ComiXology Expands Distribution Monopoly With Two Big Manga Announcements
Kodansha Comics, the manga publisher, has added their entire digital catalog to ComiXology as of today. This consists of 350 volumes of 53 series, including their very popular Attack on Titan, Sailor Moon, and Fairy Tail.
The press release states that new releases will be available the same day as print, “as well as some digital-only debuts.” Kodansha joins Viz as the major manga publishers available through that digital distributor.
Speaking of Viz, they’ve just announced that Weekly Shonen Jump, their digital anthology published simultaneously with the Japanese flagship, will be available on ComiXology and the Amazon Kindle Store. The magazine serializes the publisher’s most popular manga, including One Piece and Bleach. Issues are 99 cents each currently.