The Multilingual Manga Platform Application “JapanManga” Now Providing Works in Japanese, English, and Chinese

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JapanManga users are able to switch between multiple languages while reading works provided through the application, which will satisfy both the recent need of wishing to read manga in Japanese and the need of Japanese wishing for an aid in learning foreign languages.

JapanManga Inc., a student-operated startup company that has won numerous business contests in Japan, formally released the iPhone application “JapanManga”, which provides translated doujinshi and manga to users as e-books.

JapanManga users are able to switch between multiple languages while reading works provided through the application, which will satisfy both the recent need of foreigners wishing to read manga in Japanese and the need of Japanese wishing for an aid in learning foreign languages.

JapanManga is now distributing 15 mangas, and plans to expand the number to 100 works by the end of 2011. JapanManga also plans to distribute works in Korean, French, and other languages.

【About the iPhone version of JapanManga】
http://itunes.apple.com/app/id418856445

【JapanManga iPhone app introduction movie 】
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSe-FdYrQD8

Main Features
(1) Multilingual Manga Viewer
In addition to the basic functions on e-books of zooming and page-turning with horizontal flicks, users of JapanManga can switch languages by flicking vertically or by pressing the Language button. The application allows users to switch between Japanese, English, and Chinese while reading mangas, and is a potential aid in learning foreign languages.

(2) Shares the culture of Japanese manga with the world
The app distributes manga, a part of Japanese culture, out to the world through the iTunes Store. By translating them into other languages, the application will enable not only Japanese readers but also English-speaking readers, Chinese-speaking readers, and readers in other parts of the world to fully enjoy Japanese manga.

(3)Platform for Doujinshi and Manga
JapanManga distributes works submitted from doujinshi writers after translating and converting them into an e-book format. The group will always be open to writers willing to submit their works, pro and amateur alike.

Sale price: Free of charge
The development and distribution of applications for iPad and Android are also being planned in the future. JapanManga aims to provide a Japan-born service that can be used throughout the world, with the help of the recent “Cool Japan” craze.

【Graphics for Use by the Press & Media】
Please feel free to download and use the screenshots of this app provided on the following page.
http://jpmanga.jp/press/en.html

【About JapanManga Inc.】
JapanManga Inc. is managed by three manga-loving university students with the help of translators, web designers, and doujinshi writers. The company aims to introduce and transmit Japanese culture to the world. The group was incorporated on August 2, 2011.
JapanManga Inc.
Office: Pacific Capital Plaza 4F 4-8-6 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo JAPAN 106-0032
CEO: Shunki Roi
Works: Planning and management of the multilingual manga platform“JapanManga”
Web page: http://jpmanga.jp/    

【JapanManga Inc.’s Awards】
January 2011    Yokohama Business Grand Prix (Yokohama Business Management Support Foundation)
2011 U-22 Award : 1st prize
February 2011    Student Entrepreneur Championship (Tokyo Metropolitan Small Business Center):Quality award

【Contacts】
JapanManga Inc.
Kazuya Sato
Director of Foreign Marketing

Pacific Capital Plaza 4F
4-8-6 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Tokyo 106-0032, Japan
TEL: +81-90-1452-7581 E-Mail: k.sato(at)jpmanga(dot)jp

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