North American anime and manga publisher, Viz Media, have announced that 650 volumes of manga they hold the rights to can now be viewed through the English-language comic/manga service: comiXology. Spanning more than 65 series which have been published in Japan by Shogakukan, these volumes are now ready for fans to browse, buy and enjoy at their convenience through apps built for Kindle Fire, iOS, Android and the Windows Store.
These volumes come in a range of genres including action, horror mystery and romance; with new volumes to be added weekly. As of this update, more than 1,100 volumes across approximately 190 series held by Viz Media can be enjoyed through the service. A list of some of the major series added in this update can be found at the bottom of this post.
David Steinberger | comiXology CEO and Co-Founder
With this latest update manga fans now have even more to love with these VIZ Media Shogakukan books. VIZ Media’s huge library of classic and fan-favorite series offer something for every reader and every week we’re bringing even more to the comiXology platform.
Eric Eberhardt | VIZ Media’s Director of Digital Marketing
The latest titles to join comiXology’s catalog substantially expands the VIZ Media roster of series available through the platform, and we are thrilled to deepen our relationship with this innovative platform and offer so much exciting new content to fans. Readers are increasingly enjoying their favorite titles digitally, and comiXology has become a great destination for them to access a broad array of content. This latest update provides the latest installments for scores of continuing VIZ Media series and the complete runs of dozens of other acclaimed legacy titles.
Below is a list containing some of the 65 manga series supported in this update:
MAGI Volumes 1-10 | Rated ‘T’ for Teens
Deep within the desert lie the mysterious Dungeons, vast stores of riches there for the taking by anyone lucky enough to find them and brave enough to venture into the depths from where few have ever returned. Plucky young adventurer Aladdin means to find the Dungeons and their riches, but Aladdin may be just as mysterious as the treasures he seeks.
CASE CLOSED Volumes 1-53 | Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens
Jimmy Kudo, the son of a world-renowned mystery writer, is a high school detective who has cracked the most baffling of cases. One day while on a date with his childhood friend Rachel Moore, Jimmy observes a pair of men in black involved in some shady business. The men capture Jimmy and give him a poisonous substance to rub out their witness. But instead of killing him, it turns him into a little kid! Jimmy takes on the pseudonym Conan Edogawa and continues to solve all the difficult cases that come his way. All the while, he’s looking for the men in black and the mysterious organization they’re with in order to find a cure for his miniature malady.
BLACK BIRD Volumes 1-18 | Rated ‘T’ for Teens
There is a world of myth and magic that intersects ours, and only a special few can see it. Misao Harada is one such person, and she wants nothing to do with magical realms. She just wants to have a normal high school life and maybe get a boyfriend. But she is the bride of demon prophecy, and her blood grants incredible powers, her flesh immortality. Now the demon realm is fighting over the right to her hand…or her life!
THE DRIFTING CLASSROOM Volumes 1-10 | Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers
Out of nowhere, a Japanese elementary school is transported into a hostile world. Soon, the students and teachers must struggle to survive in impossible conditions, besieged by terrifying creatures and beset by madness. Part horror, part science fiction, THE DRIFTING CLASSROOM is a classic can’t-put-down manga series from horror manga master Kazuo Umezu.
HAPPY MARRIAGE?! Volumes 1-10 | Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers
In order to help her father, Chiwa Takanashi agrees to an arranged marriage with the company president, Hokuto Mamiya – a man she doesn’t know – at the request of Hokuto’s grandfather. Chiwa believes the arrangement isn’t binding, but her new partner seems to think otherwise. Can two strangers living together find their way to a happy marriage?!
ITSUWARIBITO Volumes 1-13 | Rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens
Utsuho’s truthfulness as a child resulted in an enormous catastrophe, and he decided to lie from that day forward. Raised in a village of orphans by a monk, Utsuho is an unrepentant troublemaker. The monk eventually inspires him to help people, but there’s no way Utsuho’s going to lead an honest life! Instead, he’s going to use his talents for mischief and deception for good!
MIDNIGHT SECRETARY Volumes 1-7 | Rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers
Kaya Satozuka prides herself on being an excellent secretary and a consummate professional, so she doesn’t even bat an eye when she’s reassigned to the office of her company’s difficult director, Kyohei Touma. He’s as prickly – and hot – as rumors paint him, but Kaya is unfazed…until she discovers that he’s a vampire!!