ASCII Media Works Launching Digital Dengeki Mag

By Ishaan . August 14, 2010 . 12:05pm ASCII Media Works, the Japanese publisher of Gunslinger Girl and Yotsuba!, are set to launch a new digital manga magazine this winter. Titled Dengeki Comic Japan, the magazine will launch on the iPhone and iPad and will later expand to the PC platform.


Each issue of the magazine will cost around 500 yen (about $6.00), with the pilot issue being available for free. Current artists whose works will be serialized in the magazine are:


  • Masuya Hokasono–Wiseman, Inugami, VOICE, Girlfriends (with Benten Court)
  • Eiji Miruno–Tokyo Flow Chart (IKKI)
  • Rensuke Oshikiri
  • Youichi Abe–Vanilla Spider
  • Chen ShuFen–Blue Note (IKKI)
  • Chie Ogata
  • Tsukiko Iwamura


Note: Image from Dengeki Gao’s cover, another of Dengeki’s magazine lines.

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  • Isnt that Nia on the Cover? from Gurren Lagann O_O

    and way to much for a virtual “thing”…

    • Yes that’s Nia. The manga version of Gurren Lagann is serialized in Dengeki Gao.

      I think 500 yen is a fair price for a manga magazine. There are multiple manga-kas drawing for the magazine, and they all need to make a living. Unless… if you’re looking the U.S. price equivalent and saying it’s too much, that’s just how much weaker the yen has gotten.

      3 years ago, it used to be that a dollar was worth about 120 yen. Now it’s worth about 86.

  • gatotsu911

    On a vaguely related topic, GUNSLINGER GIRL SEASON THREE PLEASETHANKYOU. (And give it back to whoever was in charge of the first one. Yeah, you, Marvelous.)

  • Chippel

    Comparing it to the price of a Dengeki magazine, the price isn’t too bad, although there wouldn’t be any extras (figurines, small books). They’re what you’re paying for with those things anyway since the print quality is cheap. And as some people find digital reading to be more convenient, it doesn’t need to be more or less given away.

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