Viz Launch iPad Manga App



Viz have launched a manga app on the iTunes store for the iPad, the company announced earlier this week. While the Viz Manga App itself can be downloaded for free, the library of manga content will, naturally, require a fee.


The Viz Manga App’s library at debut consists primarily of shounen series. Bleach vols. 1-2, Death Note vols. 1-2, Dragon Ball vol. 1, Naruto vols. 1-2 and One Piece vols. 1-2, along with the recently licensed Bakuman vol. 1 were made available on launch day.


A week from launch, Viz will add popular shoujo series, Ouran High School Host Club to the line-up with vol. 1 joining their digital iPad portfolio.


All volumes will be available for download directly within the application itself for $4.99 per volume. At present, Death Note vol. 1 is available for free, as a means to allow users to sample the app.


Viz are promising regular and frequent updates to the Viz Manga App, going forward.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.