Friday, May 21, 2004

Turning Japanese: The Albuquerque Tribune takes note of the rising popularity of Japanese culture in the United States:

"Japanese animation is a $19 billion industry in Japan and makes up about $106 billion of the country's gross domestic product -- that's half the country's car industry.

"In the United States, Japanese animation has grown into more than a $100 million industry, with anime far surpassing manga in popularity."