News ComicWalker App Adds Nagato Yuki-chan, Love Live!, Angel Beats Manga
posted on 2014-04-03 03:45 EDT
Japanese publisher Kadokawa's ComicWalker website and app added nine new titles in English:
- The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan by Puyo
- 7O3X by Iqura Sugimoto
- Ro-Kyu-Bu! by Yuuki Takami
- Menacing DOG'S -Another Secret- (Kyōhaku Dogs) by Shaa
- Angel Beats -Heaven's Door- by Yuriko Asami
- Love Live! by Sakurako Kimino and Arumi Tokita
- Tsuiteru Kanojo by Niku
- Re: Magical Girl by Shiyotakon
- Eyesight Test by Tama and 40mP
Yen Press is releasing The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan manga in North America. The sixth compiled volume shipped in Japan in December. ComicWalker describes the story:
Yuki Nagato is just a shy, normal girl attending the North High Literature Club as a first year student. Things get really interesting in her club where the only two other members are her best friend Ryoko Asakura and club member Kyon. This is the highly anticipated spin off to The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya!
The service's website includes a calendar so users can see when Kadokawa will update each of the series. The website also includes a blog by the editor as well as links to purchasing print and digital versions of manga already licensed, such as Yen Press' releases of The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi-chan and High School DxD.
ComicWalker users are able to create their own "magazines" to follow the manga they want to read, and the app will also suggest other series based on users' history.
The service will feature 150 past and present works, and around 50 original titles. Kadokawa plans to release the original titles in collected book form under a new label. Currently, ComicWalker also has 150 manga in Japanese and 30 manga in Chinese.
Kadokawa also noted that it will host a contest for a "ComicWalker Rookie Award" and a "KanColle Comic Illustration Award" (temporary name) with the service.
Hideaki Kobayashi serves as ComicWalker's executive manager.
Thanks to The Mad Manga Massacre for the news tip