Japan's Content Overseas Distribution Association to Publish 16 Anti-Piracy Manga in English
posted on by Alex Mateo
Japan's Content Overseas Distribution Association (CODA), an organization that aims to reduce worldwide piracy and actively promote the international distribution of Japanese content, began posting manga specifically created to counter piracy on its official website as part of the "Manga Anime Guardians Project" on Friday. The website will release four anti-piracy manga by different creators every Friday until July 3, for a total of 16 manga. In addition to a Japanese version, each manga will have an English edition and a video version with music. CODA will also publish the manga in print and digital versions.
CODA published the first four anti-piracy manga by the following creators on Friday:
- Akira Akatsuki (Medaka Box)
- Adachitoka (Noragami)
- Rie Arai (Yotabanashi)
- Ammitsu (Ran the Peerless Beauty
CODA will publish manga by the following creators on June 19:
- Hiromu Shinozuka (PriPri Chi-chan!!)
- Kazutoshi Soyama (Zettai Zetsumei Dangerous Jii-san
- Kenji Saito, Akinari Nao (Trinity Seven)
- Hashimoto, Matsukoma (Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store)
- Tsurun Hatomune (Mitama Security: Spirit Busters)
- Shū Fukuda (Dorokei)
- Mihona Fujii (GALS!)
- Shin Kibayashi, Fumiya Sato (The File of Young Kindaichi), Shinpei Funatsu (Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo Gaiden: Hannin-tachi no Jikenbo)
- Hidekichi Matsumoto (Survival Game Club!)
- Haruka Minami (Honey Boys Spiral)
- Mine Yoshizaki (Sgt. Frog)
- Naoko Matsuda (Jūhan Shuttai!)
CODA and Tokyo Otaku Mode started the "Manga Anime Guardians Project" (MAGP) in 2014 in order to protect manga and anime content overseas.
Thanks to Kim P for the news tip.