ANN writes: "Tokyo-based localization firm Katalyst Lab announced the release of Maniac Tours, a manga developed specifically for Apple's iPad device, on Saturday. The manga was drawn by Ayako Yamaguchi (Baby Ibitsu) and written by Ryosuke Oda, and Katalyst Lab released its first chapter in Japanese, English, and French.
The creators plan a total of 10 chapters for manga. The entire first chapter is free, and free sample previews will be available for subsequent chapters. Each of the later chapters in their entirety will cost US$0.99.
The story is set in the year 2045, when the oceans are full of scrap and junk. A group of "scrap surfers" dig out antiques and valuable technology from the sea."