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Mythical Detective Loki licensed by JManga 
19th-Jul-2012 05:38 pm
Hey everyone, was sifting through google news today and saw this article:

Some new titles are also in the wings for the digital manga site JManga. At their panel, business manager Robert Newman announced that Dousei Ai, by Setona Mizushiro (creator of the Eisner-nominated Afterschool Nightmare), Mythical Detective Loki, and Yuichi Yokoyama's Garden, would be joining the lineup. During the panel, Newman received e-mail confirmation that JManga will also pick up several former Tokyopop and Del Rey series from Kodansha; these will be the first Kodansha manga to run on the site.

Fans got to tape promotions for Viz Media's forthcoming Neon Alley anime streaming service. Photo by Jody Culkin.
Newman also announced that JManga's Android and iOS apps will be available in October, and the site is hosting a manga translation contest sponsored by the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs. There was one other piece of JManga news that was revealed after the panel: JManga is working on plans for a new digital manga magazine that will feature new chapters of a number of different series every week. Once a volume is complete, the individual chapters will disappear from the site and the whole book will be available for purchase on JManga. The content on the weekly site will be free, but a paid subscription will get the reader quicker access and perhaps exclusive access to some titles. The manga on the site will be a mix of old and new titles.

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I really want to read these, but I have a crappy phone and not really a fan of digital books :\ still, it's good news to know the first half of the series is being licensed :3
19th-Jul-2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I missed that news article somehow... thanks for posting this. Print version would prefer to a digital one but better than nothing.

And wow, chance Kaichou wa Maid-sama might be at JManga...
1st-Aug-2012 02:20 am (UTC)
This is late, but holy crap, great news. I'm surprised any pro translators were still interested enough in the series to pick it up, but I'm sure not complaining. I do wish I could have it in physical form, though...
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