Kodansha to Put 6 Manga Mags' Issues Online After Quake

In response to the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) disaster, the Japanese publisher Kodansha has decided to distribute issues from Weekly Shonen Magazine and five other manga magazines online for free. Kodansha Vice-President Yoshinobu Noma told Jiji Press the news on Friday.

Kodansha will distribute the manga sections of Weekly Shonen Magazine, Young Magazine, Morning, Evening, Be-Love, and Kiss — without advertising — online.

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Archaic2040d ago

I assume that's only for this week, but that's honestly really cool. I wonder just how well Kodansha may be able to drive their sales through this experiment. May open up a number of manga to a lot of people who'd never normally look at them.