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    Wednesday April 15, 2020
  • GKIDS Fights Fire with Fire for PROMARE Online Watch Party

    Studio TRIGGER's first feature film hits online stores such as Apple TV and Amazon Prime on April 21, 2020

    PROMARE, the hyper-kinetic 2019 theatrical anime film directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and animated by Studio TRIGGER, is hitting numerous digital outlets on April 21, 2020, and GKIDS (the film's U.S. distributors) are hosting an online watch party event encouraging fans to interact with the English dubbed voice cast as they watch along. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Monday January 20, 2020
  • Netflix Grabs the Rights to Stream Beloved Studio Ghibli Films Outside North America and Japan

    The anime films will start being uploaded to the platform from February

    After it was announced that HBO Max would stream the Studio Ghibli library in North America, international fans of the breathtaking anime studio were itching to know when they’d be able to stream the beloved films. Today, it was announced that Netflix would be streaming the extensive library from Studio Ghibli outside of North America and Japan. Hit the jump to learn when each film will be released!

  • Thursday October 17, 2019
  • Studio Ghibli Film Catalog Streams on HBO Max in 2020

    Streaming service teams up with GKIDS to distribute some 21 prestigious animated films

    The upcoming HBO Max streaming service will launch in the Spring season of 2020, and thanks to a team-up with New York-based film distributors GKIDS, the service will offer something unique for animation fans: access to Studio Ghibli's catalog of 21 feature-length anime films. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday March 24, 2017
  • Lantis and Others Launch "ANiUTa" Music Streaming Service in Japan

    Digital distribution service for anime-themed music seeks to expand overseas within the year

    On March 24, 2017, several Japanese anime music record companies (including Lantis Co., Ltd. and FlyingDog, Inc.) joined forces to create a new company named ANiUTa, Inc. with the goal of providing a subscription-based digital distribution service dedicated to anime, game, tokusatsu, and Vocaloid music. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Wednesday October 26, 2016
  • Kodansha and Kadokawa Team Up for BookWalker Global Releases

    Catalog of 750+ English language manga volumes coming to digital distribution service

    Two titans of the manga industry are teaming up in a new business arrangement that will make some 750+ volumes of Kodansha Comics' English-translated manga available to international readers through Kadokawa's BookWalker Global app. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Wednesday May 18, 2016
  • Takuya Eguchi, Soma Saito, and Others Star in "Sanrio Danshi" PV

    Digital comics by Mai Andou about boys who love Sanrio characters are published on Manga One and Sho-Comi

    Sanrio has published a preview video advertising the Sanrio Danshi web manga, and the video features famous voice actors playing the 5 principal characters of the series by Mai Andou about handsome high school boys who are secretly infatuated with Sanrio mascot characters. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Tuesday March 8, 2016
  • "Big Comic Original" Introduces Next-Day Digital Distribution

    Shogakukan's bimonthly seinen manga anthology magazine enters Internet age

    Big Comic Original, a bimonthly seinen manga anthology magazine published by Shogakukan that has serialized such works as Naoki Urusawa's Monster and Pluto, will soon begin next-day digital distribution following the publication of the print version. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Friday January 29, 2016
  • Mai Andou Publishes Pair of "Sanrio Danshi" Manga

    Comics about young men who love Sanrio characters will be published via Sho-Comi website & Manga One app

    Manga author Mai Andou will be publishing a pair of digital comics about the Sanrio Danshi, a fictional group of male high school students who bond over their love of Sanrio characters such as Hello Kitty and Pompompurin. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Thursday January 28, 2016
  • "Monthly Heroes" Partners with China Mobile for Digital Distribution

    Electronic publication will include 13 titles such as "Atom the Beginning" and "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann"

    Monthly Heroes, a manga anthology that specializes in publishing super hero comics, is partnering with China's largest mobile communications company, China Mobile, for digital distribution. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Monday December 28, 2015
  • Overlap Launches Bimonthly BL Electronic Manga Magazine

    1st issue of "LiQuille" hits the web on January 29, 2016

    Overlap, a Japanese publisher that specializes in both digital distribution and physical character goods, is launching a new electronic boy's love manga magazine entitled LiQuille which aims to appeal to adult women. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Tuesday December 1, 2015
  • "Big Comic Spirits" Begins Simultaneous Digital Distribution

    Shogakukan's seinen manga magazine begins electronic distribution with January 2016 issue

    Beginning with the January 2016 issue published on November 30, 2015, Shogakukan's weekly seinen manga magazine, Big Comic Spirits, will be simultaneously publishing an electronic version of the magazine as well as the printed version. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Saturday November 28, 2015
  • Koi Ikeno Begins Autobiographical Manga in Digital "Cookie" Magazine

    New series about the life of "Tokimeki Tonight" author premieres in electronic issue for March 2016

    Koi Ikeno, the author such shōjo manga as Tokimeki Tonight and Nurse Angel Ririka SOS, will be publishing a new autobiographical manga in the electronic edition of Shueisha's Cookie manga magazine. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Tuesday November 3, 2015
  • eBook Japan Expands into Indonesia with "MangaMon" Comic Service

    Browser and app-based subscription manga service launched on November 01, 2015

    The eBook Japan Initiative, in cooperation with Elex Media Komputindo and m&c!, has launched a new digital distribution platform for Indonesia called MangaMon. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Sunday November 1, 2015
  • Ichijinsha Partners with Pixiv for Semimonthly "comic POOL" Online Magazine

    1st electronic issue will be available beginning November 06, 2015

    Ichijinsha, a Japanese publisher, and Pixiv, an online platform for artists, are joining forces to produce a new electronic magazine entitled comic POOL, which will debut on November 06, 2015. Hit the jump to learn more.