Kodansha will launch a US-exclusive manga distribution called K Manga in May 2023. K Manga users will be able to have early exclusive access to new chapters, as well as read manga from the company’s current catalog. The official launch date of the app will be May 10, 2023. As for the website launch, more information on that date will appear later.
There will be a total of four hundred titles available when K Manga launches. 70 of these titles will be ongoing ones. It will be a paid service, but users will be able to read certain manga series for free. There is a limit on how much you can read per day, though. Some manga series that will be readily available on the service include BLUELOCK, Rent-A-Girlfriend, The Seven Deadly Sin: Four Knights of the Apocalypse, and Don’t Toy With Me, Miss Nagatoro.
Since this is Kodansha’s official app, it will obviously use the official Kodansha translations. It appears that it will be an in-house project as well. Kodansha’s editorial team, which is also in charge of editing and producing the manga series the company has licensed, is the one that will manage K Manga.
The K Manga app will launch on May 10, 2023.