After a long wooing period, Viz has finally joined Comixology. Viz has its own ebook portal for manga and so was no stranger to digital, despite the difficulties inherent in getting Japanese material on digital. However now some 500 titles are available via the Comixology paltform. Among them some of the world’s most popular comics including One PIece, Naruto Bleach and Nana. Here’s the list:
BAKUMAN – all volumes
BLEACH – all volumes and same day as print
DRAGON BALL FULL COLOR (SAIYAJIN)
DRAGON BALL/ DRAGON BALL Z
HIKARU NO GO
KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC
ROSARIO + VAMPIRE
ROSARIO + VAMPIRE SEASON II
RUROUNI KENSHIN: RESTORATION
THE PRINCE OF TENNIS
For now it looks like the comics will still be available via the Viz interface, shoujdl you want to avoid the Amazon thing, but this unquestionably makes Viz’s books more readily avaulable to a new audience.
Oh and PS, if you were looking for a place to jump on to ONe PIece or Bakuman or ONe pUnch Man or whatever, this is as good a time as any!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.