori

xD

Feb 14, 2009 9:09 PM by Corpse69

Noooo Prince of Tennis and Whistle!

*Is sports manga maniac*

Feb 14, 2009 8:23 PM by CottonCandyLover