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Life, Hataraki Man Manga Added to iPhone's J App Store

posted on 2008-08-12 18:00 EDT

The Japanese publisher Kodansha and the mobile application providers Bbmf and Sonoran Blue have been adding almost two dozen manga titles to the Japanese App Store, the online download service for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch mobile devices. These titles include such popular works as Keiko Suenobu's Life, Moyoco Anno's Hataraki Man, Yōzaburō Kanari and Fumiya Sato's Kindaichi Case Files, and Kaiji Kawaguchi's The Silent Service. Unlike manga that have been offered on other Japanese mobile phones, these titles can be added to iPhones and iPod Touch devices in America and elsewhere — with prepaid Japanese iTunes Store cards that are readily available online.

Four other manga titles — Takao Saito's Golgo 13, Mine Yoshizaki's Keroro Gunsō (Sgt. Frog), Yuichirou Sueda's Souta no Houchou, and Kouji Inoue's Mahiru no Tenshi — have already been posted on the App Store. All five of Sonoran Blue's titles and 12 Bbmf titles are being added for free, although not all of Bbmf's manga titles are online now. Bbmf has already begun officially offering manga in the Korean App Store, and it plans to distribute comics in elsewhere overseas.

The current and future manga offerings on the App Store include the following:

Hataraki Man Moyoco Anno
Shin Naniwa Kin'yudo Yuuji Aoki Production
Juneai Ryō Kurashina, Hisashi Fujiwara
Mahiru no Tenshi Kouji Inoue
The Silent Service Kaiji Kawaguchi
Kindaichi Case Files: The Opera House Murders Yōzaburō Kanari, Fumiya Sato
Fukkatsu! Daisan Yakyuubu Toshiyuki Mutsu
Bukkake Seiji Matsuyama
Urekoi Inosuke Rodrigues
Billy the Kid 21-mai no Album Noboru Rokuda
Golgo 13 Takao Saito
Uranoruma Shuichi Sakabe
Souta no Houchou Yuichirou Sueda
Life Keiko Suenobu
Muyon -Kagenashi- Tsutomu Takahashi, Jung-Hyun Kim
Alice Infinity Wonderland Takako Tanaka
Kichijōji Moho-Men Seiki Tsuchida
Densen Uta Movie Gensaku-ban Masaru Urakawa & Kaya
Lemon Angel 2 Jun Watabe
Radical Scanty Returns Katsumi Yamaguchi
Sentō Megami Anunga Atsuji Yamamoto
Tokumei Kakarichō Tadano Hitoshi Final Kimio Yanagisawa
Keroro Gunsō (Sgt. Frog) Mine Yoshizaki
Danzai Otome Sakuya Yuuki

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