ComiXology and Kodansha Comics have had a long-standing relationship, and now that partnership has taken another huge step. Starting this month, Kodansha Comics’ simulpub titles will now be available day-and-date on ComiXology Unlimited. ComiXology has provided further details below:
Kodansha Comics – home to some of the world’s most beloved manga series, including Card Captor Sakura: Clear Card, Attack on Titan, The Drops of God, Shaman King – is expanding its availability on comiXology, the leading digital comics service. Starting this month, comiXology will release new chapters of ongoing fan-favorite manga like Attack on Titan, EDENS ZERO, The Ghost in the Shell: The Human Algorithm, and more, same-day-as-Japan!
Manga fans can now read even more Kodansha Comics series at no additional cost with comiXology Unlimited or for purchase on comiXology and Kindle, giving readers maximum flexibility. To see new and recent manga chapter debuts visit comiXology.com. Today’s announcement follows Archie Comics’ recent day-and-date debut in comiXology Unlimited.
Members of comiXology Unlimited can access over 25,000 comics, graphic novels and manga for $5.99 a month with a 30-day free trial at comixology.com/unlimited.
ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is a revolutionary, cloud-based digital comics service. With content from over 125 publishers as well as thousands of independent creators from around the world, comiXology provides an unrivaled library of comic books, graphic novels, manga and bandes dessinées. The company’s first-in-class innovations include the exclusive Guided View technology which provides an immersive and cinematic reading experience and a new monthly subscription service. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Seattle and Los Angeles. For more information, visit comixology.com and follow the company on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.
About Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC
Established in New York in 2008, Kodansha USA Publishing (KUP) is a subsidiary of Kodansha, Japan’s largest publisher. Its manga imprint is Kodansha Comics, which began by releasing Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira and Shirow Masamune’s The Ghost in the Shell. Today, thanks to hits like Attack on Titan, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal Edition, Noragami, and FAIRY TAIL, it is now the No. 2 manga publisher in the United States by revenue. VERTICAL, which publishes fan favorite manga titles like Chi’s Sweet Home and BLAME!, as well as the popular MONOGATARI novel series, is also an imprint of KUP. Both Kodansha Comics and VERTICAL are distributed by Penguin Random House Publisher Services. http://www.kodanshacomics.com