Kodansha USA has partnered with INKR Comics, a new app for reading and publishing comics, adding more than 400 volumes of manga to the app’s existing library. This week, several manga series that have inspired anime will be added to the selections on the app, including Your Lie in April, A Silent Voice, and Attack on Titan.
And next week, even more selections from the Kodansha library will be added to the INKR Comics library, including Fire Force, The Seven Deadly Sins, and FAIRY TAIL.
The INKR Comics app, which is available for free download, was launched in October of 2020. Once downloaded, readers can select from free-to-read chapters or subscribe to the in-app INKR EXTRA, a service will allows access to additional content, including comics from international publishers like Image and TokyoPop. While you can try INKR EXTRA for free, subscription to the service will set you back $4.99 a month after the 30-day trial period.
According to the press release, which you can read in its entirety below, INKR Comics is based out of Singapore, with a team that works in Vietnam. According to the description in the press release, their aim is to utilize comics not just for narrative, but they hope to utilize the educational and communicative potential of the medium, as well.
Will you be checking out the INKR Comics app? Which of the newly available titles are you most excited about? Is there any title from the Kodansha USA manga library that you hope will be available through the app’s INKR EXTRA streaming service soon? As always, we hope you’ll share your thoughts with The Beat in the comment section!
Kodansha USA Announces Expanding Partnership with INKR Comics
Anime Inspiring manga series, Attack on Titan, A Silent Voice, Your Lie in April, among this week’s new additions, with even more debuting next week
Read over 400 volumes from Kodansha USA on the new manga, webtoons, manhua, and comics streaming service
December 17, 2020 – New York, NY – Today, Kodansha USA, purveyors of some of the world’s most recognized manga properties, has expanded its partnership with INKR Comics, the immersive new comics reading and publishing app, to increase its existing library of fan-favorite manga to over 400 volumes. This week marks the debut of such popular series as Attack on Titan, To Your Eternity, A Silent Voice, Your Lie in April, and more. Also joining the INKR streaming service next week are a number of anime-inspiring manga series like Fire Force, FAIRY TAIL, and The Seven Deadly Sins.
Kodansha USA is among the highest profile publishers to be a part of the INKR Comics app launch on October 15, 2020, and has continued to add titles to the budding manga, webtoons, manhua, and comics streaming service. Fans who want to try the new platform can download the app for iOS and Android, HERE. Once in the app, users can read select chapters of manga for free, and even sample the INKR EXTRA streaming service with a 30-day free trial. At the end of the trial, fans pay only $4.99 a month to continue using the service.
INKR offers readers universal access to comics from around the world, including Japanese manga from Kodansha USA and Tokyopop, Korean webtoons from Mr. Blue and Toons Family, Chinese manhua from Weibo and FanFan, and American comics from publishers such as Image, an unparalleled catalog of diverse works available to read on one app.
For more information on this and other Kodansha USA Publishing titles please visit:https://kodanshacomics.com/.
About INKR Global Pte. Ltd.
INKR Global is a human-centered, design-driven tech company aiming to make comics universally accessible. INKR helps comic publishers and creators reach readers globally by making awesome content available to consumers, no matter where they are. Based in Singapore with a team working out of Vietnam, INKR was created by passionate readers of comics and manga. They believe in the potential of the medium as not only an avenue for storytelling but also as a means of education and communication. Other apps created by the team include Fuzel Collage, Woodpost, Wikly and KeepShot.
To find out more about INKR, please visit https://inkr.com.
About Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC
Established in New York in 2008, Kodansha USA Publishing (KUP) is a subsidiary of Kodansha, Japan’s largest publisher. Its manga imprint is Kodansha Comics, which began by releasing Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira and Shirow Masamune’s The Ghost in the Shell. Today, thanks to hits like Attack on Titan, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal Edition, Noragami, and FAIRY TAIL, it is now the No. 2 manga publisher in the United States by revenue. VERTICAL, which publishes fan favorite manga titles like Chi’s Sweet Home andBLAME!, as well as the popular MONOGATARI novel series, is also an imprint of KUP. Both Kodansha Comics and VERTICAL are distributed by Penguin Random House Publisher Services. http://www.kodanshacomics.com