Kodansha USA Publishing has partnered with izneo, an online comics platform to distribute Kodansha Comics and Vertical’s digital manga catalog, which includes over 2000 English language titles.
Manga fans will be able to read series such as Fire Force, Attack on Titan, The Quintessential Quintuplets, The Ghost in the Shell, FAIRY TAIL, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal Edition. Readers will be able to access from Android devices, Nintendo Switch, and via desktop. Access to izneo via iOS will be made available in the coming months.
According to Alvin Lu, Kodansha USA Publishing President, and CEO, We couldn’t be more excited to share our vast digital manga library with izneo’s audience and help forge new life-long manga fans.” He continued, “For years we’ve been working hard to build a strong digital business for Kodansha content to make it as easy as possible for anyone to start reading manga. And now very happy to have izneo help us with that mission.”
Luc Bourcier, izneo Chief Operating Officer said, “izneo is delighted and proud to welcome one of the most prestigious manga catalogs in the world. The amazing series published by Kodansha USA Publishing will allow us to reach new English-language digital comics readers on the many screens we are deploying our offer.”
As part of the launch, izneo will participate in Kodansha’s 99 cent promotion pricing for volume #1s of 270 titles. Fans will soon be able to read Kodansha Comics’ same-day-as-Japan simulpubs with new chapters of ongoing series like Attack on Titan, EDENS ZERO, To Your Eternity, Domestic Girlfriend, and APOSIMZ.
izneo’s catalog is available both offline and online. It offers over 30k comic books in many genres from many publishers. The platform features American and European comics, as well as manga, graphic novels, and webtoons.