Kobo and Viz Media have signed a new deal that will bring 60 different series that includes over 500 editions. NARUTO, BLEACH, VAMPIRE KNIGHT, and BLUE EXORCIST are among some of popular titles that will be available through this launch. Readers can use the Kobo Arc, a tablet device that is ideal for reading in full colour, or one of the many dedicated e-readers, such as the Kobo Aura HD. Books can also be accessed using the official Kobo app for Android or iOS.
Supporting Fixed Layout ePubs, Kobo provides comic-lovers with a responsive reading experience that allows users to zoom and pan into scenes and images effortlessly with a simple double-tap of the screen as well as seamlessly swipe through titles with no delays. With a highly responsive experience, Kobo is dedicated to providing Viz Media customers with the best platform for reading comics and manga.
“Kobo users will be thrilled to have direct access to the world’s most popular and acclaimed manga titles delivered through their family of sleek and compact e-reading devices,” says Gagan Singh, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, VIZ Media. “Manga continues to be one of the fastest growing and most popular segments of the digital publishing market and we are very pleased to continue to expand the range of integrated delivery models available to fans.”
“We’re thrilled to bring VIZ Media titles to Kobo’s growing catalog of manga and to be expanding our diverse content catalog for our most passionate readers,” says Nathan Maharaj, Director, Merchandising, Kobo. “Together with Viz Media’s collection of titles and our crisp, dynamic, and colorful reading experience, manga fans will fall in love with the digital reading experience.”
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.