Square Enix To Offer 175 eManga Titles Across 200 Countries Digitally

By Eugene . March 24, 2014 . 4:31pm

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Fans who have wanted a legitimate ebook version of popular titles such as Full Metal Alchemist or Black Butler haven’t really had a lot of luck, but that’s about to change. Square Enix and Yen Press are joining forces to put out some 175 of Square Enix’s manga series such as Soul Eater Not!, Black Butler and Full Metal Alchemist on major eBook retailers such as Amazon, Kobo, Nook and smartphones.

 

This will give both companies quick and easy reach access to some 200 countries worth of manga fans looking to legally pick up copies—but who might not have the space or access to physical versions.

 

The deal will see other titles such as Doubt and Judge by Yoshiki Tonogai appear in stores online, available for purchase, with a simultaneous release of the latest chapters for Soul Eater Not! and Secret come mid-April. For a current listing of titles and volumes, you can check out Yen Press’s list here.

 

Another noteworthy part of the deal is that Yen Press have secured color pages which will be reflected in the digital versions.

 

It seems more and more publishers are slowly moving online, with DeNA having climbed in with Manga Box and Kadokawa utilizing Comic Walker. We’ll keep an eye on how things go.


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  • JonathanisPrimus

    I’m almost 100% certain Square Enix had a digital manga platform a few years ago, and it went offline – taking all on the accounts and content people purchased with it.

    Edit: They shut it down last year, but the people still had access to their content: http://www.crunchyroll.ca/anime-news/2013/04/24-1/square-enix-shutting-down-usfrench-online-manga-service-on-may-23rd
    Very strange.

  • TheExile285

    So ill be able to read and buy this on my iPad? Finally

  • Aaron K Stone

    FMA on the go? Yes.

  • kroufonz

    is it only for the one that already localized?
    it would be great it have SAKI

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Sumomomo, Momomo and Until Death Do Us Part! If only I had one of these portable devices to read these on.

  • sharpshot909

    Maybe now I’ll finally get around to reading Fullmetal Alchemist.

  • Chris Evan Jonance Ingeniero

    I DONT NEED AN EBOOK!!! I WANT THE ACTUAL PUBLISHED TRANSLATED BOOK GAD DEMMIT

  • Firekitty

    Now add a subscription model to this and I might be interested.

  • 永次

    Why I would want this in digital if I can go through 1000000 manga websites and read it. Put it in a real “book” and the people would want it.

  • CleruTesh

    Recently decided it was time to go all digital. Was frustrated that Sumomomo Momomo was not available. Fantastic news.

  • Clousephinat

    Now I will be able to read the entire manga of Inu x Boku SS? Or this is only for the mangas that already have been translated?

  • Ric Vazquez

    Manga on the go digitally, heck yeah.

  • David García Abril

    200 countries!

    I hope Spain is among them. If so, then I’m in!

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