Japan's First Free Manga Magazine Arrives January 16th

posted on 2007-01-16 06:53 EST
"Comic Ganbo" to be distrubuted for free in Tokyo

According to the Mainichi Shinbun, venture publishing firm Dejima will begin distribution of a free manga magazine, called "Comic Ganbo", at 30 Tokyo-area train stations. While many free publications (also referred to as "free papers"), such as magazines and advertising circulars, are already available throughout Japan, this is the first time that a manga magazine will be distributed for free.

"Comic Ganbo" will be available starting January 16th. New issues are scheduled to appear every Tuesday or Wednesday. The first issue will have a print run of 100,000 copies.

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