mangette
 n.— «As if it wasn’t enough that manga’s hardest-working quartet has yet to finish “X/1999” (Viz), “Legal Drug” (Tokyopop), “Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle” (Del Rey), “XXXHolic” (Del Rey) AND “Kobato” (ADV), now comes word that they will be working on a series for a fifth U.S. publisher. The buzz word for this project is “mangette,” which is the 80-page monthly digest format in which the creators will be working will be called.…What remains to be seen, though, is whether manga fans will embrace mangettes or wait for the more traditional trade paperbacks to be released.» —“Cel Shaded: U.S. publishers roll out new manga formats” by Jason Yadao Star-Bulletin (Honolulu, Hawaii) Aug. 6, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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