Digital Manga Service Azuki Coming to Web, iOS, and Android on June 28

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Azuki is a new digital manga service offering hundreds of manga chapters soon after they hit stores in Japan, officially licensed and in high quality. The service will launch on June 28, 2021 on Web, iOS, and Android and will offer content for both free and subscription users. Free users will be able to access select chapters with advertisements, while those who pay a monthly subscription fee of $4.99 can read Azuki's expansive catalog with no ads. Comment threads are available on each chapter for registered users to discuss the stories with fellow fans.

At launch, Azuki will be available in English worldwide excluding Japan, so fans everywhere can read manga in their web browser or on their mobile devices.

Azuki has announced their first publisher partnership, with Kodansha USA Publishing. Titles available at launch include worldwide hits like Attack on Titan, Tokyo Revengers, and Fairy Tail, as well as critical darlings like Land of the Lustrous and Chihayafuru. Simulpub titles, including To Your Eternity, EDENS ZERO, Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, and A Sign of Affection, will go live on the website and apps shortly after their Japanese release. Fans can also catch up on classic Kodansha titles like Battle Angel Alita, Chi's Sweet Home, and Love Hina. The full list of titles is included below.

“We started Azuki to create a place where fans like us can come together in our shared passion for manga,” said Abbas Jaffery, co-founder and CEO. “Our goal is to not only reach the manga fans of today but to expand readership of manga as a whole by making it easier for everyone to experience all the wonderfully inventive stories manga has to offer. Kodansha shares in our vision for the future and has been an important ally in bringing Azuki to fruition.”

“We're excited to be on the ground floor of this new digital manga service to help expand the worldwide reach of our amazing manga titles,” said Alvin Lu, President and CEO of Kodansha USA Publishing. “We are very much aligned with Azuki's mission of expanding manga readership, and are happy to help this launch with such fan-favorite series like Attack on Titan, Battle Angel Alita, EDENS ZERO, Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card, and more! We're sure you'll find a new favorite series by diving into the Kodansha catalog on Azuki.”

Readers can sign up to be reminded when the service launches by visiting https://azuki.co or following Azuki's social media accounts at https://twitter.com/ReadAzuki, https://facebook.com/ReadAzuki, and https://instagram.com/ReadAzuki.

About Azuki and KiraKira Media Inc.

Azuki is created by KiraKira Media Inc., a proudly worker-owned business dedicated to improving access to legally licensed manga, led by a small team of passionate manga fans and tech experts in San Francisco, CA. KiraKira Media Inc.'s founders are Adela Chang, Abbas Jaffery, Evan Minto, and Krystyn Neisess.

About Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC

A subsidiary of Kodansha, Japan's largest publisher, Kodansha USA Publishing is the English-language publisher of some of the world's most recognizable manga properties, including Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA and Naoko Takeuchi's Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, along with a robust catalog of English-language Japanese novels, cookbooks, craft guides, historical and cultural literature, and more. Today, thanks to recent fan-favorite and critically acclaimed hits like Attack on Titan, Battle Angel Alita, Witch Hat Atelier, and the popular MONOGATARI novels, Kodansha USA Publishing is one of the best-selling manga publishers in the United States. Kodansha USA Publishing's print offerings are distributed by Penguin Random House Publisher Services, and their digital manga and select digital books are available across a number of digital comics, manga, and book vendors. For more information visit kodansha.us.

Full List of Titles Available on Azuki

A Sign of Affection

Ace of the Diamond

Again!!

Aho-Girl

Air Gear

Ajin Demi-Human

Alicia's Diet Quest

ALIVE

All Out!!

All-Rounder Meguru

Ao-chan Can't Study

Aoba-kun's Confessions

APOSIMZ

Are You Lost?

Arisa

As Gods Will The Second Series

ASHIDAKA -The Iron Hero-

Atsumori-kun's Bride-to-Be

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan Anthology

Attack on Titan Before the Fall

Attack on Titan Junior High

Ayanashi

Basilisk

Battle Angel Alita

Battle Angel Alita Last Order

Battle Angel Alita Mars Chronicle

Beauty Bunny

Beware the Kamiki Brothers!

Black Panther and Sweet 16

BLAME!

BLAME! Academy and So On

Bloody Monday

Boarding School Juliet

Cage of Eden

Can I Kiss You Every Day?

Can You Just Die My Darling?

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card

Cells at Work

Chi's Sweet Home

Chihayafuru

Clockwork Planet

Complex Age

COPPELION

DAYS

DEATHTOPIA

Defying Kurosaki-kun

Descending Stories

Devils' Line

Domestic Girlfriend

Drifting Dragons

Drowning Love

EDENS ZERO

Elegant Yokai Apartment Life

Fairy Girls

Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail 100 Years Quest

Fairy Tail Blue Mistral

Fairy Tail City Hero

Fairy Tail Ice Trail

Fairy Tail S

Fire Force

Flowers of Evil

Flying Witch

Fort of Apocalypse

FukuFuku Kitten Tales

Full-Time Wife Escapist

Fuuka

Gakuen Prince

Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex

Giant Killing

Gleipnir

Golosseum

Goodbye! I'm Being Reincarnated!

Grand Blue Dreaming

Happiness

Heroic Legend of Arslan

Hotaru's Way

House of the Sun

Hozuki's Coolheadedness

I Am Here

I Want to Hold Aono-kun so Badly I Could Die

I'm in Love and It's the End of the World

I'm Standing on a Million Lives

In/Spectre

Interviews With Monster Girls

Inuyashiki

Kakafukaka

Kakushigoto: My Dad's Secret Ambition

Kamikamikaeshi

Karate Heat

Kasane

Kira-kun Today

Kiss for Real

Kiss Him Not Me

Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight

Kitchen Princess

Knights of Sidonia

Kokkoku Moment by Moment

Land of the Lustrous

LDK

Let's Dance a Waltz

Love and Lies

Love Hina

Love In Focus

Love Massage: Melting Beauty Treatment

Magatsuki

Magical Sempai

Manga Dogs

Mardock Scramble

Missions of Love

My Boss's Kitten

My Boy in Blue

My Boyfriend in Orange

My Little Monster

My Sweet Girl

My Wife Is Wagatsuma-san

Mysterious Girlfriend X

Negima!

Nekogahara

Nodame Cantabile

Noragami

O Maidens in Your Savage Season

Our Fake Marriage

Our Precious Conversations

Parasyte

Peach Girl

Peach Heaven

Pitch-Black Ten

Prince in His Dark Days

Princess Jellyfish

Princess Resurrection

Pumpkin Scissors

Rave Master

Real Account

Real Girl

Sankarea

Say I Love You.

Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei

School Rumble

Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse

Shangri-La Frontier

Sherlock Bones

Shojo Fight

Shugo Chara

Shugo Chara Chan

Silent Voice

Smile Down the Runway

Space Brothers

Spoof on Titan

Springtime with Ninjas

Starving Anonymous

Suzuka

Sweetness and Lightning

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

That Wolf-Boy Is Mine

The Ghost in the Shell: The Human Algorithm

The Knight Cartoonist and Her Orc Editor

The Quintessential Quintuplets

To The Abandoned Sacred Beasts

To Your Eternity

Tokyo Revengers

Tokyo Tarareba Girls

Toppu GP

Tsuredure Children

Until Your Bones Rot

UQ Holder

Wake Up Sleeping Beauty

Walls Between Us

Watari-kun's ****** Is about to Collapse

Wave, Listen to Me!

Welcome to the Ballroom

Yagyu Ninja Scrolls

Yamada-kun and Seven Witches

Your Lie in April

Yozakura Quartet

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