Media Release — Leading North American manga (graphic novel) publisher VIZ Media has notably expanded the range of digital devices that feature the VIZ Manga App to the recently released Google Nexus 7. The VIZ Manga App, which is available for free from the Google Play store, is now available for 7-inch Android tablets and smaller in addition to smart phones running Android 2.2 or higher.
With the VIZ Manga App, VIZ Media’s innovative digital manga application allows fans complete interoperability to read manga from supported Android-enabled devices as well as for the Apple iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, and with VIZManga.com for desktop/laptop computers. With one account, registered users are able to view their purchases across more devices than ever. Content purchased on Android devices will be synchronized across the entire VIZ Manga digital network, including VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga apps for iOS devices.
Fans are invited to take advantage of the VIZ Manga “End of Summer” sale on ALL digital manga (graphic novel) titles currently available for digital download through the VIZ Manga App and featured on VIZManga.com. The sale runs through August 20th and offers up to 20% off on over 700 digital manga volumes across 80 different series (Reg. MSRP: $4.99).
VIZ Manga Android device users can also subscribe to WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA, which brings manga fans in North America the latest chapters of their favorite series only two weeks after they debut in Japan’s massively popular WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP Magazine. This week’s issue features the latest chapters of BLEACH, BLUE EXORCIST, NARUTO, TORIKO and YU-GI-OH! ZEXAL, as well as two hot new action series, BARRAGE and TAKAMA GA HARA. A special ROAD TO NARUTO MOVIE manga one-shot by creator Masashi Kishimoto is also featured.
WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP ALPHA is available through an annual membership that provides access to 48 weekly issues for 52 weeks for just $25.99. Single issues of WEEKLY SJ ALPHA can be read for a four-week rental from the time the reader purchases it for only $0.99. Each issue, once received on one device, can be read on all other enabled devices through the easy-to-use integrated VIZ Manga app and website.
The VIZ Manga App is available for free through the iTunes Store and the Google Play store, and all manga volumes are generally available for purchase and download in the U.S. and Canada within the application for $4.99 (U.S. / CAN) per volume. More than 80 series and 700 volumes are currently available. Download the free VIZ Manga App for all Android and iOS devices at www.VIZ.com/apps.