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Akamatsu Ken Announces Official Launch of J-Comi

by dtshyk
Dec 5, 2010 11:45 PM | 30 Comments
Akamatsu Ken held a press conference with Horie Yui and announced that he will officially launch J-Comi service on January 10th 2011. Love Hina manga has been downloaded 1.7 million times in a week and 9% of the readers clicked the advertisement banners. Akamatsu said Shueisha (Shonen Jump) and Kodansha (Shonen Magazine) will cooperate with J-Comi.

Upcoming titles of the second beta test
a manga serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2007
an one-shot by Shinjou Mayu
"Kotsujiko Kanteinin Tamaki Rinichiro" (1996 - 2003, Super Jump)

From the second beta test to be held this month, companies will pay for the advertisements and the authors will receive all the revenues except the commissions paid to the PR agency.

Sources: Mainichi, ITmedia

20 of 30 Comments Recent Comments

YEEEESSSS!!! At long last!! I wish they would more series to it... I would really look forward to that!!

Dec 8, 2010 12:07 AM by shellykanto


Dec 6, 2010 3:20 PM by Neverarine


Dec 6, 2010 3:18 PM by Neverarine

I hope someday at least all out of print manga will be made available in this fashion.

Dec 6, 2010 10:34 AM by peix

An awesome evolution ....

Dec 6, 2010 10:07 AM by Album

Looking good so far now the site needs more Mangaka to jump on this bandwagon of win.

Dec 6, 2010 9:35 AM by Hoppy

herox3 said:
Hope this expands to an English translated site.
Off-topic, I just realized "an one-shot" sounds awkward.

It's also called "a" one-shot, it's because no matter how much one states it's an O, it still SOUNDS like Won, the same way hour is an hour because it sounds like Our and Yellow sounds like Jellow.

Dec 6, 2010 8:45 AM by karsten69

I downloaded those volumes of Love Hina, heck I even went to the underwear site (personalized underwear, it was interesting)

A Shonen Jump series from 2007, wonder what it is.

Dec 6, 2010 8:43 AM by mitamaking

Woohoo! Hopefully it won't take long for it to be completely approved, then an international version of the site might pop up :D

Dec 6, 2010 8:05 AM by Pyapi

great ,, next step now XD

Dec 6, 2010 6:29 AM by enerjak

great ,, next step now Xd

Dec 6, 2010 6:29 AM by enerjak

dtshyk said:
the authors will receive all the revenues except the commissions paid to the PR agency.

Yay! This is wonderful news!

Dec 6, 2010 5:18 AM by fdssdfdsfsf

Good news, really happy for them.

Dec 6, 2010 5:14 AM by ShiroiRyu

not a bad news for them

Dec 6, 2010 5:12 AM by Mr_Gutts

good news for them !

Dec 6, 2010 4:36 AM by Eternal_Shield

wheres the english?

Dec 6, 2010 4:02 AM by leeahseng

kuroshiroi said:
Pw3age said:
Horie Yui has nothing to do with the manga though. I'm confused.
She voiced Naru in the anime, I'm sure they're friends.

Indeed, they are. Ahaha, it's starting! The revolution! xD

Dec 6, 2010 2:52 AM by Aezile

Thanks for the news!

Dec 6, 2010 2:47 AM by Sora__J

Hopefully it will generate a lot of revenue so that it will be a viable solution for mangakas.

Dec 6, 2010 2:27 AM by TsukikageRan

This is great news.

Dec 6, 2010 1:25 AM by TechDragon

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