Kodansha Comics Debuts iPhone App

Adds three new series to list: Cage of Eden, Mardock Scramble and Ninja Girls

NEW YORK, July 30, 2012 – Kodansha USA Publishing is proud to announce the debut of the Kodansha Comics iPhone app, which made its appearance yesterday in the iTunes store. The app was created by Random House, Inc.’s digital content team on behalf of Kodansha, a Random House Publisher Services division client. It is free to download, with most volumes priced for sale at $4.99. Books purchased on the iPad app will also be viewable on the iPhone app. Joining the lineup of manga available are three series: Cage of Eden by Yoshinobu Yamada; Mardock Scramble by Tow Ubukata and Yoshitoki Oima; and Ninja Girls  by Hosana Tanaka.

To celebrate the new app, Kodansha Comics is offering the first volumes for all series in both the iPhone and iPad app at the discounted price of $2.99 each for two weeks.

Random House, Inc. has been increasing its own focus on the digital world with its in-house corporate digital content and services group. With numerous apps and specialized eBooks under their belt, the Random House and Atomic Software team was the ideal choice to develop this exciting new app for Kodansha.

Fans can look forward to new series being added to the app in the coming months.

About Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC
Established in New York in 2008, Kodansha USA Publishing (KUP) is a subsidiary of Kodansha, Japan's largest publisher. KUP's first works under the Kodansha Comics imprint were Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira and Masamune Shirow's The Ghost in the Shell. KUP has expanded their catalog to include such titles as Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima, Shugo Chara by PEACH-PIT, and Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi, the highest selling manga in the U.S. in 2012. Kodansha Comics is distributed by Random House Publisher Services.

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