The success of Manga Plus in recent years has made it clear that there is a lot of interest in this type of art in the western world as well, and not just in the United States of America. But now it's also up to the other publishers to follow the path that Shueisha has taken, and that Next comes Kodansha.
There Editor of works such as Fairy Tail, Great Teacher Onizuka, The Attack of the Giants, Grand Blue, The Seven Deadly Sins and many others have always been in the digital space in the past, also anticipating the competition but never proposing their own platform. In fact, Kodansha originally offered its titles translated into English on platforms like Comixology, Crunchyroll, and eventually Azuki. However, in recent months, Kodansha has revoked licenses for these platforms, leaving western readers in chaos.
But now the reason is clear: it is so Kodansha's K manga platform was born, which will be the publisher's answer to Manga Plus.Through a ScreenRant leak, then picked up and deepened again on the net, the platform will have a similar reading system to its rival, but obviously with manga like Four Knights of Apocalypse , Vinland Saga, Eden's Zero and others. Then there will be Possibility to read the chapters for free but judging by the first information, there will also be an opportunity to buy them.
At the moment, the official K Manga Twitter account already exists, but it is private since the launch of the project is officially scheduled for the last days of March. Instead, the site will be proposed in the coming months, giving preference to the United States and then Europe. A new important one digital era for manga that readers have been waiting for for a long time.
¡Kodansha has officially confirmed the release of “KMANGA” on a new digital platform for publishing works in English! 🤯
The application is scheduled to launch in May of the same year, with 400 titles in its catalogue.https://t.co/MJZmfieVZ5 pic.twitter.com/w2ermnggYW— Manga x Hombro ⛩️ (@MxHPodcast) March 15, 2023