Anime News Network is reporting that that Bandai Entertainment, the subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) that handles anime and manga in North America, will be discontinuing sales of its manga. According to the report, the company will be making its final shipment of manga to retailers by the end of October 2012.
Bandai Entertainment had announced in January 2012 that it would stop offering new manga releases in February 2012. Since February, the company had continued to produce and distribute its existing catalog lineup, but it no longer produced and distributed new releases. Bandai Entertainment had closed its own online store in December 2011.