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LaughingElbow



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:37 pm Reply with quote
And they also enter the digital scene now.
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ZeetherKID77



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:46 pm Reply with quote
Too bad Kodansha USA can't have its own magazine like Viz with WSJ and Yen+.
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Hameyadea



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:14 pm Reply with quote
I think that's a smart move, it'll allow them to reach more people at lower costs
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Veniamin



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:19 pm Reply with quote
Does WSJ Japan already have digital?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:39 pm Reply with quote
ZeetherKID77 wrote:
Too bad Kodansha USA can't have its own magazine like Viz with WSJ and Yen+.

Kodansha already publishes a lot of stuff digitally through Crunchyroll manga though. The problem is Kodansha in the US, like Viz and other JP subsidiaries are risk-averse. Kodansha JP is going to digitally simulpub Young Magazine, which includes Prison School. Kodansha USA's tumblr specifically stated they would not publish Prison School, and they even doubted anyone else would too, until they were proven wrong by Yen Press.

Veniamin wrote:
Does WSJ Japan already have digital?

Yes, though with different content than the US WSJ. Actually there are different forms. One is Jump+ with slight motion comic enhancements like animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-10-02/shonen-jump-offers-online-manga-and-secret-jiggling-body-parts/.79486
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bigivel



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:32 am Reply with quote
Veniamin wrote:
Does WSJ Japan already have digital?


Yep! They created the Jump+ platform, where you can read a lot of free titles, buy digital format of Weekly Shonen Jump and digital volumes of titles from any Jump magazine.

They right now have 50 free titles. 38 are totally new series while the rest are for advertisement purposes(For Example: One Piece as a random chapter pop-up approximately every month).
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mewpudding101
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:12 am Reply with quote
Awesome! Just hope they don't charge for digital issues. I love Comic Avarus' change to digital. Free chapters every month.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:23 am Reply with quote
If they had deal with Crunchyroll to simulpub some of these titles, I'd like it if they could get all the Pastel manga ch. as that's one of my all-time fave manga.
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ajr



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:30 am Reply with quote
Good news, then.
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zensunni



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:20 pm Reply with quote
Kadmos1 wrote:
If they had deal with Crunchyroll to simulpub some of these titles, I'd like it if they could get all the Pastel manga ch. as that's one of my all-time fave manga.

I agree about Pastel. That is needed!
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#830278



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:30 pm Reply with quote
Its so nice to see Kodansha's smart move of bringing its print magazines to digital. Would suggest you to be part of some popular Digital Magazine/Book store which can break all geographical barriers and reach out content to a global arena. I recently gazed through an interesting app named Magzter. They are a leading Global Digital Magazine/Book store which had a collection of more than 4500 magazines and 25000 books. They do lot of event based promotions which is so exciting and irresistable. they have a 24 million user base that might be the right audience to tap for all ur marketing needs.
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:58 am Reply with quote
zensunni wrote:
[I agree about Pastel. That is needed!

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-838941/pastel

Back in mid-July, I sent a PM to the Crunchyroll Manga Brand Manager about Pastel being added to their catalog and she forwarded the message to her Japanese team.
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