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Death Note Team's Bakuman Manga Posted in 4 Languages

posted on 2008-08-19 11:25 EDT
First chapter posted for free on Jumpland website until August 31

Shueisha's Jumpland electronic manga site has posted the first chapter of the Bakuman. manga from the Death Note writer/artist duo of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata for free in English, French, German, and Japanese on Monday. The website's manga installments require a proprietary browser that only runs on the Microsoft Windows XP or Vista operating system. Bakuman.'s story follows two 14-year-old Japanese high school boys who decide to write and draw their own manga.

The Jumpland website has already been posting chapters of Death Note, Bleach, and D.Gray-man since June 30. However, Bakuman. is the first manga that Shueisha has released online in multiple languages before it has been released in print outside Japan. Bakuman. had just begun on August 11 in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan. Jumpland's English manga chapters will be free until August 31.

Source: About.com Manga


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