Recently, Viz Media became another victim of the economy, forcing them to lay off at least 40% of their workforce, which is at least 60 people. The good part is, they do not plan to leave any series hanging or cancel any product lines, meaning Shonen Jump and Shoujo Beat are here to stay for the time being. Most of the lay off were in Public Relations, which means to the work quality likely will not suffer. I feel that the economy is turning around somewhat, since many corporations that needed bailouts posted profits for Q1 2010. We'll see how long this lasts before other companies follow suit.