Tachiyomi, Not Quite Dead Yet

Wanted to follow-up my recent post on “The Death of Tachiyomi.” Some readers may have taken the bombastic post title a bit too literally, thinking that suddenly Japan had turned into on anti-browsing state. As I wrote in the post, not only was this something I spotted in just one 7-11, like I said, even other 7-11s weren’t keeping everything wrapped (although most of the women titles are, but that’s to keep the included goodies safely inside). But it’s still quite shocking that at least one store went as far as it did.

But my friend Alastair Townsend (BAKOKO) made a good point on Twitter: Since most magazines really make their money from ad sales, someone is still making money, even if readers are just seeing the ads while reading and standing at the store.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.