Electronic manga comic consumption in Japan

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japan.internet.com recently reported on one aspect of a survey by goo Research into manga (comics) that found that about one in three paper readers were also consumers on electronic devices.

Demographics

Between the 8th and 10th of January 2013 1,075 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 52.6% of the sample were male, 16.4% in their teens, 18.1% in their twenties, 21.9% in their thirties, 15.8% in their forties, 15.6% in their fifties, and 12.2% aged sixty or older.

Instead of a comic on a mobile phone, let’s have a mobile phone in a comic:

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I’ve never read a manga electronically in any form, but coincidentally today at lunchtime I noticed a colleage reading one on a tablet computer.
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Manga habits of the Japanese: part 1 of 2

Do you like manga? graph of japanese statisticsgoo Research recently released a wonderfully detailed survey into manga (comics), from which I learnt quite a lot. I hope you enjoy it as much as me.

Demographics

Between the 15th and 17th of May 2012 1,939 members of the goo Research online monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 60.9% of the sample were female, 6.8% between 15 and 19 years old, 16.5% between 20 and 24 years old, 16.6% between 25 and 29 years old, 16.8% between 30 and 34 years old, 16.5% between 35 and 39 years old, and 17.0% between 40 and 44 years old.

I would have to say I’m on the fence about manga. I’ve read a few here and there, mostly of the illustrated essay type, and I’ve enjoyed them all, but I don’t go and hunt them out. I’ve tried reading some of my wife’s ordinary manga books, but the genres don’t appeal to me, and I cannot read them fast enough so it always feels like an unrewarding chore.
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