A Mountain of Manga Coming to the USA

by Media Do International, Inc. (Paid Advertisement),
A mountain of manga has arrived at an eBook store near you, thanks to Media Do International, Inc. (MD-i), a new manga provider in North America.

MD-i is the US subsidiary of Media Do, the largest eBook distribution group in Japan that has close ties to every publisher there. Media Do's growth has been phenomenal, making it an indispensable part of the eBook business in Japan, and MD-i will follow in their footsteps by contributing quite a sizeable amount to the eBook manga market in North America--all to satisfy the demands of manga readers here.

MD-i has been entrusted by quite a number of those publishers—including major ones like Akita Publishing—with translating their titles and sharing them with the world. Now you can see the end result, with over 100 new manga titles brought to North America, with many more on the way. All of these titles have never before been printed in the US or officially translated into English, until now!* These unread gems contain genres ranging from romance to horror to sci-fi/fantasy, so there's something for everyone. Here are some of the amazing titles that you can (and should) read now!

*With the exception of the popular itazurana Kiss

The Love and Creed of Sae Maki
© 2015 Tohru Uchimizu(Akita Publishing Co.,Ltd.)

The Love and Creed of Sae Maki truly brings to life the saying, “With friends like this, who needs enemies?” The top-selling Akita Publishing title in Japan, this story is intense and gripping from start to finish.

Mousy main character Misao can't believe her luck when the most popular girl in school, Sae Maki, saves her from being bullied and becomes her best friend. However, the story goes on to show that when something seems too good to be true, there's usually a good reason for that…

Available at Comixology, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Google Play Books, Amazon, and iBooks.

itazurana Kiss
© KAORU TADA/minato-pro/Mz-plan

The strange twists and turns in love are documented in minato-pro's highly acclaimed manga series itazurana Kiss. Kotoko Aihara confesses her love to the school genius, Naoki Irie, only to have him cruelly reject her. However, due to a freak accident that leaves her homeless, her family ends up moving into Irie's house!

Over time and with the help of blackmail, Kotoko and Irie learn that there is more to the other than they first realized. Read and learn how their relationship evolves. This timeless tale is so popular it has been turned into live TV series in Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, and Japan, and even recently had a two-part movie!

Available at Comixology, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Google Play Books, Amazon, and iBooks.


Learn all the things you didn't know you didn't know about competitive food eating contests in NIHONBUNGEISHA's Kuishinbo!

Follow Mantaro Ohara* as he learns various tips and tricks for enjoying as much food as possible in short amounts of time. Readers can use this as a fun way to learn about a variety of mouthwatering Japanese dishes, and pick out some dishes to try in Japan someday.

*His name is a pun/prophetic, as Ohara means “big stomach” in Japanese

Available at Comixology, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Google Play Books, Amazon, and iBooks

Sota's Knife
© KEI HONJO & YUICHIRO SUEDA / Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha, Ltd.

Learn more about the how Japanese food is prepared in SOTA'S KNIFE, published by Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha.

The eponymous Sota is a kitchen hand at a high-class traditional Japanese restaurant, learning the basics of cooking washoku. Through Sota's training, readers will come to understand the care and forethought that goes into creating Japanese cuisine and which has led to its wide-spread popularity across the world, from ramen to sushi to izakaya fare. Pure-hearted, hard-working, and in love with food, Sota will have readers rooting for him to become the best washoku chef ever.

Available at: Comixology, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Google Play Books, Amazon, and iBooks

© RYO AZUMI / Beaglee Inc

Enter a world of mystery and alchemy in Beaglee's MYSTERION.

Leon Schwarts is a simple sailor, enjoying his time at sea and his breaks on land, while doing his best to avoid sleeping and the nightmares that haunt him. During a trip to London, Leon's boat runs across what seems to be a deserted ship, only to find a single survivor, the beautiful girl Lapis. However, Lapis has secrets of her own that she is willing to go to extreme lengths to keep. This meeting starts a string of events that changes Leon's life forever…

Available at: Comixology, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Google Play Books, Amazon, and iBooks

You are able to buy all of these titles and more at ComiXology, Kindle, iBooks, Nook, Kobo, and the Google Play Store (links above). You can buy the full volumes or individual chapters if you just want to try out a series before committing, or both! Media Do International, Inc. is going to keep adding more manga with the goal of doubling its catalogue by the end of this year, so keep an eye out for all new titles.

All of these titles can be found at the Comixology website.

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