SuBLime launches digital manga catalog on Kobo eBookstore

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Press Release

SuBLime, the global yaoi manga publishing initiative between VIZ Media and Japan’s Animate, Ltd. (Animate), has announced the launch today of its diverse yaoi manga library to Kobo, a global leader in eReading.

Fans are invited to access Kobo’s eBookstore and enjoy a seamless yaoi manga eReading experience with the company’s E Ink eReaders, the award-winning Kobo Arc Android tablet, and top-ranking free apps for iOS, BB10 smartphones, and Android devices.

Digital volumes are generally available for purchase and immediate download directly from the Kobo eBookstore for $5.99 (U.S. / CAN) each. Individual volumes are generally rated ‘M’ for Mature Readers. New series debuts and updates for ongoing titles will be added regularly as part of SuBLime’s regular digital release schedule throughout 2014. Please visit the Kobo eBookstore for a complete list of available titles.

Among the scores of SuBLime digital titles now featured in Kobo’s eBookstore that are sure to capture reader’s attention are acclaimed titles such as EMBRACING LOVE, by Youka Nitta, AWKWARD SILENCE, by Hinako Takanaga, NIGHTS, by Kou Yoneda, OKU-SAN’S DAILY FANTASIES, by Noboru Takatsuki, and TABLEAU NUMÉRO 20, by est em, in addition to many more.

Supporting fixed layout ePubs, Kobo provides comic lovers with a responsive reading experience that allows users to zoom and pan into scenes and images effortlessly with a simple double-tap of the screen as well as seamlessly swipe through titles with no delays.

“Yaoi manga enjoys a very dedicated and passionate fan base and the SuBLime imprint has nurtured this growing market with a rich catalog of titles by an array of the genre’s most popular and celebrated creators,” says Jennifer LeBlanc, Editor, SuBLime. “The launch of our catalog on the Kobo eBookstore gives readers a fun new way to enjoy a diverse selection of some of the best yaoi manga, and we look forward to expanding this library throughout 2014.”

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For up-to-date news and release information, please visit the SuBLime website at www.SuBLimeManga.com, or follow SuBLime on Twitter at @SuBLimeManga and Facebook at facebook.com/SuBLimeManga.

About SuBLime

SuBLime is a global yaoi/boys’ love manga publisher, and is a partnership between VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, and Japan’s Animate, Ltd. (Animate). This bold, global publishing initiative will present English-speaking fans everywhere with a broad selection of high quality titles. SuBLime will offer titles digitally worldwide available at www.SuBLimeManga.com, with many available in Download-to-Own format, and selections in print also available in English-language editions worldwide.