This morning in the midst of Comic-Con International 2013 Seven Seas Entertainment, publisher of New York Times bestselling manga, announced a distribution agreement with comiXology, the revolutionary cloud-based digital comics platform with more than 40,000 comics and graphic novels.
To mark the occasion, thirteen full-length graphic novels have been made available for download from Seven Seas Entertainment across comiXology’s entire platform including iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web.
Right now, manga fans across the globe can experience these Seven Seas Entertainment titles through the power of comiXology’s Guided View™ reading technology and those reading on iPads with the Retina Display will get to experience these graphic novels in stunning high-definition with CMX-HD.
The launch titles are:
Amazing Agent Luna Vol. 1 story by Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir; Art by Shiei
Amazing Agent Luna Vol. 2 story by Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir; Art by Shiei
Amazing Agent Luna Vol. 3 story by Nunzio DeFilippis & Christina Weir; Art by Shiei
Arkham Woods story by Christopher Rowley; art by Jhomar Soriano
Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends Vol. 1 story by Yomi Hirasaka; art by Itachi
Hollow Fields Vol. 1 story & art by Madeleine Rosca
Jack the Ripper: Hell Blade Vol. 1 story & art by Je-tae Yoo
Dance in the Vampire Bund Vol. 1 story & art by Nozomu Tamaki
Dance in the Vampire Bund Vol. 2 story & art by Nozomu Tamaki
Dance in the Vampire Bund Vol. 3 story & art by Nozomu Tamaki
The Sacred Blacksmith Vol. 1 story by Isao Miura; art by Kotaro Yamada
Vampire Cheerleaders/Paranormal Mystery Squad Vol. 1 Written by Adam Arnold; Illustrated by Shiei and Comipa
Vampire Cheerleaders/Paranormal Mystery Squad Vol. 2 Written by Adam Arnold; Illustrated by Shiei and Ian Cang
“Since its inception, Sevens Seas’ commitment to bringing the best in original and licensed manga has been evident by how many titles they’ve had chart on the New York Times bestsellers list,” said comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “Seven Seas publisher Jason DeAngelis has a great eye for talent, whether it’s licensing and translating material from Japan and Korea or creating new content. We’re very excited to help bring Seven Seas Entertainment’s catalog to new and old fans across the globe on comiXology.”
“Seven Seas’ launch on comiXology marks the first time we’re offering licensed manga from Japan in digital form,” said Jason DeAngelis, publisher of Seven Seas Entertainment. “We’ve long admired comiXology’s user friendly platform and are thrilled to add our manga catalog to comiXology’s topnotch reading experience.”
This debut of thirteen initial titles will be quickly followed by more of Seven Seas’ back catalog and fans will see new releases coming out same-day-as-print in the future.
With over 40,000 comics and graphic novels from more than 75 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of English language digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s availability across the iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Windows 8 and the Web makes it the best digital platform for newly interested, current and lapsed comic and graphic novel fans worldwide.
About Seven Seas Entertainment
Established in 2004, Seven Seas Entertainment is devoted to producing original manga, comics, graphic novels, and youth literature, and bringing the best in Japanese and Korean licenses to North American audiences. The company’s line-up includes such original manga properties as Amazing Agent Luna, Hollow Fields, and Vampire Cheerleaders; licensed manga such as the New York Times Bestselling manga series A Certain Scientific Railgun, Dance in the Vampire Bund, Toradora!, and Alice in the Country of Clover; and the epic YA novel series Avalon: Web of Magic by Rachel Roberts. Seven Seas hosts a webcomic site, www.zoomcomics.com, which is a daily stop for thousands of visitors eager to read free manga and comics online and contribute to an ever-growing forum community. Seven Seas is distributed by Tor/Macmillan. For more information, visit the publisher’s web site www.gomanga.com.
ComiXology has revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel industry by delivering a cloud-based digital comics platform that makes discovering, buying, and reading comics more fun than ever before. ComiXology’s Guided View™ reading technology transforms the comic book medium into an immersive and cinematic experience, helping comiXology become one of iTunes top 10 grossing iPad apps in both 2011 and 2012. Offering the broadest library of comic book content from the top 75 publishers, and including independent creators as well, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has become a comic book fan. A privately held company, comiXology is based in New York City. For more information visit www.comixology.com.