Viz Media is the largest player in North America who sells digital manga in English. They aren’t exactly a household name, since comic books tends to garner most of the attention. In order to get manga into the hands of comic readers and build a bigger audience Viz has been distributing titles to ComiXology. Since mid 2014 new readers have been introduced to Viz’s catalog of content and the two companies have now expanded their partnership.
The new VIZ Media titles featured in this update are all published in Japan by Hakusensha, Inc., one of Japan’s most prominent publishing companies and renowned for offering a wide array of award-winning shojo manga series in addition to other genres. This latest comiXology content update expands the VIZ Media manga catalog on the platform to more than 1,500 volumes across more than 220 different series. Readers can enjoy all of these acclaimed releases using Comixology’s Manga Fixed Format, which enables a dedicated right-to-left full-page reading experience and the highest page resolution currently available.
In all, over 385 new issues were brought over to the Comixology platform today. Some of the more notable series include – LIBRARY WARS: LOVE & WAR, SKIP BEAT, PLEASE SAVE MY EARTH, OTOMEN, OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB, and VAMPIRE KNIGHT.
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