Bookloud Publishes World's 1st Digital Manga Magazine: Comicloud
TOKYO, Japan (September 15, 2010) - Bookloud, publisher of COMICLOUD, the world's first manga magazine dedicated solely to an e-publishing format, announced the release of the latest issue of COMICLOUD. The second issue of the e-magazine will be available on the 22nd of September, 2010 on the Amazon Kindle platform. Users can buy the magazine through Kindle, Kindle DX, and Kindle applications for PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, etc.
COMICLOUD Volume 1, Number 2 carries the following four manga:
• QUADRIFOGLIO 2 (by Takeshi OKAMOTO):
A fitting sequel to the manga that excited Alfistas more than any other—QUADRIFOGLIO. Yotsuba is not your average university student: she has the extraordinary ability to hear a car's "voice." She works at Quadrifoglio, an auto repair shop specializing in Italian and French cars, while she also enjoys life in the university Autocross Club. Suddenly, a beautiful and exotic girl driving a Renault Sport Spider Saute-Vent comes and causes major trouble for Yotsuba and the club with her high-handed attitude...
• Detective SumoKING (by Shintaro KAGO):
Shintaro Kago, who is well-known among manga maniacs, shocks the world with this slapstick detective story! Homurayama, a sumo grand champion, has a secret identity as a detective and is asked to help the police investigate the murder of a sumo wrestler. When he finally solves the mystery, the organization behind the crime launches a massive assault to get rid of him. Can Homurayama evade the attack and reveal the truth?!
• NOBUNA-GIRL (by Taro MATSUMOTO):
A fantastic story about Nobunaga ODA, the greatest sengoku daimyo (samurai leader), and a mysterious high school girl named RAN. In the 16th century, the oni (oriental demons) secretly conspired to seize control of Japan. However, Nobunaga foiled their plans. The oni then return to Japan in the 21st century and sound the gong to signal the start of the ultimate battle!
• Bang IPPONGI's Diary of a Manga Artist (by Bang IPPONGI):
A chronicle of Bang Ippongi, a popular manga artist and cosplayer pioneer. She also enjoys teaching how to draw manga at a vocational school. This manga presents her experiences with foreign exchange students and should prove helpful and enjoyable for manga fans.
Print Length: 170
Price: US$4.99 (Users may be requested to pay an additional transmission fee to download.)
Language: English (Japanese version bundled)
BOOKLOUD was founded on January 26, 2010 as an e-book publishing group and will become a private company in early 2011. COMICLOUD Volume 1, Number 1, the world's first manga e-magazine, was released on July 30, 2010 and is available for Kindle, Kindle DX and Kindle applications for PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, etc. BOOKLOUD has launched a website for COMICLOUD at http://www.comicloud.net/. BOOKLOUD uses two Twitter accounts: @comicloud (mainly Japanese) and @bookloud (mainly English).