JManga Discusses Plans for Unlimited-Access Digital Manga Site

Site to launch with 20 titles, free access, and option to subscribe

Digital manga site JManga has plans to make their service even more widespread, announcing a site for unlimited access to individual chapters of a wide variety of manga titles at Comic-Con. The as-yet-unnamed site will launch with 20 titles, but users who pay a subscription fee will have faster access to titles and possibly bypass on-site advertisements.

 

The site's contents will be free, with titles being updated weekly. Chapters will be rotated off the site as they become available as full-volume releases on JManga.com. The service was likened to us right here on Crunchyroll, where if you want to watch new stuff as it's available you pay a small subscription fee, but if you're okay with waiting a week it's all available free of charge.

 

JManga business manager Robert Newman also announced that JManga would be picking up several Kodansha-published titles previously licensed by TokyoPop and Del Rey, but didn't say which titles they were--he did mention that some of the titles were still being serialized in Japan, which means that fans would be able to digitally catch up on titles that were no longer being released Stateside. JManga will also soon be available on the go as the company is working on iOS and Android apps.

 

This sounds pretty cool, especially if you follow the series available on JManga. I'd personally use it to catch up on older titles, but what about you? How does this sound?

 

 

via Comic Book Resources

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