MyAnimeList Opens Manga Store for English Digital Manga Sales
March 8, 2018
MyAnimeList, LLC, a U.S. subsidiary of DeNA Co., Ltd., opened its digital Manga Store targeting English-speaking countries today. The Manga Store, available through the MyAnimeList website, will be available first in Canada on March 8, 2018 with a full launch for the U.S. and other English-speaking countries slated later in March.
MyAnimeList, with over 10 million unique visitors per month*, provides a database and forums for the anime and manga enthusiasts' community. Users can create database entries for anime and manga series, as well as curate their own lists of anime and reviews, communicate with other community members, and view official anime releases.
With the addition of the Manga Store, MyAnimeList aims to make official releases of digital manga even more accessible than ever, as well as provide a seamless reading experience through a customizable reader designed specifically for manga. Viz Media and Kodansha Comics are the store's first content partners, with over 200 unique manga series available upon launch, including some internationally beloved titles such as:
Attack on Titan
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card
Dragon Ball Super
My Hero Academia
- The Ghost in the Shell
MyAnimeList strives to become a hub for anime and digital manga outside of Japan, and plans to expand functionality and content offerings going forward so as to better serve the community, as well as contribute to the advancement of the Japanese anime and manga industry.
About Viz Media, LLC
Established in 1986, Viz Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, Viz Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan's largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shogakukan, Inc., Shueisha, Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., Viz Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.
Learn more about Viz Media and its properties at viz.com.
Kodansha Ltd. is Japan's leading publishing house, based in Tokyo, Japan. Founded in 1909, Kodansha Ltd. continues to this day to play a dominant role in media, producing books and magazines in a wide variety of genres including literature, fiction, nonfiction, children's, business, lifestyle, art, manga, fashion, and journalism. Recently, Kodansha has focused on creating and developing a wide range of digital businesses. Kodansha Comics is the English-language manga-publishing imprint of Kodansha USA Publishing, which was established in New York City in 2008, with the publications of two of the most groundbreaking manga of all time: Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira and Shirow Masamune's The Ghost in the Shell. Other major manga hits Kodansha Comics has published include Sailor Moon, Attack on Titan, and Fairy Tail.
More about Kodansha Comics at kodanshacomics.com.
MyAnimeList (myanimelist.net) is a primarily Japanese anime and manga enthusiasts' community for the English-speaking world. The website has reached over 10 million unique visitors* and generates 130 million monthly page views*. The MyAnimeList website was purchased by DeNA Group in January 2015 from CraveOnline Media, an Evolve Media company. MyAnimeList, LLC, DeNA's U.S. subsidiary, is currently operating the website.
*Both as of January 2018