Digital distributor Amimaru publishes Akira Himekawa's manga "Yuana and the Silver Moon" on iPad

HELSINKI, FINLAND, May 7th, 2014 – Digital manga distributor Amimaru is publishing the manga ”Yuana and the Silver Moon” by Akira Himekawa on its iPad and Facebook applications.

The full-color manga stories were originally published in the children's newspaper Asahi Shougakusei Shinbun. They have not been published in English before.

The series is a set of fantasy manga featuring the titular Native American boy Yuana, who can see spirits. He ends up learning things about himself and solving problems both in the spirit world and the world of the humans.

The first story, Yuana of the Wolf Country, was published today. It costs 200 Amimaru points (about $1). The second story, The Tears of Crazy Bull, will be published later this month.


Founded in 2011, Amimaru Ltd is a Finnish company that aims to provide manga readers all over the world a new and easier way to consume and purchase manga and receive the appreciation of their favorite authors.

The company currently publishes digital manga using through its iPad and Facebook applications.

Amimaru aims to distribute manga from a wide variety of companies, eliminating the need for consumers to use multiple services for their online manga reading needs. In the future Amimaru also plans to provide manga creators a way to get their works translated and sold digitally to readers all over the world without the need of a Japanese publisher as a middleman.

The service was launched in May 2012 as a Facebook app. The iPad app saw its global launch in October 2013.

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Akira Himekawa is a team consisting of two female mangaka, A. Honda and S. Nakano. The two have been working together since 1991.

The team is best known for their various manga adaptations of The Legend of Zelda video games. They were also the artists of Gold Ring, a comic written by Qais Sedki, and created a manga adaptation of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic cartoon to promote its Japanese premiere.

They will soon be visiting The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, to be held on 10th and 11th of May in Toronto, Canada.

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