VIZ Media announced the all-new VIZ Manga app and service are available now in the United States and Canada. The new manga service allows English readers to enjoy new chapters from certain series with simultaneous publication (simulpub) in Japan and the west. A paid subscription and free trial are offered for those wanting access to thousands of manga at once.
The number of fans reading official material has grown dramatically in recent years, so VIZ Media is expanding to meet the demand of readers according to company CEO Ken Sasaki. In a new video, the CEO unveiled the new VIZ Manga service featuring more than 10,000 manga chapters. This massive library includes works such as Inuyasha and Yashahime by Rumiko Takahashi, Komi Can’t Communicate by Tomohito Oda, and Uzumaki by Junji Ito.
Eager readers may subscribe to the new service for $1.99 a month to receive access to simulpub chapters and the digital library. The latest simulpub chapters will be free to everyone that accesses the official app on Android and iOS. Moreover, VIZ Media clarifies that the new service is separate from the Shonen Jump service, which focuses on manga from the Shonen Jump label. The new service streams titles from outside the Shonen Jump label.
The announcement video featuring CEO Ken Sasaki may be viewed below:
Lastly, here’s an official overview of the new service via the official FAQ:
What is VIZ Manga?
VIZ Manga is a digital manga service where you can read free chapters of the latest series simulpub with Japan, and subscribe to access the VIZ Manga digital library of over 10,000 chapters. Whether you’re a fan of horror, romance, fantasy, adventure or comedy and drama, you’ll find your next favorite series on VIZ Manga.
New chapters of selected VIZ Manga series like Komi Can’t Communicate, Zom 100: The Bucket List of the Dead, Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, and many others are released the same day as Japan and available to read for free! You can also check out concluded series by reading the first chapters for free. New series are added regularly!
For only $1.99/month, you can read the works of legendary creators like Junji Ito and Rumiko Takahashi, and beloved series like Nana, Fushigi Yugi, and so many more! See below for details on how to subscribe.