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With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
Thursday, January 12, 2012
ACF 1303: New digital manga update for January 2012 from VIZ
VIZ MEDIA OPENS 2012 WITH A BRAND NEW DIGITAL MANGA UPDATE
Updates Include WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA “Issue Zero” &; “Issue Origins” Debut and Launch of Preorder Promotion; SHONEN JUMP DIGITAL WARP Continues For BLEACH And ONE PIECE
VIZ Media begins 2012 with a brand new update of manga (graphic novels)
titles available on VIZManga.com
and for digital download on the VIZ MANGA App for the Apple iPad, iPhone
and iPod touch.
The countdown to the January 30th debut of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP
ALPHA (WEEKLY SJ ALPHA), North
America’s only near-simultaneous digital manga magazine, continues with the
debut of the free WEEKLY SJ ALPHA “Issue Zero” and “Issue Origins.” Get a
taste of WEEKLY SJ ALPHA in “Issue Zero,” featuring the recently released-in-Japan
chapters of BAKUMAN。, BLEACH, NARUTO, NURA: RISE OF THE YOKAI CLAN, ONE
PIECE and TORIKO. In “Issue Origins,” read where each story began in full first
chapter previews, and see why millions of readers worldwide have fallen in love
with these series.
Fans can now pre-order an
annual subscription or gift a subscription to WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA at SJ.viz.com/preorder.
All preorders include entry to win a 16GB WiFi iPad 2. This special limited
time promotion will end January 30th at 10AM Pacific.
Subscribers to WEEKLY SHONEN
JUMP ALPHA will receive a full year’s subscription (48 issues), an annual
collector’s yearbook, and access to exclusive content, including creator interviews
and videos. The first interview, featuring NARUTO creator Masashi Kishimoto,
debuts the same day WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA launches on Monday, January 30th.
The SHONEN JUMP DIGITAL
WARP continues with the release of the latest BLEACH Vol. 52 and ONE PIECE Vol.
63. The SHONEN JUMP DIGITAL
WARP is a ‘speed-up’ of selected titles to bring U.S. readers up-to-date with
Japanese releases and prepare for the launch of WEEKLY SJ ALPHA.
volumes launching this week include:
BLACK BIRD Vol. 12
BLEACH Vol. 52
DENGEIKI DAISY Vol. 8
ONE PIECE Vol. 63
VIZ Media’s multiple digital manga platforms allow for universal access
to read manga from an iPhone, iPod
touch, iPad, and now, on VIZManga.com for
desktop/laptop computers as well as Android-powered devices with built-in web
one account, registered users may access their purchases across even more
devices than ever.
The free VIZ
Manga App continues to be the top app for reading manga and features a rapidly
growing library of the most popular manga series in the world. Over 45 series and 500+ volumes are currently available, with new additions and free Chapter 1 previews added