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Gloomy Bear: Apocalyptic Love Manga Coming Exclusively to Azuki on April 4, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Digital manga subscription service Azuki will exclusively release Gloomy Bear: Apocalyptic Love, a new manga with story by NAZ and art and adaptation by Masato Fujisaki, featuring Mori Chack's popular character Gloomy Bear. The one-shot manga will be available to read in English on Azuki's website and via the Azuki app for iOS and Android on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. Azuki describes the story:

A young man and woman have kept keychains as mementos of each other, even after they drifted apart. But one day, when they find themselves under attack by zombies, the keychains come to life to protect them! Can Gloomy Bear and All-Purpose Bunny defeat the zombies and bring the two back together?

Azuki is available on the web at www.Azuki.co and in the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. The app features over 200 series, including international hits like Attack on Titan and acclaimed new series like Natsume & Natsume, I Fell for a Fujoshi, and My Dear Detective: Mitsuko's Case Files.

Fans can start reading for free with advertisements today, or upgrade to Premium and access the full catalog for just $4.99 a month. A 14-day free trial and discounted annual plan are also available. All titles are available worldwide (except Japan). Stay up to date on the latest announcements by following Azuki at twitter.com/ReadAzuki, facebook.com/ReadAzuki, and instagram.com/readazuki.

About Azuki and KiraKira Media Inc.

Azuki is created by KiraKira Media Inc., a proudly employee-owned company dedicated to improving access to legally licensed manga, led by a small team of passionate manga fans and tech experts in San Francisco, CA.

About Gloomy Bear

Cute yet edgy, cuddly yet violent, Mori Chack's Gloomy Bear was created in the dawn of the year 2000. Professional manga artist and illustrator by day, on weekends Mori Chack sold Gloomy Bear art and merchandise on the streets of Osaka. Soon the character took hold as counter-culture enthusiasts embraced Gloomy Bear as the perfect antithesis to the typically cute-harmless characters loved by the "Kawaii-Mainstream." The license to love "Kawaii" even if you are "different" sets Gloomy Bear apart from the pack and drives the brand's massive appeal. Gloomy Bear has been embraced worldwide as the mascot of counter-culture, and a symbol of the Y2K phenomenon. For more about Gloomy Bear, visit gloomybearstore.com

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