Thursday, September 14

Firm offering 'manga' online in Asia

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006

Electronic books distributor eBook Initiative Japan Co. said it will distribute Japanese "manga" comic books via an Internet portal site in Singapore starting Tuesday.

The service will initially offer 30 titles, including a collection of "Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro" by Shigeru Mizuki, in their original and Chinese-language versions, the Tokyo-based company said.

Full article is here.

About time mainstream companies using technology to promote mangas. I wondered why it is so tardy for them to catch up and play the same game field as scanlators. Was it laziness or adversiness to new tech?

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