Newtype USA Drops Out

Representatives of ADV, the guys that brought us the Newtype magazines, have contacted retail partners to inform them that the February issue of Newtype USA will be the last. The company is planning to replace Newtype USA with another magazine that has yet to be disclosed. Newtype USA was launched by ADV back in 2002, Newtype Japan has been going strong since 1985. [Source: ANN]

The turn of events are a little unsettling. I can't help but notice a growing trend of regression. Perhaps Geneon was just the first, and with the Anime Network's 24/7 Linear Service discontinued following in suite, and now Newtype, things are no doubt getting shaky.

UPDATE (1/11/2008): The new magazine will be on sale mid-March. Titled PiQ, the magazine will cover anime, manga, video games and other aspects of pop culture. Existing subscribers can either cancel their subscription or continue to receive their remaining issues fulfilled at a two-to-one ratio, meaning you will get double the number of magazines delivered straight to your doorstep.

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