BIGLOBE Exhibits Sugoi Books App at Anime Expo and Launches New Dedicated Website

BIGLOBE Exhibits Sugoi Books App at Anime Expo and Launches New Dedicated Website
A new website for Android Bookstore Sugoi Books

Tokyo, June 28, 2011- NEC BIGLOBE, Ltd. (BIGLOBE), one of Japan's leading internet service providers, announced today its participation in Anime Expo 2011 (AX), the largest anime/manga convention in North America, from July 1-4, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. BIGLOBE is the creator of Sugoi Books, an Android-based bookstore application, as well as its dedicated website aimed at the manga community:

BIGLOBE will supply smartphone devices for demonstrations at booths 813 and 815 during AX, enabling visitors to experience their manga bookstore app firsthand. A cosplay photo contest will also be held at the booths, where participants may win an assortment of prizes.

On Sunday, July 3 from 3PM to 4PM, representatives from BIGLOBE Japan will hold a panel discussion in LP4 to personally introduce this innovative and entertaining application to AX visitors. New comic titles will also be announced, and members of the panel discussion audience will be eligible to win prizes.

To commemorate its presence at AX, BIGLOBE will give away 300 free tickets that can be used to buy manga chapters through Saturday, July 8 at midnight (PST) to anyone who downloads the app and registers an account on Sugoi Books.

Just prior to AX, the website was completely updated. Visitors now have easy access to information about available manga titles, can communicate with other manga fans via Twitter and Facebook, and can find the latest anime and manga industry news. In close contact with its fans, NEC BIGLOBE aims to become the largest manga provider for users of smartphones and multimedia devices.

Sugoi BooksSummary
Android Market:
Available Platforms: Android 1.6 or higher.

NEC BIGLOBE also plans to release the Sugoi Books app for iPhone/iPad, Symbian, and BlackBerry.
Payment method: PayPal.

NEC BIGLOBE, Ltd. (Established in July, 2006, based in Tokyo) is a member of the NEC group, one of Japan's leading IT companies. The company is one of the largest internet service providers in Japan and offers a variety of networking services, content and applications, while boasting 22.32 million service users as of the end of December 2010.

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