Onyx Boox has been developing and testing a new digital comic book app for their complete line of devices through a partnership with Bilibili. This version of the app was developed specifically for digital reading devices. In order to adapt to refresh features of e-ink screens, Bilibili simplified the app’s user interface, only keeping three tabs: “home page,” “bookshelf” and … [Read more...] about Onyx Boox launches new Bilibili digital comics app
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Piccoma has emerged as the manga app to beat in Japan. The feat is incredible considering that it has just been a few years since the app was introduced. Owned by the South Korean internet company Kakao, the company started off with a single studio in Japan before it branched out to two more studio locations, one each in Seoul and Tokyo. The app had turned out to be the highest … [Read more...] about What makes Piccoma the most profitable manga app in Japan?
Google has just released a new online manga tool called Giga Manga. It allows users to create sketches and turn them into fully colored manga art that uses AI and machine learning. Using Giga Manga is ridiculously simple and could be the next big thing, since adult coloring books is not popular anymore. You can simply sketch a few simple lines and add some color, and machine … [Read more...] about Google releases new online Manga Tool that uses AI to optimize your art
Line Digital Frontier, a Japanese webtoon company announced it has purchased the Japanese electronic book company eBOOK Initiative Japan, the Korean publication Korea JoonAnd Daily reported. Line Digital Frontier happens to be a subsidiary of Naver Webtoon and has its own webtoon app in Japanese named Line Manga.eBOOK Initiative, on the other hand, is an e-book service … [Read more...] about Line Digital Frontier acquires eBOOK Initiative Japan
Google recently introduced Manga Out of The Box at "Google Arts & Culture" which serves as a comprehensive guide to manga such as its history, how it has come to influence fashion and art in Japan and elsewhere in the world, and so on. As Engadget Japan reported, Manga Out of The Box also serves as a comprehensive guide on famous writers such as Osamu Tezuka or Fujiko F. … [Read more...] about Manga Out of The Box serves as a comprehensive guide to Google and manga
The Japanese e-bookstore BookLive is hosting the inaugural Magademy Awards event for the first time ever, something that has been conceived in line with the Academy Awards ceremonies. As it is with the latter that honors those with artistic and technical brilliance in the film industry, the Magademy Awards has been created to celebrate and honor the manga characters as well as … [Read more...] about Magademy Awards by BookLive is going to be the Oscars of manga
In an effort to share new and exciting manga outside of Japan, Kirakira Media Inc. has just announced it will be offering a new digital manga service on Azuki starting on June 28th.This service will offer manga in English (outside of Japan) to the rest of the world; on Andriod, web browsers, as well as, on iOS. In addition to their already vast library, this service will … [Read more...] about Digital Manga Service Azuki Coming in June
The big four of manga publishers in Japan - Kodansha, Shueisha, Shogakukan, and Kadokawa - have dragged the American web infrastructure company Cloudflare to court on charges of hosting servers containing pirated manga, Japan Today reported. The publishers accuse Cloudfare of hosting a server that is powerful enough to support an average monthly viewership of 300 million and … [Read more...] about Japanese big four manga publishers to sue American firm for piracy, again
The Kohei Horikoshi's superhero manga My Hero Academia has gone plus ultra, Japanese company Shueisha revealed. What this means is that there are more than 65 million copies of the series that have been printed physically and digitally sold, the Crunchyroll website revealed. The series sold 45 million copies in Japan while in the rest of the world, that figure stands at 20 … [Read more...] about My Hero Academia Manga sells more than 65 MIllion copies worldwide
NTT Solmare, founders of Comic C’moA is hyping the launch of MangaPlaza, the new digital manga platform, and is doling out cashback offers for the same AniTrendz reported. Plus, the Japan-based company is also offering winners the chance to collaborate with anime/manga YouTuber Akidearest and MyAnimeList, the Obey Me! – One Master to Rule Them dating simulation game. All of … [Read more...] about MangaPlaza service being hyped via pre-registration campaign offering cashback and other freebies
A recent blog by Shueisha editor Yūta Momiyama, who is also the manager for Shonen Jump magazine and MANGA Plus online services, explains that it is quite common for publishers to sell the overseas publishing rights through foreign licensing departments, and that this continues to give positive results.Momiyama described how it’s becoming normal for overseas publishing … [Read more...] about MANGA Plus Data Used for Anime Adaptations
Starting this April, thirteen countries are coming together with the goal of fighting intellectual-content piracy. The newly formed International Anti-Piracy Organization (IAPO) requires global cooperation; websites holding pirated content often use offshore servers.Big advocates of film, television, music and the streaming industry are also getting on board. The Motion … [Read more...] about Manga Piracy Crackdown Goes Global
Manga is everywhere.Hailing from Japan, manga are graphic novels or comics usually aimed at more mature audiences. Being an adult these days is tough, so a little playful imagination-rich break, can go a long way.Distraction is a powerful tool to help with anxiety and depression.Manga stories cover a large variety of relatable topics; from the classic hero’s … [Read more...] about Manga: Entertainment or Graphic Medicine?