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>IGN: Currently in the U.S. we've seen an abundance of manga on bookstore shelves. >While some see this as a good thing, it's caused some companies to re-do their business plans. What are your thoughts on this? Does a similar situation exist in Japan?

>Kubo: In Japan there is a lot of manga, but around manga there are video games, manga on cellphones, manga in card games…so people not only enjoy manga but also the products around it. I think that eventually in the U.S. bookstores will have a lot of manga that are not of good quality. Fans are clever, and fans are smart enough to tell the quality of them, and over time the quality titles will stay, while the not-so-quality titles will go away.