Dragon Ball, Evangelion, And Monster Hunter Manga Coming To 3DS

By Spencer . September 1, 2013 . 2:00pm

dbc More manga is on its way to Nintendo 3DS. On top of Attack on Titan, you will be able to read chapters from Dragon Ball and Evangelion starting on September 4.


Here’s the list of manga Librica will release in Japan:

Dragon Ball Color Version 1-4 (1,150 on sale at launch, usually 1,800 yen)

Magical Lyrical Nanoha ViVid Volumes 1-5 (2,950 yen)

Monster Hunter: Hunter of Flash Volumes 1-4 (2,250 yen)

Neon Genesis Evangelion Volumes 1-5 (2,850 yen)

Zekkyo Gakkyu Volumes 1-10 (3,500 yen)



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  • RichyGaming

    So now we’re reading manga off the 3DS. Cool, but…..

  • British_Otaku

    Ah, I saw Attack on Titan, Detective Conan and Magi on the store a few weeks ago or something. It’ll be nice to see even more stuff up as long even if I have my doubts about Librica’s store in general.

    I’ll probably give the Dragon Ball Full Color (On sale for 1,150 yen? In Colour? Yes please!) stuff a go before sinking the other stuff. The price points aren’t too good given that it’s digital only and especially if you aim for the bundles with less than 10 volumes.

  • ReidHershel

    Why don’t we have this?

    • British_Otaku

      Technically we have similar services if you consider Shonen Jump Alpha on mobiles which is available in a number of alternative English speaking countries as of recent (UK, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa included) and of course North America.

      I imagine America could get this quite easily, but the store in Europe would have to be segmented off to exclude English speakers outside of the five in brackets above. Chances are VIZ, who has the most to make out of this next to Kodansha (no idea if they have a digital platform), is still getting comfortable with Shonen Jump Alpha and has more to make through that platform…

      Who knows though, Netflix is on every platform but the Virtual Boy, so maybe this could become a thing.

      • ReidHershel

        I just want one on my 3DS. XD

        • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

          considering two screens i see your point

  • Suicunesol

    I wonder what a 3D manga would be like…

    • Kaitsu

      It’d pop out as if you’re reading a physical copy of the actual manga!

      • Suicunesol

        I was thinking the panels and drawings would be layered, actually.

  • Carlos Luis Ayala

    What happed to the Vita manga app they announced?

    • British_Otaku

      It came out in October 2012 and you would get a 300 yen balance if you downloaded the application before January 2013. Yeah, it’s been out for a while.



      Unlike the 3DS, you could access it JUST by changing your region. So feel free to take a look, apparently 3000 manga volumes were up there last year, no idea how many this one has but the store itself (not the e-Shop putting up their manga) is terrible to navigate.

      • tovarichyuri

        looks nicer than the 3DS AND WITH MUCH BIGGER SCREEN

        • Ferofax

          Course it does, AMOLED screen with a much, much higher resolution and DPI. Anything on the Vita looks better than the 3DS.

          ERGO, OBVIOUS. That said, surprised at the downvote. Not me.

  • Guest

    Reading comics on iPad has become a common thing for me… so it’d be cool to have this option outside Japan too.

  • tovarichyuri

    the kanjis can be readed well on the 3DS screen?

    • デ オオカミ

      I tried reading manga through the shop they released a while back (can’t recall its name right now), and the regular 3DS’s screen is just too small, But on an XL it shouldn’t be a problem.

    • British_Otaku

      I’m reading through the Dragon Ball set which are on sale, I would say it’s pretty clear and high quality on top of the ability to zoom.

      At the default amount of zooming, some of the more complex kanji are harder to make out, but as I said, we can zoom in and the quality is great. Not Vita level probably, but still.

  • .:Raphællius:.

    I really don’t see how reading manga on your DS would be comfortable.

    • tovarichyuri

      I have a Japanese tutor for the DS and it’s hard to read even hiragana

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