East and West Join Forces: Digital Manga and Papyless Partner to Distribute Manga Digitally

Mar 29th 2012
Gardena, CA | Tokyo, Japan | March 29 2012 Digital Manga, Inc. one of the North American industry's most unique, independent manga publishers, and Papyless Co, LTD., one of Japan's largest, publicly traded online bookstores, is proud to announce an exciting new partnership to make digitally distributed manga more accessible than ever before. No stranger to the world of digital distribution, Papyless has been providing fans with a quick, easy way to buy manga online with the launch of their international Renta! Site. However, their Japanese-only selection of over 125,000 titles remained out of the reach of English speaking fans. Now the combination of Papyless' catalog and the localization prowess of DMI stands poised to bring thousands of new books to the hands of eager, tech-savvy manga enthusiasts across the globe.

The final, English-language books will be available on a number of platforms: Paypless' Renta! Site, DMI's eManga.com platform, and a number of e-book readers such as the Kindle, Nook, and iPad. As long as you have an internet connection, you'll be able to pick up and enjoy a volume of your favorite manga with the click of a button. The collaboration plans to begin releases with titles from Comic Cyutt, a young women's magazine co-published digitally by Media Factory and Papyless. Anticipated titles include Nyan Café e Youkoso, Card Master, Change Sanjou, Nanairo no Enbukyoku, Pandora Restaurant!, Seiwa Gakuen Bentoubu!, Spirital Danshi, and Warui Koto. Additional titles will be announced in the months following the release of the Comic Cyutt titles.

About Digital Manga, Inc.
Located in Gardena, CA, Digital Manga, Inc. is one of the industry's most unconventional and innovative companies, specializing in building corporate and cultural bridges from Japan to the West - specifically through the licensing, importation and preparation of anime (Japanese animation), manga (Japanese comic books) and related merchandise for North America's mainstream and niche markets. In this capacity, DMI serves as a catalyst for the spread of Japanese pop culture institutions into the global arena. For more information about Digital Manga, Inc. visit www.digitalmanga.com

About Papyless Co. Ltd.
An internationally traded company, Papyless is one of Japan's largest online book distributors. Founded in November 1995, their e-pub services provide access to a catalogue of over 125,000 Japanese language books, manga, and magazines. For more information about Papyless, visit www.papy.co.jp/

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