I was excited. I enjoy reading the series, about teenagers who aspire to make their own hit manga, and I thought that this would be a good reason to try reading the official Viz release of manga online. However, a closer reading revealed that this was for iPad users only, since that’s the only place Viz offers their manga app.
I started wondering what sales of Volume 3 had been compared to the number of potential iPad customers, considering that only a subset of which had downloaded the app. Unfortunately, I promptly realized that I don’t have access to any of those numbers, so I wouldn’t be able to answer any of my questions.
I’m sure that those lucky people who own a $500 tablet find it a wonderful device on which to read manga and comics. Someday, I may be one of them. In the meantime, at least I have the books — even if I have to wait a week or more to get them.Similar Posts: New iPad, Viz Manga Deal for March § The Little App That Couldn’t: Tezuka Osamu Manga on iPad § Bakuman Complete Box Set Due This Fall § Bakuman Manga End Announced; 10 More Books to Go § How Is Graphic.Ly Doing? How About Longbox? A Survey of Digital Comic Distributors