September 1st, 2015 — New York, NY/San Francisco, CA— ComiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform, announced today a digital distribution agreement with Kodansha Comics, the leading manga publisher known for its bestsellers Sailor Moon, Akira, Fairy Tail, and current global phenomenon Attack on Titan. The agreement with Kodansha Comics sees the immediate addition of more than 350 manga titles to comiXology’s offerings, with several new series to be added in the coming months.
“It’s wonderful to bring our deep manga library to comiXology and their passionate audience,” said Alvin Lu, General Manager of Kodansha Advanced Media, the Kodansha subsidiary in charge of its digital distribution. “We’re thrilled to provide a significant boost to comiXology’s manga selection with some of the most-talked-about new manga series, such as Noragami, The Seven Deadly Sins, and of course Attack on Titan.”
“Kodansha is a publisher that comiXology fans have been clamoring to read on our platform,” said David Steinberger, comiXology’s co-founder and CEO. “I’m a huge fan of Attack on Titan and can’t wait to gift the first volume to friends and family and have them experience this great series on our platform for the first time!”
Today’s digital debut of Kodansha Comics on comiXology makes fan-favorite series such as A Silent Voice, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Inuyashiki, and more, available through the comiXology apps on Fire tablet, Android, iOS, and the web at comixology.com. ComiXology fans will have access to new releases the same day as print as well as some digital-only debuts.
With over 75,000 comics, graphic novels and manga from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and cinematic Guided View reading experience make it the best digital platform for comics fans worldwide.
About Kodansha Comics
Established in 2008, Kodansha Comics is the U.S.-based manga imprint of Kodansha Ltd., Japan’s leading publishing house, headquartered in Tokyo. Since its inception, Kodansha Comics has released such classics as Naoko Takeuchi’s Sailor Moon, Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira, Shirow Masamune’s The Ghost in the Shell, and the latest #1 comics phenomenon in the world, the postapocalyptic thriller Attack on Titan. Kodansha’s U.S. subsidiaries include Kodansha USA Publishing, based in New York, and its digital distribution arm, Kodansha Advanced Media, based in San Francisco. More at kodanshacomics.com.
ComiXology, an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become a top ten grossing iPad app in 2011 and 2012 and the top grossing non-game iPad app in 2012 and 2013. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from over 75 publishers – and independent creators as well – comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Seattle, Los Angeles and Paris. For more information visit www.comixology.com.