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Manga Box App Launches

With more and more people toting smartphones, tablets and e-readers these days, several publishers and software designers have been offering up digital versions of manga for download via e-bookstores or dedicated apps. The latest company to enter the e-manga fray is Japanese mobile software giant DeNA (pronounced “dee-en-ey”) with their app Manga Box. And lo and behold, there’s an English version!

The app, which launched last week, is already chock-full of titles (22 as of this writing) all of which are free to read for the latest 12 volumes plus the first 100 pages. Basically, it’s a pretty decent amount of free manga. Plans are in place to sell both e- and dead tree manga within the app.

The selection of titles within the app cover a variety of genres and styles, from historical epic Horizon to plants-vs-humans horror manga Green Worldz to Can’t Ride A Bicycle, the story of a high schooler who… can’t ride a bicycle.

Of the most interest to our readers is probably Spoof on Titan, a comedic four-panel manga drawn by original Attack on Titan artist Hajime Isayama. It’s seriously pretty funny, guys.

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.