'Manga Planet' Manga Subscription Service Launches With Toward the Terra, My Favorite Carrera, More Series
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The Manga Planet manga subscription service launched on Monday. The service costs US$6.99 per month, and the subscription allows users unlimited access to English-translated manga on the service.
The company will launch the following titles from LEED Publishing Co., Ltd. and San-Ei Corporation Co., Ltd this month:
- Toward the Terra by Keiko Takemiya
- Hana Gurui by Fumi Shimomura
- Gairav by Syufo Itahashi
- Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft and Satoshi Ogawa
- Inugami Kai by Masaya Hokazono
- Hoshi Demitasse by Yusu Matsumoto
- My Favorite Carrera by Kia Asamiya
The first chapters of Hoshi Demitasse and My Favorite Carrera are available now, along with the first chapter of Yasunori Kasuga and Umiharu's After School! manga.
Manga Planet is also working with publishers Bunkasha Publishing Co., Ltd.; Kaiohsha Publishing Co., Ltd.; Wani Books Co., Ltd.; Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd.; Shodensha Publishing Co., Ltd.; Home-sha, Starts Publishing Corporation, K.K. HarperCollins Japan, and MugenUp Inc. The company is also working with individual artists such as Masaya Hokazono.
Manga Planet started as a joint project between Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. and Fantasista, Inc. in 2012. The companies' goal with Manga Planet is to "[bring] new manga to fans from all over the world and support artists and the industry."
Fantasista, Inc. is also the company that launched the futekiya manga subscription service in July that focuses on boys-love manga.
Source: Press release