The manga industry sorely needs a workable digital distribution model. Manga piracy has become deeply ingrained in the culture of its readers, and publishers need to attempt to offer solutions for the people who pirate manga because the volumes they want aren't available locally or in a format they enjoy, rather than those who pirate just to get free manga or despise the official translations. With Viz Media'
Viz Media launched last year what we thought was a very decent digital comics solution for the iPad, and they've continued to develop the application in the months since. Now ready to bring even more eyes to the publisher's impressive line of manga, Viz is pushing a new initiative called
At a time when manga sales are down, piracy is high and fans are fickle, Viz Media has taken a step in the digital direction with a new iPad app designed to at least partially address all of the above. Debuting today in the iTunes store, the new app comes loaded with free previews of some of the publisher's most high-p
When indie comics readers are looking for a manga fix, comic shops and bookstore shelves can be a bit daunting. Stocked with mostly tween and teen-targeted shonen and shojo, it's tough to pick up something a little different unless you have an idea where to begin
Even though Kirby's animated animated adventure "Kirby: Right Back At Ya!" on 4Kids TV didn't inspire a whole lot of confidence in the property, his fully pink video game adventures continue to act as a pleasant gateway game for young players
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, will spook mature-aged manga fans nationwide with an array of horror manga just in time for Halloween. Known for stories