A Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan notice for a luncheon with Tezuka Productions' Takayuki Matsutani, f SOBA Project's Kazushi Inui and translator Frederik L. Schodt note plans to bring Osamu Tezuka's manga such as Astro Boy and Black Jack to English reading iPad users this July.
Beginning in this July, the library will be offered to iPad users in the English-speaking world, allowing subscribers to carry around a large digitalized archive of translated volumes of Tezuka's work. The library will expand to Android PC tablets later this year, with services provided in French, Italian, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese and Korean also planned.
In addition to digital manga, the application also includes video versions with voiceovers from top actors and special effects for added entertainment called "Motion Manga" (with English Subtitles).
Tezuka manga, including Astro Boy, Black Jack, Phoenix, Dororo and Adolf has been serialized for the iPhone via the weekly Astro Boy Magazine app.